Taipei Metro reveals 10 billionth passenger

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following a campaign launched last month, Taipei Metro has revealed its 10 billionth passenger, who is the lucky recipient of a new computer and a year’s free travel...

Taipei metro records 10 billionth passenger

The Taipei metro system reached a major milestone Sunday when it logged its 10 billionth passenger, according to its operator Taipei Rapid Transit Corp. (TRTC). The passenger, who entered the metro...

Taipei MRT to offer Lucky Trip tokens for Lunar New Year tomorrow

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taipei's Longshan Temple MRT station will begin offering 5,000 limited-edition tokens on Thursday (Jan. 31), announced the Taipei Rapid Transit Corp. (TRTC) on Tuesday (Jan...

American man draws flak over photo of Nazi flags in Taipei betel nut shop

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After an American photographer expressed his outrage on Instagram on Sunday (Jan. 6) over Nazi flags posted in betel nut shop in Taipei, he faced such a backlash from Taiwanese...

Taipei's Longshan and Baoan temples officially named national monuments

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Longshan Temple and Dalongdong Baoan Temple were officially added to the list of Taiwan's national monuments today by the Ministry of Culture (MOC). A ceremony cel...

Footage surfaces of knife-wielding woman on Taipei MRT being subdued by cop, passengers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Video and photos from social media have surfaced showing an off-duty officer and passengers wrestling with a deranged woman who was threatening passengers with a knife yes...

Police use fire extinguisher to overpower woman with knife on Taipei MRT

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A woman brandishing a knife on a Taipei Mass Rapid Transit train was overpowered by police using fire extinguishers at Longshan Station, reports said Wednesday evening. ...

MOFA welcomes Indian filmmakers to derive inspiration from Taiwanese culture and sceneries

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) welcomed members of India's Film Federation on Aug. 14, in an attempt to promote Taiwan as an ideal filming location, a...

Japanese becomes 5th language added to Taipei MRT

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Passengers yesterday (Aug. 11) began hearing Japanese being broadcast in trains at certain Taipei MRT stations, confirming a previous announcement by the Taipei Rapid Transit C...

Taipei invites public to play monopoly game – in Monga style!

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taipei City invites the public to join the fun of playing the Taiwanese version of the monopoly game – Hu-Lu-Yun (葫蘆運) – as part of the 2018 Wanhua Creative Di...

Taipei’s Bangka Cultural Carnival to kick off on July 20

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--The organizers of the 2018 Bangka Cultural Carnival, which will kick off at 7 p.m. at the Bangka Park in Taipei’s Wanhua District on Friday, July 20, welcome the public to ...

Photo of the Day: Quiet moment in Taipei's Longshan Temple

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- An American English teacher captured this serene image of an elderly woman lighting candles inside Taipei's venerable Longshan Temple on Sunday evening (June 10). The ph...

Foreign couple wins NT$2 million in Taiwan lottery

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A foreign couple visiting Taiwan won NT$2 million (US$68,700) after buying a scratch lottery ticket, Taiwan Lottery Co., Ltd. said Sunday. The Lunar New Year holiday is...

Indian media visits Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Three Indian reporters from major Indian newspapers The Hindu (印度人報), The Telegraph (電訊報) and Dainik Jagran (覺醒日報) were invited to Taiwan by the Foundation for International Ex...

Taipei ranked 12th must-go destination in the world

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Fodor's Travel Guide has listed Taipei as 12th on its 2018 list of the 52 must-go destinations in the world. At the number 12 spot on "Fodor's Go List 2018,&quo...