Unlike Aung San Suu Kyi's personal residence on University Avenue, which has seen a noticeable external makeover in the form of heightened security and maintenance since her November 2010 release from house arrest, the party's Rangoon headquarters feels very much unchanged from recent years. Photos: Mizzima
Volunteers at the desk representing the NLD women's initiative. The ground floor of the NLD office is staffed by volunteers representing the party's various arms, including youth, social welfare and others. According to a youth representative, enlistment in Rangoon townships is up after the party determined to re-register late last year.
An adjoining, remodeled facility to the NLD central office serves as a lounge and upstairs residence.
A small kiosk in front of NLD headquarters on Shwegondaing Road in Rangoon does a steady business selling NLD memorabilia and souvenirs. Invariably, they depict Aung San Suu Kyi, her father and the party's fighting peacock symbol. Items for sale include T-shirts, mugs, keychains, stickers, flags, bags and an assortment of photographs.
A lawyer from the Irrawaddy Region volunteers his time at the NLD office, providing legal services for the less privileged. Many cases brought to his attention deal with the loss of land.