14 illegal immigrants from Vietnam nabbed off SW Taiwan coast

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Fourteen Vietnamese on a Taiwanese fishing boat trying to enter Taiwan illegally were intercepted by the country’s Coast Guard off the coast of the southwestern city...

Shen’ao Rail Bike open hours extended through September

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)— The New Taipei City Tourism and Travel Department has extended the opening hours of the Shen’ao Rail Bike until Sep. 30. The Shen'ao Branch Line (深澳線) is a sin...

How your 2019 vacation can pay for your 2020 vacation

If you're gearing up for summer vacation, you might be wincing at the cost. Plane tickets, hotels, rental cars, meals and activities can turn any getaway into a financial burden. But what if this year...

Taiwan High Speed Rail launches discounted package tickets to Liuqiu Island

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan High Speed Rail (THSR) launched on Wednesday (July 10) two package tickets for round trips to Liuqiu Island (a.k.a. Little Liuqiu 小琉球), a coral island about 13 kilometer...

Taiwan's Mandarin Airlines to fly nonstop from Taichung to Tottori

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Mandarin Airlines announced on Tuesday (July 9) it will launch a new route in September between Taichung and Tottori (鳥取), Japan. From September 4, there will be two round-t...

Young Taiwanese opting to stay at home in summer, play on smartphones

The majority of young students in Taiwan would rather stay at home during the summer break, and for most of them, playing on their cellphones will be their top form of entertainment, according to a su...

Taipei offers half-price tickets for admission to 3 edutainment venues during summer vacation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Have you made plans for the summer vacation yet? Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation (TRTC) is helping out with a package deal ticket that offers cheap and easy access to three pu...

Taiwan's Hualien Harvest Festival to take place July 19 - 21

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Hualien County aboriginals’ united harvest festival will take place at Hualien Stadium's Meilun Track and Field (美崙田徑場) from July 19 – 21. The theme for...

Yunei River in Taiwan's Xiao Wulai open for water frolicking

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The water frolicking area along the Yunei River (宇內溪) in Xiao Wulai Scenic Area is open to the public during the four months from June 1 to Sep. 29, Taoyuan City’s Scenic...

Opening time of Taiwan’s Taipingshan moved up to 4 a.m. during summer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The opening time of Taipingshan National Forest Recreation Area (太平山國家森林遊樂區) will be moved up to 4 a.m. during the summer vacation from July 1 to August 31 to accommodate ...

Jiang Ma Yuan farm in Taiwan’s Miaoli offers working holiday to college students

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Jiang Ma Yuan Recreational Farm (薑麻園休閒農業區) in Miaoli’s Dahu Township is promoting a “working holiday” activity in July, Central News Agency reported ...

ATTA Taichung International Travel Fair starts Friday in central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The 2019 ATTA Taichung International Travel Fair will take place at Taichung International Exhibition Center from May 31 to June 3. Organized by the Association Taichun...

Filipinos appeal for extension of visa-free treatment in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As visa-free treatment for Filipinos is set to expire in July, the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in the Philippines has been receiving hundreds of emails every month from...

Lakers surprise playoff-bound Clippers 122-117

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Alex Caruso scored a career-high 32 points, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope added 25 points, and the Los Angeles Lakers rallied to beat the playoff-bound Clippers 122-117 on Friday night. ...

People living with incurable cancers urge more research

ATLANTA (AP) — Tom Smith hesitated to buy light bulbs guaranteed for up to 10 years, thinking they'd outlast him. Terry Langbaum debated filling a prescription for a $13,000-a-month drug that keeps ca...