Penghu Ocean Fireworks Festival kicks off with a range of shows 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Penghu's annual International Fireworks Festival opens with a varied range of events including an air show and a religious procession on Thursday, according to the org...

Two-month long annual fireworks festival in Taiwan’s Penghu County opens on April 19  

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--The 2018 Penghu International Firework Festival will begin on April 19 and continue through June 21, featuring 23 fireworks displays, according to event organizer Pengh...

Visit the historic town in southwestern Taiwan where the world-famous Yanshui Beehive Fireworks Festival is held 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—As the world-famous Yanshui Beehive Fireworks Festival (鹽水蜂炮) in  the Yanshui district of Tainan, southwestern Taiwan is coming up in a few days, it’s b...

The best things to do in Taiwan in 2018

The fireworks have finished, the hangovers have subsided, and 2018 is properly upon us at last. But as day-to-day life returns to normal for a few weeks until the Chinese New Year celebrations arrive,...

New Taipei firefighter attacked when trying to stop the illegal use of fireworks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—A New Taipei City firefighter was attacked by New Year’s Eve revelers when he was trying to stop them from illegally setting off fireworks on Sunday night. The attacke...

Advice for the New Year from Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je was busy over the New Year holiday making appearances and sharing words of encouragement for the New Year. Before the countdown at Taip...

2018 New Year's celebrations around the world

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Due to the different time zones around the world, people saw the clock strike midnight on New Year's Eve at different times in various cities. From Sydney, Au...

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Taipei 101 welcomes 2018 with magnificent fireworks and LED light show 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s iconic tower, Taipei 101 marked the entrance of a new year with an extravagant fireworks display, a massive crowd of revelers and a festive s...

Taiwan's Best New Year’s Eve Parties

2018 is almost upon and with the holiday season now in full swing, thoughts are now turning to New Year’s Eve. For some, seeing in the New Year is a rite of passage and something which should be...

Countdown party in Taiwan’s Keelung to feature fireworks, ships’ horns and shooting water  

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--New Year's Eve countdown party in northern Taiwan’s port city of Keelung will take place at the Keelung Harbor, featuring band performances, ships’ horn...

Upcoming Events and Activities in Taipei for December 22 through January 5

The New Year is almost upon us, and no matter whether you’ve had the best year ever, or a year you’d rather forget, there is still plenty of time to end the year on a positive note. Wit...

Introduction of best spots on Xiangshan to watch Taipei 101 fireworks display

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—As New Year's Eve is just around the corner, counting down to New Year 2018 and watching the fireworks display at Taipei 101 is on many people’s eve...

Taipei 101 releases video preview of New Year's fireworks show! 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taipei 101 announced its plan for the New Year’s Eve countdown and fireworks performance that will say farewell to 2017 and welcome the New Year in magnificent style...

Top 5 Taipei restaurants to view New Year’s Eve fireworks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Be sure to make reservations soon to dine and enjoy Taipei's famous New Year's Eve firework shows, as recommended by UDN. Mega 50 Party access: average NT$50...

Indonesia says welder's torch caused fireworks factory blaze

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Police say an inferno at a firework factory near Indonesia's capital that killed 48 people was started by sparks from a welder's torch. Police spokesman Arg...