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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 →

Taiwan Observer travels: The Vatican museum in photos

Recently one of the Taiwan Observer correspondents took a trip to Europe. Here are some photos of the Vatican museum. The museum is one of the all time must see spots in Italy. This is what you can see as you go trough the Vatican museum on your way to the famous Sistine chapel, unfortunately... Continue Reading →

Don’t let “On Happiness Road” be the last animated film made in Taiwan!

by: Jean-Jacques Chen Animation, and Taiwan. Two words that seemingly don’t mesh automatically in the same sentence in most people’s minds. And most people would be wrong ! Taiwan has actually got quite a long story in the worldwide animation industry. Ever seen those little indie animated movies called Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Lion King and Mulan,... Continue Reading →

W.A.R.M.: Destigmatizing Mental Health Issues, a women’s support group in Taipei

Depression has been regarded by the UN World Health Organization as one of the three major diseases of the new century. It lines up with cancer and AIDS to devour the people's physical and mental health. According to the UN World Health Organization, there are currently between 200 and 400 million people in the world... Continue Reading →

Banqiao flower market in photos

Over the weekend we headed out to the Banqiao Flower Market to take a look around and see if we could find some dried flowers. There were many beautiful flowers but on this day many of the stalls were closed. Few of the stores were open and even fewer people showed up before 11 a.m.... Continue Reading →

A review of the WeMo electric scooter sharing app and how it works

WeMo electric scooters This week I finally tried the WeMo electric scooter service for the first time. WeMo is a stationless rental scooter, it is basically the "oBike" concept applied for electric scooters. You need a scooter? You find one nearby on the map, take it, ride where you want and leave the scooter on... Continue Reading →

Taiwan Retrocession Day 2017

This week - and today specifically - marks the 72nd anniversary of Japan’s surrender of Taiwan to the Chinese Nationalist forces in the wake of the former’s defeat in World War 2. The arrival of Nationalist administration, however, was not and has not been universally embraced, and today, some issues remain unaddressed. Among those is... Continue Reading →

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