Saya U San Tun

  • Also known as Sain Fone Wong
  • B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Rangoon in 1959.
    Passed with distinctions in all subjects.
    Awarded two Gold Medals.
  • At the convocation, he met Dorothy Tham (a female Gold Medalist from a different faculty; sister of Saya Kyi Kong Tham)
    They became friends, tied the knot and have two children.
    Dorothy is now GBNF.
  • Joined Mechanical Engineering Department as Assistant Lecturer
  • Awarded State Scholarship to study MSME at MIT.
  • Upon his return, he taught at BIT and also served as a Hall Tutor and EC member of the “Social and Reading Club” (see photo).
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  • Promoted to Lecturer in 1964.
  • Headed the Automobile Engineering Sub-department of the Mechanical Engineering
  • Relocated to California, USA in 1968.
  • From 1968 – 1974 he worked as a Contract Engineer, Cone Company, Burlingame, California
  • 1974 – 1999 Bechtel Corporation, San Francisco, California (Retired in August 1999 after 25 years service).
  • Served as President of BEA
  • Attended SPZP-2000 and RIT-related gatherings (including Retirees’ Lunch Gathering organized by Ko Maurice Chee).


Saya is the uncle of
(a) U Thein Zaw (Joe Chow, EC67, GBNF)’s spouse
(b) U Myint Lwin (Charles Cheah, Burma Judo Champion)’s spouse

Saya is related by marriage to
(a) Saya U Kyi Kong Tham
(b) Mother of Maurice Chee (M75)

Trips and Gatherings

  • Saya U San Tun accompanied Saya U Aung Khin on a trip to China where Saya U Kyaw Myint (Auto64) was working for UN.
  • Invited me to
    (a) his birthday party
    (b) his son’s wedding reception.
  • Saya attended BAPS gatherings and RIT-related gatherings in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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