In 1918, Lim Chin Tsong built a palace, a lavish residence in Rangoon near Kokkine Road and built at a cost of 2,220,000 rupees.The lavishly appointed murals at the residence were painted by Dod and Ernest Procter, English artists.
Lim was born on 28 October 1867 to Lim Soo Hean , a Chinese of Hokkien origin who migrated from Amoy (now Xiamen) to Burma in 1861. Lim was educated at English language schools and attended Rangoon College and St. Paul’s School (now BEHS No. 6 Botataung). He also spoke Chinese, but was not literate in the language.
The Shwedagon Pagoda officially named Shwedagon Zedi Daw and also known in English as the Great Dagon Pagoda and theGolden Pagoda, is a gilded pagoda and stupa 99 metres (325 ft) in height that is located in Yangon, Burma. The pagoda lies to the west of Kandawgyi Lake, on Singuttara Hill, thus dominating the skyline of the city. It is the most sacred Buddhist pagoda for the Burmese with relics of four past Buddhas enshrined within: the staff of Kakusandha, the water filter of Koṇāgamana, a piece of the robe of Kassapa and eight strands of hair from Gautama.
Bogyoke Aung San Market is a major bazaar located in Pabedan township in central Yangon, Myanmar. Known for its colonial architecture and inner cobblestone streets, the market is a major tourist destination, dominated by antique, Burmese handicraft and jewellery shops, art galleries, and clothing stores. Bogyoke Market is a popular black market location to exchange currency. The market also has a number of stores for local shoppers, selling medicine, foodstuffs, garments and foreign goods.
Yangon International Airportlocated in Mingaladon, at 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) north of downtown Yangon, is the primary international airport of Burma and the third largest airport in the country after Mandalay international airport and Nay Pyi Taw international airport. Once, it was regarded as the best and most modern airport in Southeast Asia.
Inya Lakeis the largest lake in Yangon, Burma (Myanmar), a popular recreational area for Yangonites, and a famous location for romance in popular culture. Located 6 mi (10 km) north of downtown Yangon, Inya Lake is bounded by Parami Road on the north, Pyay Road on the west, Inya Road on the southwest, University Avenue on the south, and Kaba Aye Pagoda Road on the east.