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Shirtless man does 'Exorcist spider walk’ in middle of Taipei road

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A video submitted to a dashcam sharing platform showing a man mimicking the “spider walk” from the American horror film “The Exorcist” has generate...

Global warming could see Taiwan Presidential Office submerged

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In under 30 years we may see the Tamsui River flood central Taipei and inundate the Presidential Office if sea levels rise in line with predictions. Taipei Main Station...

Taiwan's first immersive showcase venue opens in Taipei Metro mall

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The first immersive exhibition and performance space in Taiwan was inaugurated on Friday (Sept. 17) at the Ximen Metro Mall in Taipei. A collaboration between Taipei Ra...

7 COVID cases traveled extensively on 4 Taipei MRT lines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei's health department from Tuesday through Thursday (Aug. 17-19) revealed that seven recently confirmed COVID cases had traveled on four of the city's major M...

5th World Gym branch in Taipei closes due to COVID case

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A fifth World Gym branch in Taipei announced it will be temporarily closing for disinfection after a confirmed COVID-19 case visited the fitness center while potentially i...

Janitors at Taipei Main Station test positive for COVID-19

Update: 5:45 p.m., July 26 The outbreak has involved seven cases, including four janitors and three family members of the workers. TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Shops on the ground floor of Taipe...

Home-based quarantine no longer allowed in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei residents who have come into contact with COVID-19 cases will be required to quarantine at designated hotels starting Friday (July 23). Previously, people were a...

'Bird-head' removed from Taipei Main Station after 11 years

PINGTUNG (Taiwan News) — Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation removed "Daydream," the “bird-head human body” sculpture that has long served as a landmark for lost travelers in ...

14 homeless at Taipei Main Station, Bangka Park diagnosed with COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A total of 14 homeless people living around Taipei Main Station and Bangka Park have been diagnosed with COVID-19. Three homeless people who dwell around Taipei Main St...

Taiwan Railways bento shops in Taipei closed due to COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Four Taiwan Railways bento box shops in Taipei have suspended services until June 14 after a worker was confirmed to have contracted COVID-19. The Taiwan Railway Admini...

Taiwan Railways offers bento box deals to medical workers and police

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) has seen sales of its bento boxes drop due to a surge in COVID-19 cases, reducing train journeys and hurting business for the signatur...

Caesar Park Taipei near Taipei Main Station closes due to COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Caesar Park Taipei hotel announced on Friday (May 21) that it will cease operations immediately amid the surging number of local COVID-19 cases. The hotel will stop...

20 Filipinos nabbed in fraud ring bust in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A group of Philippine migrant workers has been arrested for defrauding over 20 victims in Taiwan out of approximately NT$10 million (US$359,000). During a press confere...

Eid al-Fitr celebration at Taipei Main Station canceled

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An Eid al-Fitr celebration that was scheduled for Thursday (May 13) at Taipei Main Station has been canceled due to COVID-19 concerns, the event's organizer announced ...

Taipei mayor blurts out that COVID case works in Shin Kong Tower

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — During a press conference on Monday morning (May 3), Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) inadvertently revealed a major landmark in the heart of the city where a confirmed corona...