Water level at Shimen Reservoir in northern Taiwan drops to 232.21 meters

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)— The water level of the Shimen Reservoir has reached 232.21 meters on May 14. The Northern Region Water Resources Office said that it hopes that the rainy season will br...

Osaka train decked out to celebrate anniversary of Taiwan's airport MRT

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A train from Osaka, Japan's Nankai Line has been painted to celebrate the one year anniversary of Taiwan's Taoyuan Airport MRT and promote Japanese tourism to the count...

Rain Apocalypse 2.0: Taiwan reservoirs flooded with 267.68 million tons of water

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After a bone dry fall, thanks to the periphery of Tropical Storm Khanun, Taiwan saw a repeat performance of the Plum Rain Apocalypse four months ago over the weekend, wreaking ...

Malaysian student makes a hit on social media with Taiwan photos

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) --- Photos that a Malaysian University student has posted on Facebook of Taiwan scenic areas have become a real hit on the social media platform. Phong Yap Hui (馮業輝), 20 y...

Photo of the Day: Yoda levitates in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A hot air balloon constructed to resemble the "Star Wars" character Yoda is pictured at the Shimen Reservoir (石門水庫) in Taoyuan City (桃園). The Hot Air Balloo...

Hot air balloon business heating up in northern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taoyuan and Hsinchu will be hosting even bigger hot air balloon spectacles this summer. Inspired by Taitung's International Hot Air Balloon Festival, especiall...

Taiwan records lowest winter rainfall in 54 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Water shortage alerts and different phases of water rationing implemented during the start of the year in Taiwan were caused by record low winter rainfall since 1963, said E...

Taiwan may look to pumped storage as part of green energy policy

State-run utility Taiwan Power Co. (Taipower) denied reports on Sunday that it was planning new pumped-storage hydroelectricity (PSH) facilities, saying that the idea had only reached the information-...

OhBear cheers up runners and promotes local tourism

A total of more than 3,200 people participated in the Taoyuan Marathon on May 22, including OhBear, Director of the Tourism Bureau’s Super Task Force, who came not to run but to cheer up the runners a...

Water supply stable until end-April: WRA

The Water Resources Agency (WRA) estimated Saturday that the country's water supply will remain stable at least until the end of April thanks to abundant rainfall brought by recent weather fronts. ...

Students walk 100 km to raise funds for reservoir in Swaziland

Taipei, Oct. 21 (CNA) Students from Taiwan and other countries launched a 100-kilometer journey Wednesday in which they will walk all the way from central Taiwan's Changhua County to Shimen Reservoi...

Global Youth of the Year Awards to be held in Taiwan Oct. 20

Taipei, Oct. 17 (CNA) The Global Youth of the Year Award 2015 will be presented to five people Oct. 20 in the central county of Changhua, the organizers said Saturday. The award was launched by...

Third-phase water rationing lifted in parts of northern Taiwan

Taipei, May 12 (CNA) Third-phase water rationing in areas supplied by Shimen Reservoir in northern Taiwan has been lifted, the Water Resources Agency (WRA) announced Tuesday. The WRA said tha...

Water level at Shimen Reservoir rises significantly

Taipei, May 5 (CNA) The water situation at Shimen Reservoir in Taoyuan City has improved considerably since Sunday, when heavy rain began falling in Taiwan at the start of the wet season, the Water ...

Weather front swells reservoir supply by 1 to 5 days

Taipei, April 21 (CNA) The Water Resources Agency estimated that as of noon Tuesday, the recent weather front's torrential rain has boosted the water supply of the northern reservoirs of Baoshan (?...