Month: March 2017

KAOHSIUNG’S GETTING A NEW PARK!

Red Brick Daily Unused land? QUICK! Build ugly towers of pink tile and concrete! — But for once, that ISN’T what’s happening to the plot of land you see in the cover picture/below. The CNA reports: “An area of green land, formerly a military base close to Kaohsiung International Airport, which the Kaohsiung City government plans to turn into a forest park in order to make the city greener.” (Photo courtesy of Kaohsiung City Urban Development Bureau March 21, 2017) The park is sorely needed in the airport area (below) which is mostly devoid of parkland … And while...

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DRUNK AIRLINE PILOT + GHB SMUGGLER!

Red Brick Daily   Smuggling suspect nabbed before he makes it to Kaohsiung –Taipei Times “A suspect in the smuggling of 287 cans of an alcoholic drink seized in October last year that later were found to contain the synthetic drug GHB (gamma hydroxybutyric acid) was detained on Monday and is being held incommunicado in Kinmen. Police arrested Lin on Monday as he was trying to flee to Kaohsiung. A search of his home reportedly turned up 3g of amphetamines, an amphetamine-detection device, checkbooks, knives, model guns and two bullets.” http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/taiwan/archives/2017/03/22/2003667257   FAT pilot fired for excessive blood alcohol...

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