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Tainan mayor accuses Tourism Bureau of coronavirus stigmatization

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) —Tainan Mayor Huang Wei-che (黃偉哲) on Monday (April 27) accused the central government of sending out COVID-19 crowd warnings that are completely off the mark, saying, &ldquo...

Vietnamese woman arrested for running prostitution ring in S. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A female Vietnamese immigrant has been arrested for allegedly operating a prostitution ring in southern Taiwan's Tainan City, following a raid on her massage parlors t...

Catholic churches for Filipinos in Taiwan close over coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Several Catholic churches in north Taiwan catering to the Filipino community closed and canceled their Sunday services in order to prevent the spread of Wuhan coronavirus ...

Plum blossoms on Meiling in S.W. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — About 30-40 percent of the season's plum blossoms have emerged in the Meiling Scenic Area, a popular tourist attraction in Tainan’s hilly district of Nanxi, with...

National Museum of Archeology to open in southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The National Museum of Archeology (NMA), a branch of the Museum of Prehistory, will open in Tainan on Saturday (Oct. 19), exhibiting 500 relics that date back as far as 5,...

Pedestrian fatally struck by TRA train in S. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A pedestrian was struck and killed by a train this morning (July 18) while attempting to cross the tracks in southern Taiwan, leading to major delays affecting over 5,000 passe...

Photo of the Day: Koxinga beer spotted in S. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- British writer Grace Jackson took this photo of a can of Taiwan-brewed beer commemorating 17th century leader of Taiwan Koxinga (Cheng Cheng-kung, 鄭成功) in southern Taiwan's...

Schedule of Eid al-Fitr celebrations in Taiwan this week

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Muslims will be celebrating Eid al-Fitr (開齋節) across Taiwan, starting with an event at the Taipei Main Station on Wednesday (June 5). Eid al-Fitr is a Muslim festival that m...

Nude Vietnamese tourist caught hiding in closet during raid on S. Taiwan brothel

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Vietnamese woman, who came to Taiwan as a tourist but has been working in the sex trade, was caught hiding in a brothel wardrobe raided by police in southern Taiwan's Tai...

Chinese man reported dead in Taiwan fire

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - A man from China who went missing during a fire in Tainan was found dead, according to media reports Saturday. Around 11 a.m., a huge cloud of black smoke emerged from a ware...

16 stations flash red air pollution alerts in western Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan's Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today said that due to poor diffusion conditions as the northeast monsoon weakens, there has been a continuous accumulation o...

12 stations flash red pollution alerts in central, southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Due to poor diffusion conditions and an accumulation of pollutants, the air quality in central and southern Taiwan is still poor with harmful levels of pollution reported in 30...

Frozen fruit festival showcases giant grass jelly dessert in Southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Tainan frozen fruit festival (台南冰果節) is in full swing this weekend, with a 210 cm long grass jelly dessert being the main attraction in Shanhua District (善化區), Tainan ...

Two train accidents occur in Taiwan on Wednesday

TAIPEI (CNA) There were two train accidents in Taiwan Wednesday, one in which a man died and another where a train collided with a car, resulting in the delay of 13 trains and affecting more than 4,10...

Plum blossoms are blooming at Meiling, southwestern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—As the plum blossoms are blooming in the Meiling Scenic Area (梅嶺風景區) in Tainan’s Nanxi District(楠西), Tainan City Government announced last week it would begin to provi...