The (Good) Afterlife

Generations | 2:05 mins

Fancy a Google Glass for your ancestor? How about the Airbus A380?

With Qingming around the corner, Chinese families flock to stores like Ban Kah Hiang Trading to purchase paper effigies for their ancestors. And they aren’t just looking for the basic necessity items. In this day and age, customers look for luxury items that range from Prada to iPhone and Mercedes-Benz. Third generation owner of the family business, Alex Teo, who shows us some of the bizarre paper effigies that his shop carries.

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