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WORLD CUP GUIDE! Photos: Rhinos RFC & Salsa Night

Coupon deal: Kohaku


editor’s note Hello MYANMOREans Looks like this weekend is a biggie for MOJO; they’re launching the upstairs venue, just for us. Woot! From a live band to a DJ spinning 90’s hits to live Blues, I’m sure you’ll be entertained. The Open Mic is back @ Nawaday, so let’s see the burgeoning pool of talents this time. The last one was quite a riot. It’s Father’s Day on Sunday so if you are one, a blessed one to you. If you still have one, you are very lucky - make it special. ANd of course the creme de la creme - WORLD CUP! We are adding more pages to cater to this huge event. You can find all the venues that will be showing the games. Another great weekend coming up!

what’s on FRIDAY 13TH JUNE WE ARE THE 90’S @ MOJO | NIGHTLIFE

We kick off the weekend in style with MR Y spinning the best of the 90’s in a complete 90’s themed night for those who remember it like we do- It’s all Party! Party! Party! ? 135 Inya Rd (Opposite Savoy Hotel) | P 9:00 PM - TILL LATE

IRISH TRADITIONAL MUSIC NIGHT | STAGE

A night of traditional Irish and Burmese Music at Chatrium Hotel sponsored by the Irish Embassy. The evening will feature acclaimed musicians and singers.RSVP - irishcultureinmyanmar@gmail.com. ? 40 Nat Mauk Road, Tamwe Tsp (Corner of Phoe Sein Road) | P 7:30 PM - ONWARDS

LIVE MUSIC @ KOKINE BAR & RESTAURANT | NIGHTLIFE

Live music on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Be there or be square. ? 34, Kokkine Swimming Club Lane, off Saya San Rd, Bahan Tsp | P 6:00 PM - ONWARDS


what’s on FRIDAY 13TH - SATURDAY 14TH DAILY SPECIAL @ AFTER WORK BISTRO & BAR - DINING

All the daily specials for this week. Hope to see you soon at After Work! 09 42023 9822. For more detail -www.myanmore.com/yangon/ events. ? 38 A1 Shan Gone St, Sanchaung Tsp (Near Myay Ni Gone) | 11:00 AM - 10:30 PM

SHEIN 12TH SOLO EXHIBITION | ART

Come down to enjoy the paints @ Pansodan Scene. ? 144 Pansodan, second floor (across from the Ganesh Temple) | 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

FRIDAY 13TH - SUNDAY 15TH BUSINESS SET LUNCH @ STRAND CAFE | DINING

Don’t miss the opportunity to treat your business partners with the special delicacies of The Strand’s Chef. RSVP - 01 243377~92 , Ext 1712. 20USD for 2 course. ? 92 Strand Rd (Next to the British Embassy) | P 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM

SATURDAY 14TH JUNE NAWADAY OPEN MIC NIGHT 9 | ART & STAGE

When the doors open at 7, we are going to either draw pictures or write poems inspired by whoever walks in the door. WHO DOESN’T WANT A NICE PICTURE OR POEM!? So come on time, grab a drink, and bring your art! ? Nawaday Tharlar Gallery - Room 304, Building 20B, 3rd Flr, Yaw Min Gyi Rd | P 7:00 PM - TILL LATE


what’s on LIVE MUSIC NIGHT: CHAMELEO @ MOJO | NIGHTLIFE

This Saturda we launch an extension to Mojo upstairs with a special performance by Chameleo, playing live groovy Funk/Soul. ? 135 Inya road, Bahan Tsp (Opposite Savoy Hotel) | P 9:30 PM - TILL LATE

SATURDAY 14TH - SUNDAY 15TH ONE-OF-A-KIND YANGON MOVING SALE | ACTIVITY

Large selection of antique, vintage and retro goods.This is a one-off Yangon opportunity to purchase beautiful, well-priced, quality objects that add warmth and individuality to life. Call 09 254 202 551 (m) for pre-purchases. ? 88, Bogalay Zay Street (Upper Block), Botataung Tsp (closed by Hola Dance studio) | P 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

SUNDAY 15TH JUNE - FATHER’S DAY FATHER’S DAY @ SULE SHANGRI-LA | DINING

Get ready for fun for the whole family; arm wrestling , beer drinking and spicy hot dog eating competitions and many more. $45/ adult & $23/ child. RSVP - 01-242 828. ? Cafe Sule - 223, Sule Pagoda Rd | P 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

