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Lantern Festival promises bright fun around Taiwan
Taiwan is set to mark the upcoming Lantern Festival with various activities around the island, according to the Tourism Bureau. The Lantern Festival, held on the 15th day of the first month of the lunar calendar, falls on Saturday, Feb. 11 this year.
Luxury fashion house Shiatzy Chen (夏姿) is presenting its Spring Summer 2017 campaign with a little help from a friend.
Super crowd turns out for comic convention
Hundreds of comic aficionados wait to enter the both of Kadokawa Taiwan Co. (台灣角川) on the first day of 2017 Taipei International Comics & Animation Festival (台北國際動漫節). Organizers hope the festival, which runs until Feb. 6 at Nangang Exhibition Center (台北世貿南港展覽館), will draw around 400,000 visitors this year.
There are songs you must have heard at supermarkets or along any busy street in Taiwan, and while you might know that they're about Lunar New Year, did you know they've been around for over 70 years?
Talking up while stocking up
Entertainment legend Chu Ke-liang (豬哥亮), third right, and other cast members in the new comedy film "Hanky Panky" (大釣哥) -- which will be released during the Lunar New Year -- pose on Taipei's Dihua Street to promote the film. The street is a favorite place for folks to stock up for the holiday.
National Taichung Theater suspends business bookings
The National Taichung Theater said it will only use the venue for arts performances until further notice, following an outcry over a recent commercial booking.
Thousands of calligraphy lovers flock to couplet writing event
National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall (國父紀念館 and the Chinese Calligraphy Association, R.O.C.(中華民國書學會) jointly hosted a ceremony for the year of rooster on Saturday, Jan. 14.
A lavish Chinese New Year's feast
A favored dish at the Howard Plaza Hotel Taipei (台北福華大飯店) -- the Shaoxing Chicken (紹興醉雞) -- uses specially-selected chicken thighs that are first cooked...
A Michelin -recommended Hot pot
Taiwan gourmands won't need to travel to Hong Kong to enjoy King's Garden's acclaimed hot pot this month. The popular stew of meat and vegetables -- which has been shortlisted by the Michelin guide three years in a row and has also been declared the world's best hot pot by CNN -- is available at Regent Taipei's Mihan Honke restaurant from Jan. 11 to 14.
Get back to basics and read!
Reading on electronic devices may be convenient, but nothing can replicate the feeling of curling up with a book. To bring back the delight of reading books, EP-BOOKS (益品書屋) revolutionized the concept of traditional bookstores, opening doors in July 2015. The China Post had the pleasure of visiting the bookstore and chatting with chairman Steve Day (戴勝益). Here is an edited version of the conversation:
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