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What’s On - MARCH FRIDAY 15TH The Alternatives In Town | Art & Stage Enjoy 90’s kids favourite music band Peanut Butter and Okra. Tickets available at Hard Rock Cafe Yangon. ? Hard Rock Cafe Yangon - 4th Floor of Myanmar Plaza, No.192, Kabaraye Pagoda Rd, Bahan Tsp | P 7 pm - 11:30 pm

A Musical EVENT showcasing YOUNG Talents | Art & Stage From Sicily to New York and Yangon: The Embassy of Italy Yangon presents a concert co-organized with and co-sponsored by the IBLA Foundation: a cultural institution based in New York but with deep roots in Ragusa Ibla (Sicily), active for many years already in the promotion of musical talents. Entrance is free. ? Pullman Yangon Centrepoint - No.65, Corner Of Sule Pagoda Rd And Merchant St, Kyauktada Tsp | P 8:15 pm - 10 pm

Les Rendez Vous #6: Francophonie | Activity For the 6th edition of its concert series, Les Rendez-Vous brings a special event dedicated to Francophone culture and music. Immerse yourself in French music scene with this great line-up: Suissa : Famous Pop Music Band from France, DJ Kunta : French DJ. Entry ticket is 5000 Kyats. ? Institut Français de Birmanie - No.340, Pyay Rd, Sanchaung Tsp | P 8 pm - 12 am

The Basement 3rd Anniversary | Nightlife 3rd year Anniversary of Basement will be held on 15th of March. Enjoy Live music from Kaung Kaung, Poe Mi and XIIX Band and happy hours, beer free flow, lucky draw programs will be there to participate. ? The Basement - No.785, Mahabandoola Rd, Lanmadaw Tsp | P 7 pm - 11 pm

Let’s go to California for a while | Dining Le Cellier’s BBQ & California wine dinner experience is coming on 15th March with featuring of Beringer Founders Estate Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon & Zinfandel! Guest speaker Mr. Ken from Marco’s Cellar will introduce the wines to go with the meal. Taste the best meal of free flow wine and BBQ including slow smoked beef, lamb rib, Ngapali lobsters, river prawn skewers and grilled fish with ONLY $30 net. Book at 09-251185989. ? Le Cellier - 14th Floor of Novotel Yangon Max, No.459, Pyay Rd, Kamaryut Tsp | P 7 pm - 9:30 pm

Let’s Go Italian | Dining Grand Mercure Yangon transports you to the culinary paradise with their take on the popular and well-loved Italian dishes. US$ 25 nett per person with inclusive of free flow of soft drinks, chilled juices and choice of two (2) glasses of ice cold beer or one (1) glass of house pouring wine. US$ 41 nett per person inclusive of free flow of soft drinks, chilled juices, house wine and beer. For inquiries and reservations, please call at 01 233 0288. ? Grand Mercure Yangon Golden Empire - Corner of Myittar & Tha Khin Phoe Hla Gyi Rd, South Okkalapa Tsp | P 6 pm - 10 pm

15TH TO 17TH 4th Myanmar’s Biggest Property Expo | Exhibition Looking to buy houses by installment? Shwe Property holds the biggest property expo at Tatmadaw Hall. The expo will be filled with selling of 3500 apartments and 1500 Condominiums and also with 50 to 150 lakhs discount and some other promotions. ? Tatmadaw Hall - U Wisara Rd, Dagon Tsp | P 9 am - 6 pm


What’s On - MARCH SATURDAY 16TH Fête de la Francophonie 2019 Yangon | Activity On Saturday 16th March, the IFB celebrates the Francophone cultures and language. Animations and activities all day for the whole family. No need to speak French, just come and have fun. Free entry. ? Institut Français de Birmanie - No.340, Pyay Rd, Sanchaung Tsp | P 10 am - 7 pm

Out of Sight Novotel Daytime Disco Edition | Activity Out of Sight and Novotel Yangon are teaming up for a daytime event on Saturday, March 16 on Novotel beautiful rooftop pool. Expect disco and funk music during the whole day, colourful costumes, face paint, delicious cocktails and a barbecue at the pool bar. Tickets can be purchased directly at the door for 10,000 Kyat and give you access to the rooftop pool all day. ? Novotel Yangon Max - No.459, Pyay Rd, Kamayut Tsp | P 3 pm - 8 pm

