Tourism Bureau launches 2017 Ecotourism Year and announces selected itineraries

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Taiwan’s Tourism Bureau launched the 2017 Ecotourism Year and announced 20 selected ecotourism itineraries in a press conference on Wednesday in a bid to encourag...

Central Taiwan’s Jiji railway line adjusts route for easier connection with THSR, starting Thursday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--Beginning from April 27, the route of central Taiwan’s TRA Jiji railway line will be adjusted to make connection between the line and Taiwan High Speed Rail (THSR) easier i...

Restaurant accused of discriminating against Taiwanese customer faces demolition

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--Taipei City’s Department of Urban Development confirmed on Tuesday that the building of Italian restaurant IL MERCATO, which was recently accused of discriminating aga...

Free Saturday afternoon concerts at Plum Garden in Beitou for 10 weeks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--Free Saturday afternoon concerts will be held at the outdoor square of a historic building near the Beitou Park in Taipei’s Beitou District for 10 weeks, starting on April ...

Taiwanese weightlifting star successfully defends Asian Championships title

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--Taiwanese female weightlifter Kuo Hsing-chun (郭婞淳) won the title in the women's 58kg division at the 2017 Asian Weightlifting Championships in Ashgabat, Turkme...

Numbeo.com: Taipei third safest city in the world

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--Taipei is ranked as the third safest city in the world according to the Crime Index 2017 compiled by Numbeo.com, only trailing slightly behind Abu Dhabi of United Arab Emirates a...

View abundant fireflies in their natural habitat closest to a Taipei Metro station

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—As the season of fireflies is in full swing between mid April and the end of May, people should not miss this short window of time to appreciate the insects that have become...

Favorite foreign place for Thais to work and travel: Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--Taiwan is the first choice of the Thai people when it comes to working abroad, accounting for about half of Thailand’s migrant workers, according to statistics of Thai...

Datong mini travel now available for registration

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Taipei’s City Office of Commerce (TCOOC) is organizing a mini travel program consisting of 10 sessions on weekend afternoons for those who wish to savor the old atmosp...

Registration for Xiuguluan River Rafting Triathlon available now till May 12

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--Taiwan’s only sport event that combines rafting, running and cycling will take place in June and registration for the activity begins now until May 12, the country’s ...

Taiwan’s top female table tennis player aspires after glory at upcoming Taipei Universiade

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--Taiwan’s top female table tennis player Cheng I-ching (鄭怡靜) talked about the inception of her table tennis career, reflected on her past Olympic and Universiade e...

LG rolls out new smart home appliance series in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--LG Electronics Taiwan announced Monday a series of IoT smart home appliances in Taipei, including washing machines, refrigerators, air conditioners, and cleaning robots.   ...

Taiwan’s hurdling star Chen Jie aims for medal at Taipei Universiade

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--Taiwan’s hurdling star Chen Jie (陳傑) said during a radio station interview last week that he is aiming for medals at the 2017 Taipei Summer Universiade ...

A hike to uplift spirit on Marian Hiking Trail in Jiaoxi

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--Besides hot spring hotels and the Wufengqi Waterfall, Jiaoxi in the northeastern Taiwanese county of Yilan is equally famous for its hiking trails that are sure to reward hikers ...

CWB: northern Taiwan to face unstable weather in coming week

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--The weather will be changeable in northern Taiwan in the coming week, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) forecast on Sunday, expecting a front system to pass through Taiwan on...