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Making cross-strait waves
The eye-catching huge sand sculpture of incoming President Tsai Ing-wen is among major exhibits at the 2016 Fulong International Sand Sculpting Art Festival that opens on Saturday at the Fulong Beach in the northeastern tip of Taiwan. Visitors can enjoy a wide variety of huge sand sculptures over 10 meters high, during the show period of Saturday, May 7 through July 10.
 
Budget hotels for a romantic getaway
If you feel like your once-smooth relationship is now more like a rocky road, or if you just need to spice things up a bit, Valentine's Day could be the time to turn it all around
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Starbucks says its profit rose 34 percent in the quarter, as the coffee chain used its loyalty program to get customers to visit more often and spend more on revamped sandwiches and other food.
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Happy Hakka Day!
The third annual Hakka National Day (全國客家日活動), themed "Live Healthy; Love the Earth" (環保,樂活,愛地球), kicks off its two-day celebration today with a jubilant array of events, including of dancing, music, deity worship, DIY paper crafts and walking campaigns. By
 
Tung Blossom Festival showcases Hakka culture
The annual Hakka Tung Blossom Festival (客家桐花祭) is the biggest and most famous floral festival in Taiwan. In 2010, the organizer, Cabinet-level Council for Hakka Affairs (行政院客家委員會).
 
Way Up High in Taipei
So where is the coolest part of town nowadays? The answer is one of the last places in Taipei City to be developed: the Xinyi District.
 
Revive the alluring moment
Danshui is the perfect spot for a short bike ride alongside the river and a stroll down beautiful walkways. It also offers visitors an enjoyable moment as the sun descends into the water.
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Capital Amusements
Our capital city doesn't have the international reputation of cultural capitals like London or Paris, but a closer look at Taipei reveals delightful hidden corners just the same.
 
Back to a bygone era
Gold was not just discovered in Egypt or Africa; the precious element was once buried on this little island, too. The two mountain villages on the northeastern tip of the island bustled with gold fever - Jioufen and Jinguashih – boomed through the 1960s, when the region's ores were depleted and inhabitants moved away.
 
Beitou's backdoor on Yangmingshan
It's not a very well-known fact that the Chinese name given to the northern Taipei suburb of Beitou is a corruption of an old aboriginal word meaning something like "witch's den," but it's easy enough to work out why the area's original inhabitants gave it this unusual name.
 
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