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Traffic along Taiwan’s freeways at a crawl on 228 memorial weekend

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Southbound traffic on highways had already slowed to a crawl by 8:30 a.m. on Saturday (Feb. 26), the first day of the long 228 memorial weekend. Vehicles in northern Ta...

Heavy traffic expected on Taiwan highways on third day of Lunar New Year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Travelers heading up north on Taiwan’s freeways Thursday (Feb. 3) should start their journey in the morning, while those heading south should wait until the afternoo...

Traffic jams expected on 9 sections of Taiwan's national highways Wednesday afternoon

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Nine national highway sections around Taiwan are expected to have traffic jams on Wednesday (Feb. 2) afternoon, according to the Freeway Bureau. The bureau said that re...

Where Lunar New Year traffic will be worst in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Transport authorities predict heavy traffic jams on national highways on Saturday (Jan. 29), the first day of the Lunar New Year holiday. Traffic is likely to grind to ...

Body of NTNU student found after going missing while surfing in Taiwan’s Yilan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The body of a National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU) student, surnamed Lin (林), washed ashore on Wednesday afternoon (Oct. 6) after he went missing while surfing with hi...

Traffic expected on Taiwan’s National Highway 5 during Mid-Autumn Festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Freeway Bureau will enforce traffic controls for National Highway 5 during the coming Mid-Autumn Festival, as it expects the travel time to be five to seven times long...

Taiwan-based sandal startup raising funds to empower slum communities in Philippines

TOUCHENG (Taiwan News) — A startup based on Taiwan's emerald east coast is launching a fundraiser Monday (Aug. 16) with the aim of selling its sandals worldwide to improve the livelihoods of...

Cop subdues drug dealer after being shot in chest in northeast Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An Yilan County police officer successfully arrested a traffic offender, who turned out to be a drug dealer, after being shot in the chest Monday night (Aug. 2). Touche...

Taiwan’s Turtle Island tentatively set to reopen to visitors July 29

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Northeast and Yilan Coast National Scenic Area Administration (NYCNSAA) said that Turtle Island (Guishan Island), which sits off the coast of Yilan County's Touche...

Taiwan's Yilan shutters 16 tourist spots over COVID case surge fears

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The northeastern county of Yilan announced Thursday (May 13) the closure of its 16 scenic areas until June 8 and the suspension of 13 types of businesses due to the recent...

Woman fatally struck by train in northeast Taiwan, rail traffic halted

Update: 05/10 11:30 a.m. The pedestrian who perished when she was struck by a train has been identified as an 86-year-old surnamed Chen (陳), reported Liberty Times. Her son said she had told him sh...

Cruise ship-shaped Starbucks to open in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Starbucks franchises have dotted the landscape of Taiwan for many years, but never had one been built in the shape of a cruise ship until the new branch set to open in Yil...

Seafood company boosts Taiwan's ties with Honduras

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A container of white shrimp imported from the Central American country of Honduras was opened Wednesday (Dec. 2) at Fuguo Freezing Co. (福國冷凍股份有限公司) in Yilan County's W...

Taiwan 7-Eleven customer buys bread for NT$42, wins NT$10 million

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) ) — A lucky 7-Eleven customer who bought bread and a drink for a mere NT$42 (US$1.47) has won the NT$10 million special prize in the September-October issue of the Taiwan re...

Traffic spikes forecast on nation's freeways as holiday ends

Traffic congestion is likely on most northbound sections of the nation's freeways from Sunday afternoon as the four-day Mid-Autumn Festival holiday concludes, the National Freeway Bureau said that...