Unstable weather expected as tropical storm Hagupit moves closer to Taiwan

Unstable weather is expected in parts of Taiwan as tropical storm Hagupit moves closer to the country, with brief downpours and thunderstorms possible starting Sunday afternoon, according to the Centr...

Taiwan's Penghu mulls travel charge for visitors

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's offshore archipelago of Penghu saw an overwhelming number of visitors over the last few weeks and in response the local government said Friday (July 31) it is...

Penghu coast guard chases off illegal Chinese sand dredgers

More than 40 Chinese vessels were chased from Taiwan's territorial waters Friday (April 18) after they were found illegally dredging sea sand, the Penghu coast guard said. The Chinese dredgers ...

Two Chinese fishing boats seized for poaching in Taiwan waters

Two Chinese fishing boats were seized and 16 fishermen detained Sunday for illegally fishing in Taiwan waters, according to a statement released that day by the Coast Guard Administration (CGA). Th...

Chinese crew fined for illegal sand pumping off Taiwan's coast

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Two Chinese sand-pumping vessels have been seized and 28 crew members have detained by Taiwan port authorities on suspicion of illegally pumping sand in Taiwan’s Exclusiv...

Taiwan’s Penghu archipelago promotes bicycle tourism

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s offshore Penghu County is promoting bicycle tourism by making the county bicycle friendlier and by offering a free guided bike tour to any bike group of mor...

Taiwan plans new forward bases for Army Frogmen on Kinmen and Penghu

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Taiwanese military has reportedly begun accepting bids from contractors for the development of two forward operating bases and equipment upgrades for the Taiwan Army’...

Taiwan's Penghu seizes opportunity of hosting MBBW World Congress to promote tourism

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--Penghu County Government is gearing up for the World Congress (the annual meeting) of "The Most Beautiful Bays in the World Club" and at the same time is grasping the o...

Air ambulances stationed in Taiwan’s Penghu inaugurated on August 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—A brand new AgustaWestland AW169 helicopter carrying part of its medical flight crew took off from Taichung Airport in central Taiwan on Tuesday (July 31) morning and arrive...

Fireworks to once again light up Taiwan’s Penghu archipelago

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Magnificent fireworks displays will once again light up the skies of the Penghu archipelago this year from August 6 to November 3, according to media reports. To extend t...

The Taiwan Tourism Bureau’s Top 5 national scenic areas in southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- It was announced earlier this week that Taiwan’s Tourism Bureau is going to plow NT$40 million (US$1.3 million) of public money into subsidizing tour groups to visit cert...

Island hopping doctor in Taiwan's Penghu has died

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Doctor Ho Wu-chung (侯武忠), who sailed his own boat to Penghu Archipelago’s remote islands to see patients for more than 20 years, has died. He was 55 years old. He...

Taiwan's Penghu to offer NT$1,110 travel vouchers starting Nov. 21

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan's Penghu Tourism Bureau will begin offering travel vouchers to all non-residents of the islands valued between NT$1,000 (US$36) and NT$500 beginning on Nov. 21, repo...

An amazing trip to Taiwan’s Penghu County in three days

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--I decided to give myself a bit of time, which was only three days, to explore the Penghu archipelago after I had heard so much about its beauty. So there I went in early summer t...

Deeply felt, Pescadores' beauty

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--Wool has almost fallen out of use as a clothing fabric after the discovery of artificial fleece. However, it still has unlimited uses for a creative imagination. Artist Chao G...