Tulip show at Shihlin Residence in Taipei kicks off Feb 21

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – It’s that time of year again, when cute and colorful tulip flowers are blooming on plots of Shihlin Residence (士林官邸) as Taipei City Government is getting ready to ki...

Lantern festival activities across Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Many places in Taiwan have been holding activities to celebrate the traditional Lantern Festival, which falls on Feb. 19 this year. Here is a list of popular activities th...

120 cases reported of foreigners working illegally in New Taipei hospitals over 5 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A total of 120 cases of foreign workers being illegally employed as caregivers at hospitals in New Taipei City have been reported over the past five years, resulting in over NT...

Japan 'Luminaire' light exhibit comes to Taiwan for the first time

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A popular light display in Japan known as “LUMINAIRE” is coming to Taiwan for the first time over the Lunar New Year holidays. This year, thanks to the coop...

Sinister Taiwan police station becomes cultural attraction

TAIPEI (CNA) — The Taiwan New Cultural Movement Museum in Taipei was once a police station but today it attracts daily visitors, who go there mainly to see the detention center and torture chamb...

5 must-do things in Taiwan on Lunar New Year’s Eve

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Lunar New Year is fast approaching and citizens are eager to begin celebrating. Families will be gathering from far and wide Monday to tuck into a sumptuous reunion di...

Taipei MRT, Gondola, Children's Amusement Park, Ice Land opening hours during LNY

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As the nine-day Lunar New Year Holiday will start from Saturday, Feb. 2 through Sunday, Feb. 10, Taipei City Government announced on Jan. 25 adjusted practices of the MRT,...

Indonesian migrant worker rescued from torture by employer

A female migrant worker from Indonesia has been rescued by a joint effort by police and the New Taipei City government after she was tortured by her employer, the city's Labor Affairs Department r...

Investigation begun after foreigner charged NT$400 for bag of fruit at Taipei night market

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Taipei City Government has launched an investigation after a foreigner was allegedly overcharged for fruit in the city's famous Shilin Night Market. After a well-kno...

500 people complete Taipei ‘Grand Hike’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) –A total of 500 people have completed the Taipei Grand Hike since Taipei City Government inaugurated the activity in September last year, according to a news release posted ...

Shen'ao Rail Bike in N. Taiwan begins soft opening on Jan 18

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Shen'ao Rail Bike, which runs along an abandoned train track on Taiwan’s north coast, will begin soft opening and charging fees on Jan. 18, after a trial operation en...

New Taipei man fined NT$60,000 for sticking cat in mail

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- An owner of a cat has been fined a total of NT$60,000 for sending it to a shelter via express mail last month, announced the New Taipei City Animal Protection and Health Inspec...

Bus passengers to swipe card twice in greater Taipei from July 2019

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Bus passengers in Taipei City and New Taipei City will be required to swipe their card when entering and exiting the bus from July 2019, reported CNA. The measure hopes...

Upcoming Events in Taipei, Dec. 28 - Jan. 6

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – With New Year’s Eve just around the corner, Taipei offers a host of activities to ring in the new year and beyond. New Year’s Eve (Image by Flickr user...

Taipei to ban smoking on hiking trails

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Encountering people smoking is probably a major annoyance for a lot of hikers who wish to enjoy refreshing air in the mountains. Starting on Dec.31, all the hiking trails ...