DVB spent a day with 11 year old mahout, Nga Sint, and his two Asian elephants, as he works all day to find enough food to feed the giant beasts and then uses them in ordination ceremonies.
“Independent Living” is Burma’s first radio programme that broadcasts to an audience of people living with disabilities and offers advice about how to live independently.
“Orphans of the Storm” is a documentary by Quicksilver Media that follows the plight of children orphaned by Cyclone Nargis, which struck six years ago today.
A Burmese film titled Satan’s Dancer will premiere concurrently in Singapore and Rangoon on 18 May for the first time.
Thousands of visitors from Rangoon and the Irrawaddy region head to Yankinthar beach to escape the summer heat – and it’s bringing unexpected job opportunities for the local farmers.
Rare and ancient artefacts from Burma will appear outside of the country for the first time ever, in an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.
Fishermen in Arakan State are being pushed out of their fishing grounds by bigger foreign commercial vessels. The fishing industry has grown unchecked and unregulated for 30 years and fish stocks have depleted significantly.
A campaign called, “Their Hands, Our Future” has been set up in Rangoon to raise awareness for children whose parents cannot afford to send them to school.
Whole families are working day and night in Rangoon’s logging ports, husking the bark from logs to sell as firewood.
Musmeah Yeshua is Burma’s last remaining synagogue, and it has found a new lease of life as one of Rangoon’s biggest tourist attractions.
Thousands of farmers in central Burma ‘s Magway division are selling their land and cattle to join the region’s oil rush.
A look back at 2013, an eventful year for Burma.
Burma’s poppy fields are the second main source of the world’s heroin and an increasing number of the country’s youth are becoming addicts.
Since the Burmese government started allowing new cars to be imported in 2011, many more taxis can be found on the streets of Rangoon. Htay Htay Win is a female taxi driver.
Farmers in Dalla township are forced to relocate after the Burmese military confiscated 500 acres of land to make way for a naval storage base.
For the first time ever a contestant from Burma took part in the annual Miss International Queen beauty pageant on 1 November. A total of 16 countries were represented in this battle of glittering tiaras which is highly popular every year at the Thai beach resort of Pattaya.
With the SEA Games on the horizon, traditional Burmese boxers are calling on the government to do more to promote the sport internationally.
In Rangoon, the high cost of living has forced more and more people onto the streets to beg – and increasingly many of them are elderly.
Burma sees more galleries open up as the art world catches on to its artists, with dozens now selling successfully.
The spires of Bagan have survived wars, earthquakes and centuries of tropical sun, but in recent years Burma’s ancient capital has faced a distinctly modern threat – scaffolding and cement.
Traditional lantern makers are going out of business as people flock to by factory-made lanterns ahead of Thadingyut festival.
Conservative ideals in a society where age is often valued over innovation mean that the country’s leaders are mostly seniors.
New import laws in Burma have led to a drop in car prices that has made cars affordable for ordinary people, but it is also putting former car dealers out of business.
Many displaced residents of the Meikhtila violence last March feel as though they have been forgotten.
Former child soldiers have to rely on non-government and international charities to get the care and rehabilitation they need to overcome physical and mental trauma, once they have been released from the army.