Saving Yangon's Precious Colonial Buildings

Although they stand as a daily reminder to a time when the sun never set on the British Empire, the legions of colonial-era buildings in Yangon, formerly Rangoon, have suffered from neglect and mismanagement for more than 50 years. But last week the crumbling collection of architectural treasures, which represent the largest remaining stock of such buildings in Southeast Asia, were offered a glimpse of a possible salvation through the formation of an NGO aimed at preserving them – with the approval of President U Thein Sein.

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