14 Taipei KTV hostess clubs open, IDs to go into city data cloud

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After being closed down for over a month, 14 KTV hostess clubs (酒店) and dance halls (舞廳) have reopened in Taipei on the condition they follow epidemic prevention rules and...

Taiwan's Kaohsiung hostess clubs, dance halls to reopen Wednesday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) announced Tuesday (May 19) that all hostess clubs (酒店) and dance halls (舞廳) in the city will be allowed to reopen Wednesday (May 20), prov...

KTV chain locations suspended for failing inspections after deadly Taipei fire

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After a deadly fire broke out at a KTV parlor, claiming five lives, four of the popular chain's Taipei locations have been suspended after failing fire safety inspecti...

Man called parents just before dying in Taipei KTV fire

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After a massive fire broke out at a KTV chain on Sunday (April 27), an engineer reportedly called his parents one last time before perishing in the blaze. At around 11...

Sprinklers, alarms turned off before Taipei KTV fire

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After a fire in a KTV bar claimed the lives of five and injured 54 others in central Taipei on Sunday (April 26), three employees have been arrested after fire protection ...

Taiwan archipelago of Penghu requires everyone to wear mask outdoors

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Penghu County, halfway between Taiwan’s main island and China, became the first region to require residents to wear a mask outside the home in order to prevent coron...

Over 100 Taipei KTV hostess contacts all test negative for coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Hundreds of people who came into contact with a KTV hostess and the dozen passengers aboard the ill-fated China Airlines (CAL) flight who were infected with the Wuhan coro...

Taiwan closes all KTV bars, dance halls amid coronavirus crisis

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — All KTV bars (酒店) and dance halls (舞廳) across Taiwan were shut down on Thursday (April 9), after a Taipei KTV hostess continued to serve customers while experiencing Wuhan...

Coronavirus-infected Taipei KTV hostess kept serving customers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — It has been confirmed a KTV bar hostess in Taipei City had Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) and continued to serve customers despite the fact she was experiencing symptoms. ...

Netizens search for brothels busted by police

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As Taiwan's TV news stations and websites broadcast a major crackdown on all hotels, KTV bars and such shady establishments operated by the United Bamboo Gang (Bamboo Union...

Police to sweep Bamboo Gang sex dens after NTU students attacked

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In the wake of a brutal attack on several National Taiwan University (NTU) students by a member of the pro-unification Patriot Association (愛國同心會), the National Police Agency a...

10 reasons why Japanese tourists love Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The number of Japanese tourists traveling to Taiwan has been surging in recent years, with Japanese now the second largest group of visitors to Taiwan after Chinese, partly bec...