Taipei to introduce new measures July 1

Taipei, June 28 (CNA) Taipei City will implement a slew of new measures starting July 1, including requiring cat owners to register their pets or face a fine of NT$10,000 (US$309)-NT$50,000, the city government announced Tuesday. The new measures also include deferring the start time of the last train from the Taipei Metro's Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center to Dingpu to 12:12 a.m. from 12:00 a.m. to coincide with the opening of the Nangang Taiwan High-Speed Rail Station on July 1.

The city will also start to impose a maximum decibel limit on door chime sounds at supermarkets and convenience stores at night. Violators will face a fine of NT$3,000-NT$30,000.

Taipei Children's Amusement Park in Shilin, which had been closed on Mondays, will operate on Mondays during the summer vacation from July 1 to Aug. 28 and admission to the park on Mondays during that period will be free. Meanwhile, the park will open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. during the summer break and admission to the park after 4 p.m. will be free every day during those summer months. The Taipei Water Park will offer a 50-percent discount on admission for students and senior citizens aged 65 and above and free admission for people from low income families during the summer break.

The city will introduce safety requirements for electric bicycles, including educating riders about the importance of wearing helmets, to pave the way for the enactment of new laws to regulate the use of electric bicycles. (By Ku Chuan, Wang Shu-feng and Evelyn Kao)