High-speed vessel to ply route linking Tainan and Taiwan's Penghu County

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The passenger ship Natchan Rera (麗娜輪) will sail from Tainan’s Anping Harbor to the outlying island county of Penghu from Nov. 20–22 in a trial run before opera...

Trial run for Double 10 Day fireworks held in Taiwan’s Tainan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Thousands of people went to Yuguang Island in Tainan City’s Anping District on Saturday (Sept. 26) to watch a trial run of the 2020 Double 10 Day fireworks, and visi...

Tainan lists 5 ideal spots for watching Taiwan’s National Day fireworks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Tainan City Government has come up with a list of its five most recommended spots for watching the 2020 National Day fireworks spectacle, which will take place in the ...

1,400 km² of Taiwan will be underwater by 2050: Greenpeace

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Nearly 1,400 square kilometers of Taiwan will be under the sea by 2050, and nearly 3 million residents will be victims of rising sea levels and storm surges, if the countr...

National Day fireworks to be set off in S. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The National Day fireworks will take place on Yuguang Island in the Anping District of Tainan City on Oct. 10. Deputy Director of the Ministry of the Interior Chen Tsun...

'Whale' of an installation on display to boost tourism in S. Taiwan city

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The world’s largest art installation of an orca arrived in Tainan on Wednesday (June 24) and was set down on a grassy field at the southwestern city's Eternal Go...

Photo of the Day: Map of Taiwan's icons

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An Australian educator on Thursday (April 23) completed this lighthearted illustration of a map of Taiwan festooned with a number of the country's most iconic symbols....

Taiwan's Eslite likely to turn Xinyi or Nanxi store into 24-hour outlet

Eslite Spectrum Corp., which runs the popular Eslite bookstore chain in Taiwan, said Saturday (April 18) it is likely to choose between its Xinyi and Nanxi outlet to succeed its Dunnan store as the ch...

Taiwan officials see heavy rains behind massive fish kill

Nearly a metric ton of floating dead fish have been scooped up from Tainan's old transport canal, their deaths likely caused by a lack of oxygen in the water, the city's Environmental Protecti...

President Tsai pledges to boost Taiwan's indigenous shipbuilding capabilities

President Tsai Ing-wen said Dec. 6 that the government will continue enhancing Taiwan’s indigenous shipbuilding capabilities as part of efforts further strengthening national defense. Develop...

Art installation in S. Taiwan recognized at 2019 Landscape Awards

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — "Greetings from the Whale," a public art piece in Tainan, has received honorable mention in the Special Themes category at the 2019 Taiwan Landscape Awards after...

4 Coast Guard boats launched in Kaohsiung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Four Coast Guard boats were launched in Kaohsiung on Friday (Dec. 6) as part of the Tsai administration’s aspirations of military shipbuilding. The four vessels i...

Anping Yachting Festival in SW Taiwan to showcase nearly 50 yachts

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 2019 Tainan Anping Yachting Festival will take place at Anping Argo Marina in Tainan's Anping District from Nov. 22–24, with nearly 50 yachts on display wort...

Lin Chi-ling's wedding boosts tourism in Taiwan's old capital

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Sunday's wedding between Taiwan's favorite supermodel, Lin Chi-ling (林志玲) and Japanese boy band member Akira in Tainan, the hometown of Lin’s parents, booste...

Second wave of mangosteens to hit 10 stores in Taiwan Wed.

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The second shipment of mangosteens (山竹) are hitting store shelves at 10 Carrefour branches across Taiwan on Wednesday (Sept. 11), 16 years after Taiwan banned imports of the ex...