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Mongolia’s medical community open to providing care for transgender individuals

By Margaux Maxwell and Mathilde Michaud Mongolian transgender individuals say they are afraid to call on local health care providers for the medical procedures vital to their mental and physical health. Despite popular perception, the majority of the Mongolian medical community says they are willing to administer transition-related care. Many private hospitals possess the facilities [...]

August 1st, 2014 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Illegal vendors settle in at National Garden Park

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Trans. by L.NANDINTSETSEG Three years have passed since National Garden Park opened in Ulaanbaatar. National Garden Park has become one of the most popular places for residents to spend their free time, aside from the National Park of Rest and Culture and Zaisan Tolgoi. The number of visitors to National Garden Park has risen in [...]

July 29th, 2014 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Mongol-American Naadam: creating new culture

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Naadam festivals in the United States feature an American touch By MARGAUX MAXWELL and MATHILDE MICHAUD Borders haven’t kept Mongol-Americans from eating khuushuur and drinking airag. Mongol-American communities thrive from San Francisco to Washington D.C, where Mongolians paid homage to their roots during Naadam Festival celebrations in early July. But the 15,000 people of Mongolian [...]

July 24th, 2014 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Mongolia issues 2.36 trillion MNT in housing loans

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By B.KHASH-ERDENE This week the Central Bank of Mongolia released a May 2014 report on the annual eight percent interest housing loan issued by the government through commercial banks. The report said that in May 2014, a total of 112.3 billion MNT was issued to 2,084 borrowers through the housing loan program. The bank said [...]

July 24th, 2014 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Number of foreign visitors in Mongolia declines

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Trans. By L.Nandintsetseg The National Statistical Office (NSO) reports that Mongolia received 154,533 foreign visitors in the first half of this year, which is a decrease of 8.5 percent from last year’s data. However, the number of visitors from North Korea, the Russian Federation, Poland, and Taiwan are up 0.6 to 8.8 percent. In a [...]

July 24th, 2014 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Street food in Mongolia

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By Michelle Borok and Margaux Maxwell During Naadam, floods of families and individuals prepare fresh khuushuur (a meat-filled fried pastry) in tents, kiosks, stalls, and gers for locals and foreigners hoping to grab a tasty street snack while viewing the colorful display of Mongolian sport. But when the holiday fanfare dies down, ready-to-eat street food virtually [...]

July 18th, 2014 | Posted in Community | Read More »

The Origin of the Three Manly Games

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Naadam, which takes place from July 11th to 13th each year, literally translates to “games”. The festival is also known as eriingurvannaadam, or “the three manly games”. Naadam is the most widely watched festival among Mongols, and is believed to have existed for centuries in one form or another. The origins of Naadam goes back [...]

July 9th, 2014 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Naadam Bus Schedule

During Naadam, 841 buses and minibuses will operate. Five hundred and ninety-three buses will service 83 locations, 165 minibuses will serve 21 locations, and 10 buses and seven minibuses will service the festival’s campsite area. An additional 66 buses will operate in the city only during the Naadam holiday. From Dunjingarav Market, 10 buses will [...]

July 9th, 2014 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Hours of operation for UB businesses

Trans.by G.UCHRAL Department stores, markets, chain stores, and trade centers in UB will operate on a special schedule during Naadam. State Department Store will be open from 10:00 a.m to 8:00 p.m. on July 11 and 12. On July 13 its hypermarkets and supermarkets will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. It will [...]

July 9th, 2014 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Parking stickers required for vehicles during Naadam at Central Stadium and Khui Doloon Khudag

Trans. by NANDINTSETSEG The City Traffic Police Division will be distributing parking stickers for vehicles hoping to grab a spot at Central Stadium and Khui Doloon Khudag during Naadam, in order to control traffic during the busy holiday. Stickers can be collected from the police station of the user’s respective district. The types of stickers [...]

July 9th, 2014 | Posted in Community | Read More »

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