The “Drug Elimination Museum” in Yangon

One of the interesting sites that should be visited during a trip to Yangon is the Drug Elimination Museum.The Drug Elimination Museum

The solution: Mass Mobilization
The solution: Mass Mobilization

There are three floors of exhibits with an additional floor on top for officials that is closed to the public.

Touring upwards through each level is rather like following the process of drug therapy itself. The ground floor shows the transport routes and the war against drugs. The middle floor illustrates the consequences of drug addiction. The top floor shows vocational therapy through a variety of occupations and positive lifestyles.

Display of effects of drug abuse
Display of effects of drug abuse
Display of effects of drug abuse
Display of effects of drug abuse
Drug Treatment Activities display
Drug Treatment Activities display

A model of the rehabilitation centre (in northern Myanmar) is surrounded by pictures and paintings of vocational work activities.

Vocational Alternatives
Vocational Alternatives

A bee-keeping display shows a positive choice of career as an alternative to taking drugs.

Vocational Alternatives
Vocational Alternatives

A display case of animal vaccines shows how working as an animal health specialist could be a positive alternative to taking drugs.

Methamphetamine display
Methamphetamine display
Model of Traditional Values
Model of Traditional Values

Unfortunately some parts of the museum are poorly maintained and have fallen into disrepair. Some of the displays have been affected by water damage.

Poorly maintained facilities
Poorly maintained facilities
Model of substance destruction
Model of substance destruction

In this display the visitor is invited to press a button to activate the model that simulates the crushing of drugs by a bulldozer. When I pressed the button, nothing happened.

Participate in simulation of destroying drugs
Participate in simulation of destroying drugs
Warning about ingredients of drugs
Warning about ingredients of drugs
Light aircraft
Light aircraft
Lifesize model of a drug lab
Lifesize model of a drug lab
Remembering the battles
Remembering the battles

The Drug Elimination Museum is definitely worth a visit.

The Drug Elimination Museum
The Drug Elimination Museum

 

 

 

 

 

2 replies to “The “Drug Elimination Museum” in Yangon

  1. Was showing your post to my friend last night. We were in Yangon a few months ago but missed out on this one. Anyway, we made a pact to back sometime and check it out – looks fascinating!

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