The Secretariat Building, Yangon

The Secretariat (or Ministers Office) is without a doubt, one of my favourite buildings in Yangon. Built in the late 1800’s, it was home to the British administration of Burma and most notably, was where General Aung San (Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s father, considered the Founding father of modern Burma) was gunned down, along with 6 members of the pre independence government, as he presided over a cabinet meeting on July 19th 1947.

For the past 3 years guests have been able to visit the secretariat on July 19th, now a public holiday known as Martyrs day in memory of the shocking attack, the only day it is ever opened up to the public and I was lucky enough to be amongst this years visitors.

Sadly the weather was not in our favour and I made only the briefest of visits, owing to the pouring rain, but here are some photos of the interior

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  1. What a unique place to be able to visit! xo

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