History needs Help

Preservation advocates face uphill struggle to save colonial buildings amid the development boom in Myanmar’s biggest city. Settled between the green warehouses of Yangon’s Jetty Wharf, the historic colonial-era Keighley Street Goods Office of Burma Railways is in disrepair. Originally constructed in the 1880s with an attached rail line, the once-bustling depot was an important […]

Battle for Yangon

The race is on to save the grand old buildings of Yangon, Myanmar’s former capital. Now on the brink of crumbling, can they be restored in time? Squint a little and they are almost visible. The choleric soldiers in the uniform of empire, shining boots and brass buttons. The twirling women in flounces and frills. […]