The Sihchong River Hot Spring Festival (四重溪溫泉季) held by the Pingtung County Government, featuring the vanilla soothing bath, massage and a 300 year old wishing tree kicked off on Nov. 16.
Coral from reefs in Nanwan, a small bay west of the resort town of Kenting, were found to contain dozens of different environmental hormones, the National Museum of MarineBiology and Aquarium in Pingtung County said Monday.
Deputy Mayor Roland Blum of Marseille, France and his delegation of two urban-renewal experts, joined by a group of Taiwanese academics, visited the Pintung County and met with the county's magistrate Tsao Chi-hung (曹啟鴻).
Over 2,000 elderly men and women, dressed in bikinis and swimsuits, sunbathed on Kenting's white sand beach Saturday in an event aimed at encouraging senior citizens to pursue activities normally associated with the youth.
The famous auction for the first-caught tuna of the season, a notable event held at the annual Pingtung Bluefin Tuna Cultural Festival, is likely to be dropped next year in the wake of the shooting death of fisherman Hung Shih-chen, a ranking official at Pingtung County Government said yesterday.
Members of the Pingtung District Prosecutors Office are slated to leave today for the Philippines to further investigate the recent shooting of a Taiwanese fisherman by Philippine coast guards.