Best places in central Taiwan to view Perseid meteor shower

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Stargazing enthusiasts are invited to visit six places in central Taiwan from which to enjoy the annual Perseid meteor shower, which will peak Wednesday night (Aug. 12). ...

Overtourism a blessing and curse for Taiwan’s outlying islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Overtourism has put a strain on Taiwan’s outlying islands and placed local governments in a dilemma about how to strike a balance between tourism promotion and envir...

Taiwan Tourism Bureau reveals top 5 destinations under stimulus program

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Hualien County, Yilan County, Taitung County, Taichung City, and Penghu County are the top five destinations where Taiwanese have been taking advantage of the ongoing gove...

Chinese vessel suspected of collecting data from Taiwan's Han Kuang military drills

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Chinese vessel that has appeared near Taiwan’s east coast is suspected of collecting data from the island nation’s annual Han Kuang military drills that bega...

Dragon Boat Festival tourism on Taiwan's Orchid Island doubles

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An Orchid Island (Lanyu Township) resident mocked the sight of drink shelves quickly emptied by tourists at a local convenience store during the Dragon Boat Festival holid...

Taiwan Tourism Bureau announces measures for online hotel subsidy registration

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Online registration for the government-sponsored hotel subsidy of NT$1,000 (US$34) per room per person, which was designed to boost domestic tourism amid the COVID-19 pand...

Taiwan VP reassures Lanyu residents government will dispose of nuclear waste

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Vice President Lai Ching-te (賴清德) said that disposing of the nuclear waste stored on Orchid Island (Lanyu Township), an outlying island off the coast of the eastern county...

Taiwan announces five travel subsidy plans to stimulate tourism

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) on Monday (June 8) announced five travel subsidy plans, including subsidies for group tours and individ...

Taiwanese woman startled by crab emerging from toilet

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese woman surnamed Luo (羅) had a big scare at home when she went to the toilet and saw a crab popping out of it, CNA reported on Sunday (May 10). Luo, who lives...

YouTube restores deleted video of Taiwan’s indigenous children dancing in traditional garb

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — YouTube has restored a video of Taiwanese indigenous children dancing in traditional thongs, after deleting it on the grounds that its content was a breach of the terms an...

Taiwan Air Force and NCSIST conduct live fire exercises

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Air Force and the National Chung-Shan Institute of Science & Technology (NCSIST, 中科院) both conducted live fire exercises off Taitung's shores in March a...

Taiwan to enhance airports on outlying islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s aeronautics regulator pledged to breathe fresh life into the country’s four outlying island airports on Monday (Jan. 20) as it marked its 73rd anniver...

Two Taiwanese women in search of local wisdom

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Tseng Ru (曾如) and Chen Shu-chen (陳淑貞), both directors at Taitung County’s Lanyu Senior High School, were guests on the latest episode of the I-Fun Learning website&#...

Crashed Black Hawk black box found in N. Taiwan as helicopters grounded

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of National Defense (MND) said at noon on Friday (Jan. 3) that the black box of a UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter that crashed in the mountainous district of Wul...

Residents of outlying Taiwan island call nuclear waste compensation ‘vote-buying’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A group of representatives of civil organizations and indigenous residents of Orchid Island, or Lanyu, protested in front of Taiwan's Cabinet on Friday (Nov. 29) over ...