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Recently opened section of Taiwan's Southern Cross-Island Highway to close for 3 days as precaution

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The section of the Southern Cross-Island Highway that has been conditionally open since May 1 will be closed from Saturday to Monday (May 14-16) as a precautionary measure...

Taiwan's Taitung offers ‘unprecedented’ hotel discount to tourists having taken COVID booster

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Some hotels in Taitung County are jointly offering an “unprecedentedly favorable” deal to people who have received a COVID-19 booster shot, according to a loca...

Taiwan's Southern Cross-Island Highway revives attractions after long-closed section reopened

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With the reopening of a section on Taiwan’s Southern Cross-Island Highway (Provincial Highway 20) that had been closed for almost 13 years to repair damage caused by...

Entire Southern Cross-Island Highway of Taiwan opens Sunday after 13 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A 5-kilometer line of vehicles was waiting to cross the last section of the Southern Cross-Island Highway (Provincial Highway 20) to be reopened early Sunday morning (May ...

Taiwan's Southern Cross-Island Highway to reopen end of April

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The final stretch of the Southern Cross-Island Highway (Provincial Highway 20) in south Taiwan that is still closed for repair will open to traffic from the end of April, ...

Taiwan to impose traffic controls after entire Southern Cross-Island Highway reopens

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The last stretch of the Southern Cross-Island Highway in southern Taiwan that is still closed for repair will open at the end of April, but traffic control measures will b...

Taiwan’s Southern Cross-Island Highway to reopen to traffic by the end of April after 13 years’ repair

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s highway authority said on Wednesday (March 2) that the entire Southern Cross-Island Highway (Provincial Highway 20) is expected to open to traffic by the en...

Taiwan announces flight and rail cancelations, floodgates close as Typhoon Chanthu nears

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Typhoon Chanthu approaches, flight cancelations have been announced, some train lines suspended service, a few roads and ports closed, and floodgates shut. Taiwan Ra...

South Taiwan villagers cut off from world after bridge swept away amid torrential rain

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A total of 501 people in three villages in Kaohsiung have been cut off from the outside world since part of a bridge was swept away by torrents amid heavy rain on Saturday...

Mudslide fears prompt evacuations in S. Taiwan following heavy rain

Over 3,000 people remained under evacuation orders from mountainous areas of Kaohsiung City Saturday amid fears of mudslides, after much of southern Taiwan was hit by downpours from a plum rain front ...

Torrential rains to ease Saturday across Taiwan, but threat remains

The torrential rainfall that drenched Taiwan on Friday could ease up on Saturday (May 23), but heavy rainfall could still affect the central and southern parts of the country, the Central Weather Bure...

Plum blossom season set to begin in Taiwan's Taitung

Following a period of constant rainfall and cool temperatures, plum trees in the southeastern Taiwan county of Taitung are expected to come into full bloom after Jan. 5, said local farmer He Jie-chen ...

Cherry blossoms predicted to bloom till Lantern Festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) —The timing of cold fronts this year has been encouraging to the longevity of Taiwan’s cherry blossoms, particularly in Taitung. The owner of the Qing Mountain farm...

Photo of the Day: Snow on Southern Cross-Island Highway

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As the first major cold surge of the winter continues to blast Taiwan causing snowfall in mountainous areas, snow fell on the Southern Cross-Island Highway and Taipingshan, rep...

Top 10 alternative places to visit on Taiwan's east coast

Kaohsiung (Taiwan News) -- The East Coast of Taiwan really is the jewel of the island. While visitors to the west coast would be justified to question whether the name of "Formosa" (Beautifu...