Spectacular swim

Spectacular swim

  • Publication Date:09/01/2014

Swimmers navigate the pristine waters of Sun Moon Lake Aug. 31 in central Taiwan’s Nantou County. More than 27,000 entrants from 28 countries and territories took part in the annual 3-kilometer swimming event. (CNA)

Lute festival

Lute festival

  • Publication Date:09/01/2014

Three exquisitely crafted yueqins are displayed at Beitou Hot Spring Museum Aug. 30 in Taipei City. The string instruments were a highlight of opening day activities for the Taiwan Moon Lute Folk Music Festival.

Happy birthday

Happy birthday

  • Publication Date:09/01/2014

Yuan Yuan (right) and her year-old daughter Yuanzai, the first panda born and bred in Taiwan, enjoy a cake made of ice and fruit Aug. 30 at Taipei Zoo. The feast was held in

Wise investment

Wise investment

  • Publication Date:08/29/2014

Four rocks around the Queen’s Head at Yehliu Geopark in New Taipei City are undergoing tests to determine the best method of protecting the iconic landmark against erosion. Nano-sealant is expected to prove one

Venice bound

Venice bound

  • Publication Date:08/29/2014

Cast and crew of “Taipei Factory II,” a three-part Taiwan-Italy production, give the thumbs-up at news conference promoting the film’s Aug. 31 world premiere at the Venice Film Festival. (CNA)


Future talents

Future talents

  • Publication Date:08/28/2014

A group of 1-year-olds are offered objects symbolizing different jobs in a traditional Chinese divination ritual used to predict their future careers Aug. 27 at a hotel in Tainan City. (CNA)


Naval readiness

Naval readiness

  • Publication Date:08/28/2014

A Republic of China navy Kidd-class destroyer cruises off Hualien Aug. 28, ahead of an exercise scheduled for mid-September. (CNA)


Biker parade

Biker parade

  • Publication Date:08/28/2014

Motorcyclists parade Aug. 28 across Xiluo Bridge on the Zhuoshui River in Yunlin County. The almost 2-kilometer-long bridge across Taiwan’s longest river was completed in the 1950s, and is a highlight of any bike

Inspiring sight

Inspiring sight

  • Publication Date:08/28/2014

Hot air balloons shine bright against the sky at dusk Aug. 28 in Fenglin Township in Hualien County. This year’s Hualien Hot Air Balloon Festival comes to a close Aug. 31. (CNA)


Maternal instinct

Maternal instinct

  • Publication Date:08/28/2014

A screwhorn antelope adopts a protective stance in front of her calf, born Aug. 21 at Taipei Zoo. The Saharan native is listed as critically endangered, but efforts to breed it in captivity are

Bridge of beads

Bridge of beads

  • Publication Date:08/27/2014

Work begins Aug. 26 on a suspension bridge incorporating traditional indigenous glass bead decoration at Sandimen Township in Pingtung County, as shown in this impression. The bridge replaces an earlier structure swept away during

Cutting-edge fashion

Cutting-edge fashion

  • Publication Date:08/27/2014

Models and dummies showcase clothes at a cutting-edge fashion design competition Aug. 26 in Taipei City Hall. The event was organized by the city’s Office of Commerce as part of efforts to turn the

Security drill

Security drill

  • Publication Date:08/27/2014

Taichung Harbor Police Department conducts a security and bioterrorism drill Aug. 26 at the port’s pier No. 43. A rapid response team demonstrated the use of stun and smoke grenades in storming a pirate-held

Tourist fare

Tourist fare

  • Publication Date:08/27/2014

A chef prepares a hot pot meal Aug. 26 to promote the Taiwan International Tourism Expo in Taipei City. The four-day fair will open Aug. 29 at Taipei World Trade Center. (CNA)


Clever cleavers

Clever cleavers

  • Publication Date:08/27/2014

Taiwan artist Wu Chien-hsing poses with his work “Concentric Circles Cabin” created from over 190 cleavers Aug. 26 in Taipei City. The work will be shown at this year’s Art Taipei Oct. 31 to

Devoted youngsters

Devoted youngsters

  • Publication Date:08/26/2014

Children of Vietnamese women married to Taiwan men use their maternal language to express love for their mothers during a public speaking event Aug. 24 at a new immigrant community center in Kaohsiung City.

Sea-born mission

Sea-born mission

  • Publication Date:08/26/2014

Logos Hope, a ship operated by Christian charity OM Ships International, is berthed at the Port of Keelung. The vessel, featuring a book fair and other activities for visitors, will be in port until

Raising spirits

Raising spirits

  • Publication Date:08/26/2014

Award-winning Tainan-based Earth Choir performs Aug. 23 in the Taiwan High Speed Rail’s Zuoying Station in Kaohsiung City. The singers are attempting to cheer people up following the recent disasters in the metropolis. (CNA)

Tourism front line

Tourism front line

  • Publication Date:08/25/2014

A signpost marking Erdan Islet in outlying Kinmen County, which sits just a few kilometers from Xiamen in mainland China’s Fujian province, sports a fresh coat of paint ready for an expected opening to

Bronze winner

Bronze winner

  • Publication Date:08/25/2014

Taiwan runner Yang Chun-han (right) wins bronze in 21.31 seconds in the men’s 200 meters Aug. 24 at the Summer Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, mainland China. (Courtesy of Chinese Taipei Olympic Committee)