Yangon

Colonial-era buildings of Yangon, Myanmar – November 2016 (**Patreon Bonus Content**)

Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) was a British colony from 1824 until 1948 when it gained independence. It was then run under strict military rule for more than half a century until Htin Kyaw took office as the country’s first democratically elected leader in April 2016. Since gaining independence in 1948, virtually no conservation or repair work has been carried out on the numerous grand colonial-era buildings in the nation’s capital of Yangon (formerly Rangoon). Nearly all of these stunning…

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Explore #199: Happy World Theme Park, Yangon, Myanmar – November 2016

History (rewritten and abridged from here and here) The park opened in 1997 to great fanfare in a lavish ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by the great and powerful in Myanmar’s military dictatorship and even the Japanese ambassador, whose country supplied the rides. State media called the park “a recreation centre for the people”, with “world class… modern games”. Not to be confused with the other ‘Happy World’ park in Yangon which is still in operation, this Park closed under mysterious circumstances…

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