Muslims celebrate Eid al-Adha holy day in Taipei with eye on safety

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Members of Taipei's Indonesian Muslim community were already lining up 6:30 a.m. at the Taipei Travel Plaza outside Taipei Main Station to get a spot in the first sess...

Muslims in Taiwan to hold mass Eid prayers in adherence with safety precautions

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Muslims can attend mass Eid prayers across Taiwan on Friday (July 31), with the prayer schedules being released for five locations in the cities of Taipei, Hsinchu, Kaoshi...

Taiwan Railways Administration officially revokes ban on sitting in lobby

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) announced Sunday (July 12) that its plan to indefinitely prohibit sitting on the Taipei Main Station lobby floor has officially be...

Taipei to ban smoking at areas around MRT Ximen Station from July 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Smoking will not be allowed at areas surrounding a Taipei Metro station in the boisterous western district of Ximenting starting July 1, and violators will face a fine of ...

Migrant advocacy organization in Taiwan prefers to focus on positive

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — On an upper floor of a scruffy white building near Taipei Main Station — hidden above a stack of hostels, boutiques, and cram schools — the five full-time empl...

Showing Black Lives Matter in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — There was a positive and peaceful vibe at the Black Lives Matter rally held on Saturday (June 13) at 228 Peace Memorial Park in Taipei. A crowd of about 500 people &mda...

Taiwan eases restrictions on mass transit, crowds, and face masks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Sunday (June 7) announced that it was easing some of its restrictions on mass transit, the size of gatherings, masks, and soc...

Chinese trolls post fake news about Taiwanese cop torturing 'HK refugee'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) on Friday (May 29) announced that Facebook posts alleging that a Taiwanese police officer placed his knee on a "Hong ...

Demonstrators stage sit-in against proposed ban on gatherings in Taipei Main Station lobby

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Hundreds staged a sit-in at Taipei Main Station on Saturday (May 23) to protest a proposed ban on sitting in the lobby, which would deprive the country's Southeast Asi...

Taipei Main Station lobby ban not permanent, protesters face fines: Ministry

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) on Wednesday (May 20) said there is no "permanent ban" on sitting on the floor of the Taipei Main Statio...

Proposed ban on sitting in Taipei Main Station lobby sparks heated debate

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The plan to indefinitely prohibit sitting on the floor of the lobby at Taipei Main Station has set off a heated debate. The Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) on Mond...

Taipei Main Station could permanently ban sitting on lobby floor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After banning people from sitting on the Taipei Main Station lobby floor in order to prevent the spread of coronavirus, the Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) said Monda...

Indonesian new immigrant in Taiwan shares fruits of her labor amid COVID-19 pandemic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As a successful figure who defines how new immigrants can thrive in their second home, Indonesia-born Linda Tjindiawati has witnessed firsthand the growth of Indonesian co...

Taipei cancels Eid al-Fitr celebrations due to Wuhan coronavirus

The annual Muslim festival Eid al-Fitr will not be held as scheduled in Taipei this May, in an effort to avoid large gatherings amid the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the city government said...

Disinfections conducted at major tourist hot spots

The Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) on Sunday (April 5) said it conducted disinfection operations at most of the country's major tourist spots earlier in the day and will do so at th...