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Latest News: September 19th 2014

The summer is officially coming to an end, with the end of summer holidays and the kids going back to school. Not that it’s cooling off much as yet with another sweltering week in prospect….

Understanding Taiwan’s Ethnic Groups

Have you ever heard anyone talk about the ethnic groups of Taiwan and wondered what they meant? Do you know your Yuanzhumin from your Waishengren? This is a brief guide to understanding the terms Taiwanese…

The Chinese zodiac in Taiwan

The Chinese Zodiac in Modern Taiwan

Sitting as Taiwan does somewhere along the transition from a traditional agricultural society to a modern technologically-developed nation, the superstitions of older times still hold a surprising amount of sway. From the harmless (not giving…

Taiwan Beer: A True Taiwanese Icon

Taiwan Beer: A True Taiwanese Icon

Image by ayustety. Like Taipei 101, Sun Moon Lake, and the National Palace Museum, Taiwan Beer is a national icon. Unlike the others, Táiwān Píjǐu (Taipi for short) represents a side of Taiwan that doesn’t…

Essential apps for life in Taiwan

Twelve Essential iOS Apps for Life in Taiwan

Having a smartphone can make life in a new country a lot easier. From finding your way around to getting your message across, we’ve picked out some of the best iOS apps for Taiwan expats. Taiwanease…

Latest News: July 11th 2014

There is no hiding from the fact that the summer in Taiwan is hot, so much so that being outside for any period of time can be uncomfortable. So what, then, can you do with…

Latest News: July 4th 2014

A happy 4th of July to our American readers, and a belated happy Canada Day to our Canadian readers. And there is a bit of Canadian focus this week. Our featured article this week is…

Latest News: June 27th 2014

The only thing more predictable than a poor World Cup for the England team? The heat in Taiwan at this time of year. Woof! As we wilted last week, a quick review of the articles…

Futai Mansion photo exhibition

Futai Mansion Photo Exhibition

The latest exhibition at Futai Street Mansion showcases photos from Taiwanese photographer Li Huo-zeng taken in the 1940s. During this time, Taiwan was a Japanese colony, and there are some fascinating photos from the time on display…