Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Anuk Chopra: Junta Bunkers Down in Jungle Hideaway

Source: Scotsman

At first impression, Naypyidaw hardly feels like a city, but rather a series of eerie zones, carefully dispersed to isolate the different parts of the city from one another. Unlike the crumbling, colonial-era streets of Rangoon, Naypyidaw is quiet and desolate. Due to be completed by 2012, it is reminiscent of Russia's Potemkin villages, fake settlements built in the late 1700s to impress visiting dignitaries during the reign of Catherine II.

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