Train Around Yangon: Old, Slow, and Beats Traffic

YANGON, Myanmar — To ride Yangon’s charmingly decrepit Circle Line train is to ride through history. Built more than 60 years ago to connect rural suburbs and townships to the city’s commercial heart, its trains — some almost as old as the line itself — move nearly 100,000 people a day, in a slow, 28-mile […]

YHT publishes new plan to rejuvenate Yangon

The Yangon Heritage Trust (YHT) released on September 27 its new plan to rejuvenate Yangon by conserving its heritage sites and modernising its infrastructure to make it “Asia’s most livable city”. The plan includes maps, descriptions and opinions on preserving Yangon’s heritage places and strategies for long-term development. The plan includes 24 projects, including expanding […]

Public to Be Consulted on Plan to Save Yangon’s Heritage

YANGON — After nearly a year-long discussion and preparation, a proposed regulation to restrict land-use and protect heritage buildings in Myanmar’s former capital will have a public hearing on Tuesday, according to an architect involved in developing the plan. The zoning and land use strategy would govern the height of new buildings and delineate where […]