People still live in this 10-acre abandoned theme park in Myanmar

People still live in this 10-acre abandoned theme park in Myanmar

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YANGON, Myanmar — In 1997 some of the most powerful men in Myanmar’s dictatorship gathered for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at a glitzy new theme park by Yangon’s city zoo.

Set in the then-capital, the park with its merry-go-rounds featuring brightly coloured ponies, a kiddies’ play hall and a games arcade, was probably not the most sinister project the notoriously brutal military rulers had ever cooked up.

In fact the generals seemed to hope it would help distract an isolated population from the realities of life under tyranny. State media branded the theme park a “recreation centre for the people” and boasted of “world class … modern games.” Read more…

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People still live in this 10-acre abandoned theme park in Myanmar