Taipei Commercial District Carnival to take place over Double Ten Day holiday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The annual Taipei Commercial District Carnival will take place at Zhongshan Hall and Xiushan Street between Oct. 11 and 13. Featuring 76 stalls from the capital city&rs...

Taiwan Light Environment Award to be revealed in November

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Light Environment Award is down to three finalists, with the award ceremony to take place on Nov. 22, the Coretronic Culture and Arts Foundation (中強光電文化藝術基金會) a...

Centenarian Taipei barber continues to cut hair after 70 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A childless centenarian barber who lives in solitude in Taipei had an unforgettable Father’s Day experience on Tuesday (July 30) surrounded by a group of social work...

South Korean celebrity eats to heart’s content in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A South Korean entertainer known for her insatiable appetite recently visited Taipei for a short film project to promote travel to the capital of Taiwan. Yang Soo-bin (...

5 things to know about Taipei’s Dihua Lunar New Year Market

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Lunar New Year is two weeks away, with the first day of the Lunar New Year falling on Feb. 4, and preceding the holiday, many Taiwanese flock to the Dihua L...

Cultural businesses revitalize historic Taipei neighborhood

As Lunar New Year approaches, people begin to flock to an annual market in Dihua Street in the old Taipei City neighborhood of Dadaocheng. The atmosphere is festive as they shop for candies, spring co...

Taipei to ring in the New Year with electropop at year-end bash

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The 2019 Taipei New Year’s Eve Countdown Party will for the first time incorporate e-sports and DJ performances to usher in the new year with tens of thousands of re...

Line dance carnival revives Taipei’s historical district

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A massive line dance performance joined by nearly a thousand people brought a 385-meter long spectacle to Taipei’s Dihua Street on Oct. 7 as part of the city’s...

Taipei mayor: Goal of designating Dihua St. as a pedestrian zone on Sundays is to make money

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) said on Sunday (July 22) that the goal of designating the southern section of Dihua Street (迪化街) in the city’s historic Dadaocheng area as...

Video by American grad student covers all the 'Things to do in Taipei'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- An American master's student currently living in Taipei has created a humorous video introducing many of the major sights and sounds of Taiwan's capital city. Andrew...

Taiwan ex-vice president to drop out of Taipei mayoral race if Chen Chu joins

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) is preparing to name a candidate of its own for the Taipei mayoral elections, one of the self-declared hopefuls, former Vi...

Dinda Kirana visits Taiwan to help boost tourism from Indonesia

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In collaboration with the Department of Information and Tourism, Taipei City Government (TPEDOIT), Dinda Kirana visits Taiwan for four days to experience and promote "...

'Protect Sharks Man' threatens to poison those who eat shark fins in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Police are hunting for a man who calls himself "Protect Sharks Man" after he issued a threat on social media that he would poison customers eating shark fin in restau...

Lunar New Year Festival Market opens tomorrow

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The annual two-week outdoor Lunar New Year Festival kicks off tomorrow along DiHua Street in Taipei. The festival runs from Feb. 1- Feb. 14. The theme of this year&r...

Taipei old marketplace and townhouse awarded for best urban regeneration projects

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 2017 Building Renovation Award was given on Friday to a cultural venue which was a public market during the Japanese colonial period and a museum that used to be an or...