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Visitors continue to flock to Taitung for Winter Rice Harvesting Festival
Revelries continue at the 2013 Taitung Winter Rice Harvesting Festival, part of a 12-event gala celebrating the region's Hakka culture.
Fisherman quits butts after 46 years hooked
A fisherman received an award from Taitung County health authorities yesterday for succeeding in quitting a 46-year habit -- smoking. The 66-year-old fisherman, surnamed Wu, had his first cigarette at the age of 16 and became a regular smoker at 20. By the time he
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Taitung County is representing Taiwan for the first time in the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) World Tour by hosting the 2013 Taiwan Open of Surfing from Nov. 13-17.
A ceremony was held Saturday on the banks of the Chihpen River in Taitung County to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the death of local postman Wen Yung-nan, who died when he was swept away during the course of his duties while crossing a bridge destroyed by Typhoon Nora.
Seminar launches raft to learn about indigenous sea travelers
Experts gathered for a special boat launching in the eastern county of Taitung on Saturday, part of a seminar in which elders of the indigenous Amis Tribe demonstrated how their ancestors navigated the seas in bamboo rafts.
A magnitude-5.3 earthquake jolted Eastern Taiwan at 6:11 p.m. yesterday, according to the Central Weather Bureau.
Ex-official indicted on fatal DUI charges
Taitung District Prosecutors Office yesterday indicted Wang Chuan-chi (王專吉), an ex-Forestry Bureau official, on charges of drunk driving and fatally hitting two undergraduates in Taitung County on June 15 before fleeing the scene.
Int'l hot air balloon festival takes off in Taitung County
An hot air balloon festival that attracted 880,000 visitors last year got off the ground in Taitung County on Saturday, with 20 balloons from different countries participating.
A hot air balloon featuring the global smash-hit computer game Angry Birds will make its world debut in eastern Taiwan at a hot air balloon festival, the event organizers said yesterday.
Military aircraft flyover, skydiving rehearsal staged over Taitung City
A flyover featuring military aircraft and a skydiving show performed by paratroopers were staged yesterday in Taitung City as part of a rehearsal for an upcoming air base open house event.
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