Taiwan Reading Festival wins American Library Association award

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taiwan Ministry of Education announced Friday (May 22) that the 2020 Taiwan Reading Festival (台灣閱讀節) won the American Library Association (ALA) award. The annual cu...

Taipei cancels firefly season due to Wuhan coronavirus

The annual firefly season in Taipei and its many events have been canceled because of restrictions imposed to combat the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic, the city's Parks and Street Lights O...

National Central Library to host carnival in Taipei to promote reading

The National Central Library (NCL) will host a major carnival in Taipei next month as part of an annual reading festival to encourage love and appreciation of books, NCL Director-General Tseng Shu-hsi...

Record amount of rain falls in Taipei's Da'an District

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taipei's Da'an Forest Park saw a record amount of rainfall within a half-hour on Monday afternoon as thunderstorms drenched the city. The Central Weather Bureau (CWB...

Taiwan to implement first ‘therapeutic garden’ in Taipei next year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taipei will establish a “therapeutic garden,” the first of its kind in Taiwan, in Daan Forest Park (大安森林公園) next year in collaboration with Japanese experts, c...

Plant-watering workout machines unveiled at Daan Park, Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The first stage of a new Tapiei greenery project was unveiled in Daan Park today, showcasing a new type of exercise machine that also waters nearby grass, reported CNA. ...

Taipei metro stampede culprit caught on CCTV: a 10 cm long rat

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The 10 cm long rat that caused a stampede on a Taipei metro train was identified with CCTV footage, said the train operator Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation. During the morn...

Free ‘Muslim carnival’ to be held in Taipei this weekend

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The 2018 Taipei Eid al-Fitr and Muslim Carnival including food stalls, entertainment and craft demonstrations to celebrate the end of Ramadan will take place in Da'an ...

Taipei City to unveil vending machines offering Halal-certified foods

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—At this year’s Muslim Carnival which will take place on June 17 at Daan Forest Park, the municipal government will introduce vending machines that sell Halal certified...

Taipei’s DOL reminds employers to accommodate Islamic workers’ religious rituals conducted during Ramadan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—The Department of Labor (DOL) of Taipei City Government on Friday reminded employers who work with Muslim employees to accommodate the fasting and prayer rituals conducted d...

Taipei to build mosque for 50,000

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taipei City has signed an agreement with Turkey to build a third mosque in the Taiwanese capital to hold 50,000 Muslims, Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) said Saturday. The city&r...

Taiwan News Weekly Roundup - April 13

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- This week's top news included Taiwanese terror suspect in US faces additional charge, John Bolton could visit Taiwan in June, Taiwan thanks U.S. for helping domestic submar...

Photo of the Day: Fireflies dazzle western Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In the photo above fireflies can be seen whirring around a farm house in mountain township in southwestern Taiwan's Chiayi County. The firefly season is fast approaching...

Indulge in firefly watching at Taipei's Daan Forest Park

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Friends of Daan Forest Park Association is collaborating with the Public Works Department to repopulate fireflies in the northern metropolis of Taipei, Taiwan. It h...

Enjoy colorful leaves along the longest forest bikeway in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—The leaves of the fragrant maple trees in the Danongdafu Forest Park (大農大富平地森林園區) in Taiwan’s eastern county of Hualien has turned red, and the best time to enjoy the...