Anger room a real Smash

Mercury (Hobart) - - WORLD -

IT took Smash cus­tomer Qiu Siyu just a few sharp blows with a base­ball bat to wreck what looked like an old car ra­dio, after which two friends bat­tered phones, au­dio speak­ers, rice cook­ers and even a man­nequin. All three paid 158 yuan ($A32) for 30 min­utes in an “anger room” in Bei­jing, where pa­trons vent their frus­tra­tion on house­hold ob­jects.

Since the ven­ture opened in Sep­tem­ber, cus­tomers have smashed about 15,000 bot­tles ev­ery month, said Jin Meng, 25, who co-founded Smash with her friends. Smash aims to help peo­ple deal with the pres­sures of city life.

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