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Lithuanian rum can be pre-ordered at Taiwan FamilyMarts

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Pre-orders for Lithuanian rum can be placed at FamilyMart convenience stores by the end January and will be available at retailers run by the Taiwan Tobacco and Liquor Cor...

Animated video shows 24-second loop of Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An artist who specializes in non-fungible tokens (NFTs) created this animated 24-second loop of a fantasy cityscape of Taipei. The pixel art piece was created by Lucas ...

Taiwan CECC recommends recorded mask reminders after deadly assault

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (Nov. 22) suggested that convenience store clerks switch to indirect reminders that customers wear masks after a deadl...

Buy cakes at FamilyMart and help Taiwan's strays

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — FamilyMart has kicked off a campaign to help sheltered animals in Taiwan that are facing an acute food shortage due to the drop in aid amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Membe...

Taiwan FamilyMart customer buys 2 drinks for NT$50, wins NT$10 million

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A customer of a FamilyMart in New Taipei City bought two drinks and won the NT$10 million (US$360,000) prize in the July-August issue of the Taiwan receipt lottery. On ...

EasyCard designs featuring Taiwan’s medalists ditched amid backlash

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The EasyCard Corporation has withdrawn a design for a new set of EasyCards featuring Taiwan’s Olympic gold medalists after sparking a public outcry over aesthetics. ...

New EasyCard features popular Taiwan instant noodles

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — EasyCard Corp. has launched a new MRT EasyCard that looks exactly like a package of Taiwan's celebrated instant noodle brand Wei Lih Jah Jan Mien (Wei Lih Men, 維力麵炸醬麵)...

Taiwanese average 137 visits to convenience stores annually, spend NT$84 per trip

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese on average visit convenience stores 137 times yearly and spend NT$84 (US$3) per visit, according to research conducted by the Fair Trade Commission (FTC), CNA re...

Where to get DIY COVID-19 test kits in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — DIY COVID-19 test kits hit the shelves at select convenience stores, pharmacies, and supermarket chains across Taiwan on Wednesday (June 23) after the country's top he...

COVID home testing kits now available in Taiwan convenience stores

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Home-based COVID-19 testing kits will be available at the four major convenience store chains in Taiwan starting Wednesday (June 23). The Taiwan Food and Drug Administr...

Donation methods to victims of the eastern Taiwan train derailment announced

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In the aftermath of the deadly Hualien train derailment, the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW) posted a number of ways members of the public can donate to the victims ...

Donate to Taiwan relief fund for Hualien rail disaster

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW) has set up a relief fund following the train crash near Taroko Gorge in eastern Taiwan on Friday (April 2). The incident, whic...

Six recent Taiwan receipt lottery jackpots remain unclaimed

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Could you be one of the six people unaware they hit last year’s November-December receipt lottery jackpot? As this year’s January-February receipt lottery w...

Taipei department store customer buys NT$54 pen, wins NT$10 million

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — On Thursday (Feb. 4), the Ministry of Finance (MOF) announced the complete list of winners of the November-December edition of the Taiwan receipt lottery, which included a...

Gangster fires 62 shots at pawnshop, vehicle in central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Over the New Year's holiday, a gangster armed with an assault rifle fired over 60 shots at a pawnshop and minivan in central Taiwan before fleeing the scene. At abo...