Photo of the Day: Heart-shaped fireworks in New Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An American blogger captured this photograph of red aerial bursts appearing to form the shape of a heart on Sunday (Nov. 15). The photo was taken by Daniel Arreola, who...

Website for century-old trails in northern Taiwan goes live

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A website introducing a historic trail in northern Taiwan has been launched, providing interested trekkers with various information in both Mandarin and English. Rolled...

Photo of the Day: Beautiful fall day in New Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese Tai chi practitioner captured this tranquil scene earlier this month in New Taipei City. The 39-year-old photographer, who goes by the Reddit handle Seal_Ch...

Taiwan impounds unregistered helicopter, releases businessman on bail

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — For the second time in two months, an unlicensed helicopter was spotted flying and landing in Taiwan, resulting in the interrogation of a suspect and impounding the aircra...

Taiwan tracks down owner of unlicensed helicopter

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Investigators tracked down the owner of an unregistered helicopter which was filmed landing in a residential area in New Taipei City last month and freed him on bail of NT...

Video shows mystery helicopter illegally land in New Taipei neighborhood

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Civil Aviation Administration (CAA) is investigating an incident in which an unregistered helicopter was spotted landing and taking off in a residential area ...

Update: South Taiwan teen missing after meeting with sex offender

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A female middle school student surnamed Liu (劉) has been missing since Aug. 29 and it appears that she may have met with a convicted sex offender before disappearing. A...

New Taipei launches Moovo dockless bike-sharing platform

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The latest dockless bike-sharing platform, Moovo, hit the road in New Taipei City's Tamsui District Monday afternoon (Aug. 24), offering a new option for local commute...

Tropical Storm Bavi forces cancellation of two firework shows in northern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei City and New Taipei City announced Saturday (Aug. 22) they were canceling separate firework shows planned for the Dadaocheng area and Tamsui District’s Fisher...

Taiwan's Mackay Hospital gives 150,000 masks to Canadian missionary's birthplace

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Mackay Memorial Hospital and New Taipei City's Tamsui District Office on Tuesday (July 7) donated 160,000 medical masks to the hometown of a famous Canadi...

Winner of Taiwan pumpkin contest tips scale at 411.6 kg

A 411.6-kilogram giant pumpkin, grown by a farmer from Tamsui District, won narrowly in the weight division of an annual giant pumpkin contest in New Taipei on Sunday. The farmer, Lin Chien-hsun (林...

Photo of the Day: Which color will Taiwan's 'Uncle Chen' use today?

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) head becomes something of a rock star in Taiwan for his exemplary handling of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) outbr...

Taiwanese coffee chain Mr. Brown closes 8 outlets

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Coffee chain Mr. Brown is closing eight shops within three months in the Taipei area, at least partly due to a fall in the number of customers, reports said Wednesday (Jan...

Taiwan's Castella named next darling in Japan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the Taiwanese bubble tea craze continues unabated in Japan, a renowned observer of trends in Japan has predicted that a traditional Taiwanese dessert is set to make new...

New Taipei sees temp drop to 14 degrees C on Monday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — This morning (Nov. 11), New Taipei City's Tamsui District registered 14.7 degrees Celsius, the lowest temperature recorded in an urban area in Taiwan this fall. The...