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Taiwan > Local > Kaohsiung
Taroko's transition to overcome odds with nation's 1st sports-shopping venue
What started as a textile corporation is now leading a transformative spin on Taiwan's sports and recreation sector with "Taroko Park" (大魯閣草衙道) in Kaohsiung -- the nation's first park that combines recreation, shopping, restaurants and sports facilities all in one venue.
 
Sailing into the record books
Kaohsiung Mayor Chan Chu, sixth from right, and guests pose for a photo at the launching ceremony of the YM Window (開明輪) and YM Width (闊明輪), the largest Taiwan-made container ships on record, in Kaohsiung on Thursday, May 5. The mayor praised the two ships as proof of Taiwan's ship-building prowess.
 
Letting the news sink in
The Yungan Detention Basin is seen in this undated file photo released by the Kaohsiung City Government on Wednesday, May 4.
 
An international ultra-trail running challenge with a series of obstacles combined with outdoor survival skills and mountain training was held on Sunday in Kaohsiung with the participation of more than 50 Taiwanese and foreign athletes.
 
Kaohsiung City's Water Resources Bureau (WRB, 水利局) was asked on Monday to provide answers within two weeks to nearly 330 city residents who sought medical care after inhaling a strange odor from inadequately processed wastewater.
 
The Kaohsiung Harbor Police Department said Sunday it has arrested five Indonesian migrant workers on a foreign fishing boat docked at a wharf in Cijin, on suspicion of links to the death of a Philippines fishery worker.
 
Two men have been arrested at Kaohsiung International Airport after they were found to be carrying more than 10 kilograms of methamphetamine worth NT$3 million (US$92,750) in market value to Japan Tuesday, Kaohsiung aviation police said Wednesday.
 
Police are searching for an armed suspect who made off with NT$900,000 in a bank robbery in Kaohsiung City (高雄市) Friday afternoon.
 
A Kaohsiung-based environmental protection group on Wednesday expressed dissatisfaction with a decision by the local administrative court that revokes penalties sought by the city government for Advanced Semiconductor Engineering Inc. (ASE, 日月光) for a leak of toxic wastewater from its biggest plant in the city.
 
Car and motorbike drivers will be required to turn on their headlights whenever they are on the road, including during the day, to help reduce the number of traffic accidents in the city, a Kaohsiung official said Tuesday.
 
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