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Taipei's YouBike 2.0 deployment exceeds expected progress

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The number of YouBike2.0 stations around Taipei has broken the 800 mark, exceeding expected progress by 50 stations, CNA reported. Taipei Department of Transportation o...

Taiwan's latest receipt lottery produces 13 NT$10 million winners

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The prize drawing for the September and October Uniform Invoice Lottery on Nov. 25 produced 13 people who were NT$10 million (US$360,000) Special Prize winners and 16 NT$2...

Staff member at prize drawing event ends up winning NT$100,000

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — “Is that me?” a woman working at a prize drawing event asked when she answered her phone on Wednesday (Dec. 1). The person on the other end, Taitung County ...

New ferry takes only 3 hours to travel between Taiwan and Matsu

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Maritime transport between Taiwan and the Matsu Islands will enter a new era as early as April next year, when the trip will be shortened to only three hours one way by fa...

Taiwan’s Keelung Tour Bus resumes operation to 11 attractions

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Keelung City Government has resumed the operation of the Keelung Tour Bus, with an itinerary that includes visits to 11 popular attractions in the northern port city. ...

Taiwan urged to resume domestic cruises

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Since Taiwan’s domestic cruises have been suspended for half a year, Keelung Mayor Lin Yu-chang (林右昌) on Wednesday (Dec. 1) urged the country to find a balance betwe...

Three ‘yeses’ and one ‘no’ if Taiwan’s four-question referendum voted on today: Poll

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The result of the upcoming four-question referendum would be “three yeses” and “one no” if it was voted on today, according to a poll conducted by ...

Studies show 12 weeks between BNT jabs lowers myocarditis risk for teens: Taiwan doctor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Receiving the second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech (BNT) COVID vaccine 12 weeks after the first is likely to reduce adolescents' risk of post-vaccination myocarditis, sa...

New Taipei mayor hopes New Year fireworks will supplant Taipei's as nation's best

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The New Taipei City Government will hold a fireworks display lasting 13 minutes and 14 seconds over the Tamsui River on New Year's Eve, with a view to replace the Taip...

Over half of vehicles involved in overtaking collisions in Taiwan installed with ADAS

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Over half of vehicles involved in overtaking collisions on Taiwan’s freeways in the first 10 months of this year had been installed with advanced driver assistance s...

Taiwan's Level 2 COVID alert extended to Dec. 13

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (Nov. 29) announced that the Level 2 COVID-19 alert currently in effect will be extended to Dec. 13. The...

Taiwan’s 16th round of COVID vaccinations coming up

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's 16th round of COVID vaccinations will offer second doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech (BNT), Moderna, and AstraZeneca (AZ) vaccines, as well as an mRNA dose for tho...

Temperatures to drop to 13 degrees C in northern Taiwan from Tuesday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A cold front will pass through Taiwan on Tuesday (Nov. 30), ushering in an air mass that is expected to lower temperatures to 13-15 degrees Celsius in northern Taiwan, Yil...

New Taipei’s Pinglin to hold tea fair and light festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Taipei’s Pinglin District, famous for its tea plantations, will hold a tea fair and a light festival over two weekends from Dec. 4-15. According to the Pingli...

First phase of Taiwan’s Keelung MRT route to have 13 stations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) —The first phase of the Keelung MRT line will see 13 stations built from Badu to Nangang, according to a route map announced by the Ministry of Transportation and Communicat...