800 drones to open 2020 Taiwan Lantern Festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A fleet of 800 drones will light up the sky above the Taiwan Lantern Festival’s Houli Horse Ranch Park main exhibition area, in Taichung on Saturday (Feb. 8), accord...

Two NT$10 million special prizes in Taiwan receipt lottery still unclaimed

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A total of seven receipts contain the winning numbers for the NT$10 million (US$334,000) special prize in the September-October edition of the Taiwan receipt lottery, but ...

2020 Taipei Lantern Festival to light up twin venues

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — This year's Taipei Lantern Festival, set for Feb. 8-16, will be held at two venues, with one on the western, historic side of the city, and another at the far eastern ...

'Spend a night in the Presidential Office' project ends

The "Spend a Night in the Presidential Office" project has concluded with a visit by Polish food and travel bloggers -- Lukasz Smolinski and Natalia Sitarska. The project was organized jo...

Taiwan welcomes year's 2-millionth Japanese visitor

The number of Japanese tourists visiting Taiwan in a single year broke the 2 million mark for the first time Monday (Dec. 9), with the lucky 2-millionth arrival feted with various gifts from the Touri...

Taiwan receipt lottery winner buys rice ball for NT$27, pockets NT$10 million

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A lucky FamilyMart customer who bought a rice ball for a mere NT$27 (US$0.88) has won the NT$10 million special prize in the September-October issue of the Taiwan receipt ...

Taiwan bubble tea shop rumored to be closed after 15 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Famous Taiwanese bubble tea shop Chen San Ding (陳三鼎青蛙撞奶) in Taipei is rumored to have closed permanently after a recent "cockroach" incident and allegations of t...

Automated Mini 7-Elevens sprout all over Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — 7-Eleven, the largest chain of convenience stores in Taiwan, has recently expanded its unmanned store concept and rolled out 140 Mini 7-Eleven vending machines across the ...

Taiwanese brown sugar bubble milk tea on S Korea’s top food list

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan brown sugar bubble milk tea is among the most popular food and drink choices in South Korea this year, according to a report released by the country’s Agro-Fi...

Pensioners struggling to survive join Chile protests

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Seventy-seven-year-old María Gonzalez is tired of waking up, Monday to Friday, to sell toilet paper in the Chilean capital. Her meager $146 monthly pension puts her below the po...

Free jumbo jugs of pearl milk tea up for grabs in N. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — To ride the pearl milk tea wave in Taiwan, a tea shop in northern Taiwan's Hsinchu City is selling the drink in 5-liter jugs, with a special promotion offering the beh...

Taiwan's foreign minister meets with new Japanese ambassador over bubble tea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) met with the new Japanese representative to Taiwan, Hiroyasu Izumi (泉裕泰), over a cup of bubble tea on Wednesday (Nov. 6). ...

Pizza Hut tries to milk pearl tea pizza fad in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — To ride the pearl milk tea pizza frenzy in Taiwan started by rival Domino's Pizza in October, Pizza Hut released its own version on Friday (Nov. 1). In addition to ...

Photo of the Day: UC Irvine scholar tries Domino's Taiwan pearl milk tea pizza

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — His curiosity piqued by pizza purists furor over the Domino's pearl milk tea pizza, a UC Irvine scholar says that the sacchariferous pie is "incredible" and ...

S. Korean Chef introduces Taiwan's food on TV

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — South Korean chef and entertainer Baek Jong-won (白種元) visited Taiwan and introduced the island's traditional cuisine on an episode of his cooking series "Street F...