'Charming' Waimushan sea swim to take place this weekend in Keelung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The 3,200 meter Waimushan sea swim (外木山海上長泳) will take place in Keelung City (基隆市) at 7:30 a.m. on Sunday (May 26), United Daily reported. Participants will start the s...

Take ‘a shower of gold’ in Taiwan’s southern port city

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Cassia fistula trees draping golden flowers have beautified many parts of Kaohsiung City, presenting themselves as the most eye-catching landscape in the southern port cit...

Defending champion returns for Taiwan Amateur Golf Championship

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The 2019 Taiwan Amateur Golf Championship will take place at Nan Fong Golf Club in Nantou City from May 28-31, gathering more than 100 golfers from 12 domestic and internationa...

Microsoft VP Nick Parker to deliver keynote speech at Computex

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Microsoft Taiwan announced on Monday (May 20) that Corporate Vice President, Consumer and Device Sales at Microsoft, Nick Parker, will deliver a keynote speech at Computex...

Enjoy ‘Dancing Lady Orchids’ at Taipei's CKS Shilin Residence Park

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taipei’s Parks and Street Lights Office (PSLO) is holding an oncidium exhibition at New Orchid Pavilion (新蘭亭), CKS Shilin Residence Park from now until June 9, PSLO said ...

Adult toys find their way into claw machines in Taiwan’s Taichung City

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The contents of what are inside claw machines have been evolving to cater to players’ changing interests, but now adult toys have found their way into claw machines ...

NE Taiwan's Jioujhihze hot spring egg-boiling area reopens to visitors on May 21

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Forestry Bureau’s Loudong Forest District Office (LFDO) will reopen Jioujhihze’s hot spring egg-boiling area (鳩之澤溫泉煮蛋區) in Taipingshan National Forest Recreation Ar...

Taipei to celebrate Eid al-Fitr on June 9

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taipei City Government will host the “2019 Eid al-Fitr Celebration in Taipei and Muslim Festival” at Da’an Park on June 9, Taipei’s Department of Inform...

Poll shows Taiwan's ex-premier leads President Tsai by 12% in DDP presidential primary match-up

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Ex-Premier William Lai (賴清德) leads Kuomintang's (KMT) front runner, Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜), by 14.5 percentage points in a head-to-head presidential match-up, acc...

E. Sun Bank recognized by APSIPA for low-interest loans to social enterprises

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- E. Sun Bank was awarded the Asia Pacific Social Innovation Partnership Award (APSIPA) in Kaohsiung on May 11 for offering loans with low-interest rates to meet the financial ne...

Nice hike preceding ascent to Taiwan’s highest mountain

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Yushan National Park, Taiwan’s largest land-based national park, is characterized by high mountains, river valleys, and abundant natural resources. The Tataka area, si...

Old Taitung Cycads in SE Taiwan placed under protection

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A 146-year-old Taitung Cycad is among 31 old trees that have been placed under protection after Taiwan’s southeastern county of Taitung conducted a tree census recen...

Carrefour’s push for cage-free eggs underlines corporate social conscience

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Carrefour Taiwan, one of Taiwan’s largest retailers, has been pushing for cage-free eggs since 2018, and the campaign is having an effect by convincing egg farmers t...

Asia Pacific Social Enterprise Summit bolsters promotion of public well-being

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Asia Pacific Social Enterprise Summit wrapped up on May 12 in Taiwan’s southern city of Kaohsiung, “bolstering regional cooperation in using innovative commerci...

Taiwan student wins silver medal in fruit and vegetable carving at HOFEX

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Shu-Te University graduate student Ke Feng-fu (柯豐富) won the silver medal in the fruit and vegetable carving competition at the 2019 Hong Kong International Culinary Classi...