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 →

The Tattoo Guy gets beaten up in Cambodia

Many of you probably remember last October's tattoo star of Taiwan, the Tattoo Guy. In late 2017 he decided to tattoo in traditional mandarin characters the word Taiwan right on his forehead and a little island of Taiwan on his chin. We were informed by him personally earlier on this year that he is currently... Continue Reading →

Lakalan1, a Pinoy party shall be done!

In less than one week, Taiwan will witness a truly unprecedented party. The critical mass has been reached, and a build-up of Filipino rappers, DJs, dancers and other Hip-Hop artists has come together to organize this unique event. Lakalan1 is an event organized for the Filipino community by nationals of the Philippine islands themselves. The event... Continue Reading →

Taiwanese indie music: Nuke ‘Em All 1st Birthday

On the 27th of this month Nuke ‘em all celebrates a year of bringing its unfiltered sound to the dancefloors across Taipei with a special event at Revolver. Based on a legendary club night in east London, UK from the late 00’s, the Taiwanese version has truly carried on the legacy by mixing DJ’s playing... Continue Reading →

Waterlogged gas pipes and a singing man, did he do it?

In the evening hours of a cold night residents of a building in Luzhou heard somebody having a loud karaoke session. A tenant went downstairs to check if it was in the basement, it wasn’t. It was on the second floor, which they went up to in order to check what was going. Upon reaching... Continue Reading →

ShuHong Riverside Park 119 Rescue Services Event

At https://goo.gl/maps/kHA4Ge11Pyo ShuHong Riverside Park. On Saturday one of the Taiwan Observer and ASOT's correspondents happened upon an event while driving around New Taipei city. There was a line of rescue vehicles of all shapes and sizes on the side of the road. He was curious so he stopped off to check it out. He walked over... Continue Reading →

Mighty Cadillacs, Rarity in Taipei

Taipei is a medium sized metropolis with quite a bit of traffic. Thousands of cars drive on well organized roads everyday. Most of the cars that one can see  here are domestically assembled Japanese, Korean or European automobiles, American cars are rather hard to come across. Another thing worth mentioning is the fact that in... Continue Reading →

Business as usual for the ‘Tattoo Geezer’

The ’tattoo geezer’ that made news at the beginning of this week is making a comeback. In a strong worded post, posted last night he challenged patrons to come and visit him at his bar. He instructed them that seeing him face to face is better than grouching online. The Taiwan Independence supporter is back... Continue Reading →

Taiwan Retrocession Day 2017

This week - and today specifically - marks the 72nd anniversary of Japan’s surrender of Taiwan to the Chinese Nationalist forces in the wake of the former’s defeat in World War 2. The arrival of Nationalist administration, however, was not and has not been universally embraced, and today, some issues remain unaddressed. Among those is... Continue Reading →

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