Birds survive typhoon to color Taiwanese island white

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – An estimated 3,000 terns survived last week’s Typhoon Lekima to paint a small island near Matsu white with their feces. The storm passed close to Taiwan’s m...

Chinese caught dredging in Taiwan's Matsu deported by Coast Guard

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The captain and crew of a Chinese dredger seized by the Coast Guard in January were deported yesterday (Aug. 7) after having completed their prison sentences, according to...

Taiwan tourism magnet of Matsu hosts summer concert series

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Matsu Islands are hosting a summer music fest between July 12 and Aug. 17 to mark the 20th anniversary of the Matsu National Scenic Area Administration and the half-ce...

Taiwan's Matsu Islands set up homeland security platform

Law enforcement authorities on the Matsu Islands set up a platform Monday as part of their efforts to crack down on criminal activities, according to the Liangchiang District Prosecutor's Office. ...

Taiwan’s Matsu offers tourists free kayaking activities

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Athletic Association on Taiwan’s Matsu Islands is offering tourists free kayaking coaching activities at the Qinbi seaport (芹壁澳口) on Beigan Island during the Dra...

Taiwan’s Matsu rolls out activities for visitors to view ‘blue tears’ from sea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Beigan Township Office (北竿鄉公所) and Matsu National Scenic Area Administration have organized a series of activities, dubbed “A Trip on the Ocean,” for tourists to ex...

Taiwanese Coast Guard ship fires stun grenade at rock-throwing Chinese fishermen

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After Chinese fishing boats crossed the maritime boundary between China and Taiwan in the waters off of Matsu, crews threw rocks at a Coast Guard vessel, which retaliated by fi...

Free guided tours to explore charming village on Taiwan’s Matsu Islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Matsu National Scenic Area Administration (MNSAA) has organized a series of guided tours in April for individual travelers to visit the most celebrated attraction on Taiwa...

Former military outpost Matsu emerges as Taiwan tourist hotspot

TAIPEI (Taiwan Today) -- When Taiwan’s outlying Matsu islands were under military administration, they were closed to outsiders and 90 percent of their residents were soldiers. The rugged archip...

10 'island hosts' ready to explore and market Taiwan’s offshore islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--At a press conference in Taipei on on Wednesday (July 25), Tourism Bureau Director-General Chou Yung-hui (周永暉) met the 10 “island hosts” selected from a recruiting ac...

New book about Taiwan’s 10+ charming islands published

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Do you know that Taiwan has a total of more than 300 off-shore islands? The country’s Tourism Bureau has designated 2018 as the “Year of Bay Tourism” to pr...

Taiwan's offshore islands of Kinmen and Matsu see increased travel volume

The travel volume between Taiwan's offshore islands of Kinmen and Matsu via the three mini-links with China in the first half of this year has grown year-on-year, the Maritime Port Bureau said Fri...

Tourism festival promotes Taiwan’s islands in New York

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The "2018 International Travel and Taiwan Tourism Festival" was held in New York City on Saturday June 30, in a bid to promote tourism to Taiwan's outlying i...

‘Coolest job in Taiwan’ recruiting activity to close soon, interested people mustn't hesitate

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—With the closing date of “the coolest job in Taiwan”—playing hosts to Taiwan 10 charming islands—recruiting activity being only 11 days from now, the...

Pitchpersons wanted: promote 10 of Taiwan's islands and earn NT$35,000!

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As part of the “Year of Bay Tourism” initiative, the Tourism Bureau is offering a much-coveted job – promoting ten selected islands of Taiwan and getting...