Township in E. Taiwan offers half-price columbarium spaces to reward volunteers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A township in Taiwan’s eastern county of Taitung is offering a bizarre and ghastly way to reward its citizens who volunteer their time and services in the township: ...

Township in eastern Taiwan holds competition for most popular canola flower field

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taitung’s Chihshang Township (池上鄉) is holding a competition for the most popular field of canola flowers, which were planted as green manure after the second crop of...

Rapeseed fields in southern Taiwan are in full bloom

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following the continual rains of December and January, the rapeseed fields in Taitung are now a sea of healthy yellow blossoms, though not for long, reported CNA. From ...

Takeshi Kaneshiro tree is the hottest tourist destination in Taitung County during LNY

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--The Takeshi Kaneshiro tree is the most popular tourist destination in Taitung County during the Lunar New Year holiday, according to the statistics of the county government&rsquo...

U-Theatre performs in eastern Taiwan rice paddy

Taipei, Oct. 31 (CNA) On a sunny Saturday afternoon, the serene and scenic Chihshang Township (??) in eastern Taiwan's Taitung County welcomed thousands of visitors who had flocked to the rural tow...

Rice raised on classical music harvested

Taipei, Nov. 25 (CNA) Rice that has been grown to the strains of classical music by such maestros as Beethoven and Mozart over the past four months in eastern Taiwan was harvested Tuesday. The ...

Iconic tree in Taitung ready for tropical storm

Taipei, Sept. 20 (CNA) A landmark bishop wood (bischofia javanica) tree in the southeastern county of Taitung has been well-prepared ahead of a tropical storm's expected landfall in southern Taiwan,...

Farmer reproduces Taitung's landmark tree

Taipei, Sept. 1 (CNA) A local farmer has successfully propagated three plants from the famous "Takeshi Kaneshiro tree" in Chihshang Township in Taitung County, which was uprooted during a storm earl...

Iconic tree in Taitung to get new lease on life

Taipei, July 24 (CNA) It is currently just a pale shadow of the attraction that once drew crowds of hundreds each day, but things are looking up for "that tree" to return to its former glory. T...

Uprooted by typhoon, tree in Taitung gets star treatment

Taipei, July 23 (CNA) Of the hundreds of trees felled by Typhoon Matmo around Taiwan overnight, one drew special attention Wednesday, with local officials and one of Taiwan's major airlines immediat...