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Taiwan Tourist Shuttle rolls out 50% discounts on bus fares for 48 routes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) —Passengers using electronic tickets to take Taiwan Tourist Shuttle buses (台灣好行) will enjoy 50% discounts on bus fares from now until Sept. 30, the Directorate General of Hi...

South Taiwan area to conduct forest fire alert drill

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As large parts of Taiwan suffered under sweltering heat Wednesday (June 22), the Council of Agriculture’s (COA) Forestry Bureau said it would launch a forest fire al...

Photographer captures Penghu fireworks from Taiwan's Alishan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Taiwan’s skies cleared over the weekend, photographer Huang Yuan-ming (黃源明) shared photos of fireworks showcased at the Penghu International Fireworks Festival he...

Indigenous affairs minister condemns Taiwanese Indigenous celebrities for pro-China statements

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Minister of the Council of Indigenous Peoples Icyang Parod on Monday (May 23) blasted Taiwanese Indigenous celebrities including Jam Hsiao (蕭敬騰) and Lily Tien (田麗) for the...

Actress Lily Tien angers Taiwanese for 'China's Taiwan' lyrics

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese actress Lily Tien (田麗) angered Taiwanese netizens after she released a video over the weekend in which she claimed to hail from "Taiwan, China," while ...

Man suspected to have died from a stroke while climbing Yushan in central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A middle-aged man from New Taipei City is suspected to have suffered a stroke and died on Saturday (April 30) while climbing Yushan, the highest mountain in Taiwan. The...

Number of hikers allowed on Taiwan’s Mianyue Line trail cut dramatically

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The number of daily visitors allowed to hike the trail along the deserted Mianyue forest train line (眠月線) on southern Taiwan’s Alishan will be dramatically cut from ...

Taiwan hotels report high holiday occupancy rates despite COVID surge

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Despite a surging number of COVID-19 infections, the four-day Tomb Sweeping holiday got off to a strong start Saturday (April 2) with hotels reporting high occupancy rates...

Kids' admission free at 13 forest recreation areas in Taiwan over Tomb Sweeping holiday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Forestry Bureau said in a press release on Friday (March 25) that it will offer children under the age of 12 free admission to 13 national forest recreation areas duri...

Midnight fire burns down historic hostel in south Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A fire that started at the historic Yushan Hostel in Chiayi City burned down a row of wooden houses that are nearly a century old on Sunday (March 13). The Chiayi City ...

China Airlines' Taiwan-themed float wins award at US Rose Parade

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwan-themed float sponsored by China Airlines has won the International Award in the annual Rose Parade in Los Angeles, California. The float, themed “Biking ...

Scenic spot on Taiwan's Alishan reopens after 22 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Guanyin Falls section of the Alishan National Scenic Area reopened for test operation on Saturday (Jan. 1). The spot was a popular attraction prior to the "921...

Elderly hiker goes missing on south Taiwan mountain

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Emergency personnel in Chiayi County are searching for a man in his 70s who went missing during a hike on the Pilishan trail on Saturday (Jan. 1). The man’s hikin...

Starry sky above a sea of clouds atop Taiwan’s Alishan

Whenever cold wind and light rain take hold of Taipei, Keelung, and Yilan in the winter, those who enjoy outdoor activities face disappointment. However, those who are familiar with the climate are un...

Shuttle buses to transport sunrise-watchers to Taiwan’s Alishan during New Year holiday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Expecting an influx of visitors to Alishan National Forest Recreation Area during the New Year holiday, temporary parking spaces and shuttle bus stops will be set up along...