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U Tin Htoon

Update : May 8, 2020

Parents

  • U Chan Sein
  • Daw Cheng Kim

Siblings

  • 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)
  • Daw Cho Cho Hlaing

Studies

  • Attended TTC Practicing School.
  • Matriculated from St. Paul’s High School in 1954.
  • From the third batch of Architects produced by the Faculty of Engineering, Rangoon University.
  • Graduated in 1960 with U Aung Kyee Myint and U Khin Maung Yin.

Architect / Work Experience / Volunteer Work

  • U Bo Gyi (A59), U Tin Htoon (A60) and U Aung Kyee Myint (A60) founded “Architects Incorporated”.
  • They later joined PWD.
    U Bo Gyi designed the Mausoleum for Daw Khin Kyi. After retirement, U Bo Gyi became a monk.
    U Tin Htoon was architect for the Bagan Thiripyitsaya Project.
    U Aung Kyee Myint retired as Chief Architect.
  • Moved to Singapore.
    Helped with the Burmese Buddhist Temple Project.
  • Settled in Southern California.
    Co-founder, Goenka Vipassana Center
    Board member, Pariyatti Society
    Co-founder, Triple Gems Publication

Rowing and Sailing

  • Some photos were provided by U Myo Myint (EC67, RUBC Gold) and U Linn Tun (Houston, son of U Tun Shein (RUBC Gold)).
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RUBC Captains
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  • Captain of RUBC for the 1959-60 term.
  • RUBC Gold
  • Represented RUBC 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.
  • Won the Venables Bowl for Coxless Pairs with Dr. Harry Saing (Bow, GBNF) at the ARAE Regatta in Calcutta in 1958.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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Sasana work

  • 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).
  • Volunteered for several Saya S N Goenka’s projects (in India and USA)
  • 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.

Compiler of Magazines and Photo books

Magazines

  • Anniversary Magazines for selected organizations and monasteries
  • RUBC 40th Anniversary Issue with Sithu U Tin (GBNF) and U Po Zon (GBNF)
  • Chair, RUBC 90th Anniversary Issue
    U Myo Myint Vice-Chair
    Henry Kao (Htaik San) Secretary

Photo Books

  • One for his parents
  • One for his eldest brother (U Tin U’s 90th Birthday on August 3, 2019)
  • In Preparation : One for his second eldest brother (U Ba Than’s 90th Birthday on October 2, 2020)
  • Some for his immediate family
    Photos from Burma, Singapore, US and Trips
  • Major helper :
    Henry Kao (U Htaik San, Past Captain and Gold of RUBC) for the design and layout
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U Ba Than
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RUBC 90th Anniversary

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