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On the Buses

Buses. It’s safe to say many people have a love-hate relationship with them. Sure, they might get you to your destination cheaply, but if the bus you are riding on is heaving with passengers and…

Latest News: June 13th 2014

The World Cup kicked off very early this morning Taiwan time, and as hoped the coverage on TV was excellent. Not much chance of ever seeing Taiwan in the finals, or even qualifying, but there is…

TC Locke and friend

An Ex-American in the Taiwanese Army

T.C. Locke is an ex-American who renounced his citizenship in order to naturalise in Taiwan. Now known as a cultural polymath—an accomplished photographer, musician, writer, and film director—Locke (who also goes by the name T.C….

Futai Street Mansion in Taipei

Futai Street Mansion

In yet another renovation success story, Futai Street Mansion (臺北撫台街洋樓) has reopened it’s doors to the public in a phoenix-like rebirth. There are not that many historic buildings left in Taipei what with wars, natural…

Latest News: June 6th 2014

Luckily the rain held off for much of Dragon Boat Festival, and the sun did indeed shine on the MTC dragon boat team, whose mixed team placed 3rd out of 64 teams, women’s team placed 4th out…

Where to watch the World Cup in Taiwan 2014

World Cup 2014 in Taiwan

Whilst the World Cup is not actually in Taiwan, there is a high level of interest in the competition here. Consequently, pubs and clubs that would normally shun any kinds of sports coverage put in…

Latest News: May 30th 2014

Another hot, wet and thundery week in Taiwan and it looks like there is more to come. But at least Monday is a holiday for Dragon Boat Festival! And on that note, we have an…

Dragon boat in Taiwan

Dragon Boat Festival in Taiwan

Dragon Boat Festival is one of the three major holidays in Taiwan along with Chinese New Year and the Mid-Autumn Festival, and as such it is a national holiday. It is also known as Duan…

Latest News: May 23rd 2014

Dragon Boat Festival is coming up (June 2nd), so we will be running a few related articles over the next two weeks. First up is our general guide to the festival, including a bit of…