- 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).
- 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.