Saturday, 4 February 2012

News Brief: Shida Night Market becomes official secret

Visitors to the Shida Night Market (師大夜市) in Taipei who take the MRT will now find that the popular evening food center is no longer listed on station signs showing appropriate exits, TTV (東森新聞 ) reported yesterday.

Following local residents’ complaints about noise, chaos and littering, the city government has covered the name with tape, and similarly removed it from tourism websites. 

Arguing that the area is residential and not a business district, residents’ organizations even want the nearby bus stop name changed from Shida Night Market (師大夜市) to Longquan Neighborhood (龍泉里) or Heping East Road Police Substation (和平東路派出所).

Full Chinese-language article here).

Translation © Jiyue Publications 2012

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