‘Grand Bazaar’ at Yangon’s Secretariat Postponed Following Public Outcry

YANGON — A controversial plan to host a “grand bazaar” at one of Myanmar’s most historic buildings to promote ties with the United States has been “postponed indefinitely” following public criticism that the event would disgrace the site. The two-day “NightFest at Yangon’s Secretariat,” scheduled for Monday and Tuesday, was slated to showcase Californian and […]

Myanmar to preserve buildings of the British Raj

A flurry of interest in preserving Myanmar’s colonial-era architecture has won the support of the government, highlighting both the lure of foreign investment and a readiness to reconnect with its past. Before it was subjected to more than 40 years of military rule, Yangon was a cosmopolitan port city and one of the great trading […]