New Taipei Pokémon GO Safari Zone sees 890,000 visitors, rakes in NT$2 billion

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Over the course of the four-day Pokémon GO Safari Zone, which ended on Sunday (Oct. 6), New Taipei City saw 890,000 trainers, and local businesses raked in an estim...

150,000 trainers flock to Pokémon Go Safari on Day 2, New Taipei rakes in NT$100 million

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Over 150,000 trainers descended on New Taipei City on Friday (Oct. 4), the second day of a four-day Pokémon GO Safari Zone event, bringing in revenues of NT$100 mi...

100,000 trainers crash server on first day of Pokémon Go Safari in New Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Nearly 100,000 Pokémon trainers reportedly flocked to New Taipei City on Thursday (Oct. 3) for the start of the four-day Pokémon GO Safari Zone event, crashi...

4-day Pokémon GO Safari Zone starts in New Taipei today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Taipei City is hosting a four-day Pokémon GO Safari Zone event that kicked off today (Oct. 3). The event, which is being held in New Taipei Metropolitan Park...

1,572 electric scooter users set new world record

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A flash mob of electric scooters set a new Guinness World Records on Sunday (Sept. 29) for the largest electric scooter procession after crossing Taipei Bridge, which link...

Passengers stranded on Taipei Airport MRT train

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An Airport MRT train suddenly stopped on a viaduct in Taipei due to a power outage on Wednesday (Sept. 18) afternoon, leaving roughly 150 passengers stranded. Passenger...

Han Kuo-yu offers core campaign message at mass rally in New Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Koumintang (KMT) presidential nominee Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) spoke before a massive rally of “Han fans” in New Taipei on Sunday (Sept. 8) where he declared the four funda...

Taiwan police investigate relatives after teenager drowns in bathtub

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Police in New Taipei City are investigating the relatives of a 15-year-old boy who drowned after being forced to sit in a full bathtub, reports said Wednesday (August 7). ...

Indonesian woman sentenced to 7 years by Taiwan court for shaking baby to death

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- An unaccounted for female Indonesian migrant worker hired by an Indonesian couple to care for their baby has been sentenced by a New Taipei court to seven years and six months ...

Chengte Charity Foundation organizes fun fair to help the needy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Chengte Charity Foundation (正德慈善基金會) Taipei Branch held a charity fair on Sunday (June 16), which included a bazaar, food stands, a children’s painting competition, ...

Lucky Taiwan receipt lottery winner buys NT$8 newspaper, pockets NT$10 million

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A total of 18 people won the NT$10 million (NT$317,000) Special Prize in the March-April issue of the Taiwan receipt lottery, including one person who bought a newspaper for NT...

Taiwanese BMW driver crashes into Lamborghini and Ferrari

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A Taiwanese driver caused damage estimated at NT$4 million (US$127,000), or twice the price tag of his BMW, when he crashed into a Lamborghini and a Ferrari on Friday nigh...

New Taipei introduces new house number plates featuring local traits

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The streets of New Taipei City in Taiwan are undergoing a makeover with the replacement of house number plates that seeks to inject a sense of aesthetics into the cityscap...

Taiwan legislative by-elections produce mixed results

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) held on to two legislative seats while the main opposition Kuomintang (KMT) kept one but lost another in legislative by-elections S...

Taiwan Taoyuan Metro resumes services following railway switch fault

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following track issues with the Taiwan Taoyuan Metro Tuesday morning, all services are now running as normal as of 1 p.m. During a routine safety inspection at 5 a.m. T...