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Primordial main post office building, Yangon, Myanmar.
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There is no old post offices on Strand Road from a photo taken around this house. Primordial General Post Offices in Yangon, Myanmar. Rangoon's old train yard. Rangoon's old train yard. Found in Rangoon, Burma. Yangon - The Shwedagon-Botataung Tram c. at Dalhousie and Phayre Street (now Mahabandoola and Pansodan) with the Government Telegraph Offices in the spotlight.
The Smart & Mookerdum bookstore on Sule Pagoda Road. The bookstore was no longer upright, but a favorite of George Orwell. Smart & Mookerdum's The Burma Bokshop (circa Foto vom Smart &. Ancient dilapidated Bombay Burma Press in Rangoon. The Rangoon City Hall The loss in the fore is part of the Supreme Court buildings.
You will find the Pagoda Sule and the Parc on your lefthand side. Photo from the Curzon Collection, taken by Shwe Dagon Pagoda shrine, Yangon, taken by Watts and Skeen at Sule Pagoda in central Yangon. This first photo of Ananda taken by Linnaeus Tripe, then with the UK delegation at the court of Ava.
The New Rangoon Government House. This has wreaked havoc on a photo of Rangoon during the conflict.
Yangon will have more colorful houses as home owners realize that they can benefit from the heir.
Thein Aung, 70, and his wife and daughter left their derelict home on Metropolitan Yangon City. They emigrated from the Guangdong county of South China to Myanmar about a hundred years ago in quest of a better living and doing businesses in the then flourishing UK settlement formerly known as Burma.
Aung' s great-great-grandfather was a builder who earned enough to buy the home on 47th Avenue from an India Dealer. May Ping's ancestors opened a favorite China food place on Number 22. They are now living on22th and are renting it out to three foreign nationals who have divided it into three contemporary apartments.
Both the façade and the principal structural elements of the edifice have not been altered in accordance with historical monuments. The Aung' s people had little cash to renovate their home in the black years under the former army General Ne Win's former Soviet regimes (1962-88), followed by the sluggish years in which Myanmar was subject to financial penalties (1990-2010).
Founded in 2016, Doh Eain ("Our Home") has renovated 10 historic houses in the inner Yangon and is now working on his eleventh birthday. Roell, who came to Yangon in 2013 and worked for the European Union, "accidentally" came across the refurbishment and rental of historic houses. She was a new comer who had been looking for and renovating an old flat in Yangon town center - the former center of Yangon during the English Colonization.
Other indigenous homes then came to them for funding and advice, and Roell saw an occasion to help preserve the Yangon architecture at the base. Yangon, formerly known as Rangoon, was the capitol during the 1886-1948 war. Myanmar became independent and was still the center of politics until 2006, when the former strong general Than Shwe transferred the departments and authorities to Naypyidaw.
The Yangon handoff involved 189 government owned properties, many of them more than 100 years old. It was also susceptible to dismantling, decay or selling to business people who were not aware of or cared about its value and inheritance. It was feared that Yangon's legacies of architectonic treasure from the Colonies were destined to fail, although it was in remarkable good condition in the years of Ne Win's economical stagnancy and seclusion.
"The best keeper is supposed to be poor, so it was obviously the insulation that has kept many of the historic buildings," says Harry Wardill, Myanmar's regional manager of Turquoise Mountain. It is a UK charitable organization that has refurbished a Merchant Street facility and is now working at the former Ministry of Hotels and Tourism across from the Sule Pagoda.
But not the entire city centre of Yangon consists of historical monuments. Not least thanks to the pioneer work of the Yangon Cultural Trust, which was established in 2012 by Thant Myint-U (grandson of U Thant - a former UN secretary general of Burma), many cultural assets could be rescued from being demolished and are being re-invented as such.
The Doh Eain is not the only organization that has spent money on the renovation of Yangon's residential buildings. Roell's operations ensure that the initial Myanmar ownership retains full ownership of the real estate, which usually comes back under his full ownership after a five to ten-year rental agreement, so that Doh Eain can get back its investment and make a small return.
"We' re trying to tell these initial proprietors to stick to what they have because it will be more valuable," says Roell. Unfortunately, Doh Eain also offers facility maintenance service, which is missing in Yangon. "We have been here for five years and this is our fifth apartment," says Peter Witton, a British Hong Kong resident and CEO of Anthem Asia, an investing group that recently moved to the second storey of Thein Aung's refurbished home on 47 March.
In Yangon six years ago, after Myanmar initiated its policy and economical reform and most of the penalties against the land were lifted, the Yangon hotel, housing and offices were too expensive and generally shabby. For example, rent levels in the Sakura tower - then the only Yangon based global rental building - have risen from a record 110 US dollars per sqm ('10.22 per sqm) to an annual mean of 35 to 40 US dollars per sqm for similar area.
The area of offices in the town has increased from 80,000 sqm in 2013 to around 400,000 sqm today. The new Sule Squares and Junction Cities, in the center of the old town, have quickly been attracting renters because the area is now more accessible and comfortable, real estate advisors say.
It is good tidings for the tribal community to preserve old private homes in the historical city centres. Over the past few years, the development of a key commercial area in the centre of the old city has also led to a flood of cultural inheritance investment by Myanmar citizens interested in maintaining the train while serving the expanding international markets and the increasing prosperity of the population.
In 2015, for example, Htet Myet Oo established the Rangoon Teahouse in a renovated Pansodan Street facility that offers a large selection of culinary delicacies from Myanmar and, of course, teas. In 2016, Aung Khant Kyaw opened the Scott Hostel on Number 31 Street for those international travelers and business people who could not pay the exorbitant prices elsewhere.
Myanmar businessman Phyo Naing (Andy) first refurbished his flat in a dilapidated Merchant Street house to open the Willow Inn, a shelter. A seven-year student in the United States, Phyo Naing sees one of the city's greatest attractions in Yangon's historic complex.