Taipei launches first Muslim-friendly vending machine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s first vending machine to sell Halal food was installed at Taipei International Convention Center (TICC) on Friday (Sept. 6), providing multiple Muslim-frien...

13 fined on 1st day of smoking ban around convenience stores, coffee shops in greater Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- On Sunday (Sept. 1), the first day that bans on smoking went into effect in front of convenience stores and coffee shops in Taipei and New Taipei City, a total of 13 citations ...

Taipei to ban smoking around convenience stores, coffee shops from Sept. 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taipei will ban smoking in front of 15 convenience store chains and cafes starting on Sept. 1. Huang Shier-chieg (黃世傑), head of the city's department of health, on Monda...

Taipei mulling ban on smoking around convenience stores, coffee shops

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Following New Taipei City's announcement that it would forbid cigarettes smoking on the pedestrian arcades around convenience stores and coffee shops, Taipei's city gov...

New Taipei to ban smoking around convenience stores, coffee shops from Sep. 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Cigarette smoking will be forbidden starting Sept. 1 on the pedestrian arcades around convenience stores and coffee shops in New Taipei City, the city government announced...

Photo of the Day: View of an average Taiwanese street

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Belgian student created this whimsical depiction of Taiwan's ubiquitous convenience stores based on a scene from the animated sitcom "The Simpsons" and posted i...

Taiwanese celebrate Valentine’s Day with coffee

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Promotions for the resumption of work after the Lunar New Year holiday have barely ended, or convenience stores and coffee chains in Taiwan are turning their attention toward Va...

Convenience stores to offer Taiwan receipt lottery redemptions starting Jan. 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwanese convenience stores will offer cash redemptions for winners of the Taiwan receipt lottery, and a new APP will be available, starting Jan. 1, reported CNA. As the Ta...

Celine Dion adds third show to Taiwan tour

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After a tsunami of 300,000 fans crashed the ticketing system for her first-ever concerts in Taiwan, Canadian pop music sensation Celine Dion booked an additional show for this...

300,000 fans crash ticket system for Celine Dion concerts in Taipei, more shows possible

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Over 300,000 fans crashed the online ticketing system after seats went up for grabs yesterday (Jan. 22) for international pop sensation Celine Dion's first-ever concerts to...

The social hub of modern Taiwan: Convenience stores

It is sometimes remarked that Taiwan possesses an excellent balance of influence from both Northeast and Southeast Asia, a geographic gem with a culture offering the best of both regions. For examp...

Taiwan Culinary Exhibition to kick off on Friday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The 2017 Taiwan Culinary Exhibition is kicking off from July 21 to July 24 at Taipei World Trade Center Hall One. Taiwan’s tourism ambassador Taiwan OhBear on Tuesday att...

Tickets for Taipei Universiade opening ceremony sold out

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- All 12,000 tickets available since Aug. 19 had been sold out by July 14, said Lee Chang Hui (李昌輝) who is in charge of market development of the sports extravaganza. The open...

Taipei MRT decked out for Universiade

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In a little over a month, Taipei City will host the 29th Summer Universiade Games, which will be held from August 19 to August 30, and to build excitement over the coming compe...

Taipei Universiade ticket sales begin on Tuesday noon

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Ticket sales of the Taipei 2017 Summer Universiade, which will be held from August 19 to August 30, began at noon on Tuesday (June 13), the event organizer said Tuesday. ...