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TRA launches ‘OhBear’ Puyuma Express tourist train

In conjunction with the 2017 Taiwan Cycling Festival, the TRA launched an OhBear tourist Puyuma Express daily service. The train, decorated with paintings of OhBear riding a bicycle around Taiwan, pulled out of Nangang Station on Friday after a ceremony on the platform to mark its launch. It was the train’s first journey from Nangang…

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Taiwan promotes nine bikeways in East Rift Valley with three free biking activities

Taiwan’s Tourism Bureau announced on Tuesday that the agency and several local governments will jointly organize three free cycling picnic day excursions in September and October to promote nine selected bike paths in the East Rift Valley in eastern Taiwan. The nine bike paths include Liyu Lakeside Bikeway, Loshan Bikeway, Yufu Bikeway, Guangfu Bikeway, Rueishei…

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Taste your way around Taiwan with Taiwan Tour Bus

To pick up where the Taiwan Culinary Exhibition left off in July, Taiwan’s Tourism Bureau is again organizing the 2017 “Taste You Way around Taiwan” activities, which cooperate with Taiwan Tour Bus to allow participants to taste Taiwan cuisine at selected restaurants while touring local attractions along the routes. The bureau said that this year…

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Here is an eco-friendly way to travel Taiwan in a very low budget

Would you like to travel environmentally friendly on a very low budget around Taiwan? There is a perfect ticket deal for you now! The Tourism Bureau of the Ministry of Transportation & Communications is holding a travel fair at Taipei main station lobby on Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m, encouraging travelers to take…

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Taiwan Post Office begins sales of Universiade-themed stamps Wednesday

Chunghwa Post Co., Taiwan’s official postal service, begins sales of Universiade-themed stamps on Wednesday (Aug. 16), three days before the event opens on Saturday. The commemorative stamps include an eight-stamp set — four with NT$5 (US$0.16) postage and four with NT$15 — as well as a miniature sheet featuring a NT$25 stamp. The stamps feature…

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Children’s creative science works exhibition kicks off in Taipei

The exhibition of the fifth Sony Creative Science Awards kicked off Thursday, with Taiwan’s tourism ambassador Taiwan OhBear appearing to demonstrate the award-winning works invented by elementary school students. This year’s science competition attracted over 100 teams, which were organized by elementary students from 10 to 12 years old. After a nine-month training and working…

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Taiwan Culinary Exhibition to kick off on Friday

The 2017 Taiwan Culinary Exhibition is kicking off from July 21 to July 24 at Taipei World Trade Center Hall One. Taiwan’s tourism ambassador Taiwan OhBear on Tuesday attended the press conference to experience the highlights of each section. The 2017 Taiwan Culinary Exhibition will be centered on the theme of “Culinary Arts,” “Culinary Utensils,” “Culinary…

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‘Sen Yi Hall’ blends arts and crafts and gourmet foods in Taiwan’s Yilan

“Sen Yi Hall” (森藝館, literally means forest and crafts), a store located within the Yilan Luodong Forestry Culture Park (羅東林業文化園區), has officially opened its doors to visitors on June 24. Sen Yi Hall features displays of locally made wood crafts and sells a variety of quality crafts, to promote Yilan County’s local forest industry and…