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Sunday, December 21, 2014
Taiwan -- Sea of flowers greeting visitors to yearly festival in Hualien, Taitung
The annual “sea of flowers” festival has kicked off in eastern Taiwan, with vast fields of flowers in 12 townships in Taitung and Hualien counties providing tourists unique panoramas.
Taiwan -- Medical tourism hotel opens in Taipei
A wellness facility boasting three-in-one services — health management, cosmetic medicine and hot spring spa — opened in Taipei Saturday.
An increasing number of people are encountering the problem of getting “locked out” from using their EasyCard (悠遊卡) when boarding different buses. Many residents probably don't pay attention to the different types of buses in the Greater Taipei area and their different number systems. However, those who fail to swipe their card when alighting from some buses may have their card locked, as their prior journey may have been registered as incomplete.
Saturday, December 20, 2014
Taiwan -- Ko releases cabinet list to much criticism
Taipei Mayor-elect Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) yesterday released his second update of cabinet members, affirming the positions of 16 department directors and commissioners to much criticism.
Friday, December 19, 2014
Taiwan -- Ko ex-advisors protest at office of Taipei mayor-elect
Ko Wen-je's (柯文哲) former municipal advisor Yen Hung-ya (閻鴻亞) led a group of cultural enthusiasts to the office of Taipei's mayor-elect yesterday to protest against the alleged upcoming appointment of Ni Chung-hua (倪重華) — Taiwan's “godfather of live concerts” — as head of Taipei's Cultural Affairs Department.
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The Sherwood Taipei (西華飯店), one of the city's most famous five-star luxury hotels, suffered major online criticism from netizens over reports that the hotel's restaurant served rabbit meat as part of its seasonal winter menu. Online critics and rabbit owners posted their opinions on their Facebook pages and started a special event condemning the consumption of rabbit meat as cruel.
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Taiwan -- New CITYLINK shopping mall set to open in Nangang
Property company Ruentex Development Co. is scheduled to open a new CITYLINK shopping mall connected to Nangang station Friday.
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Taiwan -- 6 Ko advisers quit over rumored culture pick
At least six of Taipei Mayor-elect Ko Wen-je's (柯文哲) advisers have bowed out in response to the rumored appointment of Ni Chung-hua (倪重華) — Taiwan's “godfather of live concerts” — as head of Taipei's cultural affairs department.
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Wednesday, December 17, 2014
A majority of taxi drivers are in favor of increasing hourly wages by 10 to 20 percent starting next year despite a Greater Taipei taxi union representative stating yesterday that there may be short-term financial hardships. The average taxi driver's hourly wage is currently less than NT$80, according to taxi union representatives.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
New Taipei City prosecutors recently indicted a Japanese man employed by Uniqlo for allegedly grabbing a 23-year-old Taiwanese woman from behind and sexually abusing her.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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