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    Taiwan's "betel nut beauties" transform into "highway angels"
    By Channel NewsAsia's Taiwan Correspondent Ken Teh | Posted: 05 September 2007 2210 hrs

    TAIPEI: Taiwan’s government is trying to turn the controversial "betel nut beauties" into angels of the roads.

    Accidents sometimes happen because drivers are distracted by the scantily dressed "betel nut beauties", said police officers.

    But some "betel nut beauties" are now learning to save lives on the roads.

    "Betel nut beauty" Xiaomi was trained by the local fire brigade in Taiwan's Nantou province to administer CPR to injured drivers.

    "It's quite interesting. However, if I see accidents on the road, I'll still call 911 because I'm not sure if I can save the victims on my own," said the 26-year-old.

    The local fire brigade has rolled out a scheme to teach "betel nut beauties" basic first aid skills to help injured motorists.

    About 40 girls have completed the course and have been certified as "highway angels".

    "The betel nut sellers are usually the first to witness car accidents. If they can provide medical support after calling emergency services, they can help to save the lives of injured motorists," said Tseng Sing Ming, chief of Chaotun Fire Brigade.

    Taiwanese authorities have long tried to tackle the problem of the "betel nut beauties".

    Many were arrested for their scanty dressing and provocative image, but that hasn't stopped the trade from flourishing.

    So the government is now adopting a different tack by enlisting the help of "betel nut beauties" for its various campaigns.

    Taiwan's Health Ministry is working on a controversial programme to turn these "betel nut beauties" into anti-AIDS campaigners. So aside from selling addictive betel nuts, these bikini beauties could be handing out anti-AIDS pamphlets and even condoms to motorists in the future.

    However, many are uncomfortable with the idea of "betel nut beauties" handing out contraceptives, and the girls are sceptical of the programme as well.

    "People already have the wrong idea that we're in the sex industry, so if we distribute condoms, it'll worsen the misunderstanding. Customers may ask us questions like 'Shall I use it with you?'" said Tu Ruo-yao, a betel nut seller. - CNA/ac

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    Default Re: Highway angels!!!

    oooooooo Can't wait for overseas ICT in Taiwan again!

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    Maybe got more "accidents" because drivers fake them to get mouth-to-mouth resuscitations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arpinkor View Post
    Maybe got more "accidents" because drivers fake them to get mouth-to-mouth resuscitations.
    I was about to say I'll crash the landrover and play dead. Scally when she 'mouth-to-mouth resuscitations' my little bro woke up before me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by afbug View Post
    oooooooo Can't wait for overseas ICT in Taiwan again!
    Still gt go Taiwan meh??? tot no more liao?

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    Next time I go Taiwan must TFCD them liao

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    Ridiculous story. Haha. Maybe driving centers should now have a course on how to drive and look at them safely at the same time. Must include practical!

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    Quote Originally Posted by arpinkor View Post
    Maybe got more "accidents" because drivers fake them to get mouth-to-mouth resuscitations.
    Wahahahaha

    tat's an idea...

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    Quote Originally Posted by melvin View Post
    Still gt go Taiwan meh??? tot no more liao?
    Why not??

    good place to train.. at least for the air force guys...
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