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Monday, October 5, 2015
Damage to the Alishan forest railway caused by Typhoon Dujuan in late September has ruined plans by the Taiwan Railway Administration (TRA) to reopen the full length of the 71.4-kilometer mountain railway on Dec. 25, so tourists travelling on the railway can only reach the Fenchihu relay station.
A local deity in Miaoli County played an important role when villagers of Xihu in Miaoli County tried to find an impressive name for a country road between rice paddies that they consider to be comparable to the famous "Mr. Brown Avenue" in Taitung County, Eastern Taiwan.
The Taichung High Administrative Court has recently revoked a city government decision to fine the owner of a hippopotamus that died late last year in two accidents.
Kinmen County Government is promoting internationally certified products from 19 local enterprises as part of a campaign to enhance their brand images, while improving product and service quality.
Sunday, October 4, 2015
Heineken Pop-up City Lounge arrives in Taipei
Heineken's Pop-up City Lounge has arrived at Taipei's Huashan 1914 Creative Park, opening its doors to visitors from Oct. 2 to 4. Mark van Iterson, the brewer's global head of design, has also arrived for the launch of the lounge on Asia's only stop, according to Heineken. The brewer launched the two-container City Lounge in London in 2014 to explore new concepts and designs around Heineken beer. Jeff Wu, marketing director at Heineken Taiwan, explained that Taiwan was chosen as a stop for the City Lounge because the brewer considers it an important market in Asia.
The Kaohsiung Main Public Library has topped a list of "the 10 libraries you must visit" in Taiwan, according to the results of an online survey published Thursday.
Several foreign diplomats posted in Taiwan took part in this year's Sun Moon Lake Swimming Carnival and turned in good performances at the popular tourist destination in the central county of Nantou late last month.
Friday, October 2, 2015
In a plight described by some as "unseen in three decades," residents of New Taipei City's Shengkeng District (深坑區) are still living with water shortages, three days after Typhoon Dujuan (杜鵑) hit Taiwan.
Hualien County has been rated as the happiest place to live in Taiwan, followed by Taitung County and the offshore Penghu County, according to a survey of the 2015 national happiness index.
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
5 Taipei firefighters suffer injuries from fire during typhoon
Fire alarms sounded at a commercial building as it went up in flames on Taipei City's Changan East Road (長安東路) Section 1 yesterday evening, leaving five firefighters with burns.
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