Compiled by RAZAK AHMAD, OH ING YEEN and R. ARAVINTHAN
IT is common for hotel guests to take toiletries home after their stay but some have taken a step further by taking TVs and even an entire bed as souvenirs.
According to China Press, a TV programme in Japan did a segment on things commonly taken from hotels by guests.
In a street survey, 63% of those interviewed said they had taken toothbrushes, towels and other small items.
Hotel operators said items commonly taken by guests are cosmetics, hairdryers, as well as big bottles of shampoo and body wash from public baths.
Aside from missing TV sets, hotel cleaners were surprised to see a bed missing from the room.
It is estimated that these thefts have caused hotel operators to lose about 20,000 yen (approximately RM735) per month.
> A marine photographer, Rainer Schimpf, was swallowed by a whale while diving and taking photos of a school of sardines at Port Elizabeth in South Africa.
Luckily, he was unharmed as the whale quickly spat him out.
According to Nanyang Siang Pau, the man said the entire ordeal
happened in two seconds, with the
bottom half of his body dangling out of the whale’s mouth.
After looking at photos taken of the incident, he felt thankful to have survived it.
> It has been one scandal after another for South Korean boyband Big Bang member Seungri with the latest being a sex video scandal.
Sin Chew Daily reported that 10 videos were shared in the chat group where Seungri and seven other men, including K-pop singer and TV personality Jung Joon-young, were in.
It was previously reported that Seungri’s business partner admitted to bribing the police 20 million won (about RM72,000) and one of his nightclubs was suspected of tax evasion.
The above articles are compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with a >, it denotes a separate news item.