Traders greet Jay Chou with his hit songs


Compiled by C. ARUNO, R. ARAVINTHAN and JUNAID IBRAHIM

DESPITE wearing a face mask, fans recognised the King of Mandopop Jay Chou (pic) when he went out on a stroll at a night market in Taiwan recently, Sin Chew Daily reported.

Realising the presence of the singer, traders at the Dong Men night market in the northeast Yilan district began playing his most popular songs to welcome him.

Chou, who later posted several videos on Instagram of him having fun at the market, appeared to have enjoyed himself there thoroughly.

Not only did he indulge in different types of local snacks, he even tried his hand at winning a stuffed toy from a claw machine.

Chou, 41, is one of the best-selling artistes in the Chinese music scene having sold more than 30 million albums in his 20-year career.

> The daily also reported that a woman was refused a refund after being sold rotten abalone and the company even called her a “crazy woman” when she made a complaint.

The woman, who identified herself as Yang, bought eight cans of abalone, a prized marine snail used in Chinese cuisine, for RM700 last week.

But when she opened one of the cans, she discovered that the contents had gone bad.

“The expiry date showed that it will only expire in 2023. But when I opened it, there was a weird and putrid smell. Upon closer inspection, the abalone were black in colour, ” she claimed.

Yang made a phone call to the manufacturer to get a refund but was told that she must bring the tin of rotten abalone to its factory for inspection.

Refusing to go out of the house due to the conditional movement control order, the woman instead received a string of vitriol from the staff who attended to her.

Feeling upset and frustrated, Yang contacted the daily to relate the incident in order to warn other consumers.

She is now considering sending the can of rotten abalone for a laboratory test to obtain evidence against the manufacturer.

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.

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