Paiwan artist carves out new paths for Taiwan's indigenous traditions

TAIPEI (Taiwan Today) -- When indigenous singers performed at the opening ceremony of the 2017 Taipei Summer Universiade, images of painted woodcarvings by Paiwan artist Etan Pavavalung appeared on 1,...

Upcoming Events in Taipei Aug. 4-12

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan has plenty of interesting and fun things to do as August rolls on. Here is a selection of events happening in the Taipei area from Aug. 4 to 12 that readers ma...

Chin-Ai String Orchestra to perform in Taiwan mountains

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — On Aug. 5 the Chin-Ai String Orchestra (親愛愛樂弦樂團), the only aboriginal orchestra in Taiwan, will perform high in the mountains of Shei-Pa National Park at th...

Taiwan aboriginal music festival, PASIWALI, takes off August 3, 4

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taitung's aboriginal music festival, PASIWALI Festival, is happening this weekend and promises musical acts from New Zealand, New Caledonia, Japan, Guinea and Tai...

Free international indigenous music festival to take place in eastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—A two-day international indigenous music festival will kick off at 3:30 p.m. on August 3 in eastern Taiwan’s coastal city of Taitung, featuring indigenous singers incl...

Listen to music under the centenarian tree in Taipei’s Hushan Borough

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—People always associate Beitou of Taipei with hot spring, but not many people know about the Hushan community, which, even though not blessed with hot spring, is a nice retr...

Upcoming Events in Taipei July 21 - July 29

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- There are plenty of interesting and unique events happening in Taipei at the end of July. Here are just a few suggestions for exciting events happening around th...

6 Off the Beaten Path Destinations in Taiwan

People have many common misconceptions about Taiwan. Foreigners tend to think of the island state as an extension of China and Chinese culture. While historically, China has significantly impacted Tai...

Australian police chief apologizes to indigenous people

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian state police chief has made an historic apology to indigenous people who are overrepresented in prisons and vowed to improve race relations. ...

Taiwan’s Taichung World Flora Exposition to feature Atayal textile arts

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Yuma Taru (尤瑪‧達陸), an artist of the Atayal indigenous group in Taiwan, has been invited to hold an exhibition of the traditional textile arts of Atayal people at the Houli...

Taiwan's Top 10 Theme Parks

Summer is here and that means the kids are on holiday and many people are looking for something fun and exciting to do. A theme park is an obvious place to head, and while some Taiwanese people may ch...

Taiwan’s Nantou craft exhibition spotlights ‘bronze’-like Japanese lacquerware

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A Japanese lacquer artifact put on loan at the Nantou Craft Exhibition kicked off July 7 hogged the limelight with its striking resemblance to bronze works.   ...

Taiwan students jumpstart English level in 7 months 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Members of AIT and National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU) held a press conference today to commend the great progress made by a group of Hualien students learning E...

16 theme parks in Taiwan collectively roll out preferential admission deal to benefit visitors

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—While all amusement parks in Taiwan are rolling out new deals to attract more visitors to their parks in the summer, 16 of them took a step further and collectively agreed o...

Taiwan's top places to take to the skies

The 2018 Shihmen Reservoir Hot Air Balloon Carnival is currently in full swing at the Nanyuan Eco Park in Taoyuan. The event, which is in just its third year, offers visitors the chance to take to the...