Shipping Container Stores – Taiwan (Betel nut stores)

shipping container stores - taiwan betel nut stores

The convenience store look is a bit misleading as these businesses aren’t used for that. At first I thought the pretty ladies in each one of them had been brought along with the photographer but in fact they work in the stores. They are Betel Nuts Stores like me your first thought is “what?” well the thing is the bethel nut is used to stay awake the introduction of the girls in the windows is to “attract” drivers as they pass by to stop and buy from the store. It obviously works as there seems to be a lot of them, All transactions take place outside of the store.

At the same time getting back on topic! the shipping container store does seem to be a success story for using for this business and probably many others in Taiwan. Although obviously not as green as they could be (i.e the big air conditioning units) as well as the fact they are mainly used as a fish bowl to attract sales meaning they also have a lot of glass. They are still a recycled shipping container showing that even in hot climates they are being utilized for shop fronts.

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Source :- Magda Biernat