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Sunday, December 21, 2014
Taipei, the capital of Taiwan, has ranked as one of the totally “unexpected and affordable” destinations travelers want to visit in 2015, according to the U.S.-based online business news service Main Street.
Taiwan -- Sea of flowers greeting visitors to yearly festival in Hualien, Taitung
The annual “sea of flowers” festival has kicked off in eastern Taiwan, with vast fields of flowers in 12 townships in Taitung and Hualien counties providing tourists unique panoramas.
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The most exciting celestial event in Taiwan next year will be two meteor showers and a total lunar eclipse, part of which can be seen on the island, the Taipei Astronomical Museum said Saturday.
Taiwan is expected to report a new record high in export orders for November in part because of strong demand for Apple Inc.'s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) said Saturday.
Over 40,000 runners from Taiwan and abroad are set to test their mettle in Sunday's Taipei Fubon Marathon, the country's biggest running event of the year.
The Ministry of National Defense (MND) yesterday confirmed that a former head of Taiwan's defense mission in the United States who was previously transferred back to Taiwan will be given a new post soon.
A fishing boat captain has died and two other crew members remain unaccounted for after their vessel hit rocks in waters off Taiwan's northern coast and capsized late Friday, the Coast Guard said.
Outgoing Taipei Mayor Hau Lung-bin yesterday declined to disclose his next move after completing his eight-year mayoral stint amid persistent speculation about his chances of running in the 2016 presidential election.
Taiwan -- Medical tourism hotel opens in Taipei
A wellness facility boasting three-in-one services — health management, cosmetic medicine and hot spring spa — opened in Taipei Saturday.
 > Taipei
An increasing number of people are encountering the problem of getting “locked out” from using their EasyCard (悠遊卡) when boarding different buses. Many residents probably don't pay attention to the different types of buses in the Greater Taipei area and their different number systems. However, those who fail to swipe their card when alighting from some buses may have their card locked, as their prior journey may have been registered as incomplete.
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