The future of the Secretariat

At over 100 years old, the splendid centrepiece of Yangon’s colonial heritage, the Secretariat, is a landmark beloved by locals. More than its aesthetic appeal and imposing size, the building holds a special significance for being the site of the 1947 assassination of General Bogyoke Aung San and eight other senior advisers. The Secretariat was […]

Restoration project reopens ‘best view in Yangon’

Through a doorway where colonial shoppers once flocked, up several flights of steps and a wrought-iron spiral staircase, there lies one of the most splendid sights in downtown Yangon, Myanmar’s biggest city. Gazing to the left from a panoramic roof terrace, almost within touching distance, is the top of the gleaming Sule Pagoda. Slightly beyond […]