FATHER’S DAY @ INYA LAKE HOTEL | DINING

Enjoy a spectacular culinary presentation of Father’s Day Brunch Favourites with a live Jazz band. USD 32 net per person. RSVP - 01 966 2866. ? 37 Kaba Aye Pagoda Road | P 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM


what’s on FATHER’S DAY @ CHATRIUM HOTEL | DINING

Have a great time on this special day with the rest of the family by hosting lunch or dinner @ Tiger Hill Chinese Restaurant, Kohaku Japanese Restaurant and The Emporia Restaurant. See our ads detailson page-15. RSVP 01 544 500. ? 40 Nat Mauk Road, Tamwe Tsp (Corner of Phoe Sein Road) | P 10:30 AM - 10:30 PM

FATHER’S DAY BRUNCH @ PARKROYAL HOTEL | DINING

Book your Father’s day brunch / dinner and get a complimentary bottle of sparkling wine. $33 incl a glass of soft drink or fresh. $38 one glass of beer, wine, cocktail, coffee or tea. ? Parkroyal Hotel - 33, Alan Pya Pagoda Rd, Dagon Tsp | P 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM

FATHER’S DAY SET MENU @ TASTE PARADISE | DINING

Celebrate Father’s Day @ Taste Paradise with a specially prepared set menu and a Peking Duck promotion. RSVP 01 249 255. ? Kandawgyi Palace Hotel - Kan Yeik Tha Rd | P 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM

FATHER’S DAY BRUNCH @ AGNES RESTAURANT | DINING

Celebrate Father’s Day with a brunch @ Agnes. A special gift from us for dads! US$30 per person. RSVP 01 249 255. ? Kandawgyi Palace Hotel - Kan Yeik Tha Rd | P 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM

BLOOMSDAY IN YANGON @ PANSODAN SCENE | ART & STAGE

A Celebration of James Joyce and Bloomsday (June 16th) in Music and Words sponsored by the Irish Embassy featuring acclaimed musicians and singers and Myanmar writers, musicians and special guests. Admission: Free ? 144 Pansodan, second floor (across from the Ganesh Temple) | P 1:00 PM - ONWARDS

SUNDAY 15TH - THURSDAY 19TH HUMAN RIGHTS/ DIGNITY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL | COMMUNITY

The event is a collaboration between the British Council in Myanmar, the Human Rights Human Dignity International Film Festival, Myanmar New Wave Productions and Cinema, Human Rights and Advocacy at the Huston School of Film & Digital Media in Ireland. For timetable: 01 527 055. ? Junction Square - Pyay Road (beside MRTV4 compound) | P ALL DAY


what’s on MONDAY 16TH JUNE MONDAY BLUES @ MOJO | NIGHTLIFE

Come discover the new floorupstairs@ Mojo! Stage + sound system; the new Blues Night is even more amazing! ? 135 Inya road, Bahan Tsp (Opposite Savoy Hotel) | P 9:30 PM - ONWARDS

PUB QUIZ NIGHT @ 50 STREET BAR | NIGHTLIFE

Free pitcher of beer for every round winning team! ? 9/13 50th St, Botahtaung Tsp (off Merchant Rd) | P 8:00 PM - ONWARDS

MONDAY 16TH - WEDENSDAY 18TH WORKSHOP ON HUMAN RIGHTS | COMMUNITY

Human Rights, Visual Storytelling and Advocacy will run a 3-day program of screenings, lectures, and debates. ? Diamond Condo - Pyay Rd, Kammayut Tsp | P 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

TUESDAY 17TH JUNE SOCIAL DANCING @ HOLA DANCE CLUB | ACTIVITY

Come and try social dancing with us - 30 minutes of free lesson! Join us every Tuesday and Friday. ? 94 Bogar Lay Zay St (Beside Gamone Pwint Shopping Center) | P 7:30 PM - MIDNIGHT

WINE TASTING @ MOJO | NIGHTLIFE

3 glasses around a theme, snacks paired. Only 10,000Ks per person. ? 135 Inya road, Bahan Tsp (Opposite Savoy Hotel) | P 7:00 PM - 9:00PM


what’s on WEDNESDAY 18TH JUNE LADIES NIGHT @ THE SPACE BAR | NIGHTLIFE

One drink free for ladies who feel too bored to stay at home on Wednesdays ? 126 Kabaraye Pagoda road, Bahan Tsp (Near by Pearl Condo) | P ALL DAY

