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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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

Su Beng’s 100th Birthday Gala

The Taiwan Observer team was invited by a local activist and artist Kenbo Liao to join Su Beng's 100th birthday celebration. The event was held on Nov, 5, 2017. There were many of Su Beng's fans and other political activists at the event. The security was extremely tight since president Tsai showed up to say... Continue Reading →

First National Home-based Workers Union Meeting

Today (Oct. 29th, 2017) the National Home-based Workers (NHW) union had their first meeting to introduce the new union and to have a vote on who the board of the union and its members will be. The NHW will be there to help domestic workers in Taiwan, they have very few rights under the current... Continue Reading →

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