The Myanmar Times
Wednesday, 03 September 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Fears of a flight path overblown

When a well-meaning Yangonite says they live near the Yangon International Airport, House of the Week shudders a little.

 

 

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Blue plaques to mark Yangon’s heritage

Yangon City Hall is the first building to receive a blue plaque from Yangon Heritage Trust (YHT) marking its historical importance.

 

 

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Lots of good reasons to live downtown

Living downtown has its perks. For one thing, it is a joy to be able to walk to places instead of being stuck in a taxi or on a bus. There is a lot happening downtown as well, with new restaurants and galleries and other diversions opening all the time.

 

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Green plans sprung for parks

Thakhin Mya park first opened on Union Day – February 12 – in 1989. Since then, its six acres in Ahlone township have been gently neglected.

 

 

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Ignore contracts for construction at your peril

U Mg Mg’s problem is too common to many of Yangon’s would-be condominium unit owners. He signed a contract a couple years ago to purchase a unit in a building in Mingalar Taung Nyunt township where construction shows no signs of beginning.

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Marga makes case for foreign expertise

Yangon is rapidly attracting investment in large-scale construction projects, with the face of the city quickly changing.

 

 

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Surmountable decorating choices part of the Yangon deal

The blue carpet in the dining room first caught House of the Week’s eye. Variations of parquet and tile often dominate the floors in Yangon homes, but the carpet certainly added a different hue to the room.

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Fair-cost housing sold

Secondary market grows for low-income housing, despite government restrictions.

 

 

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