Taiwan 1st in world to resume cruise travel amid coronavirus pandemic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has become the first country in the world to resume ship travel with the cruise ship Explorer Dream docking at the port of Keelung on Tuesday (June 30) before begin...

Beehive fireworks festival in SW Taiwan to go ahead as scheduled despite virus scare

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The world-famous Yanshuei Beehive Fireworks Festival will take place Friday to Saturday (Feb. 7–8) as scheduled, Tainan Mayor Huang Wei-cher (黃偉哲) announced at a pre...

Tokyo Olympics reach 6-months-to-go mark with some fireworks

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo put on a flashy fireworks display on Friday to mark the 6-months-to-go milestone for this year's Olympics. The show took place high above a barge stationed in Toky...

Tainan in SW Taiwan shines with the Yuejin Lantern Festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 2020 Yuejin Lantern Festival in Tainan's Yanshui District opened on Jan. 18 and will continue until Feb. 16, CNA reported. Under the theme of “mirage,&rdq...

Taiwan's Tainan promotes two small towns with photography contest

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Tainan City Government is holding a photography contest to promote the city’s Houbi (後壁區) and Yanshui (鹽水區) districts, which are among the 40 winners of Taiwan Touri...

Palau vice president embarks on i-Ride in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Palau Vice President Raynold B. Oilouch was offered a rare opportunity to learn about Taiwan through a thrilling i-Ride at Breeze NanShan department store's flying the...

Busan, South Korea looks to attract more Taiwanese business travelers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Government officials and tourism sector businesspeople from Busan, South Korea have come to Taiwan to promote greater business travel ties between their city and Taiwan. The...

Farewell party to be held for sniffer dog in Taiwan's Penghu

A police dog renowned for its ability to detect even the faintest smell of drugs is retiring at the end of June on Taiwan's outlying island of Penghu and the Penghu County Police Bureau (PCPB) is ...

Penghu fireworks festival lights up the night sky in southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The opening ceremony of the Penghu International Fireworks Festival concluded Thursday night (April 18) after a spectacular display that lit up the sky for over 30,000 onl...

Taiwanese festivals illuminated in daily Italian newspaper

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has been spotlighted in the travel pull-out of one of Italy’s top-circulating newspapers. CNA reports the March 7 edition of Rome-based broadsheet Il Messa...

Lantern festival activities across Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Many places in Taiwan have been holding activities to celebrate the traditional Lantern Festival, which falls on Feb. 19 this year. Here is a list of popular activities th...

Taiwan's Tainan offers package tours for Yanshui Beehive Fireworks Festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Tourism Bureau of Tainan City Government teams up with six travel agencies to offer package tours for attending this year’s Yanshui Beehive Fireworks Festival, w...

Taiwan's National Day fireworks display shatters records in Hualien

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The fireworks display for Taiwan's National Day held in Hualien yesterday set the record for the longest and largest display in the history of the annual pyrotechnic extrav...

2018 Taiwan Indigenous Tourism Festival to take place at Sun Moon Lake

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—The 2018 Taiwan Indigenous Tourism Festival will take place at Sun Moon Lake National Scenic Area’s Xiangshan Visitor Center from September 7 to September 9, featuring...

Fireworks to once again light up Taiwan’s Penghu archipelago

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Magnificent fireworks displays will once again light up the skies of the Penghu archipelago this year from August 6 to November 3, according to media reports. To extend t...