The construction of our restaurant started in December 2012 and took nearly two years. It's constructed in a traditional way by manual labour as you can see on the photos below.
The framework of the building consists of fourteen massive teak pillars and large teak beams to support the roof. The roof is covered with brown-painted roofing sheets in oriental roof tile design. The floor is laid with sandstone tiles.
The restaurant is built in an authentic Tazaung style (a Buddhist adoration hall or shrine pavilion). The two passageways through the red brick wall in the back are decorated like ancient Buddhist temple entrances. All the furniture is hand made of teak, hence they are a bit heavy. The restrooms, separated into male and female facilities, are equipped with Western-type flush toilets, urinals and washbasins.
Design draft of the tazaung style front side.
The last of the fourteen teak pillars is being erected. The thickest is 20" (51cm) in diameter.
Hoisting a teak tiebeam.
Bricklaying the arch above a passageway.
The two temple-style passageways under construction.
The ridgepiece is being placed.
The teak framework.
Covering the drainage ditch in front of the restaurant.
Placing the roof plates.
Painting the white ceiling of the kitchen.
The sandstone floor is laid.
Decorative bamboo mats are applied to the ceiling.
The furniture is hand made of teak.
Mounting the "7 Sisters Restaurant" signboard.
Blessings by Buddhist monks at the official opening of our restaurant.