Residents demand pay for new Yangon bridge

Sampan operators and homeowners who have been asked to make way for a new bridge that will link downtown Yangon to a huge new development to the southwest of the city are demanding hundreds of millions of kyat in compensation. The groundbreaking ceremony for the controversial Southwest New City is scheduled for March 27, with construction to follow as fast […]

Historic Rowe & Co building lives on with a new purpose

Yangon Heritage Trust is touting a building owned by AYA Bank as a fine example of historical repurposing, awarding it a blue plaque to mark its historical designation on September 25. The building at the corner of Mahabandoola Road and Mahabandoola Garden Street next to Yangon City Hall was formerly the location of prominent department […]