Taipei Zoo to close June 19-28 for renovation work

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taipei Zoo will close 10 days beginning June 19 for a period of thorough repairs and construction following a vote by visitors, reports said Wednesday (June 12). Si...

Taipei Zoo animals will be part of audience at special performance of ‘Water Color’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — "Water Color" (水彩) will return to Taipei Zoo on July 6 for a special performance, with animals part of the audience, after doing well in China. The acclaimed ...

Taipei Metro reveals 10 billionth passenger

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following a campaign launched last month, Taipei Metro has revealed its 10 billionth passenger, who is the lucky recipient of a new computer and a year’s free travel...

Taipei metro records 10 billionth passenger

The Taipei metro system reached a major milestone Sunday when it logged its 10 billionth passenger, according to its operator Taipei Rapid Transit Corp. (TRTC). The passenger, who entered the metro...

Taipei Zoo to close for 10 days in June

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - For the first time in its more than 30 years of history, the Taipei Zoo will close for a 10-day period, reports said Wednesday. Repairs and general construction work will tak...

China might give two pandas to Taiwan's Kaohsiung City

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Kaohsiung City Government has confirmed media reports that China might offer two pandas to the city as an act of cultural exchange, saying it is likely to establish a ...

Blooming lupine flowers in Taipei’s Maokong beckon city dwellers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Spring is the season of new beginnings, and a time during which Taiwan becomes awash with the new bloom of colorful flowers. Travelers will be flocking to popular spots...

2019 Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival shuttle bus schedule and traffic control announced

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Organizer of the 2019 Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival, New Taipei City's Tourism and Travel Department (TTD), on Tuesday announced shuttle bus schedule and traffic control...

Taipei Zoo welcomes four black-faced spoonbills as new immigrants from Japan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Four black-faced spoonbills took a four-hour flight operated by China Airlines from Tokyo Monday afternoon, and arrived at Taipei Songshan Airport in the evening, where st...

Taipei Zoo debuts newest koala

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taipei Zoo’s newest koala named Wolverine was introduced to the public on Dec. 31. The new koala will strengthen the genetic diversity of the species in Taiwan, a...

Nocturnal animals at Taipei Zoo to have a home again after being displaced for 6 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taipei Zoo’s nocturnal denizens will soon have a home to meet the public once again with the slated opening of the zoo’s new Tropical Zone House, according to a rec...

Panda receives world’s first orthodontic brace in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Widely popular giant panda at Taipei Zoo, Tuan Tuan (團團), successfully underwent oral surgery and received the world’s first orthodontic brace, reported CNA. The ...

National Taiwan Normal University launches multidisciplinary show about sustainable environment

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU) has launched a cross-discipline performance about ecological sustainability expected to showcase internationally. The Graduate ...

A mystic place in Taipei surrounded by golden deciduous cypresses 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – With the coming of the Fall season, the deciduous cypress trees in a Taipei City community have begun to change colors, making themselves into an attraction that’s w...

Free rides today on Taipei's first all-electric bus route

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- To encourage ridership on Taipei's first all-electric bus line, passengers can take the buses for free until Halloween (Oct. 31). The new bus route, designated No. 66, s...