crumbling colonialism

Many of Downtown Yangon’s streets are lined with imposing old colonial buildings, but they’re almost all derelict, disused and surrounded by wild undergrowth.

The old post office:


City Hall (some parts still used)


Myanmar Port Authority Building:


The old bank – the ATMs are boarded up along the front. There are no ATMs in Myanmar, you have to bring all the cash you need with you and either change it at an exorbitant rate at the airport or on the black market, which I did last night:


Part of the huge former Immigration Office, which was also once the largest department store in Asia. Now surrounded by barbed wire and populated by squatters:


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