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Wednesday, December 8, 2010
The “Whirlwind Guitar Festival,” is slated to kick off on Dec. 10 near the hot springs hub of Pingtung County. It will provide for the public a pleasant assault on the senses with good music, food and relaxing times in nature's hot tub, the Tourism Bureau announced yesterday.
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Taiwan -- Pingtung farmer increases bellfruit harvest by leaving some for birds
A farmer of bellfruit in Pingtung County, southern Taiwan, has managed to enjoy better harvest by allowing some pieces of bellfruit for birds to eat freely, on grounds that the birds won't peck at other wax apple covered with bags as a result.
Sunday, October 17, 2010
The Police Telecommunications Office Friday cracked down on a small communications center in Pingtung County that unlawfully collected account numbers from various people and resold the information to fraud rings, reaping in profits of over NT$3 million in a year.
Friday, October 1, 2010
Taiwanese authorities on Wednesday warned the public to stay out of a river in the south of the island where at least one local has recently been bitten by a crocodile.
Monday, September 27, 2010
Taiwan -- Pingtung prison fugitive turns himself in
The inmate behind a movie-style prison break from the Pingtung Detention Home Thursday turned himself in early yesterday morning to Pingtung County authorities.
Saturday, September 18, 2010
Taiwan -- Animal rights group honors Taiwanese park service
For their compassionate decision to close roads obstructing land crabs from reaching the coast during their spawning season, the Kenting National Park Administration (KNPA) has nabbed People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Asia's Proggy Award for Living with Wildlife. The group's Proggy Awards (“Proggy” stands for “progress”) recognize animal-friendly achievements in commerce and culture.
Friday, September 17, 2010
Tens of thousands of migrating raptors have filled the sky above southern Taiwan's Kenting area in recent days as the winter migration approaches its annual peak, national park officials said in a press release yesterday.
Sunday, August 22, 2010
A male liger cub — an illegally bred cross between a male lion and a tigress — died Friday with another listed as being in critical condition, an animal shelter said yesterday.
Monday, August 2, 2010
Taiwan -- Taiwan grouper breeders see booming market after ECFA
A grouper breeder in Linbian Township, in southern Taiwan's Pingtung County, works hard under the bright sun with an excavator to dredge the massive amount of mud that silted up his ten-hectare pond during Typhoon Morakot last August, but waves of excitement sweep over him thanks to the prospects of a huge Chinese market worth up to NT$100 billion (US$3.1 billion) annually.
Sunday, July 25, 2010
Taiwan -- Pressed cabbage hoped to resolve supply imbalance
A farmer from southern Taiwan's Pingtung County has recently come up with an idea for storing fresh cabbages when prices are low with the aim of helping cabbage farmers resolve their perennial problem of production-sales imbalance.
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