A Malaysian photographer claims to have snuck past authorities in Fukushima, Japan, for a rare look at the uninhabited city that five years ago suffered a devastating nuclear meltdown.

Keow Wee Loong, who lives in Bangkok, said on Facebook that he “snuck through the forest” to avoid the police, so he could visit empty stores and houses “frozen in time” after residents fled the area when a nuclear power plant was hit by a tsunami following a magnitude 9.0 earthquake on March 11, 2011.

In his Facebook album, he shows pictures of a Family Mart store with goods still scattered on the ground, after the huge earthquake hit. A deserted laundromat still has clothes in the dryers. Read more…

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Malaysian man claims he snuck into Fukushima radiation zone for pictures