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 →


Tiny Trains, a Giant Buddha, & Dinner and a Show! Kaohsiung! pt.1

The glorious sunlight immediately made up for the dangerous two hours of sleep I barely managed to squeeze in the previous evening. Or it could have been the two macchiatos I downed en route to Kaohsiung; we may never know. What I do know is that the transition from the glum-faced, umbrella-toting early birds of... Continue Reading →

Taiwan Daily News In English takeover of Taiwan Observer

Hey there, Observers and Taiwan Daily News fans! Taiwan Observer is pleased to announce that we have entered into a definitive merger agreement with Taiwan Daily News In English, a leading provider in the English news market in Taiwan. This takeover from Taiwan Daily News in English, based in Taichung, further strengthens our position in... Continue Reading →


Ticket Giveaway We are giving away free tickets to 2019 夏都春宴 Spring Break on the Beach How to win Step 1: Share this link Step 2: Send a screenshot to Taiwan Observer 台灣爆報 page in a message. Step 3: Include your name, email, and phone number in the message. (The name you provide must... Continue Reading →

Highschool student organizes charity concert for disabled swimmers

William Hung, a Grade 12 student at Dominican International School has organized a charity concert to raise funds for disabled swimmers. The beneficiary is the Taipei Swimming Association for the Disabled (TSAD), a charity organization that provides free swimming lessons to people with disabilities. The Brave Swimmer Concert will be held in the gym of... Continue Reading →

Taipei Shorts: A collection of six original plays at one event

This whole weekend, starting on Friday the Red Room, a creative space in central Taipei, will see a lot of performing action coming from one of Taipei’s most dedicated group of actors. The group itself is an amalgamate of locally based international and native Taiwanese actors and actresses. Taipei Shorts is currently the only English... Continue Reading →


年年吸引大批年輕樂迷及派對子民們,於國內外皆享富盛名的南台灣派對「夏都春宴 Spring Break on the Beach」將於4月4、5、6日正式登場,要與墾丁的艷陽一起點燃大家的派對魂!今年主辦單位更邀請到網路人氣居高不下的日本搞笑藝人 Wes-P(植草和久) 以及台灣最大哈雷車隊多達三百位車友,大陣仗地一同前往墾丁參加夏都春宴。三百輛的客製化哈雷機車在墾丁大街上吸睛程度可能不輸給往年的高級跑車。 今年邀請的國際藝人包含法國音樂鬼才 Solberjum、巡迴世界的英國DJ Swindali、香港知名DJ Mojito 以及日本搞笑藝人 Wes-P(植草和久)。國內藝人DJ也邀請了號稱「派對之王」的FAMOUS、英國Glastonbury音樂祭固定班底 DJ Chamber 以及南台灣的派對女神 MoneyDick 連歷史久遠的「春天吶喊」也敵不過夏都春宴的高人氣,不僅更改了活動時間,避開競爭,也遷往高雄另闢戰場。作為墾丁當地僅剩的一場音樂活動,夏都春宴主辦單位不僅無所畏懼,更是擴大這場音樂盛事,增建一座舞台,吸引更多不同的樂迷一同前往墾丁。 大陸遊客人潮銳減,使得墾丁住房價格拉低,正是台灣人南下前往墾丁旅遊的好時機。南臺灣舒適的暖冬也也象徵著春天即將到來的艷陽與好天氣,住在溼冷北部的民眾將放下家裡的雨傘,驅車來到墾丁感受舒適的溫暖氣候。 台灣的第一場大規模哈雷機車大會師也即將在墾丁舉行。今年主辦單位邀請到台灣最大哈雷車隊多達三百位車友,大陣仗地一同前往墾丁參加夏都春宴。三百輛的客製化哈雷機車在墾丁大街上吸睛程度可能不輸給往年的高級跑車。 網路高人氣的日本搞笑藝人 Wes-P(植草和久)以高超技巧裸體抽桌巾走紅,讓杯子與餐盤在桌巾抽走後仍能巧妙地遮住重點部位。在英國達人秀演出時,更是讓毒舌評審賽門震驚得啞口無言。今年主辦單位邀請到這位當紅的藝人在夏都春宴現場演出,娛樂效果比起在Youtube上看到的一定更為精彩。 除了三天精彩的演出與每日三小時的酒水暢飲,今年主辦單位更首次增設了第二座舞台。這將能在活動上排入更多的演出藝人,這次為期三日的活動有超過100位的表演者,包含50位DJ、50位舞者、特技藝人、高蹺與雜耍藝人等馬戲團式的近距離演出。國內外知名DJ帶來多重音樂曲風,更能讓喜歡不同音樂的民眾都可以在夏都春宴同歡 Facebook Links 臉書連結: Primary Organizer: Official Event Page: Bikini Dance Off: Venue Link: Last Festival Standing: Chateau’s Annual Beach Party in Kenting Is Spring Break Weekend’s Only... Continue Reading →

Last Festival Standing: Chateau’s Annual Beach Party in Kenting Is Spring Break Weekend’s Only Fest Left

This Spring Break weekend on April 4th, 5th and 6th, local and international DJs, dancers, jugglers, acrobats, an internet celebrity who’s appeared on America’s got talent, 300 bikers, and thousands of Taiwan’s craziest party people will descend on Kenting for Chateau’s 2019 Spring Break on the Beach. This year’s international Acts include up and coming... Continue Reading →

The Battle for Marriage Equality in Taiwan

[中譯版請見以下] Taiwan Voice is proud to offer a platform for people in the community to share their voices. This piece was written in response to the current debate on marriage equality and its Christian opposition, and on how marriage equality would benefit Taiwan. ___ Hey, Straight People, This coming weekend is a big vote, indeed.... Continue Reading →

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