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5 Ways to Explore Tainan City
By Angela Tsai | Published 2016/08/09

It only takes 3 hours from Taipei to Tainan by train. Trains run fast, but remember to slow down your steps when you arrive in Tainan. Here I propose 5 ways to enjoy the oldest city in Taiwan. Let’s leave the hustle and bustle of Taipei City behind and follow Tainanese slow pace. 1. Discover […]

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Taiwan Receipt Lottery Numbers!!!
By Lewis Clark | Published 2016/01/26

You don’t know how excited I am to possibly cash in on the Taiwan Lottery receipts! So, I want to give the rest of the Taiwan community the most up-to-date place to cash in!! I’ve had a harder time finding a consistent website that offers the links to the Taiwan receipt lottery the displays the […]

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Tiger Mountain Ramble: Music and Fun
By Monica Mizzi | Published 2016/01/13

Stepping inside the humble confines of the festival grounds- an area enveloped by the picaresque backdrop of Tiger Mountain’s forest of bright greens, I was suddenly conscious of my wide eyed stare at the sight in front of me. A sizable flock of patrons had already gathered on a scattering of small, red plastic stools, […]

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Put Up or Shut Up: Let’s Learn Some Chinese!
By Lewis Clark | Published 2016/01/04

So you’ve been proclaiming that you are going to study Chinese for a while now. How long has it been? One month? One year? One decade? It’s no easy task to learn a language of tones and characters, and you know that, which is probably why you’ve been putting it off. But one day you’ll […]

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Islam in Taiwan
By Adam Hatch | Published 2015/12/29

Chinese Admiral Zheng He (鄭和) is one of the most important explorers and navigators in human history, having led expeditions from the Chinese coast to ports as far-flung as India, the Arabian Peninsula, and Africa. Less well known is that he was a practicing Muslim, a member of the Hui minority in Yunnan province during […]

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English Schools Should Have Christmas Off
By Mac Lee | Published 2015/12/22

As Christmas this year falls on a Friday, large numbers of English teachers around Taiwan will head into work on what is one of the most important holidays in their home countries. They will go about business as usual, and if not, they are probably busy putting together Christmas-themed events to help impart the significance […]

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Taipei Before and After
By Chris | Published 2015/11/25

Recently, as I was browsing the internet for fun, I noticed an article by Travelog with cool side by comparisons of some of the most well known landmarks from Taipei before and after shots. I had a bunch of images I had collected for an old article and thought it would be cool to put them to […]

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Earthfest: A Natural Music Experience
By Caroline | Published 2015/11/19

Though I love living in Taiwan, occasionally I get a hankering for my life back home. All summer I was plagued by “Festival Nostalgia”. My newsfeeds and snapchats were flooded with pictures of my best friends enjoying some of the top music festivals in the USA. I jealously browsed their photos and wished I could […]

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Dream Parade: A Fantastic Affair
By Caroline | Published 2015/11/08

A few weeks ago, a good friend of mine asked me if I wanted to partake in an event as a Samba dancer. I was a little baffled by the request, so I asked her to send me some information about what was going on. She sent me a screenshot of a flyer for an […]

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2015 Golden Horse Film Festival
By TT | Published 2015/10/30

It’s nearing the end of the year once again, which means the annual Golden Horse Film Festival is back and more exciting than ever! With more Taiwanese and international films than ever before, the film festival will start on Nov. 5-26, the festival will be showing films throughout all of Taipei and Yilan and eventually […]

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Wulai Deals with Typhoon Soudelor’s Aftermath
By Chris | Published 2015/10/13

Since Typhoon Soudelor stuck the island, Taiwan is still dealing with the mess left behind. However, Wulai has been hit the worst, with multiple major landslides and floods, causing cars, roads and even large buildings to be swept away.

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Level Up Experiences: VIBE Review
By Lewis Clark | Published 2015/10/07

  I’ve always been a fan of meeting new people. I think it’s because it’s NEW! New stories, new dialogue, new opinions, new tastes that are trending in culture. The rush I get from meeting new people is similar to the rush travel junkies have. I crave it. I swear by it. Why Do I […]

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5 Ways to Explore Tainan City
By Angela Tsai | Published 2016/08/09

It only takes 3 hours from Taipei to Tainan by train. Trains run fast, but remember to slow down your steps when you arrive in Tainan. Here I propose 5 ways to enjoy the oldest city in Taiwan. Let’s leave the hustle and bustle of Taipei City behind and follow Tainanese slow pace. 1. Discover […]

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Tiger Mountain Ramble: Music and Fun
By Monica Mizzi | Published 2016/01/13

Stepping inside the humble confines of the festival grounds- an area enveloped by the picaresque backdrop of Tiger Mountain’s forest of bright greens, I was suddenly conscious of my wide eyed stare at the sight in front of me. A sizable flock of patrons had already gathered on a scattering of small, red plastic stools, […]

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Earthfest: A Natural Music Experience
By Caroline | Published 2015/11/19

Though I love living in Taiwan, occasionally I get a hankering for my life back home. All summer I was plagued by “Festival Nostalgia”. My newsfeeds and snapchats were flooded with pictures of my best friends enjoying some of the top music festivals in the USA. I jealously browsed their photos and wished I could […]

