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Taiwan's tourism, food service industries struggling as pandemic draws on

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — While medical workers in Taiwan catch their breath as the rate of COVID-19’s spread steadies, the tourism and food service industries are struggling to survive. U...

Southern Taiwan tourism sector hopes for quick relaxation of COVID restrictions

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The tourism sectors at Kenting and the offshore island of Xiaoliuqiu are hoping that COVID woes will end soon after seeing few tourists at the two attractions on the first...

Dapeng Bay in southern Taiwan a hub for sailing tourism

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Pingtung County on the southern tip of Taiwan boasts unlocked potential for nautical tourism and plenty of attractions for those seeking fun from sailing and yachting. ...

Taiwan's weekend washout to be followed by better weather

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — While the Tomb Sweeping Festival was largely a washout, milder weather is on the horizon for the rest of the month. A Central Weather Bureau (CWB) wind and heavy rain a...

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...

Kids' admission free at 13 forest recreation areas in Taiwan over Tomb Sweeping holiday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Forestry Bureau said in a press release on Friday (March 25) that it will offer children under the age of 12 free admission to 13 national forest recreation areas duri...

Another view of Southern Cross in Taiwan at Yushan’s Tataka

If you visit Tataka in Yushan National Park on a cloudless night in late March, you can see the Southern Cross standing up straight on the southern horizon as though in greeting. At 2,500 meters of...

Early spring’s Southern Cross in Kenting, Taiwan

In Taiwan, the Southern Cross is viewable every spring from February to May. The constellation is best viewed south of the Tropic of Cancer, and the farther south the better. Penghu, Green Island, Orc...

A different view: Taiwan’s Eluanbi Lighthouse under the moonlight

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Every month, as the moon changes from a first-quarter or half-moon to a full moon, those who enjoy stargazing can feel the effects of moonlight on a starry sky. It fits...

Orion’s love affair, Shen Xiu’s long-distance friendship on Taiwan’s winter sky

The most obvious and easily recognizable constellation in winter’s night sky is Orion. As long as one can find a location away from air pollution or street lamps after dark, one can find the hun...

Up to 30% of all bookings canceled at Taiwan's tourist hubs as Omicron fears grip population

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As cases of the new COVID-19 Omicron variant continue to spread throughout the country, a wave of booking cancellations has hit hotels in Taiwan’s Xiaoliuqiu and Ken...

Hunting the Leonard A1 Comet in Taiwan

The Leonard A1 Comet (LA1C) has taken the internet by storm lately — not to be confused with Leonardo the movie star or the A.1. steak sauce — and lived up to astronomy fans’ “...

Winter marks the best season to visit Taiwan’s Kenting

The weather and temperatures during winter on the island of Taiwan differ vastly from north to south. Due to northwestern monsoons, north and east Taiwan often experience rain and cold. As for cent...

Taiwan to curb regional overpopulation of rehabilitated sika deer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to local residents’ complaints related to Formosan sika deer, Kenting National Park Headquarters has taken action to actively control the quickly growing...

Taiwan News to collaborate on ecotourism series

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Ecotourism Association (TEA) President Yuri Guo (郭育任) recently sat down with Taiwan News to discuss a new collaboration. The newspaper will work with the TEA on ...