LADIES NIGHT @ THE STANDARD BAR | NIGHTLIFE

Buy one, get one free for cocktails! Ladies, take advantage of this offer and enjoy live music. ? 10K, Shwe Taung Gyar Rd, Bahan Tsp | P 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM

GIRLS NIGHT OUT @ MOJO | NIGHTLIFE

Ladies enjoy a complimentary cocktail plus we have a surprise that night to make sure you leave Mojo feeling like a princess. ? 135 Inya Rd (Opposite Savoy Hotel) | P 9:00 PM - ONWARDS

WEDNESDAY 18TH - THURSDAY 19TH 1ST MYANMAR NATIONAL BARISTA CHAMPIONSHIP

All baristi around Myanmar are welcomed to participate in the competition. ? Myanmar Convention Center - Min Dhama St., Mayangone Tsp | P 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

2ND MYANMAR CONSUMER SUMMIT | BUSINESS

A senior representative from Heineken will speak at CMT’s 2nd Myanmar Consumer Summit. For more detail, contact hafizah@cmtsp.com.sg. ? Parkroyal Hotel - 33, Alan Pya Pagoda Rd, Dagon Tsp | P 9:00 AM - ONWARDS


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salsa night @ pun hlaing golf club 6th june 2014 photos by the picture man


rhinos rfc @ pun hlaing golf club 7th june 2014 photos by the picture man


what’s on WEDNESDAY 18TH - FRIDAY 20TH FOOD & HOTEL MYANMAR 2014 | BUSINESS

We’ll be showing off our products like Fruit Pulp Puree Concentrate, IQF Fruits and Vegetables. ? Myanmar Convention Center - Min Dhama St, Mayangone Tsp | P 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

THURSDAY 19TH JUNE MAMA MIA @ MOJO | DINING

A crafty Italian night featuring a 20% discount on the delicious range of Mojo pizza’s. ? 135 Inya Rd (Opposite Savoy Hotel) | P START FROM 5:00 PM

world cup

Date 13 June 13 June 14 June 14 June 14 June 15 June 15 June 15 June 15 June 16 June 16 June 16 June 17 June 17 June 17 June 18 June 18 June 18 June 19 June 19 June 19 June

Time(MST) 2:30 22:30 1:30 22:30 4:30 7:30 1:30 4:30 22:30 1:30 4:30 22:30 1:30 4:30 22:30 1:30 22:30 4:30 4:30 1:30 22:30

MATCH SCHEDULE Brazil Vs Croatia Mexico Vs Cameroon Spain Vs Nertherlands Colombia Vs Greece Chile Vs Australia Ivory Coast Vs Japan Uruguay Vs Costa Rica England Vs Italy Switzerland Vs Esuador France Vs Honduras Argentina Vs Bosnia Germany Vs Portugal Iran Vs Nigeria Ghana Vs United States Belgim Vs Algeria Brazil Vs Mexico Australia Vs Nertherlands Russia Vs South Korea Cameroon Vs Croatia Spain Vs Chile Colombia Vs Ivory Coast


world cup THE WORLD CUP WILL BE SHOWN AT THE VENUES: THE LAB Wine Bar Tapas Bar & Restaurant 70A Shwegondaing Rd, Bahan Tsp 09 250018200, 09 250537979

LAVAZZA BARISTA

16 Kyaik Ka San rd, Tamwe Tsp

ESCAPE GASTRO BAR

01 660 737 31D Kan Yeiktha St (Corner of Kaba Aye Pagoday Rd)

GALLERY BAR @ SULE SHANGRI-LA

01 242 828 223, Sule Pagoda Rd (Opposite with Sakura Business Tower)

LOBBY TERRACE @ KANDAWGYI PALACE HOTEL 01 249 255 Kan Yeik Tha Road

50TH STREET BAR 01 397 060 9-13, 50th Street

MOJO BAR

01 511 418 135 Inya road, Bahan Tsp

LAKE VIEW BAR @ INYA LAKE HOTEL 01 662 866 No.37, Kabar Aye Pagoda Rd, Mayangone Tsp

LOBBY BAR & CLUB 5 @ PARKROYAL HOTEL 01 250 388 33, Alan Pya Pagoda Rd, Dagon Tsp

SPACE BAR

01-430344 126, Kabar Aye Pagoda Rd

UNION BAR

09 42010 1854 42 Strand Road, Botahtaung Tsp

FRENCH INSTITUTE (15TH & 16TH JUNE)

Contact: 01-536900, 01-535 428 or institutfrancais.birmanie@gmail.com 340, Pyay Road, Sanchaung Tsp


photo of the week

hungry much?

