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Sunday, September 29, 2013
Taiwan -- Thousands of elderly pack onto Kenting beach for bikini event
Over 2,000 elderly men and women, dressed in bikinis and swimsuits, sunbathed on Kenting's white sand beach Saturday in an event aimed at encouraging senior citizens to pursue activities normally associated with the youth.
Sunday, June 30, 2013
The famous auction for the first-caught tuna of the season, a notable event held at the annual Pingtung Bluefin Tuna Cultural Festival, is likely to be dropped next year in the wake of the shooting death of fisherman Hung Shih-chen, a ranking official at Pingtung County Government said yesterday.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Taiwan -- Prosecutors leave to investigate fisherman's death in Philippines
Members of the Pingtung District Prosecutors Office are slated to leave today for the Philippines to further investigate the recent shooting of a Taiwanese fisherman by Philippine coast guards.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Conflicting assessments of the Yoho Beach Resort's legally operable areas have emerged with the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) saying yesterday that none of Yoho Beach Resort's areas can function legally as they have never undergone an environmental impact assessment (EIA), while Interior Minister Lee Hong-yuan (李鴻源) said two sections can legally operate.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Taiwan -- Pingtung government fines Yoho for illegal expansion
The Pingtung County Government yesterday fined the Yoho Beach Resort NT$120,000 for illegally expanding its hotel's operating area.
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Sunday, May 5, 2013
Interior Minister Lee Hong-yuan yesterday said his ministry will discuss with the Pingtung County Government and the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) to see what they should do about the Yoho Beach Resort, but maintained that legally licensed sections of the Kenting hotel will remain open.
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Environmental authorities have ordered a beach resort in Kenting to suspend operations and expansion after learning that it has never undergone a mandatory government assessment of its impact to the environment, officials said yesterday.
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Taiwan -- Kenting resort shuttered, lacks EPA test
Monday, April 22, 2013
Taiwan -- 7 hospitalized as rough seas rock swim event
Seven people were hospitalized and one person reportedly died yesterday due to exhaustion after swimming against strong ocean currents in an attempt to return to shore at the 2013 Olympic Hengchun Open Water Swimming event in Kenting.
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Saturday, April 6, 2013
Taiwan -- Throngs rush south for Kenting's music festival
The atmosphere continued heating up in Kenting yesterday, as more tourists and music-lovers arrived at the southernmost tip of Taiwan for the Spring Scream Festival.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Most of the hostels in Kenting (墾丁) are fully booked, while many of the major hotels are 80 to 90 percent reserved, as the annual music festival season prepares to kick off in April.
  
  
  
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