Blue Plaques Project
YHT is installing a system of commemorative Blue Plaques around Yangon to highlight significant historical buildings and renowned residents who contributed to the narrative of the city.
The plaques, in both Burmese and English, will draw attention to both the known and forgotten histories of the city, serving as a reminder for the city’s residents and providing interpretive signage for visitors. With their direct appeal to the public, the introduction of blue plaques will make Yangon’s rich history accessible to people of all ages and backgrounds.
The Royal Philips Corporation has partnered with YHT to honor key sites throughout Yangon by providing funding for historical research, manufacturing, and installation of the plaques. The first plaque was installed in mid-August, 2014 at City Hall. It was followed by three others.
Here is the list of heritage sites that have already been installed blue plaques.
22nd Blue Plaque (Carnivora House, Yangon Zoological Gardens)
23rd Blue Plaque (B.E.H.S 2, Dagon)
24th Blue Plaque (B.E.H.S 1, Lanmadaw)
25th Blue Plaque (Bo Aung Kyaw Street)
26th Blue Plaque (B.E.H.S 1, Pazundaung)
27th Blue Plaque (The Strand Hotel)