Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Travelers old and young lined up Sunday for a free ride on the Taipei metro system's Xinyi Line, crowding into trains and packing platforms as more than 250,000 riders moved between the new line's seven stations on the first day of operation.
Businesses in close proximity to stations on the newly launched MRT Xinyi Line experienced significantly higher visitor traffic yesterday, and expressed a generally upbeat attitude about future business prospects.
Monday, November 25, 2013
Thousands of people on Sunday flocked to Taipei City's mass rapid transit system to ride the newly-inaugurated Xinyi Line, which extends MRT travel from downtown areas of the city to Xiangshan, near Elephant Mountain, on the outskirts.
The first giant panda cub born in Taiwan is healthy and set to make her public debut in January, a zoo official said on Sunday, after panda mania has swept the island in recent months.
The Sihchong River Hot Spring Festival (四重溪溫泉季) held by the Pingtung County Government, featuring the vanilla soothing bath, massage and a 300 year old wishing tree kicked off on Nov. 16.
After leaving a month-long empty nest, the world-famous Rubber Duck art installation will be migrating to the northeastern city of Keelung Dec. 21.
Sunday, November 24, 2013
Regent Taipei invited the chairman of the Golden Horse Awards committee, acclaimed director Hou Hsiao-hsien, to participate in its annual Christmas tree-lighting ceremony on Friday, Nov. 22.
President Ma Ying-jeou said yesterday that the availability of the Mass Rapid Transit system (MRT) in Taipei has significantly reduced traffic accidents in the city and boosted the life expectancy of Taipei citizens.
Saturday, November 23, 2013
The Grand Hyatt Taipei hosted its annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony yesterday with an elaborate program to demonstrate the hotel's caring spirit, according to a press release from the hotel.