Like on another planet.
Culture of Asia for Europeans always seemed something forbidden and mysterious, and local habits and traditions can amuse, amaze and even scare. That is why many familiar at first glance, things get unusual pieces, which are crazy Europeans.
1. Sleeping in IKEA
Visitors to the IKEA stores in China, of them feel like home. Many of them come in the first hours after opening and remain in the sales area until the evening. And the visitors feel very relaxed: they eat, sleep and read books. It is worth noting that a few of the permanent “residents” IKEA goes out with a purchase, but store policy does not allow you to drive out potential buyers. The company’s management strongly believes that sooner or later people will want to buy their favorite sofa or bed.
2. The names of the shops
The Chinese are known worldwide for its counterfeits of famous brands. Moreover, in China there are whole streets of shops with names the best known companies and apps such as Google Play Market, WhatsApp, Apple and so on. But the funny thing is that are sold at these points the usual stuff, and of dubious quality.
3. Pools for legs
In the Japanese city of Izu is possible to meet such public waters with shops. The locals love to relax there with his feet in the warm water, which is heated regularly.
4. Chips with taste of cherry
Perhaps, Asia is the only country where they make the strangest sweets and snacks. Here you can try the chips with taste of cherry or blueberry, Doshirak with the taste of chips, Kit-Kat flavored potatoes and more.
5. Toilet Slippers
The Japanese really appreciate the cleanliness of their homes. Not surprisingly, before visiting the toilet decided to change into special toilet Slippers.
6. The bench is heated
Developed Asian countries care about their residents. At stops equipped with special heated benches, so people didn’t freeze waiting for the bus.
7. Holder for child
In Asia a lot of attention is paid to the subject of toilet. For young mothers in the booths install special stands where you can put the baby to safely go to the toilet. To some it may seem trivial and stupid, but every woman who has ever visited the toilet with the child, making this idea highly.
8. Against the gum
Going to visit Singapore? Do not bring chewing gum. The import, use, purchase or sale of chewing gum, you can be fined 500 Singapore dollars. Those who chew gum in the Elevator, you risk to leave with $ 1,000. Even more will have to pay, if you throw gum on the pavement.
9. Japanese mayonnaise
Japanese mayonnaise is very popular in the land of the rising sun. Perhaps for this reason, it is sold in a package together with a spoon.
10. Pizza flavor
According to Novate.ru the durian fruit is an exotic and very ambiguous. The flesh has a unique taste and smell in a second can cause gagging. That is why the fruit can only be bought in the markets. In restaurants and stores Asia him not to meet. But in China, one of the pizzeria started selling pizza at this exotic fruit. Local residents are delighted with the new taste, but the Europeans say that it is similar to spoiled meat with onions.
Asian deliverymen believe that it is better one time to boot for the tie than a day to ride back and forth. So do not be surprised if on the street and then you’ll see cyclists, which is difficult to discern under a huge load.
In many Asian restaurants, soup, takeaway packaged in a common package. So owners save on containers for packing.
13. The drawings in the margins
Some rice fields of China turned into real works of art. And all thanks to the creative rice farmers, who began to organize on the sidelines of the three-dimensional paintings.
14. Form fruit
The Japanese – even those creatives. No one knows what they do not hit the usual fruits and vegetables, but more recently in the land of the rising sun people personally change the shape of the fruit. For this they use a special rigid form. In Japan you can buy square watermelons, pentagonal oranges and fruits in the form of asterisks.
15. Falls from skyscraper
But China is famous for its unusual buildings. One of them is a skyscraper with a hundred-meter fountain, which gushes right out of the wall. The stream pouring from the walls, is nothing other than recycled water and rainwater.
16. Luggage men
You’ve probably heard of special chambers for dogs. They can leave their pet at the time of shopping. So one of the major malls of China set the camera for the men that don’t want to hang with women shopping. Small glass cabins equipped with comfortable seats, sound systems, and video set-top boxes – what you need to a man is not capricious in the store.
17. The house on the roof
The problem of overpopulation is topical in China. However, the enterprising inhabitants do not lose heart. A vivid example is a modern Villa built on the roof of the shopping centre.