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25 april 2014

weekly guide to yangon


editor’s note HELLO MYANMOREANS, Welcome back! I hope everyone has had an enjoyable break during the long holidays. We certainly did. Quite a number of you were insisting that we post something - ANYTHING - during the holidays. Thank you very much we do appreciate how much you trust us; aannnnddd we’re back! I’m happy to say there are big parties happening this weekend: Want a new bar? Do we hear a resounding YES? Say hello to The Lab Wine & Tapas Bar. It’s their Grand Opening this Friday so everyone’s invited. Saturday is a big one - from Martini Night @ MOJO to the Red Square’s Party @ 50th St Bar to the always fun FAB party @ Flamingo Bar - who needs sleep? Is anyone into Cosplay here? They’re having a party this weekend so that will be interesting, if not bizarre, seeing folks in Anime outfits. Check out all these vents in our WHAT’S ON GUIDE. Remember to tag us #myanmore us on Instagram. Your photos will automatically go into our website. Thanks for sharing!

what’s on FRIDAY 25TH GRAND OPENING @ THE LAB WINE & TAPAS BAR - NEW OPENING The Lab Wines & Tapas Bar creatively captures the true essence of authentic traditional tapas from around the world. Come take a gastronomical tour of Spain, Greece, France, North Africa, Asia and the Middle East. FREE SIGNATURE DEEP BLUE SHOTS ALL NIGHT! ? 70A Shwe Gone Daing Rd (Just before junction of Kabar Aye Pagoda Rd) | P 7:00 PM - 2:00 AM

FRIDAY SEAFOOD BUFFET @ SPICE BRASSERIE | DINING Enjoy a seafood smorgasbord! US$38 includes a glass of beer, wine, sparkling, soft drink or fresh juice! ? PARKROYAL Yangon - 33 Alan Pya Pagoda St | P 6:30 PM - 10:30 PM

STRAND HOTEL FRIDAY HAPPY HOUR I NIGHTLIFE Every Friday night The Strand has an all-night happy hour. Delicious cocktails are at 50% off. Enjoy free snacks at their beautiful bar. ? 92 Strand Rd (Next to the British Embassy) | P 5:00 PM- 11:00 PM

FRIDAY 25TH - WEDNESDAY 30TH LAND OF GLASS, LAND OF MIRRORS ART EXHIBITION | ART 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 (Near by The Strand Hotel) | P 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM


what’s on SATURDAY 26TH FAB 15 PARTY @ FLAMINGO BAR | NIGHTLIFE Thingyan was rough and you partied like crazy and now you’re feeling knackered. So go to bed at 9 this week and take an extra afternoon nap as well because fab is back on Saturday the 26th and you better be ready! 2000 Ks (includes a free vodka)! ? Yangon International Hotel - Ahlone Rd (In the hotel compound underneath Mbox) | P 10:00 PM - TILL LATE

ONE NIGHT IN RUSSIA PARTY @ 50TH ST BAR | NIGHTLIFE Bound to be one of the biggest parties of the new year sponsored by Red Square! Free jello shots, model show, amazing DJ, ice sculpting shots and lots more!! ? 9/13 50th St, Lower Block (off Merchant Rd) | P 7:00 PM - ONWARDS

MOVIE NIGHT BY THE POOL @ PUN HLAING GOLF ESTATE | ENTERTAINMENT Great movies on the ‘Big’ screen at Pun Hlaing Country Club every Saturday Night. Come watch a movie under the stars by the water. More details: Tel: 01 687 660, 01 687 662. ? Pun Hlaing Golf Estate Avenue | P 7:00 PM - ONWARDS

MARTINI NIGHT @ MOJO | NIGHTLIFE 2 for 1 offer on Martinis all night. Try the special martini menu: White chocolate Martini, Espresso, Olive, and lots more. ? 135 Inya Rd (Opposite Savoy Hotel) | P 5:00 PM - ONWARDS

WORLD IP DAY MYANMAR | ACTIVITY World Intellectual Property Day presents “Movies A Global Passion”. Interested persons can attend! Free Entry! ? MICT Park, Hlaing Tsp (Inside Hlaing University Compound) | P 9:00 AM - ONWARDS

SATURDAY NIGHT CARIBBEAN BBQ BUFFET @ THIRI CAFE | DINING Weekend Themed Dinner Buffet with live music: Saturday Night Caribbean BBQ Buffet. US$24 per pax! ? Kandawgyi Palace Hotel - Kanyeik Tha Rd | P 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

ATURDAY 26TH - SUNDAY 27TH COMIC PARTY 73 IN YANGON | ENTERTAINMENT Come and check out your favourite Japanese characters in their different styles and costumes! Free Entry! ? TATMATAW HALL - U Wisara Rd, Dagon Tsp | P 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM


what’s on SUNDAY 27TH GREEN PARTY @ GREEN GALLERY | DINING Every last Sunday of the month Green Gallery throws a get-together party with special prices. This month: All dish for 1,999Ks each! ? 52nd Street, Lower Block ( Maha Bandoola end) | P 5:00 PM - ONWARDS

MOJO BRUNCH | DINING We have a Brunch Special for lunch : One glass of wine/sparkling, one main course and one dessert for US$17! For the gamers among YEC, we received lots of board games that we will be playing all afternoon. ? MOJO - 135 Inya road, Bahan Tsp (Opposite Savoy Hotel) | P 12:00 PM - ONWARDS

