From the Tainan mailing list today, a complaint from one of the owners of Fusion, a hot new dance club in town:
[quote]I am really embarrassed and a little disgusted that I have to write
this post. The owners of the temple beside Fusion have complained to us
that foreigners are going into the temple to drink beer, do drugs and
have sex. I was in denial until two security guards both saw foreigners
doing these things with their own eyes. I believe the temple’s security
system even recorded video footage of it.
I am very far from religious but I can’t believe people would go into a
holy place and deface it like that. Especially when you are a guest in
their country. No wonder, expats are getting such a badname in Taiwan.
We have enough problems with certain competing clubs in town trying to
get us shut down by calling in noise complaints constantly. We don’t
need the police stopping by complaining that our patrons are drinking,
doing drugs and fornicating in the temple next door. So disrespectful,
so not cool.
I guess this doesn’t really need comment, does it? A simple black & white issue.