Musicians and poets in Myanmar have long been linked to political activism, and this is still true today. Though expressing their opinions and fighting for human rights may get them into trouble, these rebellious and audacious spirits channeled their anger into starting progressive social movements.
Author Archives: Tiffany Teng
Tiffany Teng is an American freelance writer based in Yangon, Myanmar. She writes about culture, food, technology and sustainability.
Debts, Durian and the Decline of Strand Night Market
The authorities in Yangon, Myanmar, had meant for the move of the Strand Night Market to ease traffic congestion and improve the regulation of street hawkers, but gaps in planning ended up causing a drop in business.
Myanmar’s Social Media Romances
Facebook has been rightly called out for allowing violent hate speech to proliferate on its platform. But the prominence of the social media platform in Myanmar has also changed the way young people meet, connect, and fall in love.