Venue: 50th Street Bar By Andsigurd on Instagram

coupon of the week


new opening KOHAKU JAPANESE RESTAURANT

WHAT IT IS

After months of refurbishments, Kohaku is now back in operations, shining and new. Located on the lobby floor of Chatrium Hotel, it now boasts two seiza-style private rooms named KIKU I & KIKU II, one family room complete with a huge wall-mounted TV, a higher dining table for 8 made of teak in the main dining area, and coming soon, guests can also dine in the veranda area outdoors. Kohaku has been reputed as one of the better Japanese restaurants in Yangon.

ATMOSPHERE

Decked with a modern contemporary outfit, it is pleasant to the eyes. It’s bright with splashes of red on neutral-coloured furniture. The staff, dressed in traditional kimonos, are helpful and friendly. The buffet spread is now (we suspect) trimmed down and does not have as many variety as back then. Nevertheless, all the usual suspects are there; sashimi and sushi, vegetables and meat for teppanyaki, soba and cold appetisers, tempuras and gyozas, miso soup, salmon skin and edamame, desserts and ice cream. The place fills up rather quickly on their first buffet weekend.

WHAT’S HOT

Freshness of all the food; the sushis have that extra moist in the rice; the meat is not dry. Beef, teriyaki-style or freshly-grilled, is tender and succulent. The seafood especially the snowfish, melts in your mouth. Handrolls are made-to-order. There’s no sign of the ubiquitous Fried Rice or Noodles seen at most buffets. The staff speaks well, are knowledgeable and are always around to assist, even with it being quite a busy night.

WHAT’S NOT

A few things that we consider teething issues of a new place but do raise alarm bells – flies and mosquitoes. Not many; but enough for us to notice and get slightly annoyed. The other thing is watermelon juice and the yoghurt juice that comes out from their drink dispenser is not cold; they’re in room temperature at best. This raises food and safety issues, especially where there’s dairy products involved. Another point, albeit a cosmetic one really, is that they’ve done away with the visually-pleasant and colourful Japanese-influenced plates. Japanese food just doesn’t have the same appeal when served on white plates.

PRICES

Ala Carte Menu US$3 to US$8

Set Menu US$12 to US$35 per set

Shabu Shabu US$30 to US$70

Ala Carte Buffet Dinner – Weekday Nights US$35 nett per pax

Deluxe Buffet Dinner – Every Fri, Sat & Sun Us$38 nett per pax

OPENING HOURS | Lunch – 11am to 2pm | Dinner – 6pm to 10.30pm


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new openings - June LAVAZZA BARISTA

16 Kyaik Ka San road, Tamwe Tsp. Lavazza coffee is now available here in this new café next to United Living Mall.

KOHAKU JAPANESE RESTAURANT

Lobby floor, Chatrium Hotel, 40 Natmauk rd, Tamwe Tsp. Chatrium Hotel’s famous Japanese restaurant is now back with a new swanky décor.

AFTER WORK BISTRO & BAR

A1 Shan Gone St, Sanchaung Tsp (near Myay Ni Gone) AS the name suggests, a casual place to have drinks and meals after a busy day

TEKE TEKE YAKITORI BAR & RESTAURANT 12, Bogyoke Museum St, Bo-cho 2 Ward, Bahan Tsp. A Japanese restaurant specialising in BBQ on sticks.

OHSAMA JAPANESE HOT POT RESTAURANT

28B Pho Sein Rd, Natmauk Quarter, Tamwe Tsp. Japanese restaurant next to Chatrium Hotel featuring hot pot Japanese-style

SPROUTS

68A Yaw min Gyi St, Dagon Tsp Yangon’s first make-your-own-salad bar and homemade soups.

VIETNAMESE KITCHEN RESTAURANT

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Myanmore; Weekly Guide to Yangon-13 June 2014