Upcoming events in Taipei, August 8-18

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – It is now halfway into the summer vacation, which means that kids might be feeling bored at home and parents are running out of plans. Nevertheless, there is still a lot t...

Cultural businesses revitalize historic Taipei neighborhood

As Lunar New Year approaches, people begin to flock to an annual market in Dihua Street in the old Taipei City neighborhood of Dadaocheng. The atmosphere is festive as they shop for candies, spring co...

1 shot, 2 stabbed at temple festival in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- One man was shot and two men were stabbed during the tail end of a temple festival early this morning in the heart of old Taipei, reported TVBS. A miaohui (廟會) or temple fes...

Photo of the Day: Taipei's Beimen at night

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A long-time American resident of Taipei captured this photo of North Gate, known as Beimen (北門), at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday (Aug. 16) and posted it the next day on the social med...

American shuts down repository of historic photos of Taiwan, selling it for NT$60,000

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- An American expat, who managed a massive online collection of vintage photographs of Taiwan since 1995, has shut down the website and is wanting to sell 10,400 historic public ...

Photo of the Day: Taipei 101 from seedy side of town

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- An 18-year-old Taiwanese high school student captured this eerie photograph of Taipei 101 from a dark alley at night with hues of blue permeating both the alley and the tower, ...

Hunks from Holland make waves in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- From the first day they arrived in Taipei for the 2017 Summer Universiade, the men's Dutch water polo team has soaked up attention from fans and media alike for their hunky...

Free Wi-Fi on Taipei MRT Blue and Red lines next week

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Taipei Metro will extend its free public Wi-Fi coverage from stations to carriages, starting with the Red Line (Tamsui) and Blue Line (Bannan) by the middle of this month (...

Taipei's Railway Division tour available by preregistration

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Railway Division of Taiwan Governor General’s Bureau of Transportation, also known as Taipei Railway Workshop, is to open to visitors on July 19 while a guided tour w...

A glimpse of Taiwan in 1896

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Scans of 55 photographs of Taiwan from famed Japanese photographer Ogawa Kazumasa's publication "Souvenirs de Formose et des Îles Pescadores" (Ogawa, Tokyo ...

Regent-exclusive Insiders Access to Taipei

TAIPEI, Taiwan [15th May 2017] – As tourist numbers grow and the demand for immersive and authentic local experiences increases, Regent Taipei presents the Regent Academy, an experiential progra...

Images of Taiwanese magazine circa 1931

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- American Reddit user Jonathan F., 28, on Monday posted images of vintage magazine pages from 1931 which provided a fascinating glimpse into Taiwan in the 1930s. The magazin...

Late Taiwan Cement president Leslie Koo's 33 favorite eateries in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- To honor the memory the late Taiwan Cement Corp Group (台泥集團) chairman Leslie Koo (辜成允), following his tragic death in January, his children have put together a book that lists ...

Taipei riverside banks recommended for LNY holiday outings

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--Wondering where to spend the six-day Lunar New Year Holiday? Taipei City Hydraulic Engineering Office (HEO) recommends Taipei’s riverbank parks as an option that allows the...

Dihua Street Offers Tradition and a Touch of Modern Taipei

Taipei (Taiwan News) — Cutting through Datong District is one of Taipei’s historic neighborhoods, Dihua Street offers visitors a glimpse of mid-19th century Taipei as well as the city&rsqu...