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Taiwan to partially lift outdoor mask mandate from Tuesday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) head Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) announced on Sunday (Oct. 3) that beginning from Tuesday, people in Taiwan will no longer be required to ...

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...

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...

Taipei to reopen all district sports centers and other sports facilities

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei City Government will reopen all district sports centers and most other sports facilities after July 12, following the central government’s policy of sligh...

Park athletic fields in Taipei to begin charging fees in March

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Living in Taipei will become more expensive for those who enjoy playing team sports in the city’s riverside parks after the city government begins to charge for the ...

Electric wheelchair tours show Colombian city from new angle

MEDELLIN, Colombia (AP) — Wilson Guzmán lost the use of his legs at age 17 when he was shot in the back while trying to recover a stolen bicycle in his hometown of Medellin, Colombia. ...

Taiwan News wishes you a happy holiday & a great year ahead!

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Best riverside parks for admiring Taipei 101 fireworks and welcoming 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — For those who have no wish to experience the stifling crowds that accompany watching the Taipei 101 New Year firework display at the foot of the skyscraper or on the adjac...

5 must-do things in Taiwan on Lunar New Year’s Eve

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Lunar New Year is fast approaching and citizens are eager to begin celebrating. Families will be gathering from far and wide Monday to tuck into a sumptuous reunion di...

Taipei designates two more riverside parks as legal graffiti spaces

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Two more riverbank areas have been added to the list of locations where graffiti activity is allowed in the capital of Taiwan, the Hydraulic Engineering Office (HEO) of Ta...

Taiwan News wishes you a happy holiday & a great year ahead!

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Upcoming Events in Taipei, Dec. 28 - Jan. 6

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – With New Year’s Eve just around the corner, Taipei offers a host of activities to ring in the new year and beyond. New Year’s Eve (Image by Flickr user...

Taipei’s riverside parks offer prime locations to watch New Year countdown fireworks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – With the New Year approaching, the Hydraulic Engineering Office (HEO) of Taipei recommends a number of riverside parks promising fantastic views for the Taipei 101 firewor...

Enjoy cycling on Taipei’s riverside bike paths

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Cycling on Taipei’s riverside bike paths at night is a great pleasure as cyclists can get good exercise while enjoying the beautiful riverside landscapes, Taipei&rsq...

Taiwan News Weekly Roundup - September 29

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Top news this week includes Taiwan police arrest American 3D-printed gun maker Cody Wilson; Super Typhoon Trami to affect Taiwan on Friday; Female American English teacher...