Body of Taiwanese ‘bikini climber’ retrieved following perilous rescue attempts

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwanese rescue teams have finally managed to retrieve the body of Gigi Wu (吳季芸), the “bikini climber” who died Jan. 21 after falling into a ravine in central...

Taiwanese 'bikini climber' dies after mountain fall in Nantou County

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwanese self-described “bikini climber” GiGi Wu (吳季芸) died from injuries sustained from a fall in Nantou County today, reports suggest. Rescue services lo...

Taiwan's 'bikini climber' awaiting mountain rescue after fall

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Self-described “bikini climber” GiGi Wu was forced to call on mountain rescue services after slipping and falling into a 20-meter valley beside where she was c...

Over 5,500 participate in scenic Sun Moon Lake Marathon in central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Sun Moon Lake Marathon 2019 was held at the internationally-renowned scenic area in Nantou County on Jan. 20, with over 5,500 people participating in the event, report...

Taiwan’s Forestry Bureau recommends visiting Aowanda during Lunar New Year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – For those who haven’t decided where to go during the 9-day Lunar New Year holiday, Forestry Bureau’s Nantou Forest District Office recommends National Aowanda ...

Two extra buses added to Ku Kuan-Lishan route in central Taiwan Feb 5 - 10

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Two extra services will be added to the Fengyuan bus route no. 865 from Feb. 5 to Feb. 10. The no. 865 runs between Taichung City’s Ku Kuan and Lishan. Extra serv...

Rare leopard cat dies after being struck by car in western Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The first death of a rare leopard cat (石虎) in 2019 was reported early this morning after it was struck by a car in western Taiwan. At 2 a.m. this morning, photos of a deceas...

Missing man found buried in central Taiwan cemetery

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A man who was declared missing on Jan. 2 has been found buried in a public cemetery in Nantou County (南投縣). CNA reports on Jan. 2, a police division in Qingshui Distric...

Magnitude 4.7 earthquake jars SE Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A magnitude 4.7 earthquake rattled Taiwan's Taitung County at 2:48 a.m. this morning (Jan. 4), while three additional quakes jolted area over the next four hours, according...

Kaohsiung ranks as having worst PM2.5 levels in Taiwan in 2018

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Kaohsiung City was ranked as having the worst levels of PM2.5 air pollution out of all cities and counties in Taiwan last year, even though the city experienced a 24 decrease i...

Drivers can expect NYE traffic delays on Taiwan's Nat. Highways

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Freeway Bureau under the Ministry of Transportation is cautioning drivers in northern Taiwan against possible delays and traffic jams as people head out of the city to...

Local gov. buys cabbages for elderly in central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Nantou County Government purchased 2,000 cabbages to give to the elderly on Dec. 25. The distribution is part of an effort by the county to promote a healthy lifest...

Cold, wet weather in Taiwan to continue into New Year's Day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The cold, wet weather brought by a northeast monsoon today will intensify well into New Year's Day in Taiwan, due the arrival of a cold wave right after Christmas, accordin...

Sun-Link-Sea Resort in central Taiwan introduces electric shuttle bus service

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Sun-Link-Sea Forest and Nature Resort (杉林溪森林生態渡假園區) in Nantou County, central Taiwan, will introduce electric shuttle bus service to the resort, beginning Dec. 25 to eliminate ...

Taiwan's Tourism Bureau extends scope of travel subsidies

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan’s Tourism Bureau on Tuesday announced in a news release another travel subsidy program to benefit Taiwanese citizens who will stay overnight at a hotel in any of 1...