Taiwanese man confesses to crime to get fed in jail

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—A middle-aged man in Pingtung County, southern Taiwan confessed to a crime he committed in recent days to police and wished to be sent back to jail where he can get fed, acc...

Tourism Bureau invites Malaysian celebrity Mira Filzah to star in video promoting Taiwan tourism

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Taiwan’s Tourism Bureau has invited Malaysian star Mira Filzah to be a spokesperson for Taiwan tourism in Malaysia and Brunei areas, according to a CNA report on Monda...

My travelogue of a two-day getaway in amazing Nanao in northeastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan)—If there is one place in Taiwan where you can indulge yourself in the joys of exploring both the mountains and the sea, where you can enjoy quietness and relaxation, and where yo...

Ships between Taitung and offshore islands in southeastern Taiwan to be suspended due to Typhoon Maria

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Passenger ship companies in Taitung County, eastern Taiwan have announced that the operation of all ships between Taitung and either of the offshore islands of Orchid Island...

Van driver killed by falling tree after heavy rains softened soil on roadside slope in north central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—A van driver was killed when a falling tree pierced through his vehicle’s windshield on Friday night, according to media reports. The soil around the tree on the st...

Wanggong Fireworks Festival to light up central Taiwan on July 14-15

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—The 2018 Wanggong Fireworks Festival, a major tourist attraction in central Taiwan, will take place at Wanggong Fishing Port in Changhua's Fangyuan Township on July 14 a...

Taiwan’s Hngyang Na Atayal chorus wins three golds at Orientale Concentus 2018 in Singapore

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—The Hngyang Na Atayal chorus of Hsinchu County, Taiwan is a big winner of this year’s Orientale Concentus International Choral Festival, winning in three cat...

1st batch of fuel rods for 4th Nuclear Power Plant likely has been transported out of Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—A first batch of unused fuel rods purchased for the Fourth Nuclear Power Plant has likely been transported out of Taiwan on Wednesday morning, but authorities have refused t...

Second Philippine mayor assassinated in two days

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—A Philippine mayor in Nueva Ecija Province had been shot dead at close range in Cabanatuan, located north of Manila, by a gunman who rode a motorcycle, becomi...

Taiwan Tourist Shuttle offers 50% discount on bus fare during summer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—The Taiwan Tourist Shuttle has offered a 50 percent discount on bus fares across all of its 41 routes to passengers using electronic tickets from Ju...

Light sculpture lights up 2018 Salt & Sand Sculpture Art Festival in southwest coast of Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—As the summer vacation has begun, Southwest Coast National Scenic Area Administration (SCNSAA) is warming up the 2018 Salt & Sand Sculpture Art Festival, a large-sc...

Art Formosa 2018 to take place at Taipei’s Songshan Cultural & Creative Park, July 13-15

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Art Formosa 2018, which will take place at Eslite Hotel in Taipei’s Songshan Cultural & Creative Park from July 13 through July 15, will feature pièces...

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...

16 theme parks in Taiwan collectively roll out preferential admission deal to benefit visitors

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—While all amusement parks in Taiwan are rolling out new deals to attract more visitors to their parks in the summer, 16 of them took a step further and collectively agreed o...

Could it be you? The 500 millionth Taiwan bullet train passenger to get a year of free rides

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Taiwan High Speed Rail Corporation (THSRC) said in a press release on Monday that as the number of THSR passengers is going to break the 500 million mark in the second half ...