Photo of the Day: Taiwan NT$100 bill vs real Chungshan Hall

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A photographer captured this image matching an illustration of Chungshan Hall (中山樓) on the NT$100 (US$3.40) note with the real thing, which he found to be in a surprising ...

Legislators deny SOGO bribery allegations and bailed

UPDATE: Aug. 1, 7:40 p.m. TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Prosecutors on Saturday (Aug. 1) requested the detention of four incumbent and one former lawmaker over allegations of bribery related to a po...

Hike scenic route on Taipei’s Yangmingshan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A 6.4-kilometer hike from the Qingtiangang grassland to Fengguikou in the Yangmingshan National Park takes hikers through a variety of dazzling scenery and provides the pe...

Taiwan park told to pay compensation after mother of 4 killed by buffalo

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A court has ruled the four children of a woman who was killed in a buffalo attack during a walk through Taipei City’s Yangmingshan National Park should receive state...

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...

Eta Aquarids meteor shower to peak over Taipei in next two days

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The island is expecting the first meteor shower this summer in the next couple of days, and stargazers can actually watch the shooting stars via streaming video provided b...

Taipei Huashan killer escapes death sentence in second trial

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The man who nearly two years ago, murdered and dismembered a female member of an archery class he organized and taught on the lawn of Taipei's Huashan 1914 Creative Pa...

Calla lilies blooming in Taipei’s Zhuzihu

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Calla lilies are blossoming at the Zhuzihu (竹子湖) community in Yangmingshan National Park a couple of weeks ahead of the festival dedicated to their annual bloom. The co...

Newly re-opened trail in Taipei provides sanctuary from coronavirus panic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A trail on Yangmingshan National Park in Taipei that was closed after accidents involved conflicts between humans and wild cattle was reopened at a time when fear of getti...

Passengers of coronavirus-stricken cruise ship visited Taipei 101, other tourist spots: CDC

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the number of coronavirus cases on a cruise ship quarantined off the coast of Japan continues to climb, Taiwanese authorities have pinpointed more than 30 spots visited...

Park in Taipei recreates visual sensation of Kamifurano flower fields

TAPEI (Taiwan News) —The visual sensation of the famed Kamifurano flower fields in Japan has been recreated at a new park in Taipei’s Beitou District, the city’s Parks and Street Lig...

Tourism Bureau suggests 40 ways to enjoy Taiwan's mountains

The Tourism Bureau on Friday (Jan. 17) unveiled 40 recommended itineraries for alpine travel in Taiwan as the centerpiece of its campaign to market 2020 as the Year of Mountain Tourism. The bureau ...

Kaohsiung keeps status as Taiwanese city with worst air pollution

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kaohsiung has had the worst air pollution of all the cities and counties in Taiwan for three years running, according to a survey published by an environmentalist action g...

98-year-old retired general spent 2 nights lost in Taiwan mountains

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A 98-year-old retired major general was found unharmed after spending two nights without food in the mountains of northern Taiwan, reports said Friday (November 29). On...

Taiwan coffee shop chain to expand in Southeast Asia

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwanese coffee shop franchise cama café is planning to expand its business in Southeast Asia in 2020. Established in 2006, cama café has opened more...