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Quarantine taxis in Taiwan can now pick up ordinary passengers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Quarantine taxis are again allowed to carry ordinary passengers after proper disinfection starting Monday (March 7). In March last year, the country dedicated a cab fle...

Egg supply in north Taiwan stabilizing, tea eggs gaining in popularity

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The supply of eggs is gradually returning to normal in northern Taiwan after weeks of shortage. CNA reported that the shortage was caused by several factors. As this ye...

Bodies of 2 Taiwanese who died while river tracing remain stuck underwater after 2 months

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The bodies of two Taiwanese men who died after falling into water and being washed away by currents during a river tracing trip in December last year remain stuck between ...

Taiwan charity extends helping hand to family whose main bread earner passed away

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A charity affiliated with a temple in Miaoli County has provided timely support to a family whose primary bread earner just passed away during the Lunar New Year (LNY) hol...

7.5 million tourists swarmed Taiwan’s Tainan during LNY

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Tainan experienced a tourism boom during the Lunar New Year holiday, attracting over 7.5 million visitors, more than four times the population of the city. Tainan boast...

Taiwan military maintained combat readiness over LNY break

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The military maintained a state of combat readiness by conducting drills over the Lunar New Year holiday. During the holiday, troops stuck to their posts and continued ...

Taipei City Government encourages public to take up ‘Grand Hike’ challenge

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei City Government is encouraging members of the public to burn fat that they gain during the Lunar New Year holiday by taking on the "Grand Hike" challe...

Taiwan gambling house busted by police disguised as food deliverymen

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Police officers in Tainan disguised as food deliverymen and raided a gambling house set up by a man who thought the police would be too busy during the Lunar New Year (LNY...

South Taiwan restaurant patrons report food poisoning from LNY take-out meals

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After a family ordered a take-out Lunar New Year (LNY) meal from a Yunlin County restaurant on Wednesday (Feb. 2), 15 out of 30 people suffered from food poisoning, trigge...

Taipei Blood Center calls for donations as supplies running at critically low levels

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei Blood Center on Friday (Feb. 4) urged the public to donate blood as the low blood reserves in the Greater Taipei area have reached an alarming level. The blo...

Taiwan Indonesian spouse re-purposes homebound-flight ticket money, wins NT$1 million

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After an Indonesian spouse in New Taipei’s Banqiao District canceled her plans to visit family members in her hometown for Lunar New Year (LNY), she spent the money ...

Forestry Bureau gives LNY travel tips on national forests in central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Forestry Bureau’s Dongshih Forest District Office has offered travel tips for visitors planning trips to the Basianshan, Dasyueshan, or Wuling national forest re...

Public encouraged to visit national parks during LNY holiday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Construction and Planning Agency (CPA) issued a press release Wednesday (Feb. 2) encouraging members of the public to visit national parks during the Lunar New Year (L...

LNY Eve sees record low number of passengers at Taiwan’s main airport

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport saw a record low of 638 passengers pass through on Lunar New Year’s Eve, reports said Tuesday (Feb. 1). A total of 393 travel...

Taiwanese model Lin Chi-ling welcomes first child on LNY Eve

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese model Lin Chi-ling (林志玲) has given birth to her first child, Lin announced on Monday (Jan. 31). In a Facebook post, the 47-year-old model and actress wrote, &...