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Southern Taiwan city recreates 'salmon' frenzy with tourist promotion of its own

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After a Japanese sushi chain in Taiwan launched a wildly popular promotional event giving free meals to people with names bearing the Chinese characters for “salmon&...

Taiwan's Kaohsiung one of New York Times' '52 places to love in 2021'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The New York Times has listed the southern city of Kaohsiung as one of the best places to visit in 2021. The publication recently asked its readers to recommend travel ...

Migrant worker fined NT$100,000 for briefly breaking quarantine in southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A migrant worker was fined NT$100,000 (US$3,535) Sunday (Dec. 6) for stepping out of his room at a quarantine hotel in Kaohsiung last month, according to the Kaohsiung Dep...

Taiwan zoo accused of feeding animals moldy food

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Power Party Kaohsiung City Councilor Lin Yu-kai (林于凱) on Tuesday (Oct. 20) accused the southern city’s Shoushan Zoo of feeding low-quality, moldy food fruit and ...

Taiwan entertainer decries fine for shouting 'President Han' at flag-raising

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese entertainer Hsiu Hai-ling (熊海靈) is crying foul over a proposed fine for her referring to Kuomintang presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu as "President Han"...

China panda offer requires further discussion: Kaohsiung tourism head

A much-debated proposed offer of pandas from China to Kaohsiung will not be easy to become reality, because it would require the approval of at least three official bodies, an official in the southern...

Han Kuo-yu invites 25 men to jump into Kaohsiung's Love River

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In order to promote Kaohsiung as a romantic getaway, the city's Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) has invited 25 men to jump into the city's Love River to express their love, in r...

Daxi residents feel robbed by Kaohsiung’s promotion of Fong Fei-fei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Some residents of Daxi, Taoyuan, feel robbed by Kaohsiung City Government’s abrupt promotion of Taiwan’s legendary singer Fong Fei-fei (鳳飛飛), saying that Daxi ...

Kaohsiung releases video promoting tourism in Liouguei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Kaohsiung Tourism Bureau on Dec. 22 released a promotional video that was filmed to present the charms of the city’s mountainous district of Liouguei (六龜), featuring...

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...

Kaohsiung Zoo to fly in flamingos from Thailand for breeding scheme

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Shou-shan Zoo in Kaohsiung will partner with Thailand's Zoological Park Organization to bring a number of Chilean flamingos to Taiwan as part of a breeding scheme ...

Kaohsiung goes into a frenzy to catch a glimpse of spectacular sunset

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—There will be a frenzy of trying to catch a glimpse of the breathtaking sunset that can be compared with Manhattanhenge on a street of Taiwan’s southern port city of K...

Kaohsiung still high on tourism despite fall in Chinese visitors

Kaohsiung, Nov. 5 -- Despite a fall in visits by Chinese tour groups, Kaohsiung remains confident in the future of its tourism industry, the city's tourism chief said Sunday at the opening of a ne...

Tigerair Taiwan opens Kaohsiung-Japan routes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Tigerair Taiwan (台灣虎航), a low-cost carrier based at Taoyuan International Airport, officially opened its first four international routes from Kaohsiung International Airport on...

Kaohsiung vows to help boost local tourism

The Kaohsiung city government promised Wednesday to help attract more foreign tourists to the city, as tourism-related operators and companies in the city announced a plan to take part in a rally in T...