Tin Htoon

Brief Biography


  • U Tin Htoon (A60) is the brother of Saya U Tin U (C), Saya U Ba Than (M), Dr. Daw Win Hlaing, Daw Myint Thwe, Dr. Myo Tint, Saya U Myo Min (UCC), U Thaung Lwin (EC66) and Daw Cho Cho Hlaing.


  • U Tin Htoon matriculated from St. Paul’s High School in 1954.
    He earlier attended TTC Practicing School.
  • He was from the third batch of Architects produced by the Faculty of Engineering, Rangoon University.
    The first batch included Saya U Myo Myint Sein (Raymond Sein, A58).
    The second batch included Saya Dr. Lwin Aung (A59, Sayadaw) and U Bo Gyi (A59, Sayadaw).
  • He graduated in 1960 along with U Aung Kyee Myint and U Khin Maung Yin (Artist, Director, GBNF).

Brief Work History

  • U Bo Gyi (A59), U Tin Htoon (A60) and U Aung Kyee Myint (A60) founded “Architects Incorporated”.
  • They later joined PWD.
    U Tin Htoon was architect for the Bagan Thiripyitsaya Project.
  • He moved to Singapore.
    He helped with the Burmese Buddhist Temple Project.
  • He finally settled in Southern California.
  • For post-retirement, he is compiling several photo albums.

Rowing and Sailing

  • Some of the photos were provided by U Myo Myint (EC67, RUBC Gold) and U Linn Tun (Houston, son of U Tun Shein (RUBC Gold)).
  • U Tin Htoon was Captain of RUBC for the 1959-60 term.
  • He is an RUBC Gold. He represented RUBC in Inter-club events in Burma, India, Ceylon, and Hong Kong.
  • In the early days, he often rowed as No. (2) in the Coxed Fours and No. (4) in the Coxed Eights with U Tun Shein (Willie Saing) or James/Jimmy Saw Lwin as Timing Stroke. Later, he rowed mostly as Timing Stroke.
  • He won the Venables Bowl for Coxless Pairs with Dr. Harry Saing (Bow, GBNF) at the ARAE Regatta in Calcutta in 1958.
  • He won the Willingdon Trophy for Coxed Fours with Dr. Harry Saing (Bow, GBNF), Victor Htun Shein (No.(2), GBNF), Sunny Teng (No.(3)) and U Sein Htoon (Cox, M63) at the ARAE Regatta in Colombo in 1960.
  • He won the Silver Medal in Yachting at a SEAP Games with U Hla Khin (Navy).
  • In 1963, Sithu U Tin, U Po Zon and U Tin Htoon compiled the souvenir magazine for the 40th Anniversary of the founding of RUBC.
  • In 2013, U Tin Htoon, U Myo Myint, U Htaik San (Henry Kao), U Hla Min and team compiled the souvenir magazine for the 90th Anniversary of the founding of RUBC.

Sasana work

  • He co-founded Triple Gem Publications with U Harry Than Htut (Canada), Dr. Maung Maung Lwin (UK), Sayama Daw Tin Tin Myint (Emma, ChE70, Singapore) and U Htay Aung (Victor, EC80, Australia).
  • He volunteered for several Saya S N Goenka’s projects (in India and USA)
  • He helped several monasteries with the publications (e.g. Centennial)

Dr. Richard Yu Khin (Economist, SEAP Gold Medalist in Yachting) wrote :

Background information on Ko Tin Htoon. His elder sister Ruby [Dr. Daw Win Hlaing] was a close friend of my aunt. My mother [Dr. Daw Phay] was personal physician to his mother. Their family mansion was located on 17 acres in prestigious Windermere Road. Former RUBC Captains Ko Tin Htoon, Ko Tin Htut & Ko Tin Wa later joined Rangoon Sailing Club. All three of them presently reside in California.


Some of the RUBC Golden Rowers are now GBNF (Gone But Not Forgotten). They include :

  • Dr. Harry Saing (Htut Saing)
  • U San Maung (Gerald Sein)
  • U Victor Htun Shein
  • U Win Kyi

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