Monday, April 21, 2008

Disaster Prevention Centre

Today i went to an interesting place called HonJyou BoSaiKan - translated to english means "Disaster Prevention Centre".

Its is a one-of-a-kind museum/science centre where they teach you how to tackle emergency situations, such as fire, earthquate, typhoon etc.

There were life simulations of the various disasters. For instance, for the typhoon simulation, they make you wear raincoats and stand in an enclosed room. Thereafter, they turn on the strong wind and rain simulation in the room to let u have a feel of how strong a typhoon can be. Of course, they also teach you how to protect yourself by keeping your body low and heading against the wind.

In the smoke-room simulation, you are supposed to keep low, cover your mouth(to reduce intake of smoke) and look for the nearest exit by touching the walls.

But... here we are, playing in the smoke room, and taking photos. haha

Tutorials to teach you how to use the fire extinguisher and do CPR...

They even have a life TV simulation to guide you to call the emergency police/ambulence hotline!!

This was the most fun simulation: After having watched a 4D show on earthquake disaster, we were brought to this simulation where they actually put you in a "room" and shake it at an intensity of abt 6-7 on the Richter Scale.

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