Latest news: May 2nd 2014

It’s the end of another week here in Taiwan, and another week of protests, this time over the Gongliao nuclear power station. Fallout on the scale of Fukushima could make areas of Taipei City uninhabitable. Balance that against the alleged 40% increase in electricity prices that will result if the Gongliao plant is not opened,  and some big decisions need to be made.

In other news, one of the shiny new Apache helicopters made a controlled crash landing on the roof of a house. Thankfully no one was seriously hurt, but there’ll be red faces for sure.

If you are looking for something to do this weekend, it’s your last chance to visit the Vermeer exhibition. If you feel a bit more ambitious then why not make a trip out to the wonderful National Museum of Marine Science and Technology, which also happens to be our feature article of the week (add link). If you are out and about in Taipei, and even on the trains now, don’t forget to take your EasyCard!

The weather forecast for the weekend isn’t brilliant but at least it won’t be that hot. The Central Weather Bureau are reporting a tropical storm off Guam with some reports  having it heading towards Taiwan, but it’s still too early to say for sure. It looks unlikely, but we’ll keep you updated.

In other site news, we have just launched our Flickr page. Where we used to use software on our server, we are going with Flickr as our photo site for this incarnation. If you also use Flickr and have Taiwan related photos, please let us know.

Thanks again for reading, and we hope to see you back soon.

Taiwan Ho!