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 the Kyawan banque...

Knockoff Eiffel Tower in Taiwan’s Taoyuan slammed as blot on landscape

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The Fuxing District Office of Taoyuan City recently built a 10-floor steel tower in bright red on the site of a former fort during the Japanese colonial period in hope of "...

The unparalleled experience of my visit to Dongao in NE Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Last weekend I visited a couple of charming places in Nanao Township in Taiwan’s northeastern county of Yilan, but left out Dongao (東澳), which is a part of Nanao, beca...

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 Hngyang Na Atayal chorus wins three golds at Orientale Concentus 2018 in Singapore

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—The Hngyang Na Atayal chorus of Hsinchu County, Taiwan is a big winner of this year’s Orientale Concentus International Choral Festival, winning in three categories: M...

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...

Taiwanese choir wins awards at international competition in Vienna

Brussels, June 2 (CNA) A choir made up of indigenous Taiwanese students from Hsinchu County received a gold medal and the jury's special prize at the 31st Franze Schubert Choir Competition, which ...

Single-digit temperatures, snow on high mountains and rain in low lying areas in northern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—The coldest air since winter continued to sweep northern Taiwan on Sunday, bringing temperatures down to between 7 and 10 degrees Celsius and rain almost all day long in the...

Cafe highlighting Taiwan indigenous culture opens in Malaysia

A cultural cafe and store offering agricultural products, delicacies and handicrafts from Taiwan’s indigenous tribes opened Jan. 28 in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, spotlighting government efforts to...

Taiwan News Weekly Roundup - January 19

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Top stories of this week included Taiwanese waitress fired for saying Taiwan is not part of China, Magnitude 5.7 earthquake rattles Taipei, Streamer decides to leave Taiwan aft...

One of last Atayal women left with facial tattoo dies at age 103

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Iwan Kainu (簡玉英, Chien Yu-ying), one of the last members of the Taiwanese indigenous Atayal (泰雅) tribe to have a facial tattoo and a national treasure, died yesterday morning f...

14 year old boy dies while hunting in Northern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A 14 year old boy has been reported dead in Miaoli County, after an apparent hunting accident that happened in the early morning of Saturday Nov. 25. The boy from the A...

TOTEM: indigenous Taiwanese-inspired fashion steals the show at TIS 2017

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – One of the most distinctly Taiwanese brands of the Taipei IN Style showcase had to be TOTEM, which is inspired by, and incorporates traditional patterns of Taiwan's in...

Photo of the Day: Facial tattoos of Atayal women

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Young indigenous women from the Atayal (泰雅) tribe are pictured wearing temporary tattoos reminiscent of traditional markings distinctive to their tribe at Taiwan's last har...