Foreign tourists to enjoy 'buy 1, get 1 free' deal on Taiwan's HSR until Jan. 20, 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A special "buy one, get one free' discount for foreign tourists who take Taiwan's High Speed Rail (HSR) trains to Taichung and areas further south will run until J...

Extending the Taiwan High Speed Rail to Pingtung will do the DPP more harm than good

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) – It is fair to say that Taiwan’s High Speed Rail (HSR) network can, broadly speaking, be judged a success. After years of losses, the HSR is now finally profita...

Taiwan’s HSR extension unlikely to boost local growth

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taiwanese government's plan to extend the island’s High Speed Rail (HSR) line to Pingtung County can hardly generate local growth without the promotion of in...

Taiwan's HSR to be extended to Pingtung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) today (Sept. 10) announced government plans to extend Taiwan's High-Speed Rail (HSR) line to Pingtung, thereby completing a ring of rail networ...

Shout Out Festival to feature 70 bands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Shout Out Festival 2019 lineup has been released and features 70 groups of international and Taiwanese bands, who will perform at Leofoo Village on Sept. 6-8. The f...

Tickets for Taiwan HSR can now be purchased on Facebook

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Passengers can now purchase Taiwan High Speed Rail (THSR) tickets via Facebook Messenger, announced the Taiwan High Speed Rail Corp. (THSRC) on Thursday (March 29). To book ...

New bus routes in Taiwan’s Taoyuan serve Zhongli and Bade areas

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Services provided by two new city bus routes in Taoyuan are expected to bring more convenience to passengers traveling to and from the city’s Zhongli and Bade areas, Taoy...

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...

Kaohsiung releases video promoting tourism in Liouguei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Kaohsiung Tourism Bureau on Dec. 22 released a promotional video that was filmed to present the charms of the city’s mountainous district of Liouguei (六龜), featuring...

Reforming infrastructure in Hualien and Taitung crucial to Taiwan's future

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Modern-day Hualien, previously known as Huilan (洄瀾), could become another important business hub following on from the past centers of Fucheng Port in Tainan, Lugang Port ...

Taiwan HSR now offering discount 'winter warmer' travel packages

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan High Speed Rail (HSR) announced today that it will collaborate with 19 luxury hotels to provide discount “winter warmer” domestic holiday packages for c...

Western Taiwan struck by 'unhealthy' air for second day in a row

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Unsightly and "unhealthy" air quality continues to hover over western Taiwan for the second straight day, with 58 weather stations reporting harmful levels of air pol...

Free Admission: Taoyuan Iron Rose Music Festival to feature Jam Hsiao & Bobby Chen

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Taoyuan City Government announced at a Nov. 2 press conference the bands and musicians who will perform in the largest musical event for Taoyuan this year, with such superst...

65,000 trainers attend opening day of Pokémon GO event in southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Over 65,000 trainers (Pokémon GO players), including foreigners, attended the opening day of the Pokémon GO Safari Zone event yesterday (Nov. 1) in the southern T...

Taiwanese conservationists are 'so passionate:' Jane Goodall

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – World renowned primatologist and anthropologist Dr Jane Goodall is currently on a short tour of Taiwan, where she sat down with Taiwan News on Oct. 31 to discuss conservat...