Taiwan: The least negative and angry place in the world?

The Gallup Global Emotions index for 2018 is here. It confirms what we all know instinctively. The world is getting angrier and more negative for its dwellers. However, if you live in Taiwan, you might feel better about the situation than almost everyone else in the world, as Taiwan has ranked lowest in negative experiences... Continue Reading →

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Cinecore Foundation: Taiwan helping kids get digitally literate, #TaiwanCanHelp

It feels great to get your hands on a brand new computer, but have you ever wondered what happens to your old machine after you dispose of it? Most old computers in Taiwan end up in incinerators or at old computer yards, where they waste away for a few extra years until they end up... Continue Reading →

The Fight For Unconditional Basic Income In Taiwan

By Tyler Prochazka, UBI Taiwan Taiwan held its first ever basic income march on Sunday(Dec.13,2020), attracting nearly 200 participants to rally in front of Taiwan’s Legislative Yuan. Current and former legislators joined the march led by UBI Taiwan, calling for greater discussion of a youth dividend and guaranteeing the right to a basic livelihood for... Continue Reading →

Three Taiwan Based Artists to Watch in 2021.

By Zoe Lorimer With only a few days left of 2020, a tumultuous and transformative year, we speak to some local musicians who are going to be making waves in 2021. In Taiwan, one place that is safe from COVID-19, people can still enjoy live music and performances. Hopefully, you can see some of these... Continue Reading →

Dragons’ Chamber 2020|How To Attend The Finals!

Dragons’ Chamber Taiwan will be held on Saturday, November 21, 2020 at Taipei Expo Dome The event will be part of the Meet Taipei event from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm on the Global Stage. No. 1, Yumen Street, Zhongshan District, Taipei City, 104 To attend the finals please register for the Meet Taipei event. Simply... Continue Reading →

A Day With the Tafalong Amis Tribe: History, Food, & Culture

Taiwan Observer recently had the honor of experiencing some of the most treasured traditions of the Tafalong community, as arranged by MyTaiwanTour.     Image courtesy of Wikipedia The Tafalong community of the Amis tribe, the largest of the 16 officially recognized indigenous tribes in Taiwan, is primarily based in Guangfu Township of Hualien County, which neighbors... Continue Reading →

Ghost Festival’s Eve in Keelung: Hungry Spirits, Parades, & Burning Boats

Taiwan’s time-honored traditions and phenomenal festivals account for a great part of the island’s charm. If you’ve lived here long enough, you’ll know that the locals pull out all the stops when it comes to celebrating their heritage - from the colorful cornucopia of candy for sale and the deafening blasts of firecrackers during the... Continue Reading →

Why Foreign Entrepreneurs Are Pitching Dragons’ Chamber Taiwan

What is Dragons' Chamber Taiwan? This November 21st the Dragons will gather to pass judgement on five daring entrepreneurs and funding is the goal. The Dragons in this case are experienced entrepreneurs and investors who will lord over five hopefuls during the fifth annual Dragons’ Chamber. A pitch event for foreign entrepreneurs in Taiwan much... Continue Reading →

Young Girl Flies Into Air, Wrapped In Kite Tail | Hsinchu City International Kite Festival

Today, August 30th, 2020, a three year old girl was wrapped up in the end of a kite tail and ended up flying several meters into the air as the kite took off. The incident took place at the Hsinchu City International Kite Festival at around 3:40pm in the afternoon near the Nanliao Harbor. While... Continue Reading →

Holger Chen, “Taiwan’s Joe Rogan”, Shot and Wounded 3 Times in Linkou

Holger Chen, known by some as Taiwan’s Joe Rogan, was shot and wounded three times outside his fitness center in Linkou, New Taipei this morning at around 2 am. He was rushed to the Linkou Chang Gung Memorial Hospital for treatment where he underwent surgery for his wounds. The surgery lasted 6 hours and he is... Continue Reading →

US Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt Asks For Photos Of Taiwan

US actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt recently asked for pictures of Taiwan for a project on his website, hitRECord.org, in a post to his Facebook page. Netizens have shared the post over 4,000 time and it has garnered over 21,000 reactions. The photo he shared was a picture of the 2016 Taoyuan Lantern Festival in Taiwan, highlighting... Continue Reading →

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