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The old Royal Hotel at 619 Merchant Street between Brooking Street and 42nd Street (now the Gamon Pwint shopping centre between Bogalay-zay St and 42st). It was once considered the best in Rangoon together with the Strand and Minto Mansions. At least the building is still standing.

The old Royal Hotel at 619 Merchant Street between Brooking Street and

The Balthazar building on Bank Street, now owned by the Ministry of Rural Development, Livestock and Fisheries.  The building was built in 1905 and was owned for many decades by the Armenian Balthazar family who emigrated to Burma in the 1860s (the Armenians have been an important community in Burma since the 1600s). The building once housed the offices of several companies, including Siemans, as well as law offices.

The Balthazar building on Bank Street, now owned by the Ministry of Rural…

Impressive Old British Colonial Building Dilapidating Yangon Burma

Impressive Old British Colonial Building Dilapidating Yangon Burma

Former Myanmar Railway Headquarters; A Colonial Building in Yangon

Former railway office - colonial building in Yangon - Myanmar (Burma) 4

Rangoon Government House4 - Government House, Rangoon - Wikipedia, the free…

Rangoon Government - Government House, Rangoon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Burma: The fight to save Yangon's crumbling colonial buildings

Burma: The fight to save Yangon's crumbling colonial buildings

A walking tour around Myanmar's largest city reveals the histories of the city's beautiful but dilapidated buildings

The New Law Courts in Rangoon.  This impressive building isn’t far from the older High Court offices. Its colonnaded exterior was design to keep the sun from penetrating too far into the offices during the heat of the Burmese day. It’s a very solid and striking building rather similar to the Fullerton Hotel (once a Post Office) in Singapore. You can find a plaque dedicating the building to the former British governor of Burma, Sir Harcourt Butler, who was rather popular locally.

The New Law Courts in Rangoon. This impressive building isn’t far from the older High Court offices. Its colonnaded exterior was design to keep the sun from penetrating too far into the offices during the heat of the Burmese day. It’s a very solid and striking building rather similar to the Fullerton Hotel (once a Post Office) in Singapore. You can find a plaque dedicating the building to the former British governor of Burma, Sir Harcourt Butler, who was rather popular locally.

City Hall - Yangon, Myanmar. A beautiful colonial building...there are many of these in Myanmar.

Myanmar, Yangon, old British colonial building now the city Hall

This week in 1942: the 55th Division of the Japanese 15th Army under General Shojiro Iida invade Burma, crossing the border from Thailand and seizing Moulmein by the end of January.. Japan's principal aim was to cut the Allied supply line from Rangoon to Chiang Kai-shek's China ("The Burma Road"). Over 500,000 Japanese, Chinese, American, British, Indian, Gurkha and Burmese soldiers would die or be severely wounded in Burma (and at Imphal and Kohima) over the next three and half years.

This week in the Division of the Japanese Army under General Shojiro Iida invade Burma, crossing the border from Thailand and seizing Moulmein by the end of January. Japan's principal aim was to cut the Allied supply line from Rangoon to

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