New YouBikes launched in Taipei's Gongguan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The latest edition of the YouBike was launched in Gongguan District of Taipei City today (Jan. 15), with 1,800 parking docks installed and 500 bikes available for a rental...

Taipei MRT to offer up to 30% monthly discount on fares Feb. 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei Mass Transit (MRT) system is set to launch a new fare scheme so that frequent riders can receive a discount of up to 30 percent per month, beginning Feb. 1. ...

Taipei Children's Amusement Park extends discounted day passes 6 more months

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei Children's Amusement Park (TCAP) will extend the current cost of its one-day pass, which was reduced to celebrate Christmas and mark the park's annivers...

Easy Wallet to arrive in Taiwan in January

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — EasyCard announced on Monday (Dec. 16) that its Easy Wallet will to be available to customers in Taiwan starting from January. The company is currently allowing 500 cus...

Foreign residents in Taiwan can now register for YouBike

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following a social outcry from foreigners in Taiwan over the new YouBike rental policy, the Taipei City Department of Transportation announced Tuesday (Dec. 17) that expat...

New YouBike rental policy blasted for discriminating against expats in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Expats in Taiwan are fuming over being excluded from renting YouBikes with their EasyCard smartcards, with some saying it constitutes discrimination against foreigners in ...

Taipei MRT plans loyalty discount system for frequent travelers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The more journeys passengers take on the Taipei Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) system, the more rebates they will receive — up to a maximum of 30 percent of the fare, acco...

Taipei Children’s Amusement Park offers 1-day passes and new room escape games

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Taipei Children’s Amusement Park (TCAP) will roll out NT$200 one-day passes from Nov. 30 to Dec. 31 as well as new room escape games, according to a press statement p...

Indian influencers praise Taiwan's freedom

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Popular travel blogger and influencer Aakash Malhotra and his girlfriend Aparajita Misra became the fourth group to participate in the "Spend a Night @ Taiwan's P...

Chill Out music festival brings top acts to Gongguan riverside in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Chill Out music festival, which took place at Gongguan Waterfront Plaza Oct. 19-20, featured 28 Taiwanese musical acts including Leo Wang and 9m88. The second Chill...

PFP city councilor might take over as deputy mayor of Taipei City

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – People First Party (PFP) Taipei City Councilor Huang Shan-shan (黃珊珊) said Thursday (Sept. 26) she had been asked to take over as deputy mayor of the capital, a move which ...

Kuai Kuai EasyCards go on sale for Ghost Month in Taiwan today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Starting today (Aug. 14), limited edition EasyCards will be available which are shaped like a lucky Kuai Kuai (乖乖) snack bag to keep gremlins away from computers during Ghost M...

Video shows man use Poké Ball to travel around Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- An American blogger has posted a video of his adventures using a limited edition Poké Ball-themed electronic stored-value card in Taipei. Daniel Arreola, 34, who runs...

Video shows vicious fight break out after man refuses to pay ticket on Taiwan train

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A savage fight broke out on a Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) train on Monday (July 29), after an unruly passenger refused to make a fare adjustment. On Monday at 1:10 ...

12 Taiwan national forest recreation areas accept EasyCard and iPASS

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Twelve of Taiwan’s national forest recreation areas will begin to accept payment of admission fees by EasyCard and iPASS on Monday (July 15), Taiwan's Forestry B...