Filipino OFW shoots video showing 63 scenic sites in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Filipino migrant worker vlogger has created a video documenting his travels to 63 scenic spots across Taiwan over the course of a year. Marc Peter Uy, 25, hails from ...

Ho-Hai-Yan Gongliao Rock Festival to kick off at New Taipei beach

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Ho-Hai-Yan Gongliao Rock Festival 2019 will take place Aug. 30 to Sept. 1 at New Taipei City's Fulong Beach, featuring both international and Taiwanese performing arti...

Swedish YouTuber shoots video of Taiwan's Fulong Sand Sculpture Festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Swedish YouTuber has created a video introducing the 2019 Fulong International Sand Sculpting Art Festival in New Taipei, including tips on how to get there by train. Swed...

Fulong International Sand Sculpting Art Festival to kick off in New Taipei

The Fulong International Sand Sculpting Art Festival is set to kick off April 19 in New Taipei City, drawing visitors from home and abroad to the golden beach on Taiwan’s northern coast. Org...

Dead piglet found on New Taipei beach amid fears of African Swine Fever

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Amid the continuing fear over a possible outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) virus reaching the shores of Taiwan, another dead pig, this time a piglet, was discovered on...

Tourism Bureau: Three best places in Taiwan to watch first sunrise of the year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Tourism Bureau has recommended “three best places in Taiwan” to watch the first sunrise on New Year's Day—Fulong in New Taipei City, S...

2018 Silver Grass Festival of Caoling Historic Trail kicks off Nov. 3

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Caoling Historic Trail in northeastern Taiwan is worth visiting any time of the year, and during this time of the year it is especially recommended due to the unparalleled ...

Full 43-minute transcript of call by driver before deadly Taiwan derailment released

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The full 43-minute transcript of the calls made by the driver of the ill-fated Puyuma Express before its deadly derailment in Taiwan's Yilan County has been posted online b...

Head of TRA resigns over deadly derailment in Taiwan's Yilan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After Sunday's (Oct. 21) deadly derailment of a Puyuma Express train that claimed the lives of 18 and injured 210 in Taiwan's Yilan County, the issuing of false stateme...

Four groups of Russian tour operators and reporters expected in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Following a decision by the government to give visitors from Russia a visa waiver, the first of four groups of travel operators and reporters are expected to arrive on the islan...

44% of Taiwan's tap water has microplastics: EPA

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The results of a study on microplastics in water in Taiwan found that 44 percent of tap water had plastic specks, while seawater was also found to be heavily polluted with micr...

Taiwan’s Top 8 Music Festivals

TAIPEI (Tawian News) -- Earlier this week, it was announced that a free two-day indigenous music festival will take place in Taitung this weekend. The festival, which will feature Chen Chen-nien (陳建年)...

Is Taiwan’s beach water quality safe for swimming?

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—With summer temperatures easily rising above 30 degrees Celsius in Taiwan, beaches around the country are popular places for people looking to beat the heat. But, is the wat...

Taiwan’s Top 5 Surfing Destinations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- It might be hard to believe given the amount of rain that has fallen across the country in recent days, but summer is now upon us. And for many people, that means thoughts turn...

Taiwan’s Top 5 Surfing Destinations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- It might be hard to believe given the amount of rain that has fallen across the country in recent days, but summer is now upon us. And for many people, that means thoughts turn...