Which looks a bit over the top for a yoga studio but has a buttload of classes that looked interesting to me.
I clicked over to the “預約體驗” (“sign up for a trial”) link to which they said NT500 would get you some eucalyptus disinfectant crap (valued at NT800! ) and, if you register, “NT$7,200 worth of yoga pants, classes, and other gifts” (入會還加贈瑜珈褲及價值NT$7,200課程等入會好禮，快來體驗瑜珈的美好！)
But then I scrolled down to the part that said “本項優惠僅提供給台灣區居民” (“This offer is only available to Taiwanese”). They even require an ID for this trial class, not that I’d pass as Taiwanese.
So I don’t love free stuff (and I really hate trial-sized beauty products), but seeing that the offer was only available to Taiwanese kinda got my blood boiling. It especially pissed me off cuz there aren’t any travelers just passing through Taipei looking for free shit/discounted trial classes at the moment. Anyone signing up for classes here right now lives here.
So I want to know if that’s legal? Like, is there someone who can point me towards a law that says “businesses can/can’t offer products/services only to Taiwanese people”? I don’t want to spend my money at a place that blatantly discriminates against foreigners, so I have no intention of fighting them on this and then trying to take classes there, but I would like to give them an earful and a one star review on every platform for open discrimination. It’d be nice if I can report them to the oh-so-helpful government while I’m at it.
I might do that. Sign up and show up and if they tell me I can’t have it pull out the video recording and ask them to explain why. We’ll have to wait a few weeks though. I’m waiting on my ARC renewal, so who knows when I’ll have that in hand again…
I could have sworn ibon had “居民” and “外國居民" for plane ticket purchases. But yeah, 公民 is citizen, so their wording on the website would technically make me eligible