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The Tattoo Guy gets beaten up in Cambodia

Many of you probably remember last October's tattoo star of Taiwan, the Tattoo Guy. In late 2017 he decided to tattoo in traditional mandarin characters the word Taiwan right on his forehead and a little island of Taiwan on his chin. We were informed by him personally earlier on this year that he is currently... Continue Reading →

Taiwan National Clean Up

Taiwan’s National Clean Up Event is in its second year running this coming May 20, 2018 and will take place in twelve locations across Taiwan: Fulong Beach – event link Danshui – event link Jinshan – event link Wai’ao – event link Pingxi – event link Shifen – event link Taitung – event link Baishawan... Continue Reading →

Get rich with Taiwan Observer’s Monetization Scheme

[the article was a prank prepared for April's Fools Day] Hey there, Observers! After producing content and aggregating news effortlessly for quite a some time now, the time has come for monetization and cashing in on our efforts. One of Taiwan Observer's co founders has recently bought a car and this lead us to discovering... Continue Reading →

My cyberbullying experience and what it means for safety of kids online

Are your kids truly safe on social media? By Quintin Dormehl This is a question most parents have had to ask at least once or twice in their lives; and with everything going on recently, who can blame them? Dominating the headlines the past few weeks were the Facebook scandal where Cambridge Analytica mined data... Continue Reading →

Spring Break on the Beach carries on the Tradition of Kenting Music Festivals

Every year, several hundred thousand young people travel south to Taiwan’s premier beach town for the long holiday the first weekend of April. Many thousands will attend 2018 夏都春宴 Spring Break on the Beach, at Kenting’s only 5 star Beach resort, Chateau 墾丁夏都沙灘酒店. On Friday, April 6th and Saturday, April 7th, 2018, On the Beach... Continue Reading →

A Women’s Mental Health Support Group: Going Beyond and Changing the Society for The Better

Depression has been regarded by the UN World Health Organization as the three major diseases of the new century. According to the UN World Health Organization, there are at least about 50 million people with depression in Asia and their numbers are on the rise. By 2020, depression and heart disease will have become the... Continue Reading →

Lakalan1, a Pinoy party shall be done!

In less than one week, Taiwan will witness a truly unprecedented party. The critical mass has been reached, and a build-up of Filipino rappers, DJs, dancers and other Hip-Hop artists has come together to organize this unique event. Lakalan1 is an event organized for the Filipino community by nationals of the Philippine islands themselves. The event... Continue Reading →

Earthquake Survival Guide

Compiled by Tobie Openshaw topenshaw@hotmail.com   Looking back at the last 20-odd years of earthquakes and disasters in Taiwan and elsewhere in the region, one can learn a few lessons and prepare some necessities to ensure that you can survive similar scenarios to what we have seen play out here.     Disaster  scenarios  1.... Continue Reading →

Photos of Hotel collapse in Hualien spread online after a 6.4 magnitude earthquake hits Taiwan

On Feb. 6, 2018 at 11:50 PM Taiwan experienced another massive earthquake the largest in a series of earthquakes hitting Taiwan in the last few days. A building in Hualien has collapsed with photos emerging on social media right after the quake. The building is a hotel called Marshal Hotel (統帥大飯店). At this time it... Continue Reading →

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