Guanziling in Tainan blessed with Taiwan’s only 'mud hot springs'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Guanziling (關子嶺) in Tainan City’s Baihe District (白河區) is blessed with Taiwan’s only “mud hot springs" (泥漿溫泉), according to the city’s Tourism...

Filipino man arrested for murder on Taiwanese fishing boat arrives in Kaohsiung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Filipino arrested on suspicion of fatally stabbing two of his countrymen on a Taiwan fishing boat, arrived in Kaohsiung yesterday (March 18). The fisherman has been identi...

The 2019 Tour de Taiwan to get underway in Taipei on March 17

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The 2019 Tour de Taiwan, a 723-km-long cycle race across Taiwan with five stages this year, will take place over 5 days from March 17 to March 21, with each day completing a st...

Magnitude 5.2 earthquake rattles eastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A magnitude 5.2 earthquake jarred eastern Taiwan's Hualien County this afternoon at 12:32 p.m., according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The epicenter of the tembl...

Taiwan exports electric off-road motorbike to Europe

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - In addition to prominent brands Gogoro and Kymco, Taiwanese company Otto Bike Co., Ltd. exports electric off-road motorbikes to Europe. The company, based in Taipei City&rsqu...

The Dalai Lama should be invited back to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan bore witness to two important events over the past few days regarding religious freedom. The “Civil Society Dialogue on Securing Religious Freedom in the I...

Magnitude 4.0 earthquake jolts Kaohsiung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A magnitude 4.0 earthquake rocked the southern Taiwan city of Kaohsiung at 11:59 a.m. today, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The epicenter of the temblor was ...

Two films portraying Taiwan's Pingtung nominated for JWTFF’s Best East Asian Film

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Two films portraying travel in Taiwan’s Pingtung County have been nominated for the Best East Asian Film in the 2019 Japan World’s Tourism Film Festival (JWTFF...

Malaysian new immigrant runs design studio and eel brand in Southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Malaysian new immigrant Foo Wen Shan (胡文珊) started a new life in Southern Taiwan, running an architecture design studio, Atelier Boter (拾五設計), and a roasted eel brand, Aft...

Taiwanese festivals illuminated in daily Italian newspaper

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has been spotlighted in the travel pull-out of one of Italy’s top-circulating newspapers. CNA reports the March 7 edition of Rome-based broadsheet Il Messa...

Magnitude 5.2 earthquake shakes SE Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A magnitude 5.2 earthquake rocked southeastern Taiwan's Taitung County this morning at 10:32 a.m., according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The epicenter of the te...

Spectacular water shows kick off March 8 at Bitan, New Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The 2019 Bitan Water Shows will kick off on Mar. 8, featuring new design, new effect, new stages, and newest water dance technology, New Taipei’s Tourism and Travel ...

Filipino man arrested for murder of two countrymen on Taiwanese fishing boat

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Filipino chief officer of a Taiwan-registered fishing vessel allegedly involved in the fatal stabbing of two of his countrymen, was arrested 10 days after the deadly assault ...

Over 11 million visitors attend 2019 Taiwan Lantern Festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Since its first day of trial operations on Feb. 15, the 2019 Taiwan Lantern Festival (台灣燈會) has attracted over 11 million visitors to southern Taiwan's Pingtung County. ...

Dead piglet found on New Taipei beach amid fears of African Swine Fever

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Amid the continuing fear over a possible outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) virus reaching the shores of Taiwan, another dead pig, this time a piglet, was discovered on...