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The Community Collective Myanmar project

The Community Collec
The Community Collec 13:52 20/Nov/15

Hey there good people of the Internet.

We are currently out in Myanmar working with the guys at Make Life Skate Life to build Yangon's first free-use community skatepark.
Will be posting some progress shots and reptile selfies up here every now and then for anyone who's interested.

The Community Collec
The Community Collec 13:56 20/Nov/15

MLB>KLP>YGN. Racking up those frequent flyers.

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The Community Collec
The Community Collec 14:00 20/Nov/15

Went straight to checking out the site, a small park near downtown Yangon.

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The Community Collec
The Community Collec 14:03 20/Nov/15

We were a little nervous about pulling out all the gym equipment in fear of retaliation from local body builders so thought we best get training.

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The Community Collec
The Community Collec 14:05 20/Nov/15

Local tree surgeons going to work

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The Community Collec
The Community Collec 14:06 20/Nov/15

Shoes optional

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The Community Collec
The Community Collec 14:12 20/Nov/15

Although the government had given us permission to build on the land the local council and elders hadn't gotten the memo and weren't too happy about a bunch of white guys coming in and messing up their park. After a few days of meetings with the elders we got the go ahead and full support.

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The Community Collec
The Community Collec 14:16 20/Nov/15

Logistical nightmare #436

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The Community Collec
The Community Collec 14:17 20/Nov/15

Got some signs made up to inform people of the project. We legit.

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The Community Collec
The Community Collec 14:20 20/Nov/15

Home boy rocked up with his board eager to hit the park.

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The Community Collec
The Community Collec 14:21 20/Nov/15

Rob D came by the site to check on progress

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The Community Collec
The Community Collec 14:24 20/Nov/15

One of the few good skate spots in Yangon.

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The Community Collec
The Community Collec 14:30 20/Nov/15

The park backs on to a main road so we had to wait till midnight for traffic to die down to get a shipping container delivered to act as storage. We couldn't get a crane in to move it so they brought a fork lift instead.

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The Community Collec
The Community Collec 14:33 20/Nov/15

2 hours later at 2am we finally got her in place by balancing the container on the small forks and riding it up a sketchy mud bank

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The Community Collec
The Community Collec 14:38 20/Nov/15

Went for a bit of a cruise the next day over the river to scope out the area.


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