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Service on Alishan railway main line to be suspended
The Alishan Forest Railway in southern Taiwan will again suspend service on its main line, on Friday and Saturday to repair damaged tracks, after the line was reopened Thursday following two days of closure due to Typhoon Megi.
 
The Alishan Forest Railway in southern Taiwan will continue its suspension of runs on its main line Tuesday because of the difficulty and slow pace in removing rocks that blocked the tracks during landslides caused by heavy rain.
 
The Alishan National Forest Recreation Area and the Aogu Wetland and Forest Park closed Tuesday as Strong Typhoon Meranti approached southern Taiwan, according to the Chiayi Forest District Office under the Forestry Bureau.
 
A five-star hotel announced that it will hold a stair-climbing race on Nov. 19, offering winners a night in its presidential suite worth NT$60,000 (US$1,920).
 
Turning threat into opportunity: Rural area schools explore multi-age teaching
In the rugged and hilly terrain of South Central Taiwan's Chiayi County, it is hard to imagine how vegetable gardens can be tended to yield the fresh tomatoes, cabbages and peppers that end up on local dinner tables.
 
The South Branch of the National Palace Museum (NPM) will reopen its main hall Aug. 23, following closure of the area since mid-April for work to repair water leaks in the glass wall of the building.
 
A Taiwanese man was sentenced to four months in prison on charges of breach of public security, after he claimed to be a member of the militant group Islamic State (IS) and threatened to attack the Presidential Office, according to a ruling by the Chiayi court.
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It's that time of year again
In this Saturday, Aug. 6 photo provided by the Chiayi City Government, a woman dressed as a convict in chains looks out at the audience as she is carried on a float in a parade during Ghost Month, Chiayi City.
 
A man vowed to continue a court fight into its third year in order to avoid paying a NT$20 (US$0.62) parking ticket in Chiayi City.
 
Keeping the sun at bay
A charitable bystander, right, helpfully holds an umbrella to shade two women injured in a traffic accident from the scorching sun in Chiayi on Thursday, July 28. Temperatures hit 35.7 degrees Celsius in the southern county on Thursday.
 
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