Occupying its current site since 1886, the Yangon school once known as St. Paul High turned out many of the leading figures of the colonial and post-independence periods.
The Central Telegraph Office in Yangon was completed by the British in 1917 and continued to play an important communications role under the Japanese and junta.
The building housing the Yangon Stock Exchange has twice seen its currency stocks destroyed and then hosted the military planners who destroyed the economy after 1962.
Over 80 years, the Government House went through an evolution of British colonial governors, presidents of Myanmar and eventual neglect until Ne Win had it demolished in 1978.
Rangoon’s Jubilee Hall, one of British Burma’s architectural landmarks, survived bombing raids and earthquakes, but fell to the socialist regime’s wrecking ball in 1985.
The Irrawaddy Flotilla Company dominated river trade during the colonial period from its headquarters on Strand Road, which is the Myanma Port Authority building today.
It is 137 years since the Bernard Free Library was established by British colonialists, becoming today’s National Library of Myanmar.
The Aung San Museum in Yangon is where the independence leader wrote his speeches and prepared the Panglong Agreement. Decisions made there continue to shape Myanmar.
The obelisk at Panglong in Shan State marks the place where Gen. Aung San and ethnic leaders signed the landmark agreement in 1947 to restore independence from Britain.
Yangon’s colonial-era General Post Office played a key role in opening the isolated former kingdom up to the rest of the world, despite wars and disruption.
It is 114 years since the opening of Yangon’s zoo, which is the oldest in Southeast Asia. The zoo has survived World War II and attempts to relocate it to the suburbs.
Today marks 72 years since the nation’s first prime minister, U Nu, laid the foundation of Independence Monument, a landmark symbolizing national sovereignty.