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Kaohsiung’s green potential

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan) — When it comes to green credentials, Kaohsiung’s reputation is not exactly great. It is ranked the third most polluted city in Taiwan (after Yuanlin and Fengyuan) an...

Photo of the Day: Mount Kavulungan towers over Taiwan's Kaohsiung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — This stunning photo of Kaohsiung's skyline with majestic Mount Kavulungan (北大武山, Beidawu) towering over the city was a hit on social media last week. The photo was ...

Photo of the Day: Kaohsiung's Tower 85 marks zero new cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Taiwan reported zero new cases of Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) for the fourth day in a row Friday, an American doctor posted this photo of Kaohsiung's 85 Sky Tower,...

Kaohsiung's 85 Sky Tower Hotel to go up for auction in January

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On the same day that the new mayor of Kaohsiung, Han Kuo-yu , was inaugurated into office, Dec. 25, it was announced that most of Kaohsiung’s iconic 85 Sky Tower wou...

Taiwan’s Top 7 Libraries

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) -- The winning design for the new southern branch of the Taiwan National Library and Repository in Tainan City (臺南市) has been announced and it looks really impressive. The ...

Taiwan’s Top 10 Airbnbs

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) -- Staying in a hotel in Taiwan can be surprisingly expensive. This, at least in part, explains the recent boom in B&Bs across the country, but these days, the best of thes...

Taiwan's top views

Alexandra Stoddard, the famous lifestyle philosopher once famously said, “When you leave a beautiful place, you carry it with you wherever you go”. She is, of course, absolutely right and ...

Taiwan HSR offers ‘super-value packages’ that include round-trip fare+NT$10 for a one-night hotel stay

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Taiwan High Speed Rail Corp has announced on its website that it has teamed up with 14 hotels to launch the “HSR super-value packages,” which include five packag...

Multiple red alerts issued for smog in Kaohsiung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The air in Kaohsiung is covered with haze and low visibility as a thick layer of smog shrouded the city's 85 Sky Tower today (Dec.12), and the public is advised to avo...

Red air alert for thick smog in Kaohsiung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The air in Kaohsiung is smoggy and gray again today with a red air alert for with the air quality index (AQI) exceeding 150 in the city's Qianzhen District, and in response...

Top 10 Alternative Places to visit in Kaohsiung

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) Taichung may have now officially snuck past Kaohsiung to become Taiwan’s second largest city in terms of population, but in the hearts and minds of most Taiwanese people,...