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Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 10 December 2018

Are these Asia's most peculiar professions?

Crocodile wrangler, skeleton caretaker and fish surgeon are just some of the weird job titles

Across Asia, billions of people head to work as the sun rises. Some of these occupations do not fall into the category of mainstream careers, instead they are deemed by some to be peculiar professions.

A specialised cosmetic fish surgeon in Singapore, an Indonesian living statue artist and crocodile wranglers in Thailand are among them. In China there are artists who throw hot molten iron to create spectacular light performances. In India you might find snake catchers and typewriter repairmen.

And at the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum in Cambodia, Kheng Sreyphirom has a caretaking job like no other. She dusts the skulls and cares for what remains of victims who died at the hands of the Khmer rouge.