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Taiwan's claw game arcades grow by 15% during pandemic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic has caused small business owners to permanently shut their doors, while claw game arcades have moved into the empty stores and continue ...

Stacks of ghost money found in claw machine puzzle Taiwanese netizens

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Some claw machine operators have been getting into the spirit of Ghost Month by placing joss paper money inside their machines as prizes. The images that have appeared ...

Taiwan to allow massage parlors, claw game arcades to open Tuesday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As part of the Central Epidemic Command Center's (CECC) plans to lower epidemic control restrictions to Level 2, Taiwan's massage parlors and claw machine arcades ...

Taiwan's CECC releases Level 2 guidelines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has provided details of new guidelines for businesses and venues that will open up, and industries that will remain clo...

Taiwan to lower restrictions to Level 2 on July 27

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Cabinet on Friday morning (July 23) announced the country will lower its Level 3 epidemic control restrictions to Level 2 on July 27, and the Central Epidemic...

Notorious 'Pizza Bandit' strikes again, nabbed in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Taipei's notorious "Pizza Bandit" was arrested on Tuesday (June 1) for robbing a pizza parlor, 20 years after he had gone on a robbery spree against pizz...

Taiwan’s Taichung puts forward economic relief measures amid outbreak

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taichung Mayor Lu Shiow-yen (盧秀燕) announced a new package of relief measures for businesses and vendors who were ordered to shut down after the city imposed a Level 3 COVI...

Claw machine arcade owner in Taipei defies COVID shutdown, faces fine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The owner of a claw machine arcade in Taipei is facing a fine for remaining open amid a spike in domestic COVID-19 infections, CNA reported. The Taipei City Government ...

Hong Kong Gold Coast presents "Gold Coast ‘Digital’ Easter Egg Hunt 2021"

Egg Hunting at Gold Coast Hotel, Piazza and 50,000 sq.ft LawnHunt all the hidden Easter eggs and Win the fabulous prizesIncluding free hotel accommodationJoin the "Egg-cellent Easter Fun Vacation" ...

Online illustration exhibit sends Taiwan's greetings across borders

From a crowded Taipei MRT train to a hustling claw machine store, quintessential Taiwanese scenery has become the source of greetings to the world through the eyes of 33 local artists who hope the sce...

Video shows crane game player try to catch parrot in S. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese netizens are outraged after video surfaced on Sunday (Aug. 2) showing a claw machine player trying to grab a live parrot trapped inside the game. On Sunday, a...

Taipei to punish operators caught selling masks, disinfectants in claw machines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei's leaders have condemned people trying to sell surgical masks and disinfectants in claw machines and are warning of swift punishment for those caught in the act...

Made-in-China NT$50 dollar coins found in S. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Tainan City police have arrested a woman suspected of smuggling in fake Taiwanese currency from China with the intention of disturbing the economic system on the island. ...

Hell money spotted in claw machine during Ghost Month spooks Taiwanese

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As Ghost Month is well underway in Taiwan, a photo of claw machine game stuff with joss paper (金紙) has many superstitious Taiwanese netizens spooked as many fear it could lead ...

New Taipei man wastes son's tuition on claw machine, tries to steal it back

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As the scourge of the claw machine addiction continues to ravage Taiwan, a New Taipei man was arrested last week for stealing coins from a claw machine arcade after he blew his...