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Staff member at prize drawing event ends up winning NT$100,000

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — “Is that me?” a woman working at a prize drawing event asked when she answered her phone on Wednesday (Dec. 1). The person on the other end, Taitung County ...

The Launch of the 2021 Taiwan Open of Surfing in Jinzun and Shanyuan, Taitung

TAITUNG, TAIWAN - Media OutReach - 25 November 2021 - Taitung has hosted the Taiwan Open of Surfing, the largest of its kind in Taiwan, in Jinzun, Taitung County for 11 consecutive years. This year'...

Migrant care worker busted for kitchen work in southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The National Immigration Agency (NIA) recently booked an Indonesian home care worker for doubling as a cook at a restaurant run by her employer in southern Taiwan, and bot...

Taitung and Japan discuss quarantine and inspection procedures as well as marketability challenges for Taitung’s pineapple sugar apples

TAITUNG, TAIWAN - Media OutReach - 28 October 2021 - China's import ban on sugar apples, announced on 9/20, severely impacted Taitung's agricultural community. Every year, Taitung exports around 15,...

Taiwan halts plan to station Apache helicopters on east coast

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Army on Saturday (Sept. 25) said that its plan to station Apache helicopters at Taitung’s Fengnian Airport has been halted indefinitely after locals opposed the ...

Taiwan investigates beach cleanup ahead of Typhoon Chanthu

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taitung County Government is opening an investigation into why the township of Taimali allowed 20 people to start picking up litter from beaches the same day Super Typhoon...

The 2021 Taiwan International Balloon Festival ends in great success

Overcoming the pandemic. Letting hope soar.TAITUNG, TAIWAN - Media OutReach - 10 September 2021 - The 2021 Taiwan International Balloon Festival has entered it's 11th year this year. In the past 10 ...

The Grand Opening of the 2021 Nanhui Art Project - Turning Taitung into a Giant Art Museum

TAITUNG, TAIWAN - Media OutReach - 26 August 2021 - "The Nanhui Art Project-Sicevudan: Forward From Here," has officially begun. Starting from August 2021, the indigenous villages found in the four...

Beach in eastern Taiwan to open on Aug. 24

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Shan Yuan Beach in Beinan Township, Taitung County, will open on Tuesday (Aug. 24) after the original opening at the end of June was delayed due to the pandemic. The co...

East Taiwan's Fushan Fish Reserve to reopen after two months

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taitung’s famed Fushan Fish Reserve will reopen on Tuesday (Aug. 14) after closing during the COVID-19 outbreak, announced Taitung County Government. The Fish Res...

Taiwan’s Nanhui Art Project features installations along Taitung’s coastline

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A total of 14 artworks have been installed along Taitung’s southeast coast as part of the Nanhui Art Project; however, reports of visitors moving art pieces and an i...

Only Taitung residents can hitch ride at this year's Taiwan balloon festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Only Taitung County residents will be allowed to ride in the hot air balloons at this year’s Taiwan International Balloon Festival, while residents from other munici...

Taiwan’s annual hot air balloon festival faces fierce local opposition

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A warm-up event on Thursday (July 29) for the popular annual balloon festival in eastern Taiwan was met with a local protest amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Originally sche...

Eastern Taiwan looks for 'blue gold' from ocean

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Water Resources Agency (WRA) is close to launching a NT$400 million (US$14.33 million) plan to acquire “blue gold,” or water rich in minerals to be used in...

Taiwan International Balloon Festival to kick off July 3

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 45-day Taiwan International Balloon Festival will kick off July 3 at the Luye Highland in Taitung County. Two types of tethered flight tickets will be on sale from ...