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Taipei Reaches Critical Mass (Cycling)
By Joe Fang | Published 2015/09/23

Often times, life in the city causes people to naturally conform to the civilization they live in, the popular values in society becoming the system by which all others lead their lives. In order to take a step out of this restraint and regain a sense of freedom every now and then, I rely on […]

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Born to Glide | Skateboarding in Taipei
By Joe Fang | Published 2015/09/17

From surfing to snowboarding to skydiving, the rush achieved from gliding at high speed in some form or another, is something many people are born craving. To many, skating possesses the same attraction, the feeling of flying just above ground, causing a surge of adrenaline as you glide over the pavement. The skater weaves like […]

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How Three Runners Turned Passion into Profession
By Tomasz Hasinski | Published 2015/09/10

Here is a story of 3 dudes who decided to follow their passion and start a business in Taiwan.

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Wild Workouts: Lower Body Calisthenics
By Jennifer Salinas | Published 2015/05/28

Body Weight Squat [layerslider id=”15″]   In order to maintain balance, I stretch my arms forward, if it’s more comfortable you can place them behind your head. *Pay attention to your knees, they shouldn’t pass your toes.*For the extra glute work, squeeze them together at the top of the movement. Main Muscle Worked: Quadriceps , […]

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Wild Workouts: Core Calisthenics
By Jennifer Salinas | Published 2015/05/27

  Decline Leg Raise with Hip Thrust [layerslider id=”10″]   * Avoid this exercise if you are experiencing any back pain.Main Muscle Worked: Abs Decline Plank Tuck [layerslider id=”11″]   *Done with speed, this exercise can be a cardio training element.*Keep your back in a neutral position at all times: no slacking! Main Muscle Worked: […]

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Everyday Exercise: Getting Fit in Taiwan’s Parks
By Jennifer Salinas | Published 2015/05/26

by Craig Ferguson “I don’t have time. I don’t have a gym. It’s too far. I have no equipment and this is not fun!” I’ve been a personal trainer in the fitness world for many years now and I hear excuses like this quite often. It is no secret that to obtain an awesome body requires […]

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Wild Workouts: Upper Body Calisthenics
By Jennifer Salinas | Published 2015/05/26

Bench Dips Start by gripping onto the edge of the bench. [layerslider id=”4″]   *Keep your elbows pointing back and back upright. Main Muscle Worked: Triceps Chest, and Shoulders Inverted Row [layerslider id=”6″]   Main Muscle Worked: Middle Back and Lats Muscle Ups (modified) [layerslider id=”7″]   Main Muscle Worked: Lats Other Muscles: Abdominals, Biceps, […]

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7 Star Peak: Running Over Mountains
By Gladys Chen | Published 2015/05/08

King F. Yesterday, I attended a cross country run for the first time in my life, ever. What is a cross country run? Simply, it involves running over the height of Taiwan’s steep mountains. Cities all over Taiwan normally host road running events, especially smaller cities who hope to attract more tourists and become more […]

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A Secret Spot amidst a Tourist Trap: Yuemeikang Waterfall
By Chris | Published 2015/03/28

Jiaoxi City is a recently popular tourist spot, known for it’s “hot spring” hotels and dried fruits. Granted, there are some really cool thinks to check out in Jiaoxi, such as the bicycle paths near the coast, and the free public hot spring parks throughout the city. But maybe the most famous natural site is […]

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English Schools Should Have Christmas Off
By Mac Lee | Published 2015/12/22

As Christmas this year falls on a Friday, large numbers of English teachers around Taiwan will head into work on what is one of the most important holidays in their home countries. They will go about business as usual, and if not, they are probably busy putting together Christmas-themed events to help impart the significance […]

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Two Sides to the Story, Whether We Like it or Not
By Adam Hatch | Published 2015/04/14

We all love those stories with a clear-cut bad guy. I mean, who doesn’t love to hate a villain like Voldemort of Harry Potter fame? However, the problem with this kind of narrative is that it’s rarely how the world actually works, especially when it comes to large-scale geopolitical issues. This includes the perennial debate over Taiwan’s status relative to China. However, The Diplomat contributor J. Michael Cole seems to have made a career of framing this profoundly complicated question as “good guy vs. bad guy” and does so again in his recent article – “The Great Chinese Lie About Taiwan.”

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Does Taipei Have a Future?
By Adam Hatch | Published 2014/09/16

If you’ve been in Taipei for any amount of time its rapid development is evident. This is especially true for locals and expats who’ve been here for decades – ask someone about Taipei in the 80s or 90s relative to now, and they might as well be two different cities.

