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September, 29, 2016

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The annual plum blossom season in the Xinyi township of Nantou County opened Sunday, with people invited to join a series of celebratory activities.
 
More than 3,000 people from Taiwan and other countries attended the 2015 Taiwan Cycling Festival at Sun Moon Lake Sunday to take part in cycling challenges and enjoy a carnival filled with music, dance and circus performances.
 
Damage to the Alishan forest railway caused by Typhoon Dujuan in late September has ruined plans by the Taiwan Railway Administration (TRA) to reopen the full length of the 71.4-kilometer mountain railway on Dec. 25, so tourists travelling on the railway can only reach the Fenchihu relay station.
 
Several foreign diplomats posted in Taiwan took part in this year's Sun Moon Lake Swimming Carnival and turned in good performances at the popular tourist destination in the central county of Nantou late last month.
 
Deputy UK envoy completes swim across tourist site Sun Moon Lake
The UK's deputy representative to Taiwan has completed a challenge to swim across the island's famous Sun Moon Lake tourism site on Saturday, the British Office announced yesterday.
 
More than 20,000 swim across Sun Moon Lake
Tens of thousands of people took part in the annual Sun Moon Lake swim on Sunday. The lake, located in the central county of Nantou, is the largest fresh water lake in Taiwan.
 
Teens win Sun Moon Lake 5,000-meter swimming races
Taiwanese teenagers Cho Chen-chi (卓承齊) and Su Shi-han (蘇詩涵) won the men's and women's divisions, respectively, of the First Sun Moon Lake Open Water Swimming Contest on Sunday.
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Abused dog finds a new home with niece of wife of Britain's future king
Four years ago, "Formosa" was on the verge of death when she was found in Nantou County by an animal rescue group, with her bottom slashed open and tailbone and rectum exposed.
 
Porsche rams into bus at Sun Moon Lake, 5 injuries
Five people were injured, including two Chinese tourists, during a car crash after a Porsche rammed into a tour bus yesterday near the famous Sun Moon Lake tourist spot in Central Taiwan's Nantou Country.
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Police preliminarily rule out arson in Sun Moon Lake fire
Buildings at Ita Shao shopping district near Sun Moon Lake (日月潭), Nantou County caught fire yesterday morning, resulting in injuries to four or five people and damage to several buildings.
 
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