First-ever Filipino rap battle in Taiwan to kick off over Lunar New Year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Filipino hip hop artists and groups from both Taiwan and  the Philippines will be busting rhymes at the Laklakan 1 rap battle in Taichung and Taipei over the com...

Taipei included by the Guardian in ‘where to go in 2018’ hotlist

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—British news outlet the Guardian shortlists 40 “fabulous destinations” around the world in a travel article titled “Where to go on holiday—the hotlis...

Taiwan News Weekly Roundup - January 5

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Top stories this week included Taipei 101 welcomes 2018 with a magnificent fireworks display, the most popular Mandarin songs of the year announced, China threatens to ...

Kaohsiung's year end party and performer Jeannie Hsieh score huge on New Year's Eve!

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Kaohsiung’s New Year’s Eve party, was a huge attraction for revellers and audiences at home on New Year's Eve. The concert“2018 Lov...

Advice for the New Year from Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je was busy over the New Year holiday making appearances and sharing words of encouragement for the New Year. Before the countdown at Taip...

Taipei MRT reports over 2.5 million trips on night of New Year's celebrations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taipei MRT officials have released their official report on MRT traffic on the night of New Year celebrations from 6 p.m., Dec. 31 to 6 a.m., Jan. 1. According to the s...

2018 New Year's celebrations around the world

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Due to the different time zones around the world, people saw the clock strike midnight on New Year's Eve at different times in various cities. From Sydney, Au...

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Taipei 101 welcomes 2018 with magnificent fireworks and LED light show 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s iconic tower, Taipei 101 marked the entrance of a new year with an extravagant fireworks display, a massive crowd of revelers and a festive s...

Taiwan welcomes 2018 with stunning fireworks display at Taipei 101

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s iconic tower, Taipei 101, marked the entrance of a new year with an extravagant fireworks display in the country. This year’s displa...

Taipei 101 countdown to be shown to the world via satellite

Taipei, Dec. 31 (CNA) This year's Taipei 101 countdown and fireworks display is again going to be broadcast to the world via satellite, to show the world Taiwan's creativity and promote touris...

Revelers flock to Xinyi District to celebrate arrival of new year

Taipei, Dec. 31 (CNA) As the countdown to 2018 entered its final stages, revelers flocked to Taipei City Hall Square on Sunday night, eagerly anticipating the annual fireworks show at the Taipei 101 s...

10 spots for sunset spotting in Taipei recommended by Geotechnical Engineering Office

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—The Geotechnical Engineering Office (GEO), Public Works Department of Taipei City Government has recommended 10 spots for hiking and appreciating the beautiful sunset scener...

Come to Maokong, Taipei to appreciate flowers along Camphor Tree Trail during New Year holiday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—What else to do in Taipei besides participating in the New Year’s Eve party at Taipei 101 during the three-day New Year holiday? Taipei’s Geotechnical Engineerin...

Itochu of Japan wants to buy stake in Taipei 101

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Japanese group Itochu Corporation (伊藤忠) was applying to buy the iconic Taipei 101, Taiwan’s tallest building, the government’s Investment Commission (投審會) said...

Taiwan's Best New Year’s Eve Parties

2018 is almost upon and with the holiday season now in full swing, thoughts are now turning to New Year’s Eve. For some, seeing in the New Year is a rite of passage and something which should be...