Friday January 4, 2013
Residents shocked over underwear in elevator
OTHER NEWS & VIEWS
Compiled by QISHIN TARIQ, WINNIE YEOH and A. RAMAN
RESIDENTS at Block 265 of Boon Lay Drive, Singapore, were shocked when one of the elevators had underwear hanging inside, reported China Press.
A university student living there said it was the first time he had seen the intimate apparel in the lift on Dec 31.
It was reported that the 21-year-old, known only as Lew, had stepped into the lift at about 3pm, and was surprised at the sight of two hangers with underwear and bras hanging on the railing.
He believed the owner had tried to air dry the clothes in the elevator due to the wet weather.
> A temple in Taiwan printed special blessings on 200 iPhone 5 casings to be given out to their devotees, reported Nanyang Siang Pau.
The Yishan Gong Temple in Kaohsiung, Taiwan has come out with the innovative idea but it will not be easy for devotees to receive the gift.
Devotees have to first obtain divine blessing and permission by throwing the moon blocks (jiaobei blocks).
They will receive the special casing if they obtain the “yes” with the blocks showing its opposite round and flat sides for three throws in a row.
> Taiwanese singer Chang Hui-Mei, better known as Amei, continued to be criticised by her netizen fans for her recent weight gain, reported Sin Chew Daily.
She had performed at a New Year's Eve countdown concert in Taipei wearing all black and some netizens had made crude comments like “whether their TV screens were in wide mode” .
It was said that Amei had demanded the concert's live director not shoot close-ups of her face.
Other News & Views is 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 this > sign, it denotes a separate news item.