Pool Party | Activity Bring your SPF, swimsuit and your favorite floaties for an afternoon of fun in the sun. 17,900 Kyats per ticket. Purchase your ticket at Treetop Wine Bar or contact them by phone 09 89 33 87 847. ? The Treetop Wine Bar - No.1, U Sein Maung Rd, Mayangone Tsp | P 3 pm - 7 pm

Thingyan Boat Party | Nightlife From the people who brought you “The Sunset Boat party” gives you the legendary Thingyan Boat Party. Join the first annual pre-thingyan celebration with top DJs and out insanely fun ‘beat synchronised, hydropump, Thingyan sprinkler system -the “Shwe Shower”. Water guns will be available on deck. And DJs will swelling beats from House Music to Gypsy, Breaks to Hip Hop and Electronic music. For ticket information please contact to 09 44515 1010. ? Botahtaung Jetty - Near Botahtaung Pagoda, Seikkan Tsp | P 4:30 pm - 8 pm

TLadies Night | Nightlife Girls deserve to have fun. Ladies’ night takes place every Saturday evening from 6:00 p.m onwards. To privilege the Ladies, they offer the first drink free plus 30% off on selected beverages. For more information, please contact at Phone 01-9377188 (Ext - 34) / 09761004284. ? Wyndham Grand Yangon Hotel - No.11, Corner of Kan Yeik Thar Rd & U Aung Myat Rd, Mingalar Taung Nyunt Tsp | P From 6 pm

A Sunset Melody | Art & Stage Chill with The Four music band. Limited to only 400 people and the door will close on 6:00pm or when the attendance reach to limitation. First 130 will get “The Four Picnic Blanket” And there will be complimentary drink for all tickets. ? Yangon Sailing Club - No.132, Inya Rd, Kamayut Tsp | P From 5 pm

Huawei Music Festival | Art & Stage Ar-T, Aung Htet, Big Bag, Idiots, Mi Sandi, Mary, Phyu Phyu, Phyo Pyae Sone, Shwe Htoo, Wai La and Ye Lay will perform at Huawei Music Festival. ? Thuwunnabhumi Event Park - Thanthumar Rd, Between Shwe Ingyin Housing & Chanthar Gongyaung housing, Thingangyun Tsp | P 6 pm - 11 pm

Soundwave - St. Patrick’s Day Special | Nightlife Atlas turns green to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Taste Imported Guinness beer throughout the night! Get your dancing shoes ready because the Resident DJ – Shock will take over the stage and make you lose yourself in the sounds of Irish music. Free Entry. ? Atlas Rooftop Bar & Lounge - No.84, Pan Hlaing Rd, Sanchaung Tsp | P 8:30 pm 11:30 pm


What’s On - MARCH St Patrick’s with Circle Line | Nightlife Join at Yangon Yangon to enjoy beer with everyone’s favorite Circle Line AMERICANA MUSIC - except country, rock, bluegrass. ? YangonYangon - No.339, Bo Gyoke Aung San Rd, Kyauktada Tsp | P 8 pm - 11 pm

SUNDAY 17TH Frühschoppen Bavarian Brunch | Dining Frühschoppen might sound like a much-loved female activity (namely, shopping) reserved for early during the day, but in fact it’s not. It is a traditional, German and Austrian equivalent of brunch which takes place on Sundays. Join us for our Bavarian Brunch “Frühschoppen” with your friends and family. Eat, drink, chat and enjoy the beautiful weather by our 60 feet swimming pool for only USD 26.00 net per person. ? Rose Garden Hotel - 171, Upper Pansodan Street, Near Kandawgyi Lake, Mingalar Taung Nyunt Tsp | P 11:30 am - 4 pm

Sunday Tango Meetup | Activity Sunday Tango Meet Up at Club Rizzoli At Chatrium. Join every Sunday and enjoy one of the most beautiful dance styles in the world – TANGO. Unleash your body and dance the night away at our fun and exciting Tango meetup. Beginners are welcome. ? Club Rizzoli At Chatrium - No.40, Natmauk Rd, Tamwe Tsp | P 7 pm - 9 pm

