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Photo of the Day: Ultimate map of Taiwan's mass transit systems

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese illustrator on Tuesday (March 30) published a unique map that shows all of Taiwan's Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) and Light Rail Transit (LRT) systems in one ma...

Countdown party in Taiwan’s Kaohsiung to feature five-minute fireworks show

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The countdown party in southern Taiwan’s Kaohsiung will feature a five-minute fireworks show that mimics the design of Sydney's New Year's Eve fireworks as w...

Friend of 32nd coronavirus case quarantined in Kaohsiung after showing symptoms

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An acquaintance of Taiwan's 32nd case of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) was placed in a negative-pressure isolated ward in Kaohsiung on Wednesday (Feb. 26) after feeling...

Bid the last sunset of 2018 goodbye at Kaohsiung's Sizihwan Bay

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Kaohsiung Tourism Bureau invited the public to visit Kaohsiung and come to the best location in Taiwan to see off the last sunset of 2018 to the accompaniment of a concert, fro...

TRA offering discounted train fares to celebrate opening of Kaohsiung underground railway

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) is offering discounted train fares as of Oct. 14 to celebrate the opening of the Kaohsiung underground railway and 10 new stations alo...

LRV train for Kaohsiung's circular MRT line bound for Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Kaohsiung’s newest MRT Line, the green Circular Line is about to receive its first rail car before it begins regular operations, likely in early 2019. The French ...

Kaohsiung taps influence of online celebrities to lure visitors from Southeast Asia

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Three online celebrities from Thailand, Singapore, and Vietnam joined Taiwanese internet celebrities on a round-the-clock nonstop journey exploring Kaohsiung in May at the...

Kaohsiung MRT’s new Kaohsiung Station in southern Taiwan to undergo tests beginning June 20

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--Kaohsiung Rapid Transit Corp (KRTC) said in a news release on Friday that the company will on June 20 begin to conduct intense testing for the new Kaohsiung Station, which is now...

Taiwan News Weekly Roundup - April 20

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Top news this week included video of French failing at "Asian Squat" goes viral in Taiwan, two Taiwanese noodle brands make top 10 list by Ramen Rater, Canadian man a...

Three Spaniards wanted after defacing Kaohsiung MRT with graffiti

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Kaohsiung MRT train was defaced with graffiti by three Spanish men on April 12, who quickly fled to Hong Kong, reported Apple Daily. On the morning of April 12 at 5:17 a...

What you should know about Taiwan’s new minister of labor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Appointed as Taiwan’s new minister of labor in the recent cabinet reshuffle, Hsu Ming-chun (許銘春) is the youngest of all the new appointees, but her new role is one of ...

Kaohsiung MRT turns a profit and raises salaries

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A decade after starting to operate, the Kaohsiung Mass Rapid Transit system has finally turned a profit, with a pay rise as a result. Initially, the number of passenger...

New Taipei children to receive 50% discount on MRT fares

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In order to safeguard the rights of children to ride the MRT, New Taipei City Mayor Eric Chu (朱立倫) today (Dec. 27) announced that children living the city will become eligible ...

Kaohsiung MRT station listed on 7 Most Stunning Subways in World

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Formosa Boulevard Station in Kaohsiung city has been named as one of the 7 Most Stunning Subway Stations in the World by Popular Mechanics. The subway station in Ka...

Kaohsiung's 'Dome of Light' not so bright anymore

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Kaohsiung residents and tourists have complained recently that Formosa Boulevard MRT Station's "Dome of Light" (光之穹頂), which was recently listed as one of the top...