Hakka perspective

Hakka perspective

  • Publication Date:10/01/2014

A tourist center inspired by traditional Hakka design lights up the landscape Sept. 30 near a Taiwan High Speed Rail station site in Miaoli County. The building will open Oct. 25 in the predominantly

U-Theatre in New York

U-Theatre in New York

  • Publication Date:10/01/2014

Members of U-Theatre take part in a media event at Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in New York promoting the troupe’s one-month North American tour starting Oct. 2. (CNA)


Ecological upgrade

Ecological upgrade

  • Publication Date:10/01/2014

The postcard-perfect scenery of Lanren River running through Kenting National Park in Pingtung County is set for an upgrade following the local government’s decision Sept. 30 to ban fishing for five years along the

Foreign support

Foreign support

  • Publication Date:10/01/2014

Expatriates living in Hong Kong demonstrate Sept. 29 in support of democracy protesters calling for universal suffrage in the mainland Chinese special administrative region. (CNA)


Meaty exhibit

Meaty exhibit

  • Publication Date:09/30/2014

Taipei City-based National Palace Museum’s Meat-shaped Stone will go on show for two weeks at Kyushu National Museum in Japan beginning Oct. 7. Three carved cabbages have replaced it until Sept. 30 at the

Glass act

Glass act

  • Publication Date:09/30/2014

Children from Taiwan’s indigenous Atayal tribe perform at a media conference Sept. 29 in Taipei City. The event was promoting an exhibition of aboriginal dress and glass art. (CNA)


Digital re-touch

Digital re-touch

  • Publication Date:09/30/2014

Hsu Feng, lead actress in “A Touch of Zen,” poses Sept. 29 in Taipei City in front of a poster of the 1971 film. She donated NT$5.1 million (US$167,000) to help digitally restore the

Diversified rice

Diversified rice

  • Publication Date:09/30/2014

New rice flour-based products are promoted Sept. 29 by the Agriculture and Food Agency under the Council of Agriculture. They include bread, cakes and ice cream. (CNA)


Ribbon support

Ribbon support

  • Publication Date:09/30/2014

A member of the media covering the Asian Games in South Korea sports a yellow ribbon Sept. 29 in support of democracy demonstrators in Hong Kong. The ribbons have become a symbol of the

Edgy art

Edgy art

  • Publication Date:09/26/2014

“Edge of light,” an installation piece by artists and Chen Shu-chiang and Wu Chi-tsung, is displayed during a Sept. 25 Taipei Railroad Culture Festival preview. The festival takes place Sept. 27 to Oct. 26

Mouthwatering offerings

Mouthwatering offerings

  • Publication Date:09/26/2014

A triumvirate of chefs promotes Taipei International Beef Noodle Festival Sept. 25 in the metropolis. The public can enjoy the various flavors of Taiwan’s signature dish Oct. 11-12 at Taipei Expo Park. (CNA)

Innovative planter

Innovative planter

  • Publication Date:09/26/2014

A Far Eastern University-designed planter with a 10-day reservoir is displayed Sept. 25 in Tainan City. The product will be distributed for the next four years in Europe under a contract signed by a

Teachers’ Day dance

Teachers’ Day dance

  • Publication Date:09/26/2014

Students from National Kinmen Senior High School perform a special dance Sept. 25 in the outlying county. The event is part of lead-up celebrations for Sept. 28 Teachers’ Day. (CNA)


Recovering tree

Recovering tree

  • Publication Date:09/26/2014

New leaves and a bee hive are the latest signs that a protected 7-meter-tall bishopwood, star of a wildly popular EVA Airways Corp. commercial, is on the road to recovery. Located in Taitung County’s

Top destination

Top destination

  • Publication Date:09/25/2014

Raohe Street Night Market is listed as one of 18 spots worth visiting in the October issue of Lonely Planet’s German edition. The market’s mouthwatering snacks are cited by the publication as a prime

Heritage hotel

Heritage hotel

  • Publication Date:09/25/2014

Leader Village Hotel is pictured at Taroko National Park Sept. 24 in Hualien County. The owners are attempting to secure the facility’s listing as a UNESCO World Heritage Site on the strength of its

Loving pupils

Loving pupils

  • Publication Date:09/24/2014

Students at Siandong Elementary School display cards made for their teachers Sept. 23 in Keelung City. The gesture is to mark Sept. 28 Teachers’ Day. (CNA)


Kinmen otters

Kinmen otters

  • Publication Date:09/24/2014

A pair of otters is pictured Sept. 23 in outlying Kinmen County. The local government has invited wildlife documentary-makers to film the creatures in their wetlands habitat. (Courtesy of Kinmen County Government)


Makeup master

Makeup master

  • Publication Date:09/24/2014

The gold medal certificate won by makeup artist Li Pin-yi (right) at the recent Korea International Beauty Artist Contest is displayed by a model Sept. 23 in Changhua County. Li, a student at locally