Sunday, February 26, 2006

Capt Chan's photo presented to family

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YANGON, Jan. 10, 2006 - The late RUBC 1940 captain Chan Cheng Hock (2nd Row, 2nd from left) is seen together with the 1940 U Nyo Cup, Eights winners in this file photo taken at unknown date. The photo was presented to Chan's family at his home on Jan. 9, 2006, as a goodwill gesture of former RUBC members. The picture currently archived under the RUBC collection of Dr. Phone Win [Captain 1987], was retouched and enlarged before presenting it to Chan's family with the help of Yin Min Htay [Gold 1998]. (RUBC Photo)

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Sad News: Former Captain of RUBC passed away at Age 87

U Chan Cheng Hock (left) with is favorite contemporary Sayar Nyein at Chan's birthday celebrationon at his residence in Yangon, Dec. 25, 2005.

YANGON, Jan. 1 - The 1940 Captain of RUBC Chan Cheng Hock, 87, passed away on Sunday, January 1, 2006 at Asia Royal special clinic in Yangon, after suffering internal head injury caused by falling at his home two days earlier.

Chan passed away peacefully around 4:50 am Sunday, after going into coma late Saturday at his home in Thanlwin road, before he was taken in to Asia Royal clinic, according to family members.

The tested CT scan result after Chan's admission at the clinic Saturday night says there was an infarct in the inner part of the brain, believed to have caused by falling at his home on Dec. 29.

Chan was the last captain of RUBC before the WWII in 1940-41, when he led the 178 active members of the club, according the club's historical records.

Chan earned his first degree from the then Rangoon University and got the Barrister-at-Law from London after the WWII, before becoming a prominent Lawyer in Yangon.

Chan was survived by his three daughters - Daw Aye May, Daw Kyi Kyi Win and Daw Khin Tha Nwe, and his son, U Myit Toe.

His wife passed away a few years earlier in Yangon.

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

RUBC oarsmans reunion Dec '05

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YANGON, Dec. 19 - Young and old former RUBC members pose for a group photo during a rare reunion at Dr. Phone Win's (standing 4th from left) residence on Thanlwin road, Windermere in Yangon Sunday, Dec. 18, 2005. For the first time in seven years - young, old and not-too-old former members of the Rangoon Universities' Boat Club managed to get-together, at the sideline of Dr. Phone Win's [Captain 1987] private religious ceremony held in memory of his late father. Led by Phone Win, the younger members of Sunday's gatherers vowed to organize annual get-togethers. (RUBC Photo)




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YANGON, Dec. 19 - The 1940-41, RUBC Captain, Chan Cheng Hock gestures as he speaks at the rare reunion of former RUBC members in Yangon Sunday, Dec. 18, 2005. For the first time in seven years - young, old and not-too-old former members of the Rangoon Universities' Boat Club managed to get-together, at the sideline of another former RUBC Captain Dr. Phone Win's private religious ceremony, held at his residence in Thanlwin road, in memory of his late father. (RUBC Photo/Myat Thura)




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YANGON, Dec. 19 - The 1940-41, RUBC Captain, Chan Cheng Hock (Right) listens to 1953-54 Captain Mg Mg Than Tun as they chat during the rare reunion of former RUBC members in Yangon Sunday, Dec. 18, 2005. For the first time in seven years - young, old and not-too-old former members of the Rangoon Universities' Boat Club managed to get-together, at the sideline of another former RUBC Captain Dr. Phone Win's private religious ceremony, held at his residence in Thanlwin road, in memory of his late father. (RUBC Photo/Myat Thura)




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YANGON, Dec. 19 - Phone Win (standing Left) introduces Aung Moe Oo [Captain 1995] (standing Right) to Ko Tun Mra Gyaw [Gold 1982] (sitting center) as Tin Zaw Nyunt [Gold 1985] (Left) and Ko Ko Maung [Gold 1987] (sitting Right) looks on during a rare meeting of former RUBC members at Dr. Phone Win's (back row, 4th from left) residence on Thanlwin road, Windermere in Yangon Sunday, Dec. 18, 2005. (RUBC Photo/Myat Thura)




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YANGON, Dec. 19 - Phone Win (standing) listens to U Mg Mg Than Tun's (sitting Right) explaination about the oarmans of his time as Ko Ko Maung (sitting Left) looks on them during a rare meeting of former RUBC members at Dr. Phone Win's (back row, 4th from left) residence on Thanlwin road, Windermere in Yangon Sunday, Dec. 18, 2005. (RUBC Photo/Myat Thura)




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YANGON, Dec. 19 - Phone Win (Left), Dr. Nay Soe Maung [Gold 1979] (Center) and Ko Phyu Lin [Captain 1979] (Left) rejoices as they chat with other fellow RUBC oarsmans at Sunday's get-together. (RUBC Photo/Myat Thura)




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YANGON, Dec. 19 - From Left to Right - Phone Win, Phyu Lin, Aung Naing, Tin Zaw Nyunt, Ko Ko Maung, Nyan Yi [Gold 1992], Thein Win [1992], and Tun Mra Gyaw at Sunday's rare meeting of former RUBC members poses for photo Sunday get-together at Dr. Phone Win's residence on Thanlwin road, Windermere in Yangon. (RUBC Photo/Myat Thura)




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YANGON, Dec. 19 - Former RUBC members discussing ways to help the club, during Sunday's rare meeting at Phone Win's residence. Standing from left to right - Han Kyi, Yamin Htay Gold 1998], Than Htike [Gold 19..], ..., Bo Bo [Gold 1998], Ko Ko Chit Thway [Gold 1999], Aung Moe Oo [Captin 1995]. Sitting from L to R - Phone Win, Ko Phyu Lin, Nay Soe Maung, Ko Tun Mra Gyaw. (RUBC Photo/Myat Thura)




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YANGON, Dec. 19 - U Sein Htoon 1962-63 RUBC Captain at Sunday's gathering. (RUBC Photo/Myat Thura)

Monday, December 19, 2005

Rangoon Universities' Boat Club

Founded 1923

"ROW TILL YOU ARE DEAD"



Pull long and steady boys
Strange though it may seem
The hardest stroke won't send the boat
The swiftest down the stream.
If you wish to keep your boat afloat
And brave life's stormy weather,
You must not put your oar too deep
But always, "PULL TOGETHER"

Sir Arthur Eggar.