TAIWANESE singer Jolin Tsai has impressed fans with her knitting skills, sharing photos of her hand- knitted caps and bags on social media, reported China Press.

The “Queen of Chinese Pop” recently posted a photo on Instagram of herself wearing a knitted cap, which won the praise of fans.

Tsai, 41, had taken up knitting as a hobby last year and soon got addicted to it. She was even spotted knitting during the 33rd Golden Melody Awards on July 2.

As a result of her obsession, Tsai’s skills had improved dramatically, with fans praising how well-knitted the items were.

“You can start doing this as your main business and treat music as a side gig!” said one fan.

Tsai said in an earlier interview that she was inspired by British diver and Olympic gold-medallist Tom Daley to take up the hobby.

> The daily also reported that a scam caller in China hung up the phone after trying for four hours to get an elderly woman to transfer money via mobile banking.

According to local media reports, the incident came to light after the woman, whose surname is Wang, told her daughter about the call.

The daughter then took her to lodge a police report.

Police said the woman laughed after making the report, saying that her own clumsiness had saved her from being scammed.

The scam caller had pretended to be an employee of a company selling electrical appliances and claimed that Wang had mistakenly signed up to have her account debited 500 yuan (RM329) each month.

The caller then offered to “help” Wang cancel the instruction, but his aim was for her to transfer all her savings into their account.

But no matter how detailed the instructions were, Wang found them hard to follow and the caller hung up abruptly after four hours.

“It was so difficult,” she told the police.

● The above article is compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with this ‘ >’sign, it denotes a separate news item.