Old Yangon

Ancient Yangon

The Yangon has the highest number of colonial buildings in all of Southeast Asia. This old business district by the river looks like it did a century ago. The Downtown Yangon is known for the highest number of colonial buildings in Southeast Asia. In an upcoming development project, the former building of the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism in Yangon is to be converted into a commercial centre. As you walk through the streets of Myanmar's former capital Yangon, you can easily conjure up images of days gone by from the beautiful old colonial buildings.

You see old Rangoon before too much is wasted.

Strand Hotel: Constructed in 1901 by the Sarkies Brethren, the Army hotelier, along the Yangon River esplanade, the iconic Yangon River is a good base for those who want to explore the Yangon architecture and cuisine. It remained open after being nationalised in the 1960s during Burma's Nazi era.

In the 1970s, when Tony Wheeler, the creator of London Planet Guide, lived here, the property was in a poor state. As Wheeler wrote: "By 11pm you'll probably feel quite alone in the lounging area[with] only the casual beach rats scurrying across the ground to keep you pampered.

" Then in 1990, a JV between the Myanmar authorities and the Indonesian lodger Adrian Zecha resulted in the renovation of the city. In less than an hours walk from the Strand Park you can explore a mix of structure and style from the UK-Colonies: the Strand Hotel: Yangon's concentration of survival Yangon is unique in Southeast Asia.

It' possible to go along Strand Street and the lower part of Pansodan Street without coming across a unique monument. Let's begin on the beach road: Former les commissaires de police de l'immeuble ehemaliges : There are plans to turn it into a motel. Yangon Région de Yangon Petites Causes Court an des Tigres volants et des bijoux Lucky Production vermietet.

It is planned to be a five-star resort with more than 240 rooms worth 50 million US dollars. Its working name is The State House Hôtel. "Failure by the federal administration to take legal recourse against those who sell the property will result in legal proceedings by our group. "Sai Khan Hlaing, a Flying Tiger Engineering manager, said that MIC had rented the facility for 50 years with the option of two 10-year renewals.

Court building (1927), customs house (1915) and port authority (1920). Now, we go back to Strand Rd and turn into Pansodan Rd: Here the officials once supervised the collecting of the income of the colonial rule from depleted water, salts, customs duty, railroads, post office, telegraph and large irrigations.

It was finished by a Hong Kong architect on the evening before the Yangon Second World War raid. Walk up Pansodan Street and you will reach the Sofaer's House on the Merchant Road curve. Created by Isaac Sofaer, a Baghdadese Jew who immigrated here, the edifice was a mixture of many different styles.

Were it not courageous enough for the visitor to step into one of the first electronical elevators in the town, they could climb curved stairs made of high-quality wood from high quality tea tree cut down in the jungle of Upper Burma," says Travel and Leisure. The Lokanat Gallery in a colorful boutique in Pansodan 62, Pansodan St. has been showing works by modern Myanmar artist for four years.

Pansodan intersects with Maha Bandulan Road: Peninsula Group, Hong Kong, was informed in May 2013 that it would convert the old facility into a 5-star hotel. Mitsubishi Corporation of Japan merged with Yoma Strategic Holdings in October 2013. It comprises four skyscraper tower blocks of glas and iron in a large compound linked to the brickwork tower.

In 1948-1962, this Viktorian edifice housing the House of Representatives was the place where Aung San, the prodemocracy leaders fathers Aung San Suu Kyi, was murdered in 1947. It has been open to the general population for more than half a centurys and few have ever seen it.

The secretariat was then given to a small business that wanted to turn it into a huge motel, causing a fierce scream from the people. Instead, the Anawmar Art Group received the rental contract for the property in 2012. It is their intention to transform the large buildings into a museum, gallery and culture-center.

However, the 400,000 sq. m. large structure is two third the dimensions of the Louvre in Paris, which shows that this scheme requires huge amounts of funds that are not currently available to the group. The High Court Building: It was the highest judicial residence during Britain's settlement.

The Myanmar Investment Commission is planning to let the High Court property to Tun Foundation Bank Ltd. for CZK 240 million per year. It is transformed into a permanent exhibition and a nationwide theater for Thabin (theatrical art) and puppetry is made. Buildings of Rowe & Co: Later, the main spire was the Myanmar administration's migration agency.

Now, the yade tycoon Zaw Zaw Zaw is planning his conversion into a luxurious city. Its name derives from General Maha Bandula, who was fighting the British. Here you will find the Monument of Sovereignty (Burmese independency from the British in 1948). York City Hall: You' ll see detail like the peacocks above the main entrance and burmesian art on the columns and attic.

The Fytche Square House, later: It is a three-storey brickwork and cement construction with a floor of tea-wood and stairwells. Also known as the Sharraz build. It is a three-storey structure made of bricks and plaster with wooden flooring and stairwells. U Nyunt extended his shop (Myanmar A Swe Company/Burma Favourite Company - the first Myanmar warehouse ) to this property in 1918.

The Myanmar Investment Commission has now pronounced that the project will be put out to public procurement. Domestic and international businesses were asked to place bids on the site and transform it into a long-term rented motel. -Yangon Railway Station: Yangon Central Station was originally constructed in 1877, but was demolished during World War II and reconstructed in Burma's historic architectural styles between 1947 and 1954.

Yangon's architectonic legacy of the nineteenth centuries is now recorded in a volume by the Association of Myanmar Architects: Thirty Yangon cultural heirlooms. The Pegu Club: The Pegu Clube, where UK officials once drank gingerbread with limes (Pegu Cocktail), was the most renowned men's team in Burma and the birth place of Pegu cocktails.

Built in 1882, the Victorian-style house is made of tea wood. In 1889 he stayed here for an evenings and was encouraged to compose the poetry "Mandalay" after hearing the reports of UK officials. "There are two-story clubs and adjacent former residential buildings that you can walk through - usually nobody stops you - although some parts of them are nailed up.

But be careful: One of the stairs in the lounge and parts of the veranda border on "unsafe" memos from yangonite.com. "Obviously the house is dilapidated and cries for refurbishment, but it hasn't been totally ignored," remarks irrawaddy.org. Have a look at Pegu Clubs Galerie by Andreas Sigurdsson, Image by Jacques Maudy and Image by Andrew Rowat and Image by CiSmith.

A great photo book about Yangon's Heritage was released by Jacques meudy and Jimi Casaccia and can be ordered here: Çangon a City to Rescue.

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