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Translated from Rakhine Rahine Rakhine diction. Yangon, the capitol of Burma or Myanmar, before Naypyidaw or Nay Pyi Taw became the overtown. Yangon was the historic notation, written on the basis of the pronounciation of the city's autonomous name in the Rakhine rhymester.
The Burmese prefer the Yangon notation.
Restoration of the old Rangoon | SBS News
Are the old collonial houses in the former capitol abandoned for centuries, so can they be rescued and renovated before being demolished? Many of the beautiful Yangon properties, formerly known as Rangoon, have not yet been plundered by the development team because of decade-long insulation under warlordship. It is still possible to create pictures of bygone times on the roads of Yangon.
Known under the British Empire as Rangoon, the town still boasts impressive emperor's palaces in a scenery of gold coupons. Myanmar's economical stasis and isolating itself from the outside worlds unknowingly rescued the city's dramatic monumental colonies. Though much has decayed and run down, Yangon today has the biggest preserved collections of colorful architectural works in Southeast Asia.
This is the place where the Myanmar tribe learnt to be fashionable. What is in all these outbuildings? PRINCIPLE: These are administration bureaus, but they are often half empty and some are not used at all. The Yangon Heritage Trust was established by Thant Myint United.
PRINCIPLE: I think you can think, especially on these roads, that some of these houses can be restored and restored, have found a new outlooks. After years abroad, Thant came back to Myanmar. He has led the Myanmar administration to legislate to protect historical monuments and create a coherent city map.
WHITMYINT U: The hardest part is tearing down the structures. Now dilapidated, the property houses around 20 homes, several lawyers' practices, an arts museum and a guesthouse. As many other Yangon properties, they are owned by several different owners. In Yangon's new era, the destiny of the Yangon Palace is not known.
Hi, Cyrus, I'm Aela. Pleased to make your acquaintance, too. Thank you for bringing us here, what a beautiful place. The Cyrus Pun designer turns one of the city's most famous cultural monuments into a luxurious shop-restaurant. Cyrus, is it hard to make such a clean-up economic?
We' re looking at the high investments in this property over a longer period of time. In order to make the renovation as authentically as possible, he had engaged hereditary architect, who examined the initial colors and material of the build. The poorly-run renovation work poses an even greater danger to Yangon's historic structures than dozers, he said.
It does not ruin the legacy that is a long story and an important part of the town. A hundred years ago, kings, prominent people and performers came to the town by the riverbank. Yangon Red Cross has recently breathed new vitality into a contemporary nightclub known as The Union. Proprietor Nico Elliot says the legislation regulating overseas investments in Myanmar is still a little vague.
There are a whole bunch of folks here looking for possibilities, a bunch of discussions about it, but actually very little activity, because maybe there's still the chance. That makes a building like the Pegu Club, which belongs to the Ministry of Defence, a renovationist' dreams and a possible badhood. To be here awakens a feeling of romance and pale fame, but for some it is a memory of a past that Myanmar would rather overlook.
The restoration of old houses from settlement times is not a top concern for the country, which is making a new start. In the absence of esteem and resources, the Myanmar administration is compelled to look elsewhere for innovative ways to preserve monuments like this one. Situated in the centre of the town, the secretariat has remained mysterious for more than half a centurys.
The 120-year-old edifice, initially designed as the headquarters of the UK Government, covers almost 16 hectares of countryside - an area of the town. I think everyone saw the outside of the edifice. It' a miracle. Myanmar's secretariat has an important historic importance. Here the sovereignty of Great Britain was proclaimed and the first National Assembly was called in this edifice.
In 1947, the nationally famous Aung San was also murdered there, an incident that transformed the course of the country's ancestors. Aela Callan and the size of old Rangoon. There' s a Aela online diary with more about her thoughts about the evolving face of this town.
Now why are we using the name Myanmar instead of Burma?