Month: February 2018

TAIWAN’S FIRST ‘REAL-LIFE’ BITCOIN ROBBERY

Red Brick Daily Check out the link below for the story of Taiwan’s (assumed) first bitcoin robbery … a tale featuring young thugs in Taichung and an attempt to use Gaoliang to make it seem like a “drunken altercation.”...

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200 + KAOHSIUNG BUILDINGS ARE “EARTHQUAKE RISKS”

Red Brick Daily Coming on the heels of the deadly quake in Hualien, residents across Taiwan are again asking, “Is my area safe?” One news outlet explained that if your building was constructed after Dec. 31, 1999 (the year in which Taiwan witnessed the 9-21 quake that claimed 2000+ lives), the building likely meets standards that include a test of the ground deep beneath the foundation before construction begins, to ensure it isn’t sitting on a fault line or is otherwise an earthquake risk. But of course, many structures were built before that year and a report from UDN claims that 240 buildings in Kaohsiung City...

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KAOHSIUNG #1! CITY NOW HAS FIRST ELECTRIC FERRY IN ASIA

Red Brick Daily Visiting Kaohisung’s Cijin (旗津) can be a pleasurable experience, but the smell of diesel fuel from the ferries that transport people and scooters back and forth is extremely unpleasant. (Cijin, the second smallest district in Kaohsiung-Wiki) The good news? Fumes could soon be a thing of the past after the city put Asia’s first TOTALLY electric ferry into service. (It may not be long before this diesel-powered ferry goes into retirement – Wiki) A while back, one of the ferries was refitted to run on a hybrid engine, but this “e-ferry” is a brand new beast. Completely...

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THAT’S A LOT OF KETAMINE!

CNA reports that the exact amount of ketamine seized by officers was 1,289.6 kg, which is estimated to have an approximate value of NT$3 billion or US$102 million.

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