Names

U Tin Htoon

Update : March 9, 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.

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.
  • Moved to Singapore.
    Helped with the Burmese Buddhist Temple Project.
  • 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)).
RUBC Captains
  • 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.

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.

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