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The Nantou County Government announced that tourism hotspot Hehuan Mountain is to get a special medical station as the remote area has been scene to a series of recent traffic accidents. Officials said that the plan is to turn the Kunyang parking lot into a medical station to service the mountainous region starting March 1.
 
A 24-year-old male student was confirmed to be the 21st measles case of the year at Ren-ai Township (仁愛鄉) in Nantou County, said the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) yesterday.
 
Sun Moon Lake authorities unveiled a halal certification program for restaurants in the area on Tuesday, in a bid to attract more Muslim visitors to one of Taiwan's best known scenic spots.
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Top tourist attraction Sun Moon Lake aims to become the country's first scenic area to use only green tourist buses with the introduction of three electric-powered buses in October, transportation officials said Saturday.
 
The Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village (FACV, 九族文化村), a famous amusement park in Nantou County (南投縣), allegedly experienced a gas explosion yesterday, causing six injuries suffered by two employees and four tourists. The FACV denied the incident was the result of a gas leak.
 
For its turn hosting the annual Taiwan Lantern Festival, the central county of Nantou is putting local craftsmanship on the center stage starting with a soft opening today.
 
The head of the Fishermen's Association of Sun Moon Lake Chang Chien-ren (張乾任) and two suspects were detained yesterday by Nantou prosecutors over allegations of instigating people to occupy land by force and intimidation.
 
Macaque on rampage in Yushan Nat'l Park
Authorities in the Yushan National Park warned visitors Sunday to beware of the Formosan macaques that inhabit the mountainous area, saying that one of them has recently attacked multiple people at a public restroom.
 
Tens of thousands swim across Sun Moon Lake at annual event
Tens of thousands of people joined an annual mass swimming event on Sunday across Sun Moon Lake, Taiwan's largest fresh water lake.
 
Nantou marks festival with 19-ton rice cake
Nantou County's Mingchien Township and Shoutien Temple (受天宮) celebrated the Lantern Festival yesterday by unveiling a giant, peach-shaped sticky rice cake (米糕桃), weighing over 19 tons.
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