Walis Norgan and his Atayal awakening

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The I-Fun Learning website recently invited Atayal writer Walis Norgan (瓦歷斯諾幹) to be its celebrity guest and tell the world how he found out more about his own land in cen...

Taipei International Documentary Festival kicks off Friday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Taipei City International Documentary Month will begin Tuesday (Oct. 29). The month-long film-screening event will take place at two locations: Fuzhong 15’s N...

Taiwan's last Atayal woman with facial tattoos dies at 97

Lawa Piheg, the last woman in the Atayal indigenous tribe with their traditional facial tattoos, died Saturday at the age of 97 in Miaoli County, according to local councilor Yuma Baisu. Lawa was t...

Body of 6 year old boy, missing 10 days, found in New Taipei river

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The body of a six year old boy was discovered in the southern mountains of New Taipei after being missing for 10 days. The young boy, a resident of Fushan (福山) Village in ...

Two Taiwan elementary schools achieve synergy via collaborative learning

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Donghe Elementary School (東河國小) in Nanzhuang Township, Miaoli County, preserves much of the area’s indigenous Saisiyat (賽夏族) and Atayal (泰雅族) culture – it is also a...

National Taiwan Museum shows off indigenous tattoos in Thailand

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The traditional tattoo culture of Taiwan’s Atayal and Paiwan indigenous peoples is on show in the Thai capital of Bangkok thanks to cooperation between the National ...

Taiwanese singers perform at Midem 2019 in France

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Three Taiwanese singers were invited to perform at the Midem 2019 in France as part of the “Taiwan Beats” portion of the festival on June 5. Midem 2019 is a...

Taiwan revegetates landslide areas by using drones to drop seeds

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Forestry Bureau has revegetated three landslide areas, using a highly mobile unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), along with seeding materials and a variety of se...

Taiwan-Japan indigenous handicraft show kicks off in New Taipei

The third annual Taiwan-Japan indigenous handicraft exhibition kicked off March 21 in New Taipei City, underscoring government efforts to strengthen cultural exchanges between local tribes and oversea...

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen to transit in Hawaii after visit to Pacific allies

President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) will embark on a visit to three Pacific allies Thursday, a trip that will include a stopover in Hawaii on her way home, according to the itinerary released by the Ministry...

Theme parks around Taiwan make special offers to visitors during 228 holiday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Many theme parks across Taiwan offer visitors special prices or discounts during the four-day 228 Peace Memorial Day holiday from Feb. 28 to Mar. 3, Taiwan's Tourism B...

Taiwan artists’ designs enliven Lunar New Year festival in Canada

TAIPEI (Taiwan Today) -- Taiwan artists are enlivening the 2019 LunarFest in Toronto and Vancouver with their designs to welcome in the Year of the Pig, the Ministry of Culture said Jan. 31. Sponso...

Opening hours of Taiwan's national forest recreation areas during LNY

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Forestry Bureau on Tuesday gave a heads-up on the opening hours of all the country’s national forest recreation areas during the nine-day Lunar New Ye...

Taiwan exonerates 1,505 victims of political persecution

TAIPEI (CNA) -- The criminal records of 1,505 victims of political persecution in Taiwan were wiped out Sunday at a formal ceremony, in a bid to help heal their long-lasting trauma and to remind the c...

New tourist hotspot in Taiwan's Taoyuan: new Sikou suspension bridge

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—The longest suspension bridge in Taiwan, located in the Fuxing District, Taiwan, has become Taoyuan City’s new tourist hotspot since its inauguration in January 2018. ...