Wind system forecast to lower temperatures in northern Taiwan

TAIPEI (CNA) -- With northeasterly winds moving in, daytime temperatures in northern Taiwan are forecast to fall to some extent on Saturday, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The CWB s...

New ferry between Penghu and Western Taiwan welcomes free passengers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - A total of 500 passengers were invited for a free trip Wednesday on a new high-speed ferry which will soon ply the route between Penghu in the middle of the Taiwan Strait and Ta...

Chinese ships fishing illegally near Taiwan’s Penghu islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Penghu wanted the coast guard to remove more than 20 Chinese fishing trawlers which entered its area, reports said Saturday. In theory, the ships had been seeking shelter fro...

Chinese vessel caught fishing in Taiwanese waters, bumps into coast guard

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A Chinese fishing vessel was intercepted by the Taiwan coast guard for illegally fishing in Taiwanese waters in the early hours of Dec. 20, with the event leaving the coas...

Marathon runners treated to local delicacies in Penghu, Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Over 2,000 participants of the Gaillardia Island Penghu Cross-sea Marathon were treated to local delicacies at supply stations during the marathon on Nov. 4, reported CNA....

Heavy rain forecast for northern, eastern Taiwan on Monday

TAIPEI (CNA) -- Northern and eastern Taiwan can expect heavy rain on Monday due to the effects of northeasterly winds, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). CWB forecaster Chang Cheng-chua...

‘Formosa Taiwan’ designation adopted by US Postal Service  

 TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In order to better facilitate customers' search of Taiwan, the United States Postal Services has recently included a new term of "Formosa (Taiwan)" alo...

Taiwan's first island energy grid activated

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's newest smart electrical supply network, the Penghu Chimei Smart Microgrid, is up and running as of today in the Chimei township of Penghu Islan...

Taipei City wins Global Traveler award for Best Leisure Destination in Asia

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taipei City has for the first time won a Leisure Lifestyle Award, as the best leisure destination in Asia, reports said Thursday. Each year, Global Traveler Magazine or...

Taiwan Coast Guard seizes three Chinese vessels in two days near Penghu

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taiwanese Coast Guard operating around the Pescadores Island chain (Penghu County) has been busy over the past two days, seizing a total of three Chinese vessels tresp...

Taiwan to see balmy Lunar New Year holiday 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The first day of the Lunar New Year in 2018 falls on Friday, February 16. After a cold start to the week, Taiwan’s Central Weather Bureau (CWB) predicts a lot of sunshine ...

Taiwan’s Top 10 man-made marvels

Last week, I put together a list of the top ten natural wonders in Taiwan. It could easily have been a Top 50 or longer. But for all of Taiwan’s natural beauty, there is no denying the...

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,...

Ever Rich’s Discovery Hotel to open on Taiwan’s Penghu Islands in spring 2018

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--Ever Rich D.F.S. Corporation’s Discovery Hotel, which is located near Magong Harbor on Taiwan’s Penghu Islands and currently still under construction, is re...

Cargo ship capsizes off Kaohsiung, all crew members rescued

Taipei, Oct. 18 -- A Honduras-registered cargo ship sank on Wednesday in waters off Kaohsiung, but all of the ship's 14 crew members have been rescued, according to the Coast Guard Administra...