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Popular Taipei Mongolian barbecue restaurant destroyed by fire

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A venerated Mongolian barbecue restaurant was devastated by a fire on Sunday (Oct. 24) with 17 people evacuated and no injuries reported. On Sunday evening, a fire brok...

Flags to fly at half-staff in Taiwan for former President Lee Teng-hui’s funeral Oct. 7

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Flags on official buildings will be lowered to half-staff Wednesday (Oct. 7) to mark the official funeral of President Lee Teng-hui (李登輝) at a military cemetery in norther...

Taipei MRT stations transform into flower shops to aid wounded industry

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Metro stations are doubling as flower shops to aid the floriculture industry battered by the coronavirus pandemic, which has sent flower exports plunging. Songji...

Taipei coffee house redefines juvenile rehabilitation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Juvenile rehabilitation is a long, demanding, and sometimes fruitless process, but one Taiwanese organization believes every young outcast has a story to tell and deserves...

KTV chain locations suspended for failing inspections after deadly Taipei fire

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After a deadly fire broke out at a KTV parlor, claiming five lives, four of the popular chain's Taipei locations have been suspended after failing fire safety inspecti...

Hermit crab spotted traveling with 'plastic shell' on Taiwan beach

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Photos of a hermit crab carrying a “plastic cup” as its shell on a beach in eastern Taiwan have become an unbearable sight to behold for many concerned about t...

Upcoming events in Taipei: August 16-30

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Apart from the many exhibitions, festivals, and performances introduced last week (most are still ongoing), there is also an array of one-day events coming up in the secon...

6.0 quake causes blackouts, rock slides, rail cancelations, 1 death in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A magnitude 6.0 earthquake which struck at 5:28 a.m. this morning (Aug. 8) has led to blackouts, rock slides, train cancellations, and one death. A magnitude 6.0 earthquake ...

Upcoming events in Taipei, August 8-18

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – It is now halfway into the summer vacation, which means that kids might be feeling bored at home and parents are running out of plans. Nevertheless, there is still a lot t...

Upcoming events this weekend in Taipei, May 24-26

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Here are a few recommended activities happening this weekend in Taipei. Foodies should take note that through May 26 the 2019 Wine and Gourmet Taipei Expo along with the Int...

Upcoming Events in Taipei, May 17-26

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Summer is well on its way, and there are plenty of activities across Taipei this month for you to enjoy. Here are some recommended events happening between May 17 and May ...

Upcoming Events in Taipei, May 4-12

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) –There are always lots of activities happening around Taipei, including music, theater, exhibitions, and market events, for people to enjoy. Here are just a few of the inter...

Upcoming Events in Taipei, April 27 through May 5

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The weather is heating up across Taiwan, and there is no shortage of events around the city to keep you active as summer approaches. Here are a few interesting activities ...

Upcoming Events in Taipei, March 29 - April 7

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The warmer weather and recent sunny skies make for the perfect opportunity for outdoor adventures in and around Taipei, and as such, the Taipei City Government has listed ...

Upcoming Events in Taipei, March 22-31

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Heading into the final week of March, the weather is warming up, and there are plenty of activities happening around Taipei. Here are a few suggestions for people looking ...