Hla Min


Update : November 14, 2022

You are an oldie if you have used the following:

  • slates
  • blackboard and chalk
  • exercise books
  • slide rules
  • typewriters
  • rotary phones
  • punched paper tape
  • punched card
  • floppy disks
  • vinyl records

Some are on display in museums and at vintage fairs.


During our school days, SPHS has its own book shop.

Later, we bought books from Ava House and the RIT Book shop. The official exchange rate was five kyats to a US Dollar. For books, the price was converted using six kyats to a Dollar.

Exercise Books

The exercise books are available in different sizes. They typically range from 40 pages to 200 pages.

An exercise book with 80 pages costs around 50 pyas retail.

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The exercise book brought over to the US by Ko Benny Tan (M70) shows

  • the badges of the Universities and Institutes under the then New Education System
  • the badge of Trade Corporation (9) Rangoon
  • Ko Benny’s other names
  • subject name.

Inside the book is the calligraphy of Angelina Tan (his personal copier and sweet heart.)

The exercise book was put on display at SPZP-2000.

Ko Benny was a Golden Sponsor, designer of mementos and co-Chair of the Working Committee for SPZP-2000.

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