3 - 9 APR 2015 weekly guide

3 - 9 APR 2015
weekly guide
editor’s note
Hello MYANMOREans
Annnd it’s April!
I hope you had some fun on April 1st, it being April Fools Day and all.
It’s all good, as long as it’s harmless fun. And the joke wasn’t on you. If
so, then it’s just unacceptable. And immature.
Just a few more days to Thingyan too!
For those of you who look forward to the festivities, we will be doing
a special feature section in next week’s issue to inform you where the
parties will be.
What’s the plan this weekend?
what’s on
FRIDAY 3RD APR
BROTHERS GRIMM SPECTACULATHON | ART & STAGE
Presented by Theatre Z. A comedy by Don Zolidis. 5,000 Ks in advance
and 7,000 Ks at the door. Sponsored by the High School Theatre Club.
For more info: +951 530060.
? ISM(International School of Myanmar)-W-22, Mya Kan Thar Main Rd,
5th Quarter, Hlaing Tsp | P 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
BOLLYWOOD NEON PARTY | NIGHTLIFE
Friday night party Bollywood-style with a DJ flown from India. Groove
to the best dance music from Bollywood! Dress in WHITE to get some
neon glow. Tickets & queries : 09420187010, 09420205023
? Adamas Seafood & Coffee - No.14, Kanbawza St, Golden Valley |
P FROM 9:00 PM
FRIENDLY FRIDAY LATIN DANCE COMPETITION | NIGHTLIFE
Great chance for Latin dance beginners. Great prize for the champion!
The rhythm of Salsa & Bachata by dancer Gisbert, music by DJ Bay Tar.
No registration fee. Submit your registration to Club Rizzoli,
T: 95 1 544500 Ext 6243, [email protected] or
Club Rizzoli Facebook.
? Club Rizzoli - 40,Natmauk rd, Tamwe Tsp, Chatrium Hotel Royal Lake
Yangon. | P FROM 9:00 PM
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what’s on
SATURDAY 4TH APR
NEW YEAR SUNDOWNER PARTY/ MEET UP | BUSINESS
Let's welcome the New Year at Officecubed Rooftop Lounge with a
little bit of networking and every bit of fun. Free flow of beer and finger
snacks will be provided.
? Officecubed- No.7, Lay Daung Kan Rd, Thingangyun Tsp
(near AKK shopping mall) | P 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
THE EVOLUTION: EDM ATTACK | NIGHTLIFE
DJ Wine, DJ Nway Oo, DJ Icez, DJ Mickey (m invaders). The tickets:
Vista Bar, Ginki Kid, Escape Gastro bar, Brave Bar(K Bar), Turbo De
Bar, The 1st Container, Mojo, Union Bar, Gekko, DJ Bar, Sport Bar(1 &
2), 50th Street Bar, V6 (BME). Ticket price: 6,000 Ks.
? Shwe Htut Tin Compound - East Horse Race Course Rd, Tarmwe Tsp
(In front of Sky Star Hotel) | P FROM 6:00 PM
4 MINUTE LIVE IN YANGON 2015 | ART&STAGE
4 Minute performs live 4th April at Myanmar Event Park. Tickets
available at MyAsiaTicketMyanmar and 4TV Digital showrooms.
Ticket –600,000 Ks (VVIP), 200,000 Ks (VIP), 65,000 Ks,
45,000 Ks and 25,000 Ks
? Myanmar Event Park - Shin Saw Pu Rd, Sanchaung Tsp (near Myay Ni
Gone City Mart) | P 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
THE JUNGLE II | NIGHTLIFE
THE JUNGLE is back! Mojo & Stork Agency are going back to the roots
for a party where your primitive senses are released in your natural
habitat: Mojo's Dance-Floor! Dress code: Tarzan, Jane & Co.
7,000Ks one drink included!
? Mojo - 135 Inya road, Bahan Tsp (Opposite Savoy Hotel) |
P FROM 10:00 PM
what’s on
Technopreneur night
Join this event for Yangon entrepreneurs hosted by Lithan University
College. It will be an evening to also congratulate Code2lab, the winner
of Channel news Asia's Startup show in Singapore.
