A zoning and land-use plan to protect heritage buildings and Yangon’s most important religious site, Shwedagon Pagoda, remains locked in endless rounds of discussions more than a year after the laws were proposed.
Coming in at a total 3600 square feet, this large, fully furnished home on Airport Avenue Road may be a little far from downtown, but what you sacrifice in location, you gain in beautiful space, modern decor and a quiet and serene environment.
The house was perfect.
Artfully revamped, the colonial villa emerged from lilting greenery on the large estate. The rent was high – about US$2500 per month – and the landlord was happy to make a quick deal provided he was paid 12 months’ rent up-front.
A delegation from the United Nations Human Settlements Programme wrapped up its visit to Yangon and Nay Pyi Taw last week with a vow to assist the government as it grapples with the problems and opportunities afforded by the nation’s rapid urbanisation.