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A ceremony marking the official launch of a fleet of 64 fishing boats meant to perform marine environmental protection missions was held Tuesday on the outlying county of Penghu.
 
State-run Chunghwa Post Co.'s new building in outlying Lienchiang County (Matsu), which started operations this April, features the local architectural style.
 
Players of "Pokemon Go," a mobile game that has become popular worldwide, can now find virtual creatures on the outlying Kinmen Island, 10 days after the augmented virtual game became available in Taiwan.
 
Kinmen County has opened a museum to highlight its achievements in reducing carbon emissions and is hoping that the facility can inspire visitors during their stay in the island county.
 
Fatter wallet, smaller footprint
Models pose on electric scooters in this undated file photo. The Penghu County government is offering a NT$100 discount on electric scooter rentals in a bid to encourage tourists to go green. Each visitor to Penghu is eligible for one discount per day.
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Visitors to the island county of Penghu who rent electric scooters will be eligible to a discount of NT$100 (US$3.16) per vehicle per day, as part of an effort by the local government to promote energy conservation and low-carbon tourism.
 
Migratory roseate tern spotted by bird watcher in rare Penghu sighting
A roseate tern, a migratory bird believed to have flown from Australia, was spotted in the offshore county of Penghu by a bird watcher Saturday.
 
Parting the Sea
The attractive "Moses Parting the Sea" scenic spot in the outlying island county of Penghu was packed with more than 2,000 visitors on Saturday, July 30, as people were eager to access the unusual water path on the weekend.
 
Premier Lin Chuan (林全) promised Saturday to coordinate with the relevant agencies to provide financial support for the Kinmen Bridge project.
 
A high school student from Taipei has completed a novel working holiday program in outlying Kinmen County: creating 15 paintings capturing local scenery in exchange for a free two-week stay.
 
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