Some people have the craziest ideas and what is funny is the fact that they put them into practice. Check out these 5 weird Asian businesses, maybe you’ll get some inspiration.
#1 Fresh Air in a Can
Some people love their soda or beer in a can, while Chinese seem to have an increasing desire for none other than fresh air. In January 2013 a Chinese millionaire reinvented his business when he started to sell to people living in Beijing, fresh air in a can. A can of fresh air cost 3 dollars and the entrepreneur says that the air is taken from rural regions of China where the air is still unpolluted and fresh. Still the money gained in this unique and weird Asian business will be entirely donated to poor people.
#2 Square Watermelons
Do you think watermelons are just simple fruits and besides their delicious taste they have nothing more to attract you with? How about square watermelons? The next weird Asian business is that of courageous farmers from Southern Japanese region of Zentsuji who grow square watermelons. It seems that their form is much more appropriate for easy storage in the refrigerators of the stores which sell them.
#3 Poop Coffee
Do you love coffee? Who doesn’t, right? Maybe you’ll think again after reading about the Indonesian brand which is the world’s most expensive coffee brand. Kopi Luwak is made from the beans of coffee berries that are eaten by the Asian Palm Civet and, afterwards, defecated.
#4 Funeral Striptease
According to a documentary by anthropologist Mark L. Moskowitz, the funeral stripper concept began around 25 years ago, when the Taiwanese mafia took over the funeral business in Taiwan. The strippers are usually hired because the deceased enjoyed watching them while he was alive.
#5 Fashionable Face Masks
Air pollution is worsening in China, so people are more and more faced with the necessity of wearing face masks. So, why wouldn’t those things be fashionable? Some enterprising people, who decided to marry ‘fashion’ with utility has come up with these ‘fashionable’, colorful and funny face masks; useful, but still weird Asian business.
What weird product or service would you buy?
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