Thursday, November 28, 2013
A fisherman received an award from Taitung County health authorities yesterday for succeeding in quitting a 46-year habit — smoking. The 66-year-old fisherman, surnamed Wu, had his first cigarette at the age of 16 and became a regular smoker at 20. By the time he1 Comment
Monday, November 11, 2013
Taitung County is representing Taiwan for the first time in the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) World Tour by hosting the 2013 Taiwan Open of Surfing from Nov. 13-17.
Sunday, October 13, 2013
A ceremony was held Saturday on the banks of the Chihpen River in Taitung County to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the death of local postman Wen Yung-nan, who died when he was swept away during the course of his duties while crossing a bridge destroyed by Typhoon Nora.
Sunday, August 25, 2013
Experts gathered for a special boat launching in the eastern county of Taitung on Saturday, part of a seminar in which elders of the indigenous Amis Tribe demonstrated how their ancestors navigated the seas in bamboo rafts.
Friday, July 26, 2013
A magnitude-5.3 earthquake jolted Eastern Taiwan at 6:11 p.m. yesterday, according to the Central Weather Bureau.
Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Taitung District Prosecutors Office yesterday indicted Wang Chuan-chi (王專吉), an ex-Forestry Bureau official, on charges of drunk driving and fatally hitting two undergraduates in Taitung County on June 15 before fleeing the scene.
An hot air balloon festival that attracted 880,000 visitors last year got off the ground in Taitung County on Saturday, with 20 balloons from different countries participating.
Saturday, June 1, 2013
A hot air balloon featuring the global smash-hit computer game Angry Birds will make its world debut in eastern Taiwan at a hot air balloon festival, the event organizers said yesterday.
Friday, May 31, 2013
A flyover featuring military aircraft and a skydiving show performed by paratroopers were staged yesterday in Taitung City as part of a rehearsal for an upcoming air base open house event.
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
A Taitung-based fraud ring was busted yesterday, according to the Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB).1 Comment