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Weather in Taiwan to turn dry from Tuesday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Residents along the western half of Taiwan and in the northeast should watch out for localized heavy rains from Sunday night (May 15) to Monday (May 16), a weather forecas...

Taiwan Music Festival in Kenting cut short after COVID scare

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Pingtung County-sponsored Taiwan Music Festival has been canceled after an attendee who traveled from northern Taiwan was confirmed with COVID-19. Organizers made t...

Early spring’s Southern Cross in Kenting, Taiwan

In Taiwan, the Southern Cross is viewable every spring from February to May. The constellation is best viewed south of the Tropic of Cancer, and the farther south the better. Penghu, Green Island, Orc...

Taiwan Army conducts live-fire exercise to improve combat capability

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Army Aviation and Special Forces Command conducted a multi-day live-fire exercise to increase its combat capability and familiarize pilots with air-to-surface weapons....

Lab evidence confirms cause of mysterious rash in Taiwan’s Penghu

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A lab investigation into a mysterious rash that took hold in the outlying island county of Penghu last year has confirmed a previous suggestion that caterpillars are the c...

Winter marks the best season to visit Taiwan’s Kenting

The weather and temperatures during winter on the island of Taiwan differ vastly from north to south. Due to northwestern monsoons, north and east Taiwan often experience rain and cold. As for cent...

Taiwan Army Apache helicopter loses missile launch frame during drill

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A launch frame for Hellfire missiles fell off an Apache AH-64E helicopter during a flight in Pingtung County, but nobody was injured, reports said Wednesday (Nov. 3). H...

East Taiwan battles more rain, north Taiwan gears for temperature drop

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As eastern Taiwan continues to reel from heavy rainfall brought by Typhoon Kompasu’s periphery, weather expert Wu Der-Rong (吳德榮) said temperatures will reach as low ...

Taiwan caught between Typhoon Kompasu and northeastern monsoon

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Residents in Taiwan, especially those in northern and eastern areas, should brace for strong winds and torrential rain between Monday afternoon and evening (Oct. 11), as T...

Tropical Storm Kompasu to bring rain to east Taiwan after weekend

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After Tropical Storm Kompasu forms Friday (Oct. 8) evening, it will move into the Bashi Channel separating Taiwan from the Philippines, bringing rain to the eastern part o...

Mysterious Penghu caterpillar rash spreads to southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Residents in Hengchun, Pingtung County have flooded local clinics and hospitals in the past week after suffering rashes similar to those that gripped Penghu County, Libert...

Coast Guard, helicopters search for ‘missing’ tourist, found sleeping at inn

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After launching a search-and-rescue mission for a British man who was reported missing at a Kenting beach, the police found him sleeping at a local guest house, CNA report...

Taiwanese truck driver in legal jam after damaging old city wall

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A truck driver is in trouble after his truck hit a national historic landmark in southern Taiwan on Saturday night (Sept. 11). Police in Hengchun Township, Pingtung Cou...

Special exhibit showcases costumes, props from 'Seqalu: Formosa 1867'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The special “Seqalu” exhibit at the Pingtung County Cultural Affairs Bureau Library features a collection of stills, costumes, and props from the show “S...

Heavy rain advisory issued for most of Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) issued a heavy rain advisory for most of Taiwan from Sunday afternoon (Sept. 12) through midnight as Super Typhoon Chanthu passes along th...