Celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival in southern Taiwan with a SE Asian Cultural Event

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Pingtung County Government is going to hold a "Southeast Asian Culture Festival" on Sept. 16 to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival. Cooperating with the Ministry of...

Pingtung County unveils giant lantern ahead of Taiwan Lantern Festival 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Preparations for 2019 Taiwan Lantern Festival in Pingtung are heating up, as the Pingtung County Government (屏東縣政府) unveiled a 2.7 meter tall lantern to inflate interest f...

Inclusion of Hayou River in video promoting tourism for Taiwan’s southernmost county raises safety concerns  

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—The inclusion of the Hayou River in a video intended to promote tourism for Taiwan’s southernmost county internationally has raised safety concerns, accordin...

Pingtung County begins preparations for 2019 Taiwan Lantern Festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Pingtung County government on Monday, July 16 began preparations for the 2019 Taiwan Lantern Festival which will be held in the county next year from Feb. 19 to March ...

Taiwan to host International Chocolate Awards in September

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Asia Pacific Competition of the International Chocolate Awards will take place in Kaohsiung (高雄) during September 8-12, reported CNA.   This will be the first ...

Mooring buoys to help protect Xiaoliuqiu coral reefs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Mooring buoys have begun to be installed in waters around the island of Xiaoliuqiu (小琉球) in an effort to protect the island's unique coral reefs from damage.  The b...

Seven must-see attractions in Pingtung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Last week, we reported on the latest campaign by the Pingtung County Government to attract visitors to the region from Singapore. They have paid for advertising on 100 cabs acr...

South Taiwan resort of Kenting will keep cleaning its beaches

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Facing falling numbers of visitors, beaches in Kenting (墾丁) will be targeted for more cleanup campaigns over the next few months, the Pingtung County Government said Thurs...

Taiwan's Pingtung County kicks off travel campaign on Singapore taxis

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Pingtung County Government has mounted a tourism campaign aimed at luring Singaporean visitors through taxi advertising. Starting in April, ocean-themed visual...

Southern Taiwan county wins praise for indigenous-centered textbooks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Pingtung County Government has launched the first-ever school textbooks completely centered on the culture of the local indigenous Paiwan population, the Liberty Times...

Taiwan President takes selfie with Hello Kitty farm

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) joined a Hello Kitty costume character on Saturday to open the Pingtung Tropic Agriculture Expo in southern Taiwan and even took a selfie with...

COA showcases Taiwan's Pingtung cocoa products

An event showcasing quality cocoa products grown and manufactured in southern Taiwan’s Pingtung County kicked off last Thursday at Songshan Cultural and Creative Park in Taipei City.  ...

Thankful Taiwanese foster daughter finally finds her foster parents after 20 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Twenty-nine-year-old Lin Ching-mei (林靜玫) walked into the Pingtung office of Taiwan Fund for Children and Families (TFCF) in early November and told social work sup...

Paragliding operator in Taiwan’s Pingtung County shares profits with local indigenous community

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—The Saichia paragliding park located in Sandimen Township, Pingtung County, on Tuesday signed an agreement with the local indigenous community to allot 40% of its profits to...

Chio-Tian Folk Drums & Art Troupe (九天民俗技藝團) promotes Taiwan overseas

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) --- Each year, high-level artistic groups are selected to go on an overseas tour promoting Taiwan’s folk culture, and this year the Chio-Tian Drum and Art Troupe was se...