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MagazineJul 13, 2016
Sneaking into the Fukushima Exclusion Zone with Keow Wee Loong
We've posted stuff from inside the Fukushima Exclusion Zone before and it is always hard hitting and kind of weird to look at. In certain areas time has stood still for the last 5 years and the setting seems to be one from hit TV show The Walking Dead.
Malaysian photographer Keow Wee Loong managed to evade the security officers and found his way into the exclusion zone to take these snapshots of a tragedy that made life stand still.
Credit: Keow Wee Loong
Never seen before photo of the fukushima exclusion zone. When i enter the red zone, i can feel a burning sensation in my eyes and thick chemical smell in the air. before i went there the authority told me that i need a special permit to visit this town and it take 3-4 weeks to get the approval from the local council,, well too much bureaucracy bullshit for me..so i just sneak in the forest to avoid cops on the road ...AND IT WAS AMAZING !!!!!, I still remember what is like to only have a GPS and google map walking in the wood at 2am in the morning to get into the town of okuma,futaba and namie.
Have you ever wonder what is like in fukushima exclusion zone now ??? . to feel what is like to be the only person walking in the town when you have 100% full access to every shop and explore??. when i was young i always had a dream like this, If i’m alone in a supermarket i will eat all the chocolate up XD ....
everything is exactly where it is after the earthquake struck this town . the reident started to evacuate the town when tsunami warning came in ....hours later the fukushima daichi power plant exploded that lead to harmful radiation leaked.
The radiation level is still very high in the red zone. not many people seen this town for the last 5 years…is like it vanished ... i can find food,money,gold,laptop and other valuable in the red zone….I’m amaze that nobody looted this town clean. unlike chernobyl the entire town is been looted clean. this is the difference between chernobyl disaster and the fukushima disaster