New YouBikes launched in Taipei's Gongguan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The latest edition of the YouBike was launched in Gongguan District of Taipei City today (Jan. 15), with 1,800 parking docks installed and 500 bikes available for a rental...

Taipei, Taoyuan, Kaohsiung MRTs to extend service hours on New Year's Eve

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei, Taoyuan, and Kaohsiung metros will extend operation hours on New Year's Eve to prevent traffic congestion, especially in areas where major New Year's E...

Taipei announces traffic restrictions for New Year’s Eve

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei’s fashionable eastern shopping district will once again host the annual Taipei 101 New Year’s Eve fireworks, as well as a concert with rock band Mayday....

Taiwan bubble tea shop rumored to be closed after 15 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Famous Taiwanese bubble tea shop Chen San Ding (陳三鼎青蛙撞奶) in Taipei is rumored to have closed permanently after a recent "cockroach" incident and allegations of t...

Chill Out music festival brings top acts to Gongguan riverside in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Chill Out music festival, which took place at Gongguan Waterfront Plaza Oct. 19-20, featured 28 Taiwanese musical acts including Leo Wang and 9m88. The second Chill...

NTNU to introduce Taiwan’s first coed dorms

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU) announced Thursday (Oct. 17) that it will introduce coed student dormitories on its Gongguan campus from next year – making ...

7-Eleven customer buys NT$10 newspaper, hits NT$10 million jackpot

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The July to August round of the Taiwan receipt lottery has produced 14 lucky winners of the NT$10 million (US$322,000) Special Prize, with one hitting the jackpot after sp...

2 leopard cat kittens found in W. Taiwan gutter

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A man rescued two Taiwanese leopard cat kittens found trapped in a gutter by the side of a road in western Taiwan's Miaoli County on Monday (Sept. 23). While walkin...

Photo of the Day: Lennon Wall for Hong Kong spotted in Taichung, Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- An Australian English teacher captured this black and white photo of a Lennon Wall created in Taichung, Taiwan to support the 2019 anti-extradition bill protests in Hong Kong, ...

Fans enjoy three-hour music at Chill Out Festival preview in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A special preview show of the Chill Out music festival was held in a co-working space in Taipei on Sunday (Aug. 25) evening. The music festival, since its inception in ...

Artists gather in Taipei for residency program

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taipei Performing Arts Center (TPAC) invited 12 artists from 12 Asian-Pacific countries to join the four-week residency program Artist Lab in Taipei, as part of Asia Disco...

Upcoming events in Taipei: August 16-30

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Apart from the many exhibitions, festivals, and performances introduced last week (most are still ongoing), there is also an array of one-day events coming up in the secon...

Upcoming events in Taipei, August 8-18

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – It is now halfway into the summer vacation, which means that kids might be feeling bored at home and parents are running out of plans. Nevertheless, there is still a lot t...

Record amount of rain falls in Taipei's Da'an District

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taipei's Da'an Forest Park saw a record amount of rainfall within a half-hour on Monday afternoon as thunderstorms drenched the city. The Central Weather Bureau (CWB...

Under Armour to close store in Taipei’s Gongguan, signals decline for commercial circle

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taiwanese financial and real estate expert known by the nickname "Sway" is predicting that Gongguan Commercial Circle near National Taiwan University (NTU) w...