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Yangon building's 'rebirth' points way for city's crumbling heritage

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The colonial-era building known simply as "491-501 Merchant Street" has just received a US$325,000 facelift, sprucing up its grand but crumbling edifice with the support of the community it houses.

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HOME to Buddhists, Christians, Hindus, Muslims and a collage of businesses that burst into life as Myanmar's largest city wakes up, the colonial-era building known simply as "491-501 Merchant Street" holds a mirror up to Yangon. It has also just received a US$325,000 facelift,

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