Shanghai mall debuts 'husband nursery' for bored men to chill out while their partners shop

Vanke Mall's 'husband nursery' is equipped with massage chairs, a fridge and magazines.
Vanke Mall's 'husband nursery' is equipped with massage chairs, a fridge and magazines. PHOTO: CCTVNEWS/FACEBOOK

A dedicated space for men with time to kill as they wait for their partners to finish shopping has debuted in Shanghai's Vanke Mall.

Dubbed the "husband nursery", the room on the mall's third floor comes equipped with comfortable massage chairs, a fridge, magazines and other recreational services, reported China Daily.

The mall came up with the idea so as to create a "pleasant shopping experience" for all its visitors.

There is also a Tree House playground for children.

Netizens on social media, however, were divided over whether the "husband nursery" would turn out to be a good idea.


Vanke Mall's "husband nursery" is equipped with massage chairs, a fridge and magazines. PHOTO: CCTVNEWS/FACEBOOK

"In two days, that room will be occupied by uncles and aunties," one commented.

Another said: "What a brilliant mall. For a man, going shopping with the wife is worse than work."