Taiwan: The least negative and angry place in the world?

The Gallup Global Emotions index for 2018 is here. It confirms what we all know instinctively. The world is getting angrier and more negative for its dwellers. However, if you live in Taiwan, you might feel better about the situation than almost everyone else in the world, as Taiwan has ranked lowest in negative experiences... Continue Reading →

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During a press conference with CECC (Central Epidemic Command Center) on Wednesday, March 18th, Taiwan foreign minister Joseph Wu announced that all foreign nationals will be banned from entering Taiwan for the foreseeable future. This does not apply to those who are residents of the country (ARC and APRC holders), diplomatic officials, and business people... Continue Reading →

Walk Among the Clouds at the Top of Taipei 101

Despite its modest 15-year history, Taipei 101 has quickly cemented its place as one of the most iconic and beloved landmarks on the island.  The eight-tiered skyscraper, slender and understated, yet majestic, is impossible to miss, be it near or from afar - and both literally and figuratively, what with its image plastered onto T-shirts,... Continue Reading →

Taiwan #1 in world health care rankings 2 years running.

In the annual "Health Care Index by Country" by Numbeo Taiwan's health care has been ranked #1 out of 93 countries surveyed. This is the second year in a row Taiwan is #1 in the rankings by the online database. Taiwan received the highest score of 86.71 out of 100 this year, with last year's... Continue Reading →

Why Tainan is the Gem of the South

Immersing yourself in flashing lights, pulsing music, and smoke machines can indeed be a grand way to celebrate the weekend. That being said, it can also be immensely rewarding to unwind by another route: to step back from the sometimes relentless, never-ending motion of Taipei City life, treat yourself to a quick getaway, and soak... Continue Reading →

High school students pitch Taiwan’s “Shark Tank”, Dragon’s Chamber Taiwan on their businesses

Two High School entrepreneur groups from Dominican International School participated in last week’s Dragons' Chamber event at Meet Taipei 2019.  In this annual event finalists pitch their businesses to long-term, established expatriate entrepreneurs in Taipei. The organizers gave two of the school’s student businesses the opportunity to pitch their businesses to showcase the Dragons' Chamber... Continue Reading →

A Taste of Hakka Culture With MyTaiwanTour

Night markets, bubble tea, shrimp fishing, temples, and hot springs - these are the beloved staples of Taiwanese culture, and are indispensable items on every tourist’s itinerary. That being said, this vibrant and remarkably unique island is loaded with hidden gems and one-of-a-kind experiences that even many of the locals have neglected to fully appreciate.... Continue Reading →

Unlimited Freedom Festival 2019; Highest, most central music and arts festival in Taiwan!

Taiwan is gearing up for what could be the best festival of the year. Over 100 bands and performers will be coming to jam out at the Unlimited Freedom Festival. Bands from all over the world (Taiwan, Japan, The U.K., Korea, Hong Kong, Poland, the U.S., Singapore, Malaysia, and more) are ready to rock Taiwan, due... Continue Reading →

WISH Upon a Sustainable Sky Lantern This Fall in PingXi 

Fully embrace the arrival of autumn this year by partaking in a beloved local tradition, modernized to show better regard for Mother Earth, and a magical outdoor festival that will have you wishing you never had to leaf.     Taiwan Observer was recently invited to a demo tour for a taste of the much-anticipated... Continue Reading →

3 Most Instagram-Worthy Historical Mansions in Taipei 

If you’re looking to kick back on a lazy Sunday afternoon, snap some sweet shots for the ‘gram, and simultaneously experience Taiwanese culture, check out these gorgeous old mansions in Taipei:     The Lin Family Mansion & Garden (No. 9, Ximen St., Banqiao District, New Taipei City; Mondays-Sundays 9:00AM - 5:00PM, closed on the 1st... Continue Reading →

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