Category Archives: Armenians in Burma

Mr. A. C. Martin: a victim of a petty official in 1915

The name A.C. Martin means very little to people now, except for the handful of remaining descendants of the Armenian community living in Yangon today. If you have been to Yangon, Myanmar, you have walked past some of A. C … Continue reading

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We’ve Got The Power

  We’ve Got the Power sung by the Pointer Sisters (Michael Brooks/Bob Esty) I know the rules for foolish games They only fill a heart with pain We need a rest, a change of pace Come take my heart to … Continue reading

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One Quarter Armenian. One Hundred Per Cent Feisty

“I am a quarter Armenian but it’s the best part of me.” I first said this in Singapore where I was welcomed by the Armenians in Asia as they continued their historic tour with His Holiness Karekin II, the Supreme … Continue reading

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The Congregation

  In my last post I gave you a little bit of the history of the Armenian Church in Rangoon. After I visited and went home, I emailed the Yangon Heritage Trust to ask if the church could be put … Continue reading

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The Armenian Church in Rangoon

In one of my previous posts I talked about the trek of the great-aunts and the plaque erected in the church to honour them. One of the first things I researched after our trip to Burma was the history of the church, … Continue reading

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The Armenian Connection

  In my previous posts I have mentioned that my forbears were Armenian. How in the world did they end up in Burma? Most people have a hazy idea that there was an Armenian genocide during the First World War, … Continue reading

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