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Taiwan’s Tainan to give away new condos in shopping festival lottery

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the value of transactions registered in the Tainan Shopping Festival surpasses NT$8.4 billion (US$303 million), Tainan Mayor Huang Wei-che (黃偉哲) revealed details of the...

Taiwan considers fate of Lantern Festival amid COVID outbreak

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Facing the threat of rapidly expanding COVID-19 clusters, the Lantern Festival might be changed to an online event only or see the number of visitors restricted, the Minis...

Taiwan Lantern Festival Returns to Kaohsiung, City of Light, in 2022

KAOHSIUNG, TAIWAN - Media OutReach - 20 January 2022 - Kaohsiung is once again, two decades later, hosting Taiwan Lantern Festival. Unprecedented, it will be a dual-venue event taking place at Love Ri...

Free shuttle bus for visitors to light festival in southern Taiwan county

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Pingtung County Government will provide free shuttle bus services for visitors to the three Pingtung Festival of Lights venues during the festival period from Jan. 21 ...

Taiwan national bird takes center stage at 2022 lantern fest

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 2022 Taiwan Lantern Festival will for the first time feature “duel lantern themes” – a national bird of Taiwan and a light theater in the harbor city...

Taiwan could raise epidemic alert after GSAT or Lunar New Year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Omicron cases continue to increase, Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) head Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) on Tuesday (Jan. 18) said he cannot rule out a Level 3 alert, and ...

‘Door of time’ erected at pier in Taiwan’s Kaohsiung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A grand “door of time” has appeared at Pier 13 at the mouth of Love River in Kaohsiung as part of the 2022 Taiwan Lantern Festival. Located on the bank of L...

Two light festivals make nights in Taiwan’s Tainan more scenic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two light festivals taking place in Tainan City’s Longci and Yanshuei districts are making nights in the city more scenic until Feb. 28 next year. Tainan’s ...

2021 Taipei Lantern Festival opens after 10-month delay

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei Lantern Festival had its opening ceremony and concert at the Wanhua Station Plaza on Friday (Dec. 17), featuring Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲), who lit the main light, ...

Giant octopus spotted glowing in Taiwan’s Kaohsiung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A giant octopus has crawled to the Pier2 Art Center in Kaohsiung, the host city for the 2022 Taiwan Lantern Festival. Created by Amigo & Amigo, a light sculpture de...

Taipei Lantern Festival to feature 6-meter dancing light

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 2021 Taipei Lantern Festival, which features a colossal main light and concerts, will take place in Wanhua District from Dec. 17-26. The festival's 6-meter tall...

2022 Taiwan Lantern Festival visual features Chinese name of host city

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The key visual of the 2022 Taiwan Lantern Festival has been revealed, and it denotes the Chinese name of the host: Kaohsiung. Entitled “Lights on the Spot,”...

Fisherman's Wharf station in Taipei gets a summer beach makeover

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An artistic makeover of the train station for Tamsui Fisherman's Wharf offers visitors the ambiance of summer during the mostly autumnal weather of the next three mont...

Get immersed in ‘Lucid Dreaming’ event in northern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Online registration for a dreamlike immersive experience at the Wind Livehouse in Hsinchu City will begin at noon on Wednesday (Sept. 29). Titled “Lucid Dreaming&...

South Taiwan city to launch hot air balloon rides in October

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kaohsiung is planning to launch hot air balloon rides in October at the earliest after successfully conducting hot air balloon test flights on Tuesday (Sept. 14), Kaohsiun...