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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...

Taiwan’s highway patrol clears the way for desperately ill baby to reach hospital sooner

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A Taiwan’s National Highway Police unit on Thursday helped rush a desperately ill infant from Hualien to National Taiwan University (NTU) Hospital in Taipei by clear...

New Taipei urges festival goers to take shuttle bus to Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival on Sep 24

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—The second leg of 2018 Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival will take place at Pingxi Junior High School from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. during Mid-Autumn Festival on Sep 24, and event orga...

The unparalleled experience of my visit to Dongao in NE Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Last weekend I visited a couple of charming places in Nanao Township in Taiwan’s northeastern county of Yilan, but left out Dongao (東澳), which is a part of Nanao, beca...

My travelogue of a two-day getaway in amazing Nanao in northeastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan)—If there is one place in Taiwan where you can indulge yourself in the joys of exploring both the mountains and the sea, where you can enjoy quietness and relaxation, and where yo...

A wonderful trip to Yuli in Hualien, eastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—When I have four-day or longer vacations, eastern Taiwan is usually my first choice of domestic destinations, and there I went on a trip during the Tomb Sweeping Holiday, du...

A priceless trip to two lakes and a botanical garden in Yilan, Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan)--My recent trip to Da-Hu Lake (大湖), Shuanglian Pond (双連埤) and Fushan Botanical Garden (福山植物園) in Yuanshan Township (員山鄉) of Taiwan’s northeastern county of Yilan bears witness to...

A trip to Taipingshan is worth every penny

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Trying to catch a glimpse of the canopy of yellow leaves formed by the Taiwan Beech forest, I drove for three hours from Taipei to Taipingshan National Forest Recreation Are...

Goodbye tortoise, goodbye hare — traffic violators beware

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Beginning on June 15, the Taiwan Area National Freeway Bureau (臺灣區國道高速公路局) will begin to crack down on Snow Mountain Tunnel (雪山隧道) traffic violators using automated sensor...

Raised minimum speed in Hsuehshan Tunnel to be enforced from Monday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--Slow drivers should be warned of a new measure that will begin to be enforced on April 10 (Monday) in the Hsuehshan Tunnel on National Highway No. 5 Taiwan Area National Freew...

Minimum speed in Taiwan's Hsuehshan Tunnel to be raised from 60 to 70 kph

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--Slow drivers should take heed of a new measure that will raise the minimum speed limit in the Hsuehshan Tunnel on National Highway No. 5 from 60 to 70 kilometers per hour with ef...

No toll charges on national highways during New Year long weekend

Toll collection on national highways will be suspended during the New Year long weekend’s evening commuting hours, the Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) announced Friday. F...

Government steps up regional Taiwan Pass card campaign

Encouraged by the success of two regional Taiwan Pass cards, the Tourism Bureau along with several local governments launched the “Central Taiwan Pass” and the “Taitung Pass” limited-edition cards on ...

Yilan is undergoing a luxury hotel boom

Nearly 30 star-rated hotels have either newly opened or will soon open on the Yilan plain, a phenomenon said to have been created by conglomerates scrambling to take advantage of a tourism boom expect...