The Myanmar Times
Sunday, 03 May 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Authorities keep eye on high-rises near Yangon landmarks

Yangon is growing taller by the day, but with all the construction there is also growing concern some of the city’s landmarks could be crowded out of the skyline.

 

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Take two for Tarmwe market

Tarmwe market will be rebuilt as a six-storey building this year, marking another attempt to move forward with a project that has floundered so far.

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Living near a place for exercise

Fitness is too easy to overlook in a modern Yangon lifestyle. There are not always as many facilities as one would like for daily exercise, and health can suffer as a result.

 

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Second phase launched for Golden City project

Golden City launched the second phase of sales for their ambitious project in Yankin township on January 31.

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Polo Club to compete as tallest building

Local conglomerate HSL Group has announced a large-scale project planned for East Race Course Road in Tarmwe township that could vie for the crown of Myanmar’s tallest building.

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Urbanisation rates increasing but behind regional countries

Myanmars' cities may be growing, but they have a relatively long way to go to catch up with urbanisation rates in some nearby countries, according to the World Bank.

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Donation made for Yangon’s future

Cities Development Initiative for Asia will contribute a grant of up to US$350,000 to support what it calls a “heritage-led regeneration initiative” in a pilot area in downtown Yangon.

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Wonderful penthouse with Shwedagon view

Shwedagon is Yangon’s main landmark, the centre the city revolves around. Catching a glimpse of the distinct golden structure is a highlight to Yangon living, though this glimpse is often too fleeting.

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