Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Fruit vendors at Shilin Night Market, one of Taipei's popular tourist attractions, came under the spotlight again Tuesday as a government minister said the "pests" who overcharge foreign visitors must be exposed.
Taipei riverside bike path has been selected as one of Taiwan's 10 best classic cycling routes based on an online poll and a panel of judges in a competition organized by the country's Sports Administration.
The Taiwan Water Corp. (TWC, 台灣自來水公司) released details on the blood screening it offered residents exposed to water from old lead pipes in Miaoli, Hualien and Yilan.
Tuesday, November 3, 2015
An underground oil pipeline ruptured suddenly yesterday morning in New Taipei's Xizhi District, causing a leak that seeped 70 meters and injured several passing motorcyclists. Company officials, while maintaining that further investigations would be made, stated that a 5.9 magnitude earthquake that hit the eastern portion of the island at 5:09 a.m. may have caused the rupture. The tremor registered a magnitude 1 in New Taipei., 1 Comment
Taipei may curb its citywide "Taipei Free" Wi-Fi services in the future, as a city councilor yesterday called current services redundant and expensive., 1 Comment
Despite being the first city in the nation to recognize same-sex partnerships, Kaohsiung will not allow wedding leave to same-sex couples until the country's law is changed to recognize same-same marriage, a city government official said Monday.
The Taipei City Government sterilized parts of the City Hall yesterday evening after it was reported that a city employee had contracted dengue fever. Officials disinfected office areas on the seventh, eighth and ninth floors of City Hall including adjacent public areas, two basement levels, parking spaces and the roof.
Two koalas at Taipei Zoo are each nursing their own babies (joeys) now and the city zoo urged visitors to keep their voices down when touring the koala house in a statement issued Monday.
Monday, November 2, 2015
A group of six geese believed to belong to an uncommon winter migrant species -- the bean goose -- made an unexpected appearance Sunday near the Cheng-Kung Reservoir on the outlying island of Penghu, birdwatchers from the Wild Bird Society of Penghu said that day.
Donya Francis and Rolhensha Henry of St. Kitts and Nevis won a foreigners singing contest of campus folk songs in Taipei Sunday in which more than two dozen finalists expressed their feelings and techniques in Chinese on stage.