Alexa

Groups to march in Taipei Sunday to commemorate Feb. 28 Incident

A coalition of over 50 civic organizations will march in Taipei on Sunday (Feb. 21) to remember the victims of the Feb. 28 incident and to protest against the lingering symbols of "authoritariani...

20-something Taiwanese collects nearly NT$100 million in house rental income yearly

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese 20-something earned nearly NT$100 million (US$3.4 million) from residential real estate rental income last year, according to data from the National Health Ins...

Taiwan police officer identifies body of unknown woman

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Keelung police officer was able to identify a woman based only on a T-shirt she had worn, allowing her to be properly buried on Monday (Oct. 12), nine years after going ...

Taipei Zoo’s second giant panda cub growing fast

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Mother panda Yuan Yuan (圓圓) was at first nervous in taking care of her newborn, but she has since become a skilled nurturer. The baby panda Yuan Zai-mei (圓仔妹) is 45 day...

48-year-old Taipei hotel forced out of business by coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to haunt Taiwan's tourism industry, the long-established Leofoo Hotel (六福客棧) in Taipei's Zhongshan District has becom...

Taiwan's Wang advances to 2nd round in Indonesia Masters badminton tourney

One of Taiwan's top badminton players, Wang Tzu-wei (王子維), advanced to the second round of the Indonesia Masters on Wednesday, after beating his Thai opponent in the men's singles. Wang, ra...

Over 500 Taiwan passengers still stranded overseas by FAT's sudden flight suspensions

Update: 12:20 p.m. FAT Chairman Chang Kang-wei (張綱維) said at a press event on Friday (Dec. 13) that the company is not, in fact, suspending its operations and that it will obtain sufficient capital...

Upcoming events in Taipei, August 8-18

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – It is now halfway into the summer vacation, which means that kids might be feeling bored at home and parents are running out of plans. Nevertheless, there is still a lot t...

Cultural businesses revitalize historic Taipei neighborhood

As Lunar New Year approaches, people begin to flock to an annual market in Dihua Street in the old Taipei City neighborhood of Dadaocheng. The atmosphere is festive as they shop for candies, spring co...

1 shot, 2 stabbed at temple festival in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- One man was shot and two men were stabbed during the tail end of a temple festival early this morning in the heart of old Taipei, reported TVBS. A miaohui (廟會) or temple fes...

Photo of the Day: Taipei's Beimen at night

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A long-time American resident of Taipei captured this photo of North Gate, known as Beimen (北門), at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday (Aug. 16) and posted it the next day on the social med...

American shuts down repository of historic photos of Taiwan, selling it for NT$60,000

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- An American expat, who managed a massive online collection of vintage photographs of Taiwan since 1995, has shut down the website and is wanting to sell 10,400 historic public ...

Photo of the Day: Taipei 101 from seedy side of town

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- An 18-year-old Taiwanese high school student captured this eerie photograph of Taipei 101 from a dark alley at night with hues of blue permeating both the alley and the tower, ...

Hunks from Holland make waves in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- From the first day they arrived in Taipei for the 2017 Summer Universiade, the men's Dutch water polo team has soaked up attention from fans and media alike for their hunky...

Free Wi-Fi on Taipei MRT Blue and Red lines next week

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Taipei Metro will extend its free public Wi-Fi coverage from stations to carriages, starting with the Red Line (Tamsui) and Blue Line (Bannan) by the middle of this month (...