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Lake Jiaming hikers can now receive certificates

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Now hikers who visit Lake Jiaming in Taiwan’s Central Mountain Range can receive a special certificate for a small price, according to the Taitung Forest District Of...

On-site applications soon available for day trips to Taiwan’s Lake Jiaming

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Hikers intending to make a day trip to Lake Jiaming from the Xiangyang trailhead will be allowed to make on-site applications for entry permits as of May 1, but there is a...

Taiwan's National Cheng Kung University excels as host of college games

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) has demonstrated zeal and ingenuity by hosting the 2021 National Intercollegiate Athletic Games (NIAG). The NIAG represents the na...

Typhoon Surigae will not bring drought relief to western Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The outer system of Typhoon Surigae is expected to bring rain to eastern Taiwan on Thursday (April 22), but no drought relief is in store for the longsuffering western are...

Two mountaineers make incredible trip through Taiwan’s Central Mountain Range

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A 10-minute video titled "Beyond Madness Beyond Beauty" posted on the Beast Runners’ YouTube channel documents two mountaineers’ incredible trip acro...

Celebrated mountaineer raises funds to clean Taiwan’s highest peaks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Mountaineer Chan Chiao-yu (詹喬愉) on Monday (March 15) launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise NT$850,000 (US$29,310) for a 10-day trip in May to clean up some of Taiwan&r...

Train No. 422 from Taipei to Kaohsiung boasts ‘unparalleled sea views’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A train service that takes passengers more than halfway around Taiwan and treats them to “unparalleled sea views” is proving popular, CNA reported Saturday (Fe...

Taiwan addresses water shortages following unusually dry year

Experts suggest that water-saving and management, as well as environmental protection, should be the priority as Taiwan is in the process of adopting several measures to cope with water shortages foll...

Sun Moon Lake in central Taiwan imposes crowd control on New Year's events

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Sun Moon Lake, a popular tourist attraction located at the foothills of Taiwan’s Central Mountain Range, has introduced a set of measures for New Year’s Eve re...

2020 was Taiwan’s hottest year on record: Central Weather Bureau

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Despite the onslaught of a cold front predicted for its final days, 2020 marked the hottest year since the keeping of records began, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said ...

Taiwan passport entry and exit stamps to feature country outline

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Beginning on Jan. 1, entry and exit stamps for passports will show the outline of Taiwan instead of a plum blossom, the Ministry of the Interior said Saturday (Dec. 26). ...

Puyuma train completes first run through Taiwan’s Central Mountain Range

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Puyuma Express train departing from Fangliao Station in Taiwan’s southern county of Pingtung on Saturday night (Oct. 31) became the first electric train in the cou...

Taiwan Air Force denies USAF surveillance aircraft flew over Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Chinese Y-8 anti-submarine aircraft entered Taiwan’s air defense identification zone (ADIZ) on Wednesday (Oct. 21), but claims that a warplane from the United Stat...

Mountaineer found dead at bottom of cliff in central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The body of a lone mountaineer has been found at the bottom of a cliff on Taiwan’s Central Range Point and will be airlifted out on Sunday (Oct. 4). Taichung City...

Wave of massacres signals new chapter in Colombia's conflict

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Jose Manuel Mancilla was taking a break from his job at a local gold mine. So on Sunday he gathered with friends at a hillside home in his village of Munchique, where about 20 ...