Taipei recommends Zhinan Scenic Area for LNY holiday getaway

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Wondering where to spend the Lunar New Year holiday? The Geotechnical Engineering Office (GEO) of Taipei invites the public to visit the Zhinan Scenic Area (指南風景區) and get...

China greets lunar new year with celebrations, travel rush

BEIJING (AP) — China is greeting the lunar new year with celebrations and a travel rush that will see an estimated 3 billion trips by people around the country. This year is the year...

Upcoming Events in Taipei, February 1-10

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Year of the Dog is coming to an end and the Year of the Pig is approaching. With holidays coming up next week there is plenty of time to check out some activities happ...

Huge pig lantern centerpiece of Hualien Pacific Lantern Festival 2019

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A huge pig lamp forms the main attraction at this year’s Hualien Pacific Lantern Festival. The Hualien Pacific Lantern Festival has been running for seven years, ...

Australia and Taiwan share common values: envoy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Australia’s top envoy to Taiwan, Gary Cowan, said that Australia and Taiwan share common values and a deepening relationship during an event in Taipei on Jan. 23, re...

Taipei Metro issues Year of the Pig one-day passes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – With the Lunar New Year less than two weeks away, Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation (TRTC) has issued a pair of commemorative tickets for the Year of the Pig of the Chinese...

Many theme parks across Taiwan offer special prices during Lunar New Year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Many theme parks across Taiwan offer visitors special prices or discounts during the Lunar New Year holiday, Tourism Bureau said in a news release on Wednesday. In nort...

Taiwan Presidential Office unveils New Year's giveaways to celebrate Year of the Pig

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Presidential Office unveiled on Monday the design for Lunar New Year’s couplet, red envelope, and gift pouch, all of which will be given away as a tradition to c...

Year of the Pig Pass: Hot deals at Taipei’s amusement park, science edu. center, and astronomical museum

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- With winter break just around the corner, Taipei Children’s Amusement Park is joining hands with the National Taiwan Science Education Center and the Taipei Astronomical ...

Taiwan Central Bank issues Year of the Pig commemorative coin set

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The commemorative coin set for the Lunar Year of the Pig 2019 will be available starting Jan. 17 across Bank of Taiwan branches, the Central Bank of Taiwan announced today...

Tsai plans NT$40 billion in bonuses for 3 million Taiwanese who earn less than N$30K

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Because tax revenues have exceeded expectations, Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) is calling for NT$40 billion in bonuses for low-income earners, with an estimated 3 m...

2019 Taiwan Lantern Festival to feature tuna centerpiece

TAIPEI (Taiwan Today) — The main and handheld lanterns for the 2019 Taiwan Lantern Festival were unveiled by the Tourism Bureau under the Ministry of Transportation and Communications Jan. 3 in ...

China approves 'subversive' Peppa Pig film for Lunar New Year

(Deutsche Welle) -- China has approved the release of a film version of Peppa Pig to celebrate the Year of the Pig in 2019, despite the character being described as "subversive." Co-produ...

Taiwan Post unveils year of the pig commemorative stamp

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan Post unveiled four new stamps on Sept. 26, featuring Taiwanese birds, 2018 World Flora Expo, antique porcelain, and commemorative stamp for next year’s year o...