Mobile toilets now available at 3 Taipei night markets

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Mobile toilets are now available at three of Taipei’s night markets every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday for visitors who need to answer nature’s call. Portab...

Cloud Gate and Tao Dance Theater prepare fitting encore for Lin Hwai-min in Taipei

Taipei (Taiwan News) — Cloud Gate and Tao Dance Theater will exchange dancers as Cloud Gate founder Lin Hwai-min (林懷民) presents his last show in an October tour that will stop in Kaohsiung, Taip...

'EVA Air is like a crab': Strikers marching 27 km to Taiwan Presidential Office

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- EVA Air members of the Taoyuan Flight Attendants Union (TFAU) are marching 27 kilometers to the Presidential Office Building on Friday (July 5), as their strike enters its 16th...

1 shot, 2 stabbed at temple festival in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- One man was shot and two men were stabbed during the tail end of a temple festival early this morning in the heart of old Taipei, reported TVBS. A miaohui (廟會) or temple fes...

Indonesia crash: Rescue diver dies as fuselage discovered

An 48-year-old volunteer has died recovering human remains from the wreckage of Lion Air Flight 610, officials confirmed on Saturday. Syachrul Anto was part of a diving team searching for body parts f...

Chilling phone video shows passengers boarding fatal flight

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Like untold numbers of spontaneously shot smartphone videos, Paul Ferdinand Ayorbaba's most recent was not a work of art, full of the backs of heads and the constant bobbing ...

Indonesia: Flight JT610 crashes after Jakarta Airport takeoff

An Indonesian airplane operated by budget airline Lion Air crashed shortly after takeoff at Jakarta's Soekarno-Hatta airport on Monday, authorities confirmed. The aircraft reportedly crashed just ...

Taipei’s Bangka Cultural Carnival to kick off on July 20

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--The organizers of the 2018 Bangka Cultural Carnival, which will kick off at 7 p.m. at the Bangka Park in Taipei’s Wanhua District on Friday, July 20, welcome the public to ...

Explore Taipei’s oldest district of Wanhua through tea drinking, dough figurine crafting

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)-- Wanhua District Office will hold two respective events to celebrate Wanhua’s culture through DIY activities for two successive Saturdays (May 26 and June 2), according to ...

Photo of the day: beautiful sunset at Taipei's Dadaocheng Wharf

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Apart from rows of buildings that can be dated back to three centuries ago with businesses of dried goods and Chinese herbal treatments that have been operated for many ge...

Pulp giant stirs new conflicts with Indonesian villagers

AIR MENDUYUNG, Indonesia (AP) — Less than five years after it pledged to end dozens of disputes over land and gain local consent for new plantations in Indonesia, one of the world's largest paper comp...

Photos of Taipei's Qingshan Temple festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The three-day miaohui (廟會) or temple festival held by the Bangka Qingshan Temple (艋舺青山宮) in which Qingshan Wang (青山靈安尊王, King of Green Mountain) toured Taipei's Wanhua Dist...

Temple festival in Taipei with hundred years of history draws the pious and curious

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The three-day miaohui (廟會) or temple festival held by the Bangka Qingshan Temple (艋舺青山宮) began on Thursday with crowds joining the procession led by the King of Qingshan (...

Taipei’s largest ‘miaohui’ temple festival kicks off

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – From Thursday to Saturday (December 7-9), one of the three biggest miaohui (廟會) or temple festivals in Taipei takes place in the city's Wanhua District where the proce...

Don't miss two must-see attractions while visiting historic township of Lukang on west coast of Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--Lukang is a historic township located in northwestern Changhua County on the west coast of Taiwan, facing the Taiwan Strait. In March 2012, it was named one of the Top 10 Small T...