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Yangon's historic Pegu Club comes back to the future

Multimillion-dollar restoration evokes a grander era in Myanmar

A colonial-era postcard of the Pegu Club

YANGON -- When the British poet and novelist Rudyard Kipling visited Rangoon for a single night in 1889 he spent the evening in the Pegu Club, listening to tales of war from British officers suppressing local resistance in the aftermath of the Third Anglo-Burmese war, a brief conflict in late 1885.

Rangoon, then the capital of British colonial Burma, is now known as Yangon, and is no longer the capital of Burma, now called Myanmar, following the government's move to Naypyitaw in 2005. But the almost-forgotten Pegu Club, named for the Burmese town now known as Bago, is back in business after a multimillion-dollar renovation that ended half a century of closure and decay.

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