>> ASIAONE / NEWS / LATEST NEWS / ASIA / STORY
'Laundering money' thrives
Thu, Feb 04, 2010
AFP

TAIPEI (AFP) - A CREATIVE Taiwanese businessman has come up with a new service catering to consumers ahead of the upcoming Lunar New Year - washing dirty bank notes so they can be used as holiday gifts.

Yu Guan-cheng asks NT$300 (S$13.30) for washing 20 bank notes, soaking them in chemicals, rinsing with water and hanging them out to dry, the local TVBS news channel reported.

'Some people think I'm crazy to offer this service and wonder who would want to have their money washed,' he told TVBS, adding that he has new customers coming daily.

According to Chinese customs, grandparents and parents usually give 'red envelopes' stuffed with clean and fresh bank notes to children for good luck in the upcoming year.

The Lunar New Year falls on February 14 this year.

 

 

 

 

 

Bookmark and Share
Is this article useful to you?
 
 
STORY INDEX
 
  'Laundering money' thrives
   
 
  Hong Kong tycoons' wealth soars: Forbes
   
 
  Home & Decor will hit Indonesian newsstands in April
   
 
  Lao government denies Hmong returnees in "secret jail"
   
 
  North Korea designates firing zones again
   
 
  Close fight in Philippine presidential race
   
 
  Australian insurance office bombed
   
 
  China's Olympic swim centre to become water park
   
 
  Taichung offers homeless people shelter during Lunar New Year
   
 
  China quake pandas go to nursery