Court deals blow against man who claims to own the Tourist Burma Building

A court dealt a blow on Friday to a man who claims to be the rightful owner of a historic building in downtown Yangon, rejecting his request to make the local government a defendant in the case. Bilal Ayub Munnee, who says his great grandfather was the building’s original owner, wanted Yangon’s government to share […]

Life Restored to a Heritage Landmark in Yangon

YANGON—The Tourist Burma Building—built in 1905—has been renovated by heritage and craft non-profit organization Turquoise Mountain in conjunction with the Yangon regional government and is set to open its doors to the public in mid-July. Standing on a prominent corner of downtown Yangon next to Sule Pagoda and overlooking Mahabandoola Park, the three-story structure has […]

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 […]