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Penghu International Fireworks Festival set to launch as scheduled

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 20th Penghu International Fireworks Festival will proceed as scheduled on April 25 despite the recent surge in local COVID-19 cases. Penghu County Commissioner Lai ...

Indonesian fishery worker diagnosed with COVID in Taiwan’s Penghu

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An Indonesian fishery worker who flew to Penghu County after completing his quarantine period tested positive for COVID-19, reports said Friday (Jan. 14). The 33-year-o...

Abandoned school-turned campsite in Taiwan's Penghu opens for test run

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Yuan Bei Campground, the first government-owned campsite in Penghu County will open for test operations starting Thursday (Oct. 7), welcoming the first batch of visitors t...

Taiwan Navy disposes of 2 unexploded projectiles in Penghu

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two unexploded projectiles found underwater in Penghu County Wednesday (Aug. 25) were safely detonated and disposed of on Thursday (Aug. 26) A group of people had been ...

Taiwan’s Penghu islands suffer from COVID's impact on tourism

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The number of travelers visiting Penghu, an island county that sits in the middle of the Taiwan Strait, plummeted to fewer than 4,000 in June due to the COVID-19 pandemic,...

Penghu the only municipality in Taiwan to allow indoor dining from July 13

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The outlying county of Penghu will be the only one of Taiwan’s 22 municipalities to allow indoor dining starting July 13, when a slightly relaxed COVID-19 prevention...

2021 Penghu fireworks festival to kick off April 22

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 2021 Penghu International Fireworks Festival featuring 23 shows will run from April 22 to June 28, according to a press release by Penghu County’s Tourism Depart...

Taiwan’s Penghu cancels mass swim due to COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — "Swimming across the most beautiful bay in the world” will not happen this year for the second year running, after Penghu County Government said Saturday (March...

Suspected Chinese naval mine found on offshore islet of Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An object suspected to be an old Chinese naval mine was found during a beach cleanup on the uninhabited Chutou Islet (鋤頭嶼) in Taiwan's offshore Penghu County last week...

Taiwan's Penghu sees 90% increase in visitors

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's offshore archipelago of Penghu said Tuesday (Sept. 1) that nearly 300,000 local travelers have visited the islands in August, a 90 percent increase over the s...

Taiwan’s island county of Penghu to host kite festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kite enthusiasts are invited to take part in the Penghu International Kite Festival 2020 between Sept. 7 and 13 at Longmen Beach. The event will boast a variety of kite...

Penghu sees hike in visitors as pandemic eases in Taiwan

Domestic tourism has received a significant boost as the COVID-19 pandemic eases in Taiwan, with the offshore archipelago of Penghu one of the top travel destinations, according to a Penghu County gov...

Taiwan archipelago of Penghu requires everyone to wear mask outdoors

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Penghu County, halfway between Taiwan’s main island and China, became the first region to require residents to wear a mask outside the home in order to prevent coron...

Taiwan's Penghu investigates illegal online face mask sales

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A man with a Western surname was reportedly arrested in Penghu after advertising surgical masks for sale on Facebook. According to CNA, the man was selling boxes of 300...

Dolphin corpses found on Taiwan's Penghu

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Two more dolphins have washed up on a Penghu beach, on Friday (Nov. 22), following two similar cases of bottlenose dolphins dying in October. Their bodies were severely decom...