Date
26 September 2017
Kenting is one of Taiwan's most popular tourist destinations. It is frequented by many Hong Kong tourists for its beaches and night markets. Photo: Internet
Kenting is one of Taiwan's most popular tourist destinations. It is frequented by many Hong Kong tourists for its beaches and night markets. Photo: Internet

Drunk HK duo beaten up by locals in Taiwan’s Kenting city

Two Hong Kong men learned their lesson the hard way after a drunken display in Taiwan’s Kenting city.

According Apple Daily, the two men, surnamed Ng and Cheng, taunted people on a night market street and kicked rubbish bins while yelling loudly along the way.

They were stopped by five local passers-by, who went after them.

Video clips of Ng, 39, being beaten up by the five people were uploaded to a Taiwan Facebook page.

Ng could be seen struggling to get up from the ground after five men had pinned him down.

Cheng, who had his shirt torn, repeatedly told Ng to stop fighting. He tried to protect Ng and apologized to the five men until they left.

Ng was next seen harassing nearby shops, prompting the staff to call the police. He can be seen in another clip being handcuffed by police officers. Ng tried to kick a policeman during the arrest.

The two men were not charged. They were released after their personal information was placed on file.

They were taken to Nan Men General Hospital and were later discharged. They paid compensation to the affected shops and apologized.

A Hengchun Police Department official said the police had the situation under control after 30 minutes.

In a separate incident, a man said to be from Hong Kong got into a heated argument in a Taipei cake shop after being charged for a plastic bag, according to reports.

In a clip uploaded to the internet, the man is seen complaining about the surcharge, saying the amount of his purchases should have been enough to warrant a waiver on the plastic bag fee.

The man later told the shop staff that he is changing planes in Hong Kong, meaning it’s possible he is not a Hong Kong person.

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