? Hummingbird, 76 Phone Gyi st, Lanmadaw Tsp (near San Pya Cineplex) |
P 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
love to reggae | NIGHTLIFE
it's been a while, but they didn't forget about you! Join them at the
beautiful Kandawgyi Park for a last reggae run before Easter and of
course before Thingyan holidays.
? Sushi Boys, Kandawgyi Park, Mingalar Taung Nyunt Tsp |
? 8:00 PM - 12:00 PM
SUNDAY 5TH APR
GRAND OPENING OF AMARRA FASHION COLLECTION
FROM THE U.S.A
You are cordially invited to attend a Grand Opening and be among
the first to preview the latest trendy clothes displayed by “Amarra
USA Fashion collection” in a brand new, cozy indoor showroom. Light
refreshment will be served. Dress code- Smart casual.
? Amarra Fashion Collection from U.S.A- No.2.Sabei Yon St (Inside Myintzu
Lane), Parami, Yankin Tsp | P 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
EASTER CANTATA (MUSICAL OPERA) | ART & STAGE
Witness a musical reenactment of the crucifixion and resurrection of
Jesus Christ for this year’s coming Easter Sunday on 5th April.
Everyone is invited. Admission Fees (3,000Ks, 5,000Ks, 8,000Ks),
Call: 0973096388, 09260013262
? Myanmar Convention Center - Min Dhamma Rd (Close to Victoria Hospital) | P 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
MONDAY 6TH APR
BOXING CLASS | SPORT
Burmese boxing class now at IFB! OPEN TO ALL! Beginners welcome!
5,000 kyats & parking space. Classes must be booked in advance to
ensure a spot. Registering for the first time, please contact Sabrina:
[email protected] Then register on site with teacher Shan Ko.
? French Institute - 340, Pyay Road, Sanchaung Tsp (Close by Hanthar
Waddy Bus stop) | P 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
what’s on
TRIVIA NIGHT & MEXICAN MONDAY | NIGHTLIFE
Join for a Pub Quiz with Mexican Cuisine! Tequila Shots: 2,500,
Corona : 4,500, Mojito: 3,500. Free pitcher for Round Winner and
Tie Break Drink Challenge. Winning team gets a 30,000 Bar tab.
? 50th Street Bar - 9/13 50th St, Botahtaung Tsp (off Merchant Rd) |
P FROM 8:00 PM
TUESDAY 7TH MAR
Entrepreneurs’ Breakfast Club | ACTIVITIES
Starting up and running businesses - we all share similar experiences.
Join our breakfast meeting and be part of creating a friendly environment for fellow entrepreneurs of all ages and nationalities.
Breakfast buffet for US$12 per person.
RSVP required on http://goo.gl/forms/OUlKR3nTc8
? Inya Lake Hotel - Inya Lake Hotel, 37 Kabar Aye Pagoda Road |
P 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
WEDNESDAY 8TH APR
JAZZ MUSIC AND DINNER | DINING
Enjoy Jazz music every week in Yangon…it’s possible now @ IFB!
Every Wednesday, come & enjoy great a dinner in a friendly musical
atmosphere.
? The Rendez-Vous - Institut Français de Birmanie, 340 Pyay Road |
P 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
THURSDAY 9TH APR
TACO BAR BUFFET | DINING
Back with their famous Taco bar buffet at the 1st floor, Mindon Lounge,
every Thursday.
Book your table under [email protected] or +95 (1) 229 860.
? Belmond Governor’s Residence - Taw Win Road | P 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
photo of the week
Ye Win Naung watering the crop in a misty morning
Juan Gallardo
http://www.myanmartravelessentials.com/
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interview
Socially conscious
coffee beans
Born and raised in Yangon, Ngwe Tun is the founder of Genius Coffee, a specialty coffee cafe located not far from Sule Shangrila Hotel. Recently opened 6 months ago, its Arabica coffee beans
are harvested by the Danu Hill tribe from in Southern Shan State.
Yuko Maskay talks to Ngwe Tun about coffee and his dream of becoming
fair-trade certified.
How did the idea to start a coffee place happen?
I spent a lot of time drinking coffee and wanted good coffee where I
lived. So, I started researching about coffee on the internet, especially
how to harvest and roast. Then two years ago, we bought a 20 acre land
in Ywar Ngan township in the Taunggyi District of Southern Shan State
and started harvesting coffee. Then we decided to open a cafe this year
after we were happy with the results. Then my wife joined. She does the
packaging, logo and design.
