Lin Chi-ling's wedding boosts tourism in Taiwan's old capital

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Sunday's wedding between Taiwan's favorite supermodel, Lin Chi-ling (林志玲) and Japanese boy band member Akira in Tainan, the hometown of Lin’s parents, booste...

Update: People clear beach before Han's scheduled cleanup event in S. Taiwan

Update: 10/21 6:20 p.m. A member of Kaohsiung's 6th River Management Office surnamed Huang (黃) told Liberty times that a team from his bureau had planned the beach cleanup a month bin advance a...

Popular scenic attractions in Tainan offer discounts

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – National Chung Hsing University (NCHU) Xinhua Forest Station (國立中興大學新化林場) and Hutoupi (虎頭埤) in the southwestern city of Tainan have launched a joint marketing program to o...

Open house event at Tainan Air Base in S. Taiwan on Oct. 19

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Ministry of National Defense (MND) will hold an open house event at the Tainan airbase from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday (Oct. 19), according to a press release ...

Largest waterworks museum in Taiwan to open on Oct.10 with multiple events

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Tainan Shan-Shang Garden and Old Waterworks Museum (台南山上花園水道博物館) in southwestern Taiwan will open on Thursday (Oct. 10), with multiple events scheduled for the four-day Dou...

Japanese flute sweetheart takes on role as goodwill ambassador to southern Taiwan city

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Suai Takahashi, Japanese flutist and runner-up in the 2018 Miss World Japan pageant, has been appointed the goodwill ambassador to the southern Taiwan city of Tainan. A...

Taiwan's Tainan promotes two small towns with photography contest

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Tainan City Government is holding a photography contest to promote the city’s Houbi (後壁區) and Yanshui (鹽水區) districts, which are among the 40 winners of Taiwan Touri...

Filipino migrant worker drowns on beach in S. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Filipino migrant worker drowned on Sunday (Sept. 1) in Tainan, and a Vietnamese man is undergoing emergency treatment after falling into the ocean in Kaohsiung. The Tainan...

Taiwanese city sells pomelos and mangoes in Singapore

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – More than a hundred supermarkets in Singapore started selling pomelos, mangoes and other agricultural products from Tainan City Wednesday (August 28). While Singapore i...

Taiwan coffee chain Crown & Fancy to lay off most of its workers

Taipei, Aug. 23 (CNA) Crown & Fancy, a Tainan-based coffee shop chain, is planning to lay off most of its employees after the company suffered heavy losses amid escalating competition in the local...

Offices and schools closed in Tainan due to heavy rain in southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Offices and schools in Tainan City are closed on Tuesday (August 13) due to an overnight downpour, announced the city government early Tuesday morning. Tainan Mayor Hua...

Heavy rain alert issued in 11 counties, cities as SW Taiwan sees heavy flooding

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) has issued a heavy rain advisory in 11 counties and cities in western and southern Taiwan this morning (Aug. 13) as nearly 280 mm of rain fell ...

Wanted man killed in shootout with police in S. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After being on the loose for three years, a wanted man died in a gun battle with police in southern Taiwan today (July 10), while one policeman was injured. At 4:20 a.m. thi...

'Bug' sends dengue fever epidemic alert across Taiwan by mistake

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan's Centers for Disease Control (CDC) this afternoon issued an apology for accidentally blasting out a dengue fever alert to millions of cell phone users across Taiwan...

Taiwan’s Tainan mangos win over Japanese hearts

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan is leveraging its fruit appeal and winning over Japanese hearts, after a Tainan City Government delegation arrived to promote mangos in Tsukuba City, Ibaraki Prefec...