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Reflecting and remembering: Aceh Tsunami Museum

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Entering the Aceh Tsunami Museum is full sensory experience. You walk through darkness, are sprayed with moisture, and hear the insistent sound of water coursing down the high walls that flank the long entrance.

It’s a portal designed to put you “inside the wave”and so transport you to the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami commemorated by this museum, which is also an educational center and is equipped to act as a disaster shelter in the case of another emergency.

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