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Dazzling Taipei Lantern Festival kicks off

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 2024 Taipei Lantern Festival commenced on Friday (Feb. 2), ushering in the Year of the Dragon with a luminous celebration. This year's festival unfolds in two s...

30 Thai tourists caught working as hostesses in Taipei club

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Police have arrested over 30 Thai female tourists for working illegally as hostesses at an underground club. On Wednesday (Dec. 27), officers from the Wanhua Precinct o...

Taiwan police detain 4 suspects for smuggling drugs to New York

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Aviation Police Bureau detained four suspects for trying to smuggle drugs inside lamps to New York City, but the chief suspect is out of reach, reports said...

Elegance preserved: Taipei photo exhibition captures historic architecture in unique light

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A new photography exhibition opened in Taipei to celebrate the timeless charm of the city's historic buildings. Now in its fourth year, the exhibition features 52 w...

Guest suspects bedbugs in Taipei hotel

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A guest posted photos of suspected bedbugs encountered in a hotel room in Taipei City over the weekend, prompting a city government investigation. Amid an outbreak of b...

412 suspected gangsters detained in pre-election crackdown

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Police picked up 412 suspected members of organized crime groups in a crackdown ahead of January’s presidential and legislative elections, reports said Friday (Nov. ...

Stiffer fines, patrols reduce littering in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei City Government on Tuesday (Oct. 17) announced that there has been a significant reduction in refuse on the streets since higher fines and patrols were imposed ...

Raffle launched to promote Taipei’s 20 information stations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Travelers are invited to visit Taipei’s 20 information stations and enroll in a raffle event for a chance to bring home accommodation vouchers. Visitors can colle...

Police raid 50-room brothel in Taipei's Wanhua, 44 arrested

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A large prostitution operation was busted in Taipei’s Wanhua District on Wednesday night (Oct. 11) resulting in 44 arrests. Police released a statement after the ...

8 NT$10 million Special Prizes in latest Taiwan receipt lottery unclaimed

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — There are eight NT$10 million (US$311,000) Special Prize winners and five NT$2 million Grand Prize winners who have yet to redeem their receipts for the most recent editio...

Taipei City budgets NT$190.8 billion for 2024

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei City Government approved its 2024 budget on Monday (Aug. 28) and allocated more than NT$190.8 billion in spending (US$5.972 billion). The capital city’...

Sinkholes in Taipei spark concern and debate over city's road safety

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Three sinkholes appeared on Taipei streets over the weekend, with city crews rushing to repair the damaged roads and politicians arguing over issues of road safety in the ...

Taiwan’s 10 poorest communities according to family income

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As of the first quarter of 2023, the number of individuals classified as low-to-middle income in Taiwan totaled 276,649, according to the latest data from the Ministry of ...

Saying goodbye to Taipei art space in ruins, Tacheles

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — For five years, Tacheles, a two-story stucco art space in Wanhua District, Taipei City, hosted theater performances, fashion shows, book launches, passionate debates, and ...

5 reasons why Taipei is overheating

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei temperatures have risen 1.8 C from 1923 to 2022, while the global average is only 1.2 C. Taipei ranks second in terms of heat increases amongst 20 Asian capitals...