Taiwan’s Taitung to hold Lantern Festival fireworks night party on Feb 23

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taitung City Office will hold a Lantern Festival night party at Taitung Seashore Park on Feb. 23, presenting to people in the city a different way of celebrating the Lante...

Young athlete clocks 21.65 in 200m dash, becoming fastest junior high boy in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A junior high school student clocked 21.65 seconds in the 200-meter dash final at the 2019 Kaohsiung Cup Games (高雄港都盃田徑錦標賽) on Thursday, shattering the national record in ...

The Yangmingshan National Park in Taipei--Xiaoyoukeng

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Yangminshan National Park is the only national park in Taiwan that is characterized by volcanic landforms. The volcanic landforms in the Yangminshan National Park are do...

Taiwan’s MOI mulls revision of uniform ID number for foreigners

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Ministry of the Interior (MOI) said in an English news release on Feb. 11, reinforcing the government's dedication to revising "the numerical forma...

Six-language service available at Taipei Lantern Festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Six-language service is now available via the mobile tourist service stations at the 2019 Taipei Lantern Festival, Taipei Department of Information and Tourism (TPEDOIT), ...

Blooming lupine flowers in Taipei’s Maokong beckon city dwellers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Spring is the season of new beginnings, and a time during which Taiwan becomes awash with the new bloom of colorful flowers. Travelers will be flocking to popular spots...

What is the difference between yuanxiao and tangyuan?

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Traditionally, yuanxiaos (元宵) and tangyuans (湯圓) are served on the day of the Yuanxiao Festival (Lantern Festival) and the winter solstice, respectively. Aside from that, ...

Tulip show at Shihlin Residence in Taipei kicks off Feb 21

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – It’s that time of year again, when cute and colorful tulip flowers are blooming on plots of Shihlin Residence (士林官邸) as Taipei City Government is getting ready to ki...

Four things about Taiwan’s metro systems that pleasantly 'shock' foreigners

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Most Taiwanese people may take everything about Taiwan's metro systems for granted, because they have long been using the public transportation to get around their city for...

Bookings for viewing fireflies in E. Taiwan’s Danongdafu Forest Park available now

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Danongdafu Forest Park (大農大富平地森林園區) in Taiwan’s eastern county of Hualien offers the earliest opportunities for viewing fireflies, and this year the organized viewing act...

Swallow Grotto Trail in Taroko National Park

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Swallow Grotto Trail is the most easily accessible trail in the world-famous Taroko Gorge of Hualien County, Eastern Taiwan. The Swallow Grotto Trail in Taroko National Par...

Taichung and Hsinchu selected as Taiwan Lantern Festival sites for 2020 and 2021, respectively

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taichung City and Hsinchu City have been selected as the Taiwan Lantern Festival sites for 2020 and 2021, respectively, Taiwan Tourism Bureau said in a news release on Jan...

Taiwan’s Chan sisters capture doubles title in Doha

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan’s Chan sisters captured their 14th doubles title together at the Qatar Total Open in Doha on Saturday. The sisters, Latisha Chan (詹詠然) and Chan Hao-ching (詹皓晴),...

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...

Duterte advocates renaming Philippines 'to assert national identity'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has endorsed the idea of renaming the Philippines to "Maharlika," SunStar Manila reported on Tuesday. Presidential Spokes...