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Taiwanese indie music: Nuke ‘Em All 1st Birthday

On the 27th of this month Nuke ‘em all celebrates a year of bringing its unfiltered sound to the dancefloors across Taipei with a special event at Revolver. Based on a legendary club night in east London, UK from the late 00’s, the Taiwanese version has truly carried on the legacy by mixing DJ’s playing... 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 →

Filipino workers in Taiwan, unpaid this Christmas

It is tradition for every Filipino worker that had a chance for a stint overseas to send some money to their loved ones back home for Christmas. During the Christmas period in the Philippines prices of goods and services are way more expensive when compared with the rest of the year. For Filipinos buying Christmas... Continue Reading →

Linkou Freeway Crash, 3 dead 1 injured

https://youtu.be/aXBIDnDQ960 At 3:20 in the afternoon, just below a viaduct of recently finished airport MRT a terrible accident happened. On the Southbound part of the Freeway number 1, as many as six vehicles have collided creating a pile-up that eventually got partially engulfed in fire. The crash took place in Linkou, New Taipei City. As the result... Continue Reading →

Waterlogged gas pipes and a singing man, did he do it?

In the evening hours of a cold night residents of a building in Luzhou heard somebody having a loud karaoke session. A tenant went downstairs to check if it was in the basement, it wasn’t. It was on the second floor, which they went up to in order to check what was going. Upon reaching... Continue Reading →

Star Wars cosplay and promotion in Ximending (photos)

On December 16th in the afternoon and evening on the "Movie Street" Taiwan Observer happened to come upon a Star Wars cosplay event. A group of local Star Wars enthusiasts and the Vieshow Cinemas held a little star wars event including a march, crafts and all your favorite characters. The cos-players were happy to pose for... Continue Reading →

Taipei 101 released a simulation of this year’s fireworks display (video)

Taipei 101 has released a minute long preview video of this years fireworks display. This is a video simulating what will be the view of the 101 tower as it holds the longest fireworks display in its history. The fireworks and light display will run for 6 minutes, from 11:59pm to 12:05am, about 2 minutes... Continue Reading →

Changhua Missing Girl Found

In the turn of events the 'Changhua Missing Girl' that failed to return home on Friday night has been found and is now safe and sound in her host's house in Changhua . A friend of hers was informed early in the morning on Sunday (December 17th, 2017), that the girl was found and kept... Continue Reading →

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