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Tsagaan Sar Food Drive Challenge feeds 80 families in UB

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By Michelle Borok Like the people of many cultures around the world, Mongolians show their hospitality and appreciation for the people in their lives with food. There are numerous traditions in Mongolian culture surrounding the serving, offering, and receipt of food and drink, and each of them reminds us of the gift of being able to [...]

February 8th, 2016 | Posted in Community | Read More »

What awaits in the Year of the Monkey?

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By B.DULGUUN The Year of the Monkey will start on February 9 in Mongolia. Mongolian astrologers have named the Year of the Monkey “Evil Face”. We spoke with D.Tsogtbaatar, astrologer of Gandantegchinlen Monastery, to learn more about what fortunes lie ahead in the Year of the Monkey, and how it received its ominous name. As [...]

February 8th, 2016 | Posted in Community,Domestic,Онцлох мэдээлэл | Read More »

International Speaker explores cultures with school children

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By B.ICHINKHORLOO On a frosty Wednesday morning in February, inside the old grey brick building of School No.41 in Yarmag, Khan-Uul District, the staff and children offered a warm and friendly welcome to me. It was -18 degree Celsius outside, but the first floor of the school was filled with the wonderful aroma emanating from [...]

February 5th, 2016 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Schedule for trade centers and public service organizations during Tsagaan Sar

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Trade centers and public service organizations will work in the following schedule during the Tsagaan Sar holiday: Grocery markets»Grocery stores will work from 9:00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m. on February 8; will be closed on February 9, 10 and 11; and resumes to regular operation from February 12. NOMIN chain stores»All chain stores of Nomin [...]

February 5th, 2016 | Posted in Community | Read More »

J.Gonchigsuren: The Year of the Monkey will be a harsh year for children and the elderly

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Trans. by B.DAVAASUREN The following is an interview with Khambo lama of Tuvdenpeljeelin Monastery and astrologer J.Gonchigsuren about how the Year of the Monkey will turn out for Mongolians. Last year was the Year of the Galzuuruulagch (maddening) Wooden Sheep. This coming lunar year is the Year of the Muu-nuurt (evil-faced) Monkey. What does “muu-nuurt” [...]

February 3rd, 2016 | Posted in Arts & Culture,Community | Read More »

Mongolia to offer more mortgage products

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Trans. by B.DULGUUN The government has begun to discuss commercial property mortgages and rent-to-own apartments. The mortgage market can’t be limited to merely the housing loan with eight percent interest rate because rental apartments are also considered a mortgage product. As the economy of Mongolia expands, new services that are already established in developed countries [...]

February 3rd, 2016 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Traders say new automall is inadequate and cold

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Trans. by M.OYUNGEREL This winter is especially cold and harsh compared to recent years’. Temperatures are reaching -20 to -30 degrees Celsius in Ulaanbaatar, and temperatures near the Auto Checkpoint at Auto Mall is reaching -47 degrees Celsius. I went to Auto Mall, in the 32nd khoroo of Songinokhairkhan District, last Saturday to learn about [...]

January 29th, 2016 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Over 40 activities planned to attract tourists in 2016

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By B.DAVAASUREN The National Statistics Office reported that the number of foreign tourists that visited Mongolia reached 317,000 as of September 2015, which is a 0.4 percent increase compared to the previous year. Experts underlined the need to improve the overall quality of products and services in the tourism industry to attract more tourists. The [...]

January 27th, 2016 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Khan-Uul residents form a Facebook group to tackle district maintenance issues

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Trans. by S.ENKHBILGUUN In recent years, the people of Mongolia have been increasingly relying on social media to unite against a common cause. A Facebook group for Khan-Uul District residents recently studied how housing maintenance and utility organizations are embezzling money from apartment bills. The founder of the Facebook group, B.Munkhtselmeg, answered questions about their [...]

January 22nd, 2016 | Posted in Community,Opinion | Read More »

Big dairy product sale to kick-off at Sukhbaatar Square

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By B.DULGUUN A large sale for dairy products and meat will be organized at Chinggis Square from January 27 to February 8 with support from the Ulaanbaatar Mayor. Other dairy product exhibitions will be held in different locations throughout the capital. The Ulaanbaatar Mayor has ordered every district mayor to determine time and date of exhibitions [...]

January 20th, 2016 | Posted in Community | Read More »

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