Taiwan

Reena Augustine (5th from the left on the front line) flew all the way from Australia to Taiwan as a volunteer teaching at an International Summer English Camp on July 9-13, 2018. (Image: Changhua Parent Union Advisory Council)

An Indian Australian’s Impression of Taiwan

Reena Augustine is an Australian citizen who moved to Australia from western India’s Gurjarat in 2009. She is the founder and director of Red Carpet Functions, an organization aspiring to celebrate the diversity of Brisbane’s communities and emphasizing the appreciation…

In the face of China's continued escalation of military intimidation and diplomatic blockade, Taiwan staged an air show on August 11, 2018. (Image: Courtesy of Wang Chia Yi )

An Air Show in Taiwan

In the face of China’s continued escalation of military intimidation and diplomatic blockade, Taiwan (officially the Republic of China, ROC) staged an air show with displays of warplanes in southern Taiwan’s Chiayi County on August 11, 2018. The event marked…

The Alangyi Ancient Trail (阿塱壹古道) is practically the only stretch of Taiwan’s coast that hasn’t been reached by modern highways. (Image: Billy Shyu / Vision Times)

A Breathtaking Ancient Trail

Nestled between Pingtung  County (屏東縣) in southern Taiwan and Taitung County (台東縣) in the east, the Alangyi Ancient Trail (阿塱壹古道) used to be an important route for aboriginal tribes for hunting, migrating, and trading goods between the eastern part and…

Taiwan’s freeway service areas have become destinations where people can shop, dine, relax, and have fun. (Image: Billy Shyu / Vision Times)

Step Inside Taiwan’s Unique Freeway Service Areas

There are two major longitudinal (north to south) national freeways in Taiwan — National Freeway No. 1, also known as the Sun Yat-sen Freeway (中山高速公路), and National Freeway No. 3, also called the Formosa Freeway (福爾摩沙高速公路). Both freeways have service areas about…

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A Well-Preserved Wetland in Taiwan

The Gaomei Wetland (高美濕地), also known as the Gaomei Wetland Preservation Area (高美濕地野生動物保護區), is located on the south of the estuary of Dajia River (大甲溪) in central Taiwan’s Taichung City.

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An Indian Australian’s Impression of Taiwan

Reena Augustine is an Australian citizen who moved to Australia from western India’s Gurjarat in 2009. She is the founder and director of Red Carpet Functions, an organization aspiring to…

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An Air Show in Taiwan

In the face of China’s continued escalation of military intimidation and diplomatic blockade, Taiwan (officially the Republic of China, ROC) staged an air show with displays of warplanes in southern…

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A Breathtaking Ancient Trail

Nestled between Pingtung  County (屏東縣) in southern Taiwan and Taitung County (台東縣) in the east, the Alangyi Ancient Trail (阿塱壹古道) used to be an important route for aboriginal tribes for…

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Step Inside Taiwan’s Unique Freeway Service Areas

There are two major longitudinal (north to south) national freeways in Taiwan — National Freeway No. 1, also known as the Sun Yat-sen Freeway (中山高速公路), and National Freeway No. 3, also called…

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Taiwanese Tennis Champion Tseng Chun-Hsin

A Taiwanese boy is taking the tennis world by storm. He is Tseng Chun-Hsin, nicknamed the “Taiwan Night Market Champion” because his parents do business in a night market. In…

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Intriguing Lotus Leisure Farms in Taiwan

Guanyin (觀音) is a typical agricultural district in northern Taiwan’s Taoyuan City, where farmers have transformed their paddy fields into lotus leisure farms to add value to their agricultural operations.

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A Wetland With Lovely Night-Blooming Flowers

Situated in the Dongshan River drainage area in northern  Taiwan‘s Yilan County, Yilan 52-jia Wetland (宜蘭五十二甲溼地) is one of the 41 National Class Wetlands designated by the Taiwanese government in…

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Monkeys That Like to Eat Bamboo Shoots

There are 23 recognized species of macaques under the genus Macaca, 22 of which live in Asia, including Taiwan. Macaca cyclopsis, also known as the Formosan rock macaque (台灣獼猴), is native to Taiwan.…

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A Small Island That Abounds With Natural Beauty

Liuqiu, also called Xiao Liuqiu or Little Liuqiu (小琉球), is a beautiful island with abundant coral reefs. It is approximately 15 kilometers off the west coast of Southern Taiwan’s Pingtung…