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Old 03-01-2014, 09:48 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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I think it's pretty safe a lot of tourist has done so to visit the temple city of Bagan and roam around Rangoon's Strand Road to adore it's colonial beauty, as far concerned none of them are harmed and the people are friendly too. Myanmar have loads of attractions that you can imagine and only the regime are holding it back, but lucky for you things are slowly changing for Myanmar. It's not as touristy as Thailand (yet) so the people don't generally see you as walking ATM.



Less impressive is to correct world lol and not very well maintained in some cities, the British built impressive buildings that pars with London itself compared to what Dutch build in Indonesia. I agree that the Dutch build beautiful buildings but as they built in Netherlands, they're small. In Jakarta the ex-headquarter of Nederlands Indische there are very little building that can par with those i posted in Rangoon and Bombay. (except it's cathedral which is an excellent architecture)

Its a shame that Indonesian government do not fully enforce itself to protect the Dutch heritage, without the Dutch, Indonesia wouldn't even exist! not that i am pro-colonial but there are good reasons why we as Indonesian should protect the heritages. If you enjoy colonial architecture you should try researching it yourself, there are loads of pretty Dutch mansions/Bungalow at Malang in an area called Mlebu Lawang, unlike Jakarta's Menteng neighborhood, Malang's colonial mansions are safe from mass destruction and ignorant rich fools who are abdominatingly are renovating the mansions in Menteng.

There are reason why Malang was called "Parijis van Oost Java"



Not by the quality of colonial buildings the British built in Singapore, the colonial building there are smaller by scale and less impressive.
Quality is certainly there. The Asian Civilisations Museum, Fullerton and of course Raffles Hotel, St. Andrew's Cathedral among others. Plus in terms of quantity throughout the city Singapore easily rivals Mumbai and probably beats Yangon.
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Old 03-01-2014, 10:00 AM
 
Location: Jakarta, Indonesia
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Quality is certainly there. The Asian Civilisations Museum, Fullerton and of course Raffles Hotel, St. Andrew's Cathedral among others. Plus in terms of quantity throughout the city Singapore easily rivals Mumbai and probably beats Yangon.
Many of the colonial structure in Singapore are rebuilt because they are destroyed in the past for development, that's not the case for Rangoon and even today many of these building are regularly repaired and renovated, some of the treasures are destroyed by unfortunate earthquakes. Such as this one:


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Government_House,_Rangoon

But yes there is a quality on the buildings of colonial structures in Singapore and i didn't say there isn't, such as the city hall's dome, a reminiscent of st Paul cathedral Cathedral in London and Raffles Hotel is absolutely stunning, but there are many colonial hotels that can easily match it. However i would still say Myanmar's building are far grander than many built in Singapore and it was even said (from Wiki) that during colonial times the infrastructure of Rangoon is almost par with London itself, maybe because Singapore was much a smaller city then in comparison of size of Rangoon and Singapore today and probably was much more important city. There are churches of quality too in Rangoon.

Holy Trinity Cathedral - Anglican


http://www.flickr.com/photos/95274948@N07/8684768753/

St Mary Cathedral - Catholic


St. Mary's Cathedral, Yangon | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

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Old 03-01-2014, 12:04 PM
 
Location: West Jakarta + Tangerang
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you are right, I live in Jakarta, I've been several times to the Kota tua.. there is building rundown buildings and stasiun kota also does not look good as well as the building of the roadside on the edge " dirty " but here I mean like a dutch heritage "Museum buildings, State Court ( istana negara ) , Cathedral, some office buildings still look cool ".
British heritage is so better buildings and magnificent .. while the Dutch have a smaller architecture there are even some that resemble houses.

01. State Court


02. Presidential Palace


03. Museum Fattahilah


04. Cathedral Jakarta
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Old 03-01-2014, 07:15 PM
 
Location: Jakarta, Indonesia
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1) 2nd pic is not jakarta dummy every Jakartans knows that, you sure you are local? lu aneh banged sih, umur lu brp emng?

2) Istana negara is the presidential palace not court, you are very clueless.

3) if you say

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I've been several times to the Kota tua
then why say

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I do not think so, the evidence in Jakarta all "Dutch colonial" heritage buildings so protected.
when obviously its not

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Old 03-01-2014, 07:57 PM
 
Location: University City, Philadelphia
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I have been to both Yangon and to Mumbai.

My vote goes to Mumbai.
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Old 03-01-2014, 08:19 PM
 
Location: West Jakarta + Tangerang
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1) 2nd pic is not jakarta dummy every Jakartans knows that, you sure you are local? lu aneh banged sih, umur lu brp emng?

2) Istana negara is the presidential palace not court, you are very clueless.
1. it is 1 Pic " Istana Bogor " president resting place, I admired the palace because a lot of deer in the palace courtyard. : Gw anak Jakarta kale , and gw tgl di JKT barat dekat ML. TA / C. Park. maksud loe aneh banget sih ? apa yg aneh ?? Ok .. gw msh sekolah. . and u anak mana ?

2. I was wrong in writing the word "court"
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Old 03-01-2014, 08:31 PM
 
Location: Jakarta, Indonesia
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1. it is 1 Pic " Istana Bogor " president resting place, I admired the palace because a lot of deer in the palace courtyard. : Gw anak Jakarta kale , and gw tgl di JKT barat dekat ML. TA / C. Park. maksud loe aneh banget sih ? apa yg aneh ?? Ok .. gw msh sekolah. . and u anak mana ?

2. I was wrong in writing the word "court"
Ohh pantesan ywda
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Old 03-05-2014, 11:38 PM
 
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Default which city deserves to be the London of Asia?

I think, Bombay, the fashion city with its charming credentials, is truly the London of Asia.
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