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 he1 Comment
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.
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.