At the southern end of the town centre is the British-era jail, which is still in use. North of the centre, on the east side of 5th Street, is the former British Club, which was central to Burmese Days. It now functions as an association office and is closed to the public, but the Tennis Club beside it is still active. Further north on 5th Street is the District Commissioner’s House, a large brick and wood building, and close by is the red half-timbered Police Commissioner’s House where Orwell lived, which is still used by the police today.

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