With the Secretariat open to the public on Martyrs’ Day, The Irrawaddy revisits this feature from August, 2016 on hopes for the historic building.
‘It is not easy to get attention from the world,’ says preservationist Nyo Ko Naing. ‘So it’s like Katha won the lottery.’
Two temples suffer partial collapse after rainwater seeps into cracks caused by the Aug. 24 earthquake, say government archaeologists.
The Rangoon Division government has formed a board of trustees to manage renovations on one of Burma’s most famous colonial buildings, the Secretariat.
Yangon Heritage Trust reveals its conservation strategy for Rangoon and says the city is “at a tipping point” and that without action there will be a terrible loss of cultural
The residence of Burma’s first president Sao Shwe Thaike will be turned into a heritage tourist site, according to hotels and tourism minister U Ohn Maung.
Unesco surveys damage to 187 historic temples in Bagan, amid concerns that premature efforts to clear debris may disturb artifacts and hamper restoration.