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Saturday, August 15, 2015
Citizens remove trees by themselves
People in suburban Taipei City had to remove fallen trees from the streets themselves yesterday, after waiting for help that had failed to come from the city government.
Results of a survey conducted by a local housing magazine show that housing prices in metropolitan Taipei in the past 27 years have increased more than fivefold, and that to buy a 150-square-meter apartment, a double-income family would have to spend the entire salary of both partners for 45 years.
The Maokong gondola, one of Taipei's major tourist attractions, will return to service Saturday morning after operations were suspended during Typhoon Soudelor, which swept through Taiwan last weekend.
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
The Taipei Water Department said Tuesday that it will not charge customers for three days of water after Typhoon Soudelor battered Taiwan on Saturday and disrupted water supplies.
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Wulai cut off in wake of Soudelor
Typhoon Soudelor roared over Taiwan and devastated Wulai (烏來) with severe landslides, cutting the region off from the rest of Taiwan.
Friday, August 7, 2015
With the International Children's Games (ICG) being held in New Taipei City in 2016, New Taipei City Mayor Eric Chu (朱立倫) officially signed the agreement for hosting cities with the ICG President Torsten Rasch yesterday.
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Dodo bird relative at Taipei Zoo breeds after long hiatus
Large pigeons at the Taipei Zoo that are the closest living relative of the extinct dodo bird were confirmed recently to have successfully reproduced for the first time in four years, the zoo reported on Monday.
Sunday, August 2, 2015
Houtong Cat Village: the purrfect spot for fans of furry feline friends
Houtong Cat Village (猴硐貓村), is a gritty little mining town that has in recent years become famous online for its burgeoning cat population.
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Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je appeared for the first time in the capacity of defendant at the Taipei District Prosecutors Office yesterday regarding the MG149 bank account, which he has been accused of using for the purposes of money laundering during his 2014 mayoral campaign. Kuomintang Legislator Lo Shu-lei (羅淑蕾), Ko's accuser, also appeared yesterday.
The Taipei City Government yesterday unveiled standard operating procedures (SOP) to prepare for and respond to floods and storms.
Taipei City publishes SOP for management of flooding
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