Taiwan has an underwater mailbox and it really works!

The China Post

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Does anyone write letters anymore? With this mailbox now available, some of us might pick up a quill again.

Taiwan on Monday inaugurated an underwater mailbox, a classic red pillar box off the coast of Penghu.

And it really works, with a team of professional divers lined up to collect undersea letters.

This tower of mail-holding is beautiful to look at, rising from a garden of concrete elements that are a biologically friendly substrate for the growth of baby coral and shellfish.

It stands 160 cm high and weighs 800 kilograms. The materials used to build it — including stainless steel — were picked to ensure it would be long-lasting and easy to clean.

With ample dark hideaways at its base, the mailbox can also become a great home for little fishes.