The Salay House in Salay, Myanmar, was built in 1906 and served as a warehouse and offices for the British-owned Irrawaddy Royal Trading Company. Photo: Handout

Back to Burma: How a couple is restoring Myanmar’s colonial past, brick by brick

Decades of neglect left a historic building in Myanmar at the mercy of Mother Nature, but broken gutters and a dilapidated roof were no match for Win Thida Khine and her husband, who have returned it to its former glory

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The Salay House in Salay, Myanmar, was built in 1906 and served as a warehouse and offices for the British-owned Irrawaddy Royal Trading Company. Photo: Handout
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Julian Ryall

Julian Ryall

Julian Ryall never expected to still be in Japan 24 years after he first arrived, but he quickly realised its advantages over his native London. He lives in Yokohama with his wife and children and writes for publications around the world.