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11 april 2014

weekly guide to yangon

WATER FESTIVAL EDITION


editor’s note Hello Myanmoreans, Well here we are, the week before Thingyan Water Festival. I’ve heard so much about this celebration, I must say it’s both overwhelming and exciting at the same time. There are many places and options to celebrate this Water Festival. He have included in this week’s pamphlet a list of venues, in case you still have not decided. We also have included places that will be opened during the festival. For those who like me, will be experiencing this for the first time, we have included a Survivor’s Guide and a list of emergency numbers - just in case. Better be prepared, we say. Other than that, enjoy the long holidays and the Thingyan Water Festival, wherever you choose to be. To the people of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, we at MYANMORE wish you a Happy Myanmar National Day!

what’s on FRIDAY 11TH - SATURDAY 12TH TITAN THINGYAN @ ESCAPE BAR | NIGHTLIFE

ALL DAY TICKET holders will have access to our Great TITAN THINGYAN event at the coolest bar in town. There will be complimentary drinks and lucky draw programs.Don’t forget to bring your tickets! LET’S ROCK TOGETHER AT TITAN THIS YEAR! ? 31 D, Kan Yeik Thar St (Near Yunan BBQ) | P 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

THINGYAN WATER COLOUR EXHIBITION | ART

Enjoy the paints of Water Festival in Myanmar at Pansodan Scene. ? 144 Pansodan, second floor, across from the Ganesh Temple | P 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

FRIDAY 11TH TILL FRIDAY 25TH UNITY IN DIVERSITY @ DEITTA | ART

A multimedia exhibition - Unity in Diversity is about co-operation, collaboration and friendship in multi-faiths where differences are natural. Closed on Sundays and public holidays. ? 3rd Flr, Pyan Hlwar Bld, 4A Parami Rd (Near Chawtwingone Junction) | P 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

SATURDAY 12TH JAM IT @ FLAMINGO BAR | STAGE

A night of underground music from local artists. Come rock the night! Ticket 5,000Ks only! ? Ahlone Rd (In the hotel compound underneath Mbox) | P 7:00 PM - ONWARDS

PRE-THINGYAN PARTY @ UNION BAR | NIGHTLIFE

Party before Water Festival Holidays! ? 42 Strand Rd (Same building as Red Cross by Strand Road) | P 9:00 PM - ONWARDS

SPECIAL DEALS @ GEKKO | DINING

Don’t miss this special deals at Gekko for those who love eating out! ? 535, Merchant St, Kyauktada Tsp (Same Building with Lokanat Gallery) | P 9:00 AM - 1:00 AM


what’s on SATURDAY 12TH - TUESDAY 15TH GRAND ROYAL WATER FESTIVAL 2014 | STAGE

Grand Royal Water Festival 2014 is a FREE SHOW! Many famous singers like Chit Kaung, Lin Lin, Phyu Phyu Kyaw Thein will entertain. Beats from DJ Thaw Thaw, DJ Fred Jungo from Switzerland & DJ Shane OB from Australia! ? Myaw Sin Island, Nat Mauk Rd (Inside Kandawgyi Park) | P 9:00 AM- 6:00 PM

FRIDAY 18TH LAND OF GLASS, LAND OF MIRRORS | ART

An international film premiere, contemporary dance performance and an art exhibition at Sein Lann So Pyay Garden. ? Sein Lann So Pyay Garden - Inya Road | P 7:00 PM - ONWARDS

MONDAY 21ST - WEDNESDAY 30TH LAND OF GLASS, LAND OF MIRRORS ART EXHIBITION

This exhibition will feature visual art works by Australian artist Amanda Humphries, whose work is responsive to ideas of sensory connection as seen mirrored in the movement of Remnant Dance artists. ? River Gallery II- Chindwin Chambers 33/35, 37 th & 38 th St | P 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

THURSDAY 24TH OPENING NIGHT OF LAND OF GLASS, LAND OF MIRRORS | ACTIVITY

The dance film which uses glass as a metaphor for meeting places, will also have a screening. ? River Gallery II- Chindwin Chambers 33/35, 37 th & 38 th St | P 6:30 PM -8:00 PM


thingyan guides SUNDAY 13TH - WEDNESDAY 16TH SPLASH & FUN BY BALANCE FITNESS

To gather all our members and welcome Myanmar New Year with exciting activities, DJ and so much more! Be our member! RSVP @ 09-8631 392! ? Nat Mauk Rd (Near Cafe Liberal)

SPY THINGYAN 2014

Myanmar New Year Celebration 2014! Splash around with a massive foam party with DJ Venuz from Bangkok & DJ ICEZ from GTR! Ticket info 09-5054467. All-days tix 50,000Ks, Day One 20,000Ks! ? Pyay Rd (in front of Inya Kanbaung) | P 9:00 AM - ONWARDS

MYANMAR SUMMER FESTIVAL 2014

We are back with more fun! Contact 01 549297 & 556817. Tickets 10,000Ks to 30,000Ks. All-days tix 60,000Ks. ? Myanmar Event Park- Shin Saw Pu Rd, Dagon (Near Myaynigone City Mart) | P 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM

GUARDIANS

Live show by famous singers. Buy 10 tix, get one FREE! Contact 09 430 55555, All days 60,000Ks, VIP 100,000Ks. ? Kabaraye Pagoda Rd (in front of Sedona Hotel) | P 9:00 AM - ONWARDS

