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Taipei Valentine’s Day fireworks will brighten mood amidst COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The annual Taipei Valentine’s Day concert and firework spectacle aims to lift spirits amid the gloom of the COVID-19 pandemic, at a riverside event on Saturday (Oct....

Ten spots to watch Double Ten Day fireworks in Taiwan’s Kaohsiung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The fireworks display for Taiwan’s National Day (Double Ten Day) will take place at Kaohsiung Harbor on Oct. 10, and the city government has announced the 10 best vi...

Taipei bans barbecue at riverside parks during Mid-Autumn Festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei on Monday (Sept. 13) announced that barbecues will be banned at riverside parks during the Mid-Autumn Festival holiday. Amid fears that a kindergarten cluster in...

Southern Taiwan's Heito 1909 wins big at MUSE Design Awards

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A landscape project in southern Taiwan has received the Platinum Award at the MUSE Design Awards. The Heito 1909 project was honored by the MUSE Design Awards in the la...

Video shows 2 venomous many-banded kraits 'fighting' in Taipei riverside park

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Visitors to a Taipei riverside park on Thursday evening (Aug. 19) were startled to encounter two large, intertwined, many-banded krait snakes. While jogging in Dajia Ri...

Taiwan Supreme Court confirms life sentence for dismemberment of Canadian

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An Israeli-American citizen will have to spend his life in prison for the gruesome murder of a Canadian resident over a drug-related dispute following a decision by the Su...

'Indian Holi Taipei' event to donate funds to Hualien train crash victims

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The proceeds from the annual "Indian Holi Taipei" festival, which will be held at a riverside park in New Taipei on Saturday (April 10), will be donated to a rel...

Taiwan High Court confirms life sentence for dismemberment of Canadian

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan High Court on Wednesday (Jan. 13) upheld the life sentence of an Israeli-American citizen convicted for the gruesome murder of a Canadian resident over a disput...

Dutch DJs W&W to headline 'first massive party of 2021' in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Dutch duo W&W will headline a list of international DJs performing in Taiwan on Jan. 30 despite the COVID-19 pandemic, organizers of the Creamfields Festival announced...

Taiwan's Hsinchu County inaugurates Toucian River South Bank Bikeway

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Hsinchu County’s 17.2-kilometer Toucian River South Bank Bikeway connecting Zhudong Township and Hsinchu City was inaugurated on Thursday (Dec. 17), according to CNA...

New Taipei builds baseball fields for people with disabilities

The city of New Taipei will open Taiwan's first baseball and softball fields designed for people with disabilities at a riverside park in Shulin District on Sunday (Nov. 22), according to a city o...

American YouTuber Tyler Oakley lauds Taiwan's handling of coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — American YouTuber Tyler Oakley on Monday (Nov. 16) cited Taiwan's handling of the Wuhan coronavirus as an example of how the pandemic could have been managed different...

Visiting DJs fined NT$10,000 each for breaking quarantine: CECC

Four disc jockeys, who recently arrived in Taiwan to perform at a music concert in Taipei, have each been fined NT$10,000 (US$351) for breaking quarantine rules, the Central Epidemic Command Center (C...

Taiwan police officer identifies body of unknown woman

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Keelung police officer was able to identify a woman based only on a T-shirt she had worn, allowing her to be properly buried on Monday (Oct. 12), nine years after going ...

Ultra Music Festival to return to Taiwan in November

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ultra Music Festival is set to make an unexpected return to Taiwan next month and will feature spectacular stages and popular EDM headliners in the country's capit...