Apérol Sundays | Nightlife An apéro is all about sharing with friends, colleagues or relatives.What better way is there to do that then enjoying the sunset and special offers on all Campari and Aperol based Cocktails here at Atlas Rooftop Bar and Lounge. Try All our Apérol Cocktail for only 5’000 Kyat++. ? Atlas Rooftop Bar & Lounge - 84, Pan Hlaing St, Sanchaung Tsp | P 4 pm - 8 pm

TUESDAY 19TH Bagan, medieval capital of the 1st Burmese empire | Educational Guy Lubeigt, former Researcher specialist of Myanmar, will share his extended knowledge of the history of Bagan, the medieval capital of the first Burmese Empire and how people in Bagan were living at that time. Don’t miss this unique lecture event and register now at contact@ ccifrance-myanmar.org. ? CCI France Myanmar - Parkside One Building, 271-273 Bagayar St, Sanchaung Tsp | P 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Myanmar Entrepreneurs Monthly Meetup | Businesstional This is the monthly meetup of Myanmar Entrepreneurs Network Monthly Meetup (MMEN). For the March meetup, Okka Phyo Maung, Chief Market Officer of Recyglo will be joining without any presentation but you are free to speak with them directly. ? Signature Fine Dining & the Garden Bistro - Corner of Kaba Aye Pagoda Rd & Kan Yeik Thar St | P 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

WEDNESDAY 20TH Personal Development Talk - Get rid of your fears | Educational Some of you might feel bad just by seeing a picture of a snake or spider. Some might be afraid of flying, others might be scared of swimming or height. It is possible to overcome fears and phobias once for good. If you want to know more about the mechanism of fears, join our guest NLP coach for this very first talk on personal development. ? British Embassy Club - 46 Gyo Pyu Rd, Dagon Tsp | P 6:30 pm - 8 pm


What’s On - MARCH International Francophonie Day | Promotion Celebrate The Francophonie day at O’Thentic and enjoy the special French tea time offer with: Any coffee or Tea + Sugar or Strawberry jam crepe. With the best of the Francophonie music FOR ONLY 3,000ks. Offer valid on 20th march from 2 pm to 6 pm (Tea Time). ? Ô’Thentic Crêperie & Wine Bar - 45 Yaw Min Gyi St, Dagon Tsp | P 2 pm - 6 pm

Blind Pony | Nightlife The Blind Pony is an event where DJ students spend time with their friends enjoying their music styles and mixing techniques. After 9pm you will get one last boost for Friday with International DJs presenting their best sets till 12am. Enjoy your Thursday night with T.I.M RecordS and Yangon Yangon bar and Juize Dj’s School. ? YangonYangon Rooftop Bar - Sakura Tower, 339, Bogyoke Aung San Rd, Kyauktada Tsp | P From 5 pm

New Direction Band Unplugged | Nightlife Block your agenda for this Wednesday coming. New Direction Band will perform again @ 369 Rooftop bar, starting 7 pm. From world classic to Myanmar hits. Free entrance. ? 369 Dine & Bar - 369, Laydaungkan Rd, Thingangyun Tsp | P 7 pm - 11 pm

THURSDAY 14TH The ‘Last’ The Third Thursday - Edition #29 | Nightlife The Last wine tasting event on the 21st at 6.30pm. Spin the lucky wheel and receive up to 50% discount on any purchases you make. Due to popular demand Prime Cut will be back in the house sizzling up and serving some succulent sausages for very reasonable prices. ? The Warehouse Myanmar - 150, Dhammazedi Rd, Bahan Tsp | P 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Gems Talk | Educational Gems specialist, Jean Yves Branchard, holds a Gem-A, FGA Degree from the London oldest gemmology school in the world. He has been visiting Mogok for 12 years, even when foreigners had no access. He will tell us about geology, Mogok, the type of mines and show us real and fake gems. Please email raphaele.vallauri@gmail.com with name + Passport/NRC number to register. ? British Embassy Club - 46, Gyo Pyu Rd, Dagon Tsp | P 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

21ST TO 23RD Goût De France Menu By Chef Patrick Périé | Dining Join at The Strand Restaurant to participate in Goût de France, an international culinary festival that proudly celebrates the excellence of French Cuisine. Enjoy a 4-course menu created by the Executive Chef, Patrick Perié, priced at $75.00 per person including wine pairing. For more information or reservations, kindly reach to fbd2@hotelthestrand.com or call 01~243377~79. ? The Strand Restaurant - No.92, Strand Rd, Kyauktada Tsp| P 12 pm - 10:30 pm