SUNDAY TEMPURA PLATTER @ LAKE VIEW BAR | DINING Enjoy a Tempura platter every Sunday @ the Lake View Bar only in April. US$10 per pax! ? Inya Lake Hotel - 37 Kaba Aye Pagoda Rd | P 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM

MONDAY 28TH MONDAY WINE & CHEESE DAY @ POOL BAR | DINING Enjoy a glass of wine for US$5 and a cheese platter for free at the Pool Bar! ? PARKROYAL Yangon - 33 Alan Pya Pagoda St | P 11:00 AM - ONWARDS

TUESDAY 29TH LATIN NIGHTS @ HOLA DANCE CLUB | ACTIVITY On Tuesday ( Argentine Tango-Standard) and on Friday (Salsa & Latin). ? 94 Bogar Lay Zay St (Beside Gamone Pwint Shopping Center) | P 3:00 PM - MIDNIGHT

WEDNESDAY 30TH APRIL WEDNESDAY PASTA NIGHT @ SEDONA HOTEL | DINING Every Wednesday Night, enjoy everything Italian from pasta, roasts, pizza, lasagne and much more at Orzo Italian Restaurant, Sedona Hotel. US$28 for the buffet. ? No.1, Kaba Aye Pagoda Road, Yankin Tsp (Infront of Maha Mya Kyun Thar Garden) | P 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM


what’s on WORLD BOOK DAY FEST | COMMUNITY Let’s celebrate World Book Day with us! Details 01 254 658, 01 256290. ? British Council Library - Strand Rd (Next to Australian Embassy) | P 10:00 AM - ONWARDS

WEDNESDAY 30TH APRIL - THURSDAY 1ST MAY KOREAN MYANMAR FRIENDSHIP CONCERT | ENTERTAINMENT For those who love korean Pop - 1st ever K-Pop Concert in Myanmar! ? Thuwana Football Stadium - Thuwana | P 6:30 PM - 10:30 AM

THURSDAY 1ST MAY THURSDAY JAPANESE BUFFET @ SPICE BRASSERIE | DINING Your favourite Japanese buffet at Spice Brasserie! US$38 includes a glass of beer, wine, sparkling, soft drink or fresh juice! ? PARKROYAL Yangon - 33 Alan Pya Pagoda St | P 6:30 PM - 10:30 PM

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WHAT TO WATCH IN CINEMAS 25TH APRIL - 1ST MAY AH CHIT MYAR HNINT PHAN SIN MAL (BURMESE MOVIE) Thamada Cinema (01 246962) Thwin Cinema (01 372594)

NOAH (3D) Mingalar Cinema (01 241057)

RIO 2 (3D) Nay Pyi Daw Cinema (01 251277) (Opposite Traders Hotel)

STILL 2 Shae Saung Cinema (2) (01 252113) (close to Nay Pyi Daw Cinema)

CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER (3D) Mingalar Cinema @ Dagon Center 2 (0973254091) Shae Saung Cinema (1) (01 252113) (close to Nay Pyi Daw Cinema) Book your tickets in advance over phone.

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new opening LA TARTINE

WHAT IT IS Tartine is a French word, meaning an open-faced sandwich, usually one with a rich or fancy spread. The La Tartine bakery located on the ground floor of Pearl Condo, thankfully, serves more than that. Opened in late February, it’s Yangon’s only French bakery and has been gaining popularity judging from the crowd that fills up daily. Serving freshly-prepared sweet and savoury baked treats, it also supplies to hotels and other venues in Yangon. It’s also currently the only place to get the fair-trade French coffee Malongo. ATMOSPHERE La Tartine is a cosy bakery with seating options indoors and outdoors. This can be attractive to some but can also be quite claustrophobic for others. The mix of colours from the red walls, black-and-white old-school flooring and basic wooden seats compliments the baked goodies on display. Each display seems more mouth-watering than the other. It’s another good option for a relaxing coffee break or a quick take-away. RECOMMENDATION It’s quite impossible to decide on just one treat at La Tartine. The croissants – butter and almond – are made from Poitou Charentes butter and had just come out of the oven when we arrived. My French friend explained that the butter from that region is touted to be the best butter in France. She swears the almond croissant is as good as the ones back home. The cheesecake is moist, smooth and didn’t have the artificial taste found in some cheesecakes. The 3-chocolate crisp cake is actually two cakes with a crunchy centre. and has a taste of real chocolate – not too sweet as most cakes go with the two layers melting and crunchy at the same time in your mouth. It’s light even though we know it’s very rich. We couldn’t resist the macaroons; they were calling our names ever so softly, “Eat me! Eat me!” How can one say no to such a gentle persuasion? PRICES Prices range from 1,500Ks (butter croissant) to 9,000ks (3-chocolate crisp cake) A box of 6 macaroons are for 7,000Ks. LA TARTINE Pearl Condo A, Corner of Kabar Aye Pagoda rd & Sayarsan rd Bahan Tsp, Yangon Tel: 01 557 448 Ext: 858 OPENING HOURS Mon – Fri: 7am to 8pm Sat & Sun: 8am to 8pm



MYANMORE; WEEKLY GUIDE TO YANGON- 25 April 2014