Formosat-5 satellite images of Taiwan available for download

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Photos from the National Space Organization's (NSPO) 2021 calendar featuring satellite images of Taiwan are available for download to mark the third anniversary of the...

Chairman of Taiwan's Starlux Airlines takes employees, fans on pleasure flight

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Starlux Airlines Chairman Chang Kuo-wei (張國煒) on Sunday took the company’s employees and fans for a four-hour pleasure flight to Taiwan’s northern and southern...

Boat owners face charges for harassing dolphins off Taiwan's East coast

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The owners of two Taiwanese boats are facing charges of violating the Wildlife Conservation Act after they were caught chasing dolphins off the east coast. According to...

Unclaimed body of Taiwanese teenager identified after 3 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The unclaimed body of a Taiwanese teenager was finally identified after three years, during which time it drifted 300 kilometers from Taichung to waters around Turtle Isla...

CAA approves EVA Air’s pleasure cruise around Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) on Wednesday (July 29) approved EVA Airways’ application for a special flight route around the island to take p...

Scientists find Taipei's Tatun Volcanoes could potentially erupt at Dayoukeng

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese earthquake scientists have found that a volcanic conduit is forming across Dayoukeng, a volcanic fumarole near the Tianmu and Beitou areas of northern Taipei, an...

Taiwan to put in place volcano alert system

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is set to implement a volcano warning system by the end of this year that covers the Tatun volcanoes (大屯火山群) in the north and Turtle Island (龜山島, Guishan Island) of...

Photo of the Day: 'Shell' spotted over Taiwan's Turtle Island

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An unusually low cloud was spotted covering Turtle Island (龜山島, Guishan Island) over the weekend, prompting some to deem it the turtle's "shell," while older...

Coca-Cola launches four Taiwan-themed bottles

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Four new Coke bottles specifically designed for Taiwanese consumers are now available for purchase. The Coca-Cola Company has worked with celebrated graphic art designe...

Taiwan Railways Administration restarts rail cruise tours from July

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) announced on Sunday (June 14) that its rail cruise tour schedule for the summer will include a great variety of options. Among ...

People with names containing ‘turtle’ free to join trip to Taiwan’s Turtle Island

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Does your name contain the character for "turtle" (龜)? If it does, you are eligible to visit Turtle Island off the coast of Taiwan's Yilan County on Aug. 1 w...

Taiwan’s health minister nixes proposal to send coronavirus patients to Turtle Island

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Health and Welfare Minister Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) said on Tuesday that a proposal to isolate patients with the coronavirus or suspected symptoms on Turtle Island off the c...

Refresh the senses on New Taipei’s Pingxi Historical Trail

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A walk along the Pingxi Historical Trail (坪溪古道) will refresh and delight the senses due to the therapeutic effect of clean air and “forest bathing” in negative...

Opening time of Taiwan’s Taipingshan moved up to 4 a.m. during summer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The opening time of Taipingshan National Forest Recreation Area (太平山國家森林遊樂區) will be moved up to 4 a.m. during the summer vacation from July 1 to August 31 to accommodate ...

Dangerous winds, waves bring abrupt halt to Yilan ocean swim in N. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Four swimmers had to be rescued and one fell into a coma after wind and waves disrupted the Lanyang Ocean Swim to Guishan Island (蘭陽海上長泳-迎向龜山) on Monday morning (May 27) in Yil...