Stalls at Taipei Shilin Night Market fined for malpractice

A total of 44 penalizations were issued in January

Taiwan News
Date: 2019/02/21
By: Ryan Drillsma, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

A fruit stall in Shilin Night Market (Flickr/See-ming Lee)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following investigations by Taipei City Police Department over the past month, a significant number of stalls in Shilin Night Market (台北士林夜市) have been issued fines for failing to meet legal preconditions.

Multiple stories have hit headlines in recent years about foreign visitors being overcharged at pre-cut fruit stalls. Last month, after a foreign national complained to police about being charged NT$400 for a bag of diced fruit, a special inspection unit was assembled to investigate what has become a widespread issue throughout night markets in Taiwan.

A total of 44 fines were issued to stall owners in January, including 42 by Taipei Police and another two by the Department of Environmental Protection, collectively amounting to NT$52,800, UDN reports. Two stalls have ceased business since the inspection was completed.    [FULL  STORY]

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