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MYANMORE AWARDS 2019

Restaurant of the Year – ORNG Kitchen

Restaurant of the Year 2019 – ORNG Kitchen The last twelve months have been an extraordinary time for Orng Joitamoi the owner and Head Chef of Orng Kitchen. At the start of last year, he relocated to his rather splendid open-air restaurant at 7 mile, giving up his ‘baby’, the little downtown restaurant where he first established himself. He refined his menu, tightened up his front of house, built a talented and reliable kitchen team, and developed his comprehensive and well-priced wine list. He expanded his customer base, introducing his French fine dining cuisine to a wider audience, and he is in huge demand to provide his services to a number of high profile customers. He set up a kitchen garden where he has space to grow his own fruits and vegetables, next to the private lake where his ducks are free to roam without fear of ending up in the pot. And despite the economic climate, Orng Kitchen restaurant is rarely quiet whatever day of the week it is. Oh, and he also won the 2018 MYANMORE Chef of the Year Award. What an incredible year it has been for him. Orng kitchen is something of an anomaly in Yangon, in that it serves exceptional French cuisine cooked to a Michelin star standard, in a delightful location, with white linen table cloths, starched napkins and smart service, yet you can sample his 5-course tasting menu for only 45,000 kyats. With very few expensively imported ingredients, Chef Orng is able to keep his costs down, but that doesn’t mean he compromises in quality. Chef Orng prides himself on the seasonality of his menu, and he hand selects every component of every dish. Almost 100% of the ingredients that Chef Orng uses in his innovative creations are locally sourced, many are grown on site, many are specially selected from individual farmers based on their organic approach to farming and consistency of their


produce, and a number are harvested from his family’s farm in Mon state. In all the excitement of him winning the Chef of the Year award last year, it is easily forgotten that he was also a runner up in the KBZ Entrepreneur of the Year award too. As exciting and important as the Chef of the Year award was, his dedication to improving his business, and the time and hard work, blood sweat and tears he has invested into every element of his restaurant is the justification of that runner up spot, and this is evident in the success and growth of Orng Kitchen. If you’ve been to Orng Kitchen, then you’ll fully understand why it is a worthy winner of this years MYANMORE Dining and Nightlife Restaurant of the year award. Although it could be described quite accurately as a “hidden gem” due to its location in the back streets of 7 mile. The problematic traffic and the U-turns and uncertainty faced by first-time visitors quickly pales into insignificance as soon as you are settled in the restaurant. As the perfectly presented dishes are efficiently delivered to your table the trials and tribulations of your journey are but a vague memory. Under the watchful eye of Chef Orng from his open plan kitchen, he oversees every dish and every guest at every table in the restaurant, you are treated to a gastronomic experience of the highest order, and one that you will be hard pushed to beat. Congratulations on your award Chef, let’s hope 2019 is an even better year than last! Address: No.1, U Sein Mg Lane, Konemyint Yeik Tha Street, 7 Miles, Mayangone Township, Yangon Tel: 09 771 195020 Opens 12pm - 2pm, 6pm - 10:30pm


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Now showing in Yangon cinemas from 15th to 21st March 2019. Captain Marvel Carol Danvers becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races. Junction Maw Tin, Junction City, Junction Square, City Mall, Nay Pyi Taw, Mingalar Cineplex (Gamone Pwint), Mingalar Sanpya Cineplex, Mingalar Tamwe

Friend Zone On this planet, there are many men and women who are climbing on the border of the relationship of being “friends”. This small area along the border is called the international name “Friend Zone”. Palms is one of the people trapped in the Friend Zone of Khong. So what would he do next?

Nay Pyi Taw, Mingalar Cineplex (Gamone Pwint), Mingalar Sanpya Cineplex, Mingalar Tamwe

London Sweetie A humor- filled story of a group of Thai in London. With their lack of language ability, chaotic but fun love stories await. Junction City, City Mall

Three Men, She Loves A Woman left by her father since she was a child, encountered two broken up marriages in her life and her son becomes the one who she loves most in her life. She would do everything to keep him from the girl she hates, what will happen next ? Junction Maw Tin, Junction City, Junction Square, City Mall

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