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Tin Htoon

Brief Biography

Siblings

  • 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.

Studies

  • 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.

GBNF

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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