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2022 hydrangea season on Taipei’s Yangmingshan kicks off on Friday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 2022 Zhuzihu hydrangea season will kick off on Friday (May 20) with a concert from 2 to 4 p.m. in the afternoon, the Taipei City Department of Economic Development sai...

Taiwan launches 4th COVID shot on Monday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Sunday (May 15) announced Taiwan will authorize a second COVID booster shot to elderly, long-term care institution residents,...

Taipei care home recalls COVID-positive staff to battle cluster

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A care home in Taipei City has recalled 23 COVID-positive staff members back to work to fight a cluster that caused 126 infections and three deaths, reports said Saturday ...

Medical capacity an indicator for Taipei to enter soft lockdown

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) said Thursday (May 5) the number of available hospital beds will be used as an indicator to determine whether the capital is to implement a &q...

Taipei launches drive-through clinic for probable COVID cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei opened a drive-through clinic for likely COVID-19 cases on Wednesday (May 4) that allows for expedited testing, diagnosis, and treatment. Located in the Beitou S...

Taipei City population falls below 2.5 million

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The population of Taipei City dipped below 2.5 million at the end of March, the capital’s Department of Civil Affairs announced Friday (April 1). The city lost 14...

Calla lily season begins at Taipei’s Yangmingshan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — About 50% of the calla lily flowers in the Zhuzihu area of Yangmingshan National Park have reached full bloom, according to a Facebook page dedicated to calla lily and hyd...

Taipei mayor cycling to Kaohsiung for last time as mayor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) is attempting a one-day cycle from the nation’s capital to Kaohsiung on Sunday (Feb. 27) for the last time of his tenure. Asked wheth...

Top Valentine's Day events in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — While fancy restaurants are typically top choices for Valentine’s Day, Taiwan News recommends some outdoor events and interesting ideas for singles and couples alike...

Taipei store reported for setting minimum purchase threshold for buying eggs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Taiwan struggles with a shortage of eggs, a general store in Taipei’s Beitou District has been accused of coercive selling for setting a minimum purchase threshol...

Grand Hotel in Taipei reopens after staff tests negative

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Grand Hotel in Taipei resumed services on Tuesday (Jan. 25) after all staff members tested negative for COVID-19. The hotel initiated epidemic-prevention protocols ...

Change of route costs man in Taiwan NT$600,000 for quarantine breach

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A man has been slapped with a heavy fine of NT$600,000 (US$21,656) for requesting a change of route on a quarantine taxi in the latest example of Taiwan’s unyielding...

Quarantine breaker located in Taipei, fined NT$600,000

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese citizen who returned Wednesday (Jan. 19) from Dubai but broke quarantine has been located in Taipei and punished with a fine of NT$600,000 (US$21,651). Pan ...

Rows of blooming flowers in Taipei’s Beitou available for viewing from Jan. 20

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Rows of colorful flowers along the gently sloping hill of Ki-Pataw Shan-Tseng-Chi Park (北投社三層崎公園) in Taipei's Beitou District will be available for viewing from Thursd...

Taipei’s 2022 flower show season begins with camellias on Jan. 7

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei Camellias Show gets underway at the Floriculture Experiment Center on Yangmingshan from Friday (Jan. 7) to Jan. 16. There will also be a camellia seedling re...