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 ...

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...

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...

Photo of the Day: Time-lapse Taipei 101

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A long-exposure photograph captured by Adam Woolhether shows a ghost-like trace of vehicles passing beneath Taipei 101 at night as a massive LED screen displays the word &...

Xiangshan good for watching Taipei 101 fireworks display but not for light show: GEO

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Taipei’s Geotechnical Engineering Office (GEO) said in a statement Thursday that people are welcome to come to Xiangshan (Elephant Mountain) to appreciate the Tai...

Photo of the Day: Neon reflections at Rainbow Riverside Park

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Dazzling neon lights are seen dancing on the Keelung River from Taipei City's Rainbow Riverside Park (彩虹河濱公園) at night in this undated photo.  Taipei'...

Taiwan News Weekly Roundup - December 22

TAIPEI  (Taiwan News) -- Top stories this week included Taiwan's English proficiency rated low on Global Index, 10,000 Taiwanese travel to Philippines to study English in 2017, Taipei 101 New...

Taipei MRT to say open 42 hours during New Year's festivities

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In order to accommodate the many revelers flocking to watch the Taipei 101 New Year's Eve countdown party and fireworks extravaganza, Taipei's MRT will run continu...

Taiwan News wishes you happy holidays & a great year ahead!

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Introduction of best spots on Xiangshan to watch Taipei 101 fireworks display

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—As New Year's Eve is just around the corner, counting down to New Year 2018 and watching the fireworks display at Taipei 101 is on many people’s eve...

Less is more: Fewer Taipei 101 fireworks, but longer display

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The amount of fireworks launched from Taipei 101 at its New Year's Eve display this year will be reduced due to pollution concerns, however the pyrotechnic display wil...

Top New Year's Eve fireworks displays in Taiwan 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The following is a list of the major New Year's Eve public fireworks displays that will be taking place throughout Taiwan to ring in 2018.  Northern Taiwan Taipe...