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Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Due to a shortage of rainfall in Southern Taiwan, Greater Tainan and Kaohsiung District will be implementing the second stage of water restrictions starting on Feb. 26, reports said.
It was ancient common practice in China for people to drink tusu herbal wine during the Lunar New Year holiday in the hope of protecting themselves from disease and “evil spirits” while praying for health and long life, according to an exhibition currently running at the National Palace Museum (NPM) in Taipei.
Monday, February 23, 2015
Taiwan -- Traffic control enforced at the start of Pingxi's lantern festival
The New Taipei City Government yesterday enforced its planned traffic regulations to regulate the heavy traffic flow in response to the Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival.
Around 500 passengers were put on a waiting list at the Magong Airport (馬公機場) in Penghu yesterday, a result of people returning to the main island of Taiwan facing multiple flight cancellations.
Taiwan -- Local designer makes name in UK
London-based Taiwanese fashion designer Apu Jan (詹朴) made his fifth appearance at London Fashion Week on Saturday, presenting an autumn and winter collection that features his signature knitwear.
Taiwan's outbound property investments are likely to increase significantly in 2015 amid growing interest in overseas markets and a slowdown in the domestic market, an investment consulting firm in Taipei said Saturday.
The number of Taiwanese subscribers to the faster fourth-generation (4G) mobile networks will increase to 5.07 million this year as consumer needs for social networking and messaging apps continue to grow, according to a local survey on mobile users.
Economic Affairs Minister John Deng has called on the United States and other countries that are negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) to set aside geopolitical factors in their consideration of Taiwan's bid to join the multi-national trade agreement, according a Washington media report.
Domestic gasoline and diesel retail prices will rise by NT$0.8 (US$0.03) and NT$0.9 respectively at midnight, the third consecutive week that Taiwan's state-owned oil supplier has raised prices on rebounding international crude oil prices.
A Taiwanese tourist has died in the Philippines possibly from drowning, Taiwan's representative office in the Philippines said Sunday.
  
  
  
  
  
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