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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Oil spill hits Taiwan's Kenting, threatens wildlife

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An oil spill resulting from a pipeline breach has reached Taiwan's Kenting and Xiaoliuqiu, threatening wildlife and coral. On June 22, a pipeline ruptured at an off...

Summer highs for Spring Scream and Tomb Sweeping holiday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — There will be summery temperatures during the annual Spring Scream celebrations over the holiday period, with the mercury rising as high as 34 degrees Celsius in Pingtung ...

Taipei department store customer buys NT$54 pen, wins NT$10 million

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — On Thursday (Feb. 4), the Ministry of Finance (MOF) announced the complete list of winners of the November-December edition of the Taiwan receipt lottery, which included a...

Disinfections conducted at major tourist hot spots

The Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) on Sunday (April 5) said it conducted disinfection operations at most of the country's major tourist spots earlier in the day and will do so at th...

An end in sight for Taiwan’s third nuclear power plant

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A forum about Taiwan’s third nuclear power plant on Tuesday (Sept. 24) highlighted issues surrounding its decommissioning by 2025, according to a United Daily News r...

US city mayor pledges to strengthen ties with township in Taiwan's Pingtung

TAIPEI (CNA) -- The mayor of Sunny Isles Beach in Florida pledged Friday to continue to strengthen exchanges and cooperation with Pingtung County's Hengchun Township, which established sister ties...

Seven must-see attractions in Pingtung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Last week, we reported on the latest campaign by the Pingtung County Government to attract visitors to the region from Singapore. They have paid for advertising on 100 cabs acr...

Police station becomes day care center for fourth grader

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An elementary school fourth grade student, surnamed Kung, used to wander around town after school until she found the perfect place to do her homework and have her assignm...

Gang that attempted to extort half a million from a Taiwan health spa arrested

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- On Monday January 8, six members of the criminal gang that tried to extort money from a health spa in Hengchun Township in Pingtung County were arrested by a local police task ...