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Be 'cremated' in China's death simulator

Sunday, April 03, 2016 - 01:06

People can soon pay for a chance to experience death, cremation and rebirth at a Shanghai attraction. Yiming Woo reports.

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Ever wonder what it's like to be cremated and then be reborn through a latex womb? A business in Shanghai that's opening on Monday is hoping to give p eople that experience. Participants discuss a life-or-death scenario and are then asked to either sacrifice themselves or the life of another and explain why. The person with the worst explanation then dies. Lu Siwei, who took part in the media preview, was voted by the other 11 people in the group to go into the crematory. (SOUNDBITE) (Mandarin) 33-YEAR-OLD PARTICIPANT, LU SIWEI, SAYING: "It gives you the chance to calm down, give in to some deeper thoughts and think about some of life's problems. I think this (feeling) is different. When you walk through that door, you will experience changes in your mentality, and it will be different from what it was before you entered. I think this is really great, and very worthwhile." The entrepreneurs behind it say they want to help people forget their problems and gain a different perspective of life. A ticket to play in the game costs about $68.

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Be 'cremated' in China's death simulator

Sunday, April 03, 2016 - 01:06