DPP holds parallel Taiwan independence march in Kaohsiung

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) - The DPP’s "Anti-annexation, Protect Taiwan"(反併吞、護台灣) rally took place Saturday along the World Games Avenue in Kaohsiung’s Zuoying District. Against...

Riding Taiwan’s newest transport link: the TRA Kaohsiung City Network

Kaohsiung is fast becoming one of the best-connected cities in Taiwan. It’s two-line MRT network connects the city center with both Zuoying HSR station, Kaohsiung Airport, and the city’s b...

Taiwan Railways Administration changes schedules of 440 trains

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) announced in a press release on Oct. 10 that trains will be operated according to a new timetable from 8 a.m. on Oct. 12. The offic...

TRA offering discounted train fares to celebrate opening of Kaohsiung underground railway

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) is offering discounted train fares as of Oct. 14 to celebrate the opening of the Kaohsiung underground railway and 10 new stations alo...

Taiwan investigates Navy officer for leaking secrets

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Investigators raided military installations and private homes Friday looking for evidence about a Navy officer suspected of leaking confidential military information. The of...

Police nab Chang Hwa Bank robber in Kaohsiung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A 27-year-old man surnamed Mai (麥) was arrested yesterday (Oct. 4) in Kaohsiung City on suspicion robbing NT$500,000 in cash from a Chang Hwa Bank three days earlier, reported ...

Two Perry-class frigates to be commissioned by Taiwan Navy in Nov.

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Two Perry-class guided missile frigates purchased from the U.S. during the Obama administration will be ready for active duty in November, announced Vice Admiral Lee Chung-hsia...

Water supply temporarily cut to 590,000 homes in southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Over 590,000 households in Kaohsiung City (高雄市) will be affected by water supply restrictions for 32 hours on Sept. 19-20, as improvements are made to water infrastructure...

Heavy, torrential rain advisory in 10 counties, cities as 'rain bomb' blasts Kaohsiung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As a tropical depression and moist southwesterly winds lash southern Taiwan, what is being described as a "rain bomb" is blasting Kaohsiung with up to 216 millimeters...

Work, classes, THSR suspended in southern Taiwan as heavy rains pound island

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As extremely heavy rains pound southern Taiwan, many counties and cities in southern Taiwan have started to announce the suspension of work and classes and Taiwan's High Sp...

Taiwan’s Top 10 Airbnbs

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) -- Staying in a hotel in Taiwan can be surprisingly expensive. This, at least in part, explains the recent boom in B&Bs across the country, but these days, the best of thes...

Kaohsiung, Taiwan begins major crack down on illegal rentals

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Tourism Bureau in Kaohsiung this week turned up pressure in the crack down on “illegal rental properties,” cutting utilities at an unlicensed establishment...

'NT$1 dumpling' store ending business in Kaohsiung, planning to move to Taitung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—A charity dumpling restaurant in Kaohsiung which sells boiled dumplings for NT$1 per dumpling will close its store at the end of June and plans to relocate to Taitung City i...

FamilyMart shopper buys NT$20 bottled water, wins NT$10 million Taiwan receipt lottery jackpot

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A customer purchased bottled water at for NT$20 (US$0.66) at a FamilyMart convenience store in Taichung and came away with the NT$10 million Taiwan receipt lottery special priz...

Seven NT$10 million special prize receipts yet to be claimed for Taiwan receipt lottery

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A total of 15 receipts carry the winning numbers for the NT$10 million (US$334,000) special prize from the January to February period, but there are still up to seven winning r...