By: Chen Chun-hua and Elizabeth Hsu
Taipei, Nov. 3 (CNA) Fruit vendors at Shilin Night Market (士林夜市), one of Taipei’s
popular tourist attractions, came under the spotlight again Tuesday as a government minister said the “pests” who overcharge foreign visitors must be exposed.
Responding to a lawmaker who raised the issue in a legislative plenary session, Transportation Minister Chen Jian-yu (陳建宇) said that while he believed the practice of overcharging foreign buyers was limited to just a few fruit vendors, he will take steps to address the matter.
Citing recent local media reports, Kuomintang lawmaker Tsai Chin-lung (蔡錦隆) said in the Legislature that fruit vendors at Shilin night market have been swindling foreign tourists, charging up to NT$1,250 (US$39) for a small bag of fresh fruit slices. [FULL STORY]