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Taipei Transforms Subway Cars to Mimic Sporting Venues for Upcoming Summer Universiade | Colossal

To spark interest for the upcoming 2017 Summer Universiade, the city of Taipei has employed a fantastic marketing strategy that sees the city’s subway cars turned into realistic backdrops of several popular sporting venues. The floors of each car have … Continue reading

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Rainageddon Hits Taiwan

And it was quite some weekend…. 644 mm of rain fell on Sanzhi on Friday from about 2:00 – 11:00 am. That was the start of it all.  This was the scene on the coastal road on Friday morning from … Continue reading

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Taichung Train Station ~ The Old and the New!

Yes, there’s a brand new Taichung Train Station, built right behind the old one, at high level rather than ground level ~ and opened last month by President Tsai Ing-Wen. The original one was built in the Japanese Colonial era, … Continue reading

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Penghu says ‘no casino’ for second time – Taipei Times

At last some good news in the world of referendums and elections ~ check out this article…. Penghu residents yesterday voted against the development of a local gambling industry in the second casino referendum held in the outlying county. Source: … Continue reading

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Super Typhoon Meranti targets Taiwan, mainland China – CNN.com

Praying for southern Taiwan ~ and it’s gale-force winds and torrential rains up here too…. Hundreds of people have been evacuated in southern Taiwan as the island braces for the impact of the strongest storm of the year. Check out … Continue reading

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Taiwan, Holy See have an ‘alliance of love’: vice president – Taipei Times

Taiwan’s relationship with the Vatican…. Check out this article by Peter Chen 陳正義 president of the Formosan Association for Public Affairs: Chen should urge Holy See for dual recognition And this one….. Vice President Chen Chien-jen (陳建仁) on Sunday said that … Continue reading

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Garbage trucks disrupt classical concert – Taipei Times

!!!!!!!!! Garbage trucks on Saturday inadvertently disrupted a performance by the New Japan Philharmonic World Dream Orchestra in the National Taiwan University Sports Center when they started loudly playing prerecorded tunes that signal waste collection, sparking outrage from classical music … Continue reading

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