Why Southern Shan State?
This area is very good for Arabica beans, which is the only beans we
use. These beans grow very well in 4,000 feet altitude because all year
the temperature is cool. How is your business a social enterprise?
Our philosophy is that since we are doing business in the area where
the Danu hill tribe lives, we should contribute income in that area. We
contribute 10% of the income to Danu Hilltribe development, education,
the healthcare sector and youth development. We maintain relationship
with the community by training the farmers and their families. What is special about your coffee?
After taste is very good. Our coffee, it will be bitter and sour in the beginning, then it will be sweet. We only use Arabica, which is a mild coffee
and the aroma are very nice. We also process our coffee with clean
water. If the Ph of the water is high and if we use water directly, it will be
a problem because there will be chemical in the water.
How do you maintain your standards?
We train our farmers and continuously make sure that they understand
the guidelines for quality coffee processing. We make sure that they are
international standard. We SCAA certified from America and received an
81 out of 100. We also use ripened cherry (coffee bean) only so it will not
to sour. We also measure the moisture content from nursery to roasting. Your coffee is more reasonably priced than elsewhere. How do you
keep your costs low?
We want to be affordable and reasonable. Other places import coffee
from other countries. We are locally produced and roasted so our prices
are low. I heard that you are trying to get fair trade certification?
We are studying the standard for fair trade certification. In 2015, we will
start fair trade. Our goad is to be fair trade certified and also get group
organic certificate. How do you ensure that you are environmentally conscious?
We don't cut down trees since. we need the shade to grow the coffee.,
which will increase the lifespan of the coffee. We use recycled packaging. We try to use water resources very well with least amount of water
for washing coffee beans. Customers get 10% discount if they bring
their own bags to buy our roasted coffee. We promote the environment
by putting small billboards on the countryside to encourage farmers to
maintain forest and trees.
Could you tell me a bit about your Coffee Tour?
Starting this December, we introduced a 3-day package iwhere anyone
can visit our coffee farms, pick the coffee, and process them in our factory. You can learn how coffee processing works. The price is $400 and
it includes air ticket, lodging, food, transportation, actually everything.
We decided to start this so that you can trust our coffee process. What is your philosophy?
We are not trying to make big business or be rich. We try to do things
that are value-added. If we sell mango, we make 100 kyat but if we sell
dried mango, we make 1,000 kyat, that is what I mean by value-added
and the farmer will make more profit. That will be a good system. Anyone you look up to?
Warren Buffet. I read a lot about his profile and articles all the time. Some
oft his inside story is very bad, but I don’t want to become investor in all
areas; I want to do it for benefit of the people. Anything you would like to add?
Life is very short, as you know, and if we were alone and working just
for money, that will be very, very lonely and very meaningless. If we help
other people, there will be something coming in return.
Genius Coffee also caters. For more information, contact [email protected] or go to www.geniuscoffee.info or its Facebook page.
This article was first published on MYANMORE's EnjoyIt,
February 2015
new openings
Yangon Supper Club
Awesome place where awesome people
go. Come down to Yangon Supper Club
and enjoy. Takes reservations, walk-Ins
welcome. Good for groups, take out and
catering. Waiter service and outdoor
seating available.
No.49, Corner of Parami Road &
Myintzu Street, Yangon
01 652 587
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
PORT AUTONOMY
Port Autonomy is an exciting new
pop-up food concept now located at
Kabar Aye Pagoda Road. The refined
yet familiar comfort foods and refreshing
yet potent cocktails are served in a lively
open-air bistro setting.
22A Kabar Aye Pagoda road, Bahan Tsp,
Yangon, Myanmar
09253710651
Closed on Monday.
Tuesday- Saturday 5pm to 11pm.
Kitchen closes at 10pm
Sunday- Open for brunch 11am- 5pm
HUMMINGBIRD
A 2-storey restaurant and lounge with an
open rooftop.
Serving Latin American fare and excellent
cocktails.
76 Phone Gyi st, Lanmadaw Township,
Yangon
09 250 292 074
Open Daily: 5:00 PM till late
DIY HOT POT & BBQ
Looking for a new place to chill with
friends and family accompanied by the
best and newest taste of bbq and hot pot
in town? DIY is the right choice for you.
