Old Suhua Highway in eastern Taiwan to become more tourism oriented

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s highway authority will plan to turn the old Suhua Highway, also known as Provincial Highway 9D, into a "Pacific Ocean scenic avenue,” hoping that...

Taiwan’s highway patrol clears the way for desperately ill baby to reach hospital sooner

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A Taiwan’s National Highway Police unit on Thursday helped rush a desperately ill infant from Hualien to National Taiwan University (NTU) Hospital in Taipei by clear...

The unparalleled experience of my visit to Dongao in NE Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Last weekend I visited a couple of charming places in Nanao Township in Taiwan’s northeastern county of Yilan, but left out Dongao (東澳), which is a part of Nanao,...

Woman trapped for 14 hours on sea slope during Typhoon Maria rescued in eastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A female taxi driver who stopped by the side of the road in eastern Taiwan's Hualien soon found herself clinging for her life on the ledge of a sea slope ove...

Taiwan's highway authority heightens control of more than 10 highways during typhoon  

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Taiwan’s highway authority announced measures to heighten control of more than 10 provincial highways and road sections in mountainous areas across Taiwan on Tuesday e...

My travelogue of a two-day getaway in amazing Nanao in northeastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan)—If there is one place in Taiwan where you can indulge yourself in the joys of exploring both the mountains and the sea, where you can enjoy quietness and relaxation, and where yo...

A long stretch of Suhua Highway closed off both ways due to heavy rain

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—A stretch of nearly 60 kilometers of the Suhua Highway (Provincial Highway No. 9) in eastern Taiwan was closed both ways on Monday evening due to heavy rains, the fourth Mai...

First section of improved Suhua Highway opens to buses

Taipei, May 7 (CNA) The first section of the improved Suhua Highway between Su'ao and Dong'ao townships in Yilan County opened Monday to buses, to warm responses from some passengers, who said...

Linking up Taiwan's east coast tunnels on Suhua Highway Project

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After 1,048 days of construction, workers have finished connecting two tunnels as part of the Suhua Highway Improvement Project, signifying a large stride toward...

Buses to hit the road on Suhua Highway after 36-year hiatus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Bus services will resume on Suhua Highway (蘇花公路) on May 5 following a 36-year long suspension, providing an alternative method of transportation for residents of the Donga...

A wonderful trip to Yuli in Hualien, eastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—When I have four-day or longer vacations, eastern Taiwan is usually my first choice of domestic destinations, and there I went on a trip during the Tomb Sweeping Holiday, du...

Suhua Highway in eastern Taiwan reopens to traffic Sunday morning after road closure

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—The Suhua Highway in eastern Taiwan has been reopened to traffic since Monday morning after overnight efforts to clear the roadway blocked by mudslides due to heavy rains, T...

Magnitude 6.0 quake causes road, school closures and power outages in eastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Last night's magnitude 6.0 earthquake in eastern Taiwan's Hualien County forced the closure of a number of major roads and bridges and caused power outag...

Update: 4 Buildings in eastern Taiwan's Hualien collapse after magnitude 6.0 quake

Update 02/08 4:15 pm: Contrary to prior reports stating that Hualien's Parkview Hotel (美侖飯店) had collapsed, the hotel is reportedly intact and its guests did not sustain any serious inju...

First section of improved Suhua Highway opens amid protest 

TAIPEI (CNA)— The first section of an improvement project for the Suhua Highway, the road that cuts through the mountains along Taiwan's east coast, opened Monday despite a protest by motorc...