Photo of the Day: Gongbei Temple in New Taipei City

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- American photographer Sherry A. Thompson captured this spectacular photo of Gongbei Temple (拱北殿) in New Taipei City's Xizhi District on Oct. 6 at 5 p.m. Thomps...

Northeasterly winds bring cool and wet weather across Taiwan   

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Due to the impact of the northeasterly winds, Taiwan will see slightly cooler temperatures with occasional rain starting today, and temperatures are expecte...

Woman tumbles 2 stories into ocean from Taiwan's Elephant Trunk Rock 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A 62 year old woman fell into the ocean off of Taiwan’s famous Shen’ao Elephant Trunk Rock (象鼻岩) over the weekend, resulting in her death. While the woman and he...

Chairman resigns from Taiwan transitional justice committee in hope of ending political disputes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Huang Huang-hsiung (黃煌雄), chairman of the Transitional Justice Promotion Committee, resigned Saturday, hoping that his departure will put an an end to the disputes ov...

Taiwan to donate US$1m for Indonesia earthquake relief

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan will donate US$1 million (NT$30.93 million) to Indonesia in the aftermath of a catastrophic earthquake which struck Central Sulawesi last month, the Ministry of For...

Tamsui hits record low temperature for this fall in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As cool fall weather begins to be felt in Taiwan, New Taipei City's Tamsui District recorded at low temperature of 18.8 degrees Celsius this morning, a new low for the...

Hilton returns to Taiwan after 15 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - After an absence of 15 years, Hilton Hotels and Resorts returned to Taiwan with the opening of a property in New Taipei City’s Banqiao District Thursday. The building, ...

Taiwan to send rescue squad, aid to Indonesia after catastrophic earthquake

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan is preparing to send a rescue team and aid to Indonesia following the magnitude 7.5 earthquake that struck Palau, Central Sulawesi on Sept. 28, reported CNA ye...

Lucky Taiwan receipt lottery winner buys newspaper for NT$10, wins NT$10 million

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A lucky convenience store customer who bought a newspaper for NT$10 (US$0.32) was one of 11 winners of the NT$10 million special prize in the July-August draw of the Taiwan uni...

Shifen Waterfall in New Taipei to close one hour earlier in the next eight months

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—The Shifen Waterfall park in Pingxi District, New Taipei City will close one hour earlier from Oct 1, 2018 to May 31, 2019, according to a news release posted by t...

Central Taiwan's largest shopping outlet park set to open in mid-Dec. 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The highly anticipated shopping outlet center in Taichung City is slated to open on December 12 this year, and is set to become the largest of its kind in Ce...

New Taipei City International Documentary Month to screen 37 select documentaries for free

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—The 2018 New Taipei City International Documentary Month, which will run from Oct. 21 to Nov. 18, will screen 37 selected documentaries for free, according to the event...

Film about Tamsui Kavalan Historical Trails selected and screened by World Trails Conference

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—A film that introduces and discusses the past, the present, and the future of a century-old trail network in northern Taiwan connecting the Taipei and Yilan areas ...

Kites take to the skies in annual kite fest on Taiwan’s north coast

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Colorful kites were seen flying above the sky of Taiwan’s Baisha Bay (白沙灣) in Shimen (石門) as the 2018 New Taipei City International Kite Festival took place on Sept....

Indonesian singer Siti Badriah enchants large crowd of compatriots at culture festival in New Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Well-known Indonesian singer Siti Badriah enchanted more than 10,000 Indonesian migrant workers at an Indonesian culture festival at the New Taipei Citizen Square on Sunday,...