BLACK CULTURE

Contact 09 7382 8888. All days 45,000Ks. First day 20,000Ks. ? Kan Yeik Thar Rd (near by Kandawgyi Palace hotel) | P 9:00 AM - ONWARDS

CHANNEL 5

Sponsored by GTR! 09 512 2727. All-days 75,000Ks. 1st and 2nd day 20,000Ks ? 4(A) of Pyay Road | P 9:00 AM - ONWARDS

HANGOVER

Ticket information: 09 5122419. All-days 30,000Ks, first 2 days 10,000Ks. Last 2 days 25,000Ks! VIP 100,000Ks (Limited - Table + Black Label + VIP seat). ? Kan Yeik Thar Rd (near by Kandawgyi Palace hotel ) | P 9:00 AM - ONWARDS

ZEN GARDEN

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THINGYAN FESTIVAL SURVIVOR’S TIPS: Wear something appropriate. If you’re planning to be out, it’s guaranteed you will get wet. High heels, long flowy outfits that restrict your movements are not recommended.  Protect your eyes and ears. The water, especially the high-powered hoses, might be potentially harmful - pair of plastic sunglasses and a towel is recommended to protect your head.  Do not drink the water used to spray at you. These are water from the lake – enough said.  Do drink enough water to keep yourself hydrated. We said water - not alcohol.  Consume alcohol in moderation. NEVER drink and drive.  Keep your valuables at home. Only bring what is the most necessary. Your phone and money will get wet so a waterproof bag is recommended.  Use your common sense – move away if you see a potentially dangerous situation. 

IMPORTANT NUMBERS: POLICE

Emergency................................................. 199 Central Police ............................................ 01 549 309

AMBULANCE

Emergency................................................. 192 Traffic Police Ambulance .......................... 500005

HOSPITAL

Yangon General Hospital .......................... 01 256 112 – 115 Asia Royal Hospital ................................... 01 538 055 Sakura Hospital ......................................... 01 512 668


night lif Heat by YG @ Flamingo Bar


fe Sai’ House Party @ Flamingo Bar


holiday special THINGYAN PROMOTIONS (11TH - 22ND APRIL) INYA LAKE HOTEL THINGYAN PACKAGE

Unforgettable Water Festival Holiday offers a unique opportunity to relax and rejuvenate at the beautiful Inya Lake Hotel. $105 net for 2 persons per night. RSVP @ 01 966 2866! ? 37 Kaba Aye Pagoda Rd

CHATRIUM HOTEL THINGYAN PACKAGE

$165 net per night! Package includes 1 night Deluxe Room for 2 persons, Wifi access, daily International Buffet Bbreakfast & complimentary use of Chatrium Health Club. RSVP @ 01-544500. ? 40, Natmauk Rd, Tamwe Tsp

VENUES OPEN DURING WATER FESTIVAL PADONMAR RESTAURANT 12th - 21st April 09 730 29973

HAPPY CAFE & NOODLES (Inya Branch) 12th - 21st April 01 536985

YKKO (some branches open during water festival) 1. Sayasan 2. Thingangyun 3. Wardan 4. Hledan 13 to 16 April 2014 01 401 192, 01 401 179

Marvelous Cafe Bar & Restaurant

Opening Time change a bit - 11am to 3 pm 09 504 8816 23, G-6, Kan Pat Road, Tha Pyay Gone Quarter, Mingalar Taung Nyunt

The restaurants in these hotels are open but mostly with ala-carte menus: Eliq Restaurant in Avenue 64 Hotel All restaurants in Kandawgyi Palace Hotel All restaurants in Traders Hotel All restaurants in Sedona Hotel All restaurants in Chatrium Hotel All restaurants in PARKROYAL


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new opening TITU’S INDIAN BANANA LEAF RESTAURANT

WHAT IT IS Titu’s, a South Indian Banana Leaf Restaurant, is now open. Geographically, South India is in a tropical zone. Thus, their food is generally infused in spices, with rice being their staple. Soup and yoghurt-based dish usually form a complete meal. Located just behind Traders Hotel, Titu’s is a simple and non-pretentious family restaurant with chefs flown from Chennai, giving you an authentic and down-to-earth South Indian fare. ATMOSPHERE It’s a dream come true for a man, known to his friends as Titu, who wanted to open a casual but good South Indian restaurant. One suspects it is a ploy by the owners to keep the décor very simple, so that it gives focus to their strength – the food. By all accounts, their tactic works. As you walk in, there is a food counter that shows you the feast of the day. Your Thali (a meal made up of a selection of various dishes) comes with generous portions of dishes served on a banana leaf. Not into rice? No worries, their chefs can whip up fresh chapattis for you. RECOMMENDATION If you’ve never had a fish head curry then let your maiden experience be at Titu’s. If you are familiar with it, you would not be disappointed as it is their Signature dish. The fish meat is tender, especially the flesh around the cheeks. For those with big appetites, the biryani set – spiced yellow rice, chicken curry, raita, pappadum and a big portion of chicken served on a banana leaf, will satiate your hunger. Try eating with your bare hands – some folks swear it enhances the flavour. Still have room? Go for their Kulfi ice-cream – similar to a frozen yoghurt but with a denser consistency. PRICES Prices range from 2,000Ks to 6,000Ks. The Fish Head Curry Signature Dish is at 15,000Ks. Titu’s does not accept credit cards at this present time. TITU’S INDIAN BANANA LEAF RESTAURANT Address: 235, Ground floor, 32nd Street (Behind Traders Hotel) Tel: 093 025 8377 OPENING HOURS Daily | 11am to 10pm


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