No.(95/F) Waizayandar Street,
(3) Quarter, Yangon
09-258200088, 09258200900
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
review
It’s KVAS
A TRUE RUSSIAN EXPERIENCE
BY YUKO MASKAY
WHAT IT IS
Kvas is Yangon’s first Russian restaurant, started by four friends with a
long history in Myanmar. Recently opened near the corner of Yanshin
road and Yankin Road, the restaurant is in an up and coming area mostly
filled with local eateries and beer stations, Kvas is unique for an international restaurant of this caliber. With a variety of of alcohol, especially
vodka, and a menu that features signature slow-cooked Russian dishes,
Kvas is as close to a true Russian experience that you can get.
ATMOSPHERE
The interior, warmly-lit with dim lights, is cozy and snug, while the restaurant has an outdoor sitting area that overlooks the not-too-busy
street of Yanshin. There are five big booths with leather couches and two
round tables with high stools. The walls are decorated with depictions of
old soviet propaganda posters.
RECOMMENDATIONS
The Russian food experience started with Eugeny, one of the owners,
showing the way by taking a shot of Stolichnyaya vodka, and then immediately biting into a Soleniya, pickled vegetables garnished with garlic and chili, which is made fresh by the restaurant daily.
Appetizer was the tangy Borshch, beetroot soup complete with pork,
cabbage potato, tomato, carrot and onion. This is a great compliment
to the spicy, Homemade Pork Sausages, succulently grilled to perfection—a luxury, mainly because good sausages is a rarity here. The main
entrée was Shashlik, tender barbecued pork with vegetables plated with
rich, creamy sauce.
Some special dishes, like the Whole Piglet and Whole Duck, will need a
longer preparation time and need to be ordered a day in advance. The
desert was a free sampler of sweet concoction of nuts and dates on a
soup spoon, a creation of their Russian chef.
FINAL THOUGHTS
The vibe is homey and comfy; prices reasonable, attracting repeat customers for casual dining with high-quality authentic Russian cuisine.
With the restaurant opening till 11pm, it’s great for those looking to get
a bite of food with drinks, and its uptown location will be attractive to
many. Unlike downtown, the area is quiet at night, but taxis are plentiful.
Definitely recommended and a good introduction to Russian food.
Yanshin Road, Yankin township (behind Sedona Hotel)
Tel: 09420076014
Opening hours: 7am – 11pm daily
happy hour
Thirsty? We hear you! Here are the list of Happy Hour deals and
promotions in Yangon:
Gekko Restaurant
Daily: 5pm - 7pm
50% off on Happy Hour menu
535 Merchant Road, Kyauktada Township
+95 (0) 1386986, +95 (0) 943190232
50th St Bar
Daily: 3pm - 7pm
Sunday: All day
50% off beer and cocktails
9/13, 50th St., Botahtaung Township
+95 (0) 1397060
Monsoon
Daily: 5pm - 7pm
50% off on any cocktail
No. 85-87, Theinbyu Road (lower block) ,
Botataung Township
+95 (0) 1295224
The Blind Tiger
Daily: 5pm -7pm
50% off wine, cocktails and beers
Unit 111 United Condominium Corner Nawaday Street
& Alan Pya Pagoda Road, Dagon Township
+95 (0) 1388488
Peperoni Bar
Daily: 5pm - 8pm
50% off all wines, beers and cocktails
Union Business Center (UBC) Annex B,
Nat Mauk Road, Bo Cho Quarter,
Bahan Township.
+95 (0) 930258399
Escape Gastro Bar
Daily: 11am - 7pm
30% off cocktails, draught beer buy 2 get 1 free
31D Kan Yeik Tha Street, Yankin Township
+95 (0) 1660737
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gallery
S.I.R
after
bombshell
concert II
28th March
2015
photos by
sai thant sin
myanmore card deals
snow factory
00000001
port autonomy
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Snow Flakes & Coffee Menus.
Everyday
2 persons a day
20% off on food bill.
Closed on Mondays
Tuesday- Saturday, 5pm to 11pm.
Sunday brunch,
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Bahan Township
09 30609952
09 253710651
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emergency numbers
POLICE STATION : 199 /01549309
FIRE STATION : 191 / 01252011 / 01252022
AMBULANCE : 192
TOURIST SAFETY UNIT : 01642742 / 01549209
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