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Kapok flowers bloom in southwestern Taiwan countryside

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 2023 Kapok Flowers Festival in Baihe’s Linchupi area will open Saturday (March 11) and last until March 26, according to a press release issued by Baihe District...

Vice president wants Taiwan to promote orchids worldwide

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Vice President Lai Ching-te (賴清德) wants Taiwan to promote its orchids worldwide just like the Netherlands has done with tulips, reports said Friday (March 3). He was sp...

Where the secular meets the sacred: Taiwan’s church buildings

Christianity was first introduced to Taiwan in the early 17th century. In more recent times, since the mid-19th century, the indefatigable efforts of Western missionaries have inspired generations of ...

Ukraine ambassador in Japan praises Taiwan orchid in Ukrainian colors

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ukrainian ambassador in Japan, Sergiy Korsunsky, tweeted a picture of a new Taiwan orchid in the colors of his country’s flag, reports said Wednesday (March 23)....

Kapok flowers blooming in southwestern Taiwan countryside

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kapok flowers are expected to be in full bloom along a country road in Tainan City’s Baihe District this weekend. The 2022 Kapok Flowers Festival in Baihe’s...

Photo of the Day: Taiwan orchids bloom with colors of Ukrainian flag

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A photo of orchids displaying the colors of the Ukrainian flag went viral in Taiwan over the weekend. On Saturday (March 5), the Facebook page Wizard Geo (巫師地理) posted ...

Taiwan Hi-Life customer spends NT$40 on tea, wins NT$10 million

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A customer of a Hi-Life in Miaoli County who bought two bottles of tea for only NT$20 (US$0.71) has been confirmed as one of the two winners of the NT$10 million Special P...

Taiwan FamilyMart customer buys snacks for NT$4, wins NT$10 million

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A customer of a FamilyMart in Tainan who bought a tea beverage for only NT$4 (US$0.14) has been confirmed as one of the two winners of the NT$10 million special prize for ...

Taiwan's Kenting National Park to allow swimming from Tuesday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Kenting National Park Headquarters on Monday (Aug. 23) announced that it will adjust its guidelines regarding sea sports by permitting the full range of activities, in...

Beaches at Taiwan’s Kenting formulate reopening guidelines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Kenting National Park Headquarters (KNPH) has set up epidemic prevention measures for beachgoers in Kenting, a popular seaside resort in southern Taiwan. The rules ...

Taiwan mourns ‘Uncle Kun-pin’ who put spotlight on plight of rice farmers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan mourned the passing Saturday (Feb. 20) of “Uncle Kun-pin” Huang Kun-pin (黃崑濱), whose appearance in a documentary focused public attention on the plight ...

Taiwan's Tainan lists sites where annular solar eclipse can be observed

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Tainan in southwestern Taiwan is offering a list of sites in the city where people can observe the annular solar eclipse on June 21, which will not be visible again until ...

Chromium pollutants found in Taiwanese farms, labeled as safe

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The legislator Lin Shu-fen (林淑芬) held a press conference with several environmental nonprofits on April 1, accusing Tainan City government of allowing corn-harvesting even...

Venue of Taiwan Int’l Orchid Show safe to visit during coronavirus outbreak: Tainan mayor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) —Tainan Mayor Huang Wei-cher (黃偉哲) on Tuesday encouraged the public to take a break from worrying about COVID-19 by visiting this year’s Taiwan International Orchid Sh...

Xinhua in S. Taiwan officially recognized as 'classic' town

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Tainan City's Xinhua District has been selected as one of “Taiwan’s 30 classic towns” for 2020, according to a Tainan City Government press release o...