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Taboo Truths or Thoughtless Theories?
By Adam Hatch | Published 2014/03/17

I’m writing this as a response to “Why I Love Taiwan (Taboo Truths)”. Regardless of the disclaimer preceding the article, I was provoked by it enough to want to respond. Not because I disagree with Jed Alexander’s sentiments of self-betterment and holding oneself up to a reasonable standard, but because it rang of classist, misogynist, […]

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Why I Love Taiwan (Taboo Truths)
By Jed Alexander | Published 2014/02/21

This article was prepared by the author in his personal capacity. The opinions expressed in this article are the author’s own and do not necessarily reflect the views of Taipei Trends and those associated. Parts of the content may be considered offensive to some. Read at own discretion. To the losers I’ve met in Taiwan […]

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Stupidity at its Best: Horrible Bosses 2
By Chris | Published 2014/11/26

    The trio of “ball-less” morons is back again. While this time they pretty much deserved the situation they’ve been given due to their ineptitude, that doesn’t stop them from taking their revenge in the most ridiculous and hilarious way possible. And you may cringe at the idea of a comedy sequel, but you […]

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Fury: A Real Look at War
By Chris | Published 2014/11/20

“Ideals are peaceful. History is violent.” That statement right from Don ‘Wardaddy’ Collier (Brad Pitt) pretty much sets the tone for this movie. While still an action flick with somewhat dramatized moments and outrageous odds, “Fury” does its best to give an accurate depiction of what war really looks like, with all of the glory, […]

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Let the Laughter Out in Let’sBe Cops!
By James Lo | Published 2014/11/19

Talk about surprises. Just when dark comedy and the plot-driven humor style of Judd Apatow has become the norm, Luke Greenfield’s Let’s Be Cops takes a step back to return to the previous crude comedies of Hollywood the likes of American Pie and the Jay and Silent Bob series. However, unlike its predecessors whose incoherent […]

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Interstellar: A Space AND Time Odyssey
By Chris | Published 2014/11/07

Wow. I had heard Interstellar was going to be something special, and after all it is Christopher Nolan, but I had no idea what to expect. With the success of “Gravity,” I figured maybe it was just hype, driven by the latest fad in space movies. I mean the movie is about a post-apocalyptic world, […]

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The Equalizer: The Embodiment of Batman|Superman
By James Lo | Published 2014/11/06

Denzel Washington. Honestly, whenever I see this name attached on a film I’d get myself ready to hit the theaters even without watching a trailer; I can easily say the same for names like Christian Bale and Christopher Nolan. And I am right. I mean from his acclaimed dramas like Glory and Flight, to his […]

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Kill The Messenger Kills It
By Viviana Galindo | Published 2014/11/05

A reporter of a minor newspaper (Jeremy Renner) gets his hands on classified CIA’s documents that contain the dark truth of the CIA’s role in importing cocaine into the U.S. The movie is based on the true story of journalist Gary Webb.

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There Can Be Only One: Kung Fu Jungle
By Chris | Published 2014/11/03

It may be that classic Kung Fu movies have been on their way out for a while now, but every now and then a rebirth comes along that inspires a new generation of movie makers, such as “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”, “Ip Man” and “The Raid.” Kung Fu Jungle, has all the makings for one […]

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A Heart Warming Look at Modern Humanity: This is Where I Leave You
By James Lo | Published 2014/10/10

Despite overwhelmingly mediocre reviews from just about everybody, I want to say that I am a huge fan of this film adaptation of “This is Where I Leave You.” Personally I don’t even understand why some people did not enjoy the film, I mean it is actually quite familiar on an extremely profound level that […]

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Maze Runner: Yay for YA
By Chris | Published 2014/10/01

Ok, I know what you might be thinking: “Another dystopian, post-apocalyptic future thriller where only teenagers have what it takes to save the entire human race…”, but if you watch Maze Runner, you’ll find that…nope, you’re pretty much right on the money. However, even though my first glance of the film trailer caused an involuntary […]

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Sin City: A Dame to Kill for
By James Lo | Published 2014/09/11

When there’s nothing new, the audience will start to nitpick what is wrong. Much like the failure seen in “300: Rise of an Empire,” “Sin City: A Dame to Kill for” has nothing new the audience haven’t already seen in the first film, which proves that Frank Miller’s acclaim as a visual genius has obviously […]

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Double the Sound, Twice the Fun: Groovy Duo Speakers
By Chris | Published 2014/09/10

Portable speakers are everywhere these days. From the ultra-portable compact speakers to the heavier high-end speakers that barely qualify as portable, there is a shape and size for everyone out there. Digging around the muck and figuring out what is good quality is a tough job, especially in Taiwan where gimmicks are a dime a […]

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The Best Adaptation of the Young Adult Genre: The Giver
By James Lo | Published 2014/09/10

No one can blame me for walking into the theater to “The Giver” rolling my eyes and thinking that there’s about two hours of Young Adult romance-adventure torture ahead of me. I’ve never read the book, nor knew that it is a big part of the American middle school curriculum until I went on Wikipedia […]

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Taiwan Receipt Lottery Numbers!!!
By Lewis Clark | Published 2016/01/26

You don’t know how excited I am to possibly cash in on the Taiwan Lottery receipts! So, I want to give the rest of the Taiwan community the most up-to-date place to cash in!! I’ve had a harder time finding a consistent website that offers the links to the Taiwan receipt lottery the displays the […]

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Islam in Taiwan
By Adam Hatch | Published 2015/12/29

Chinese Admiral Zheng He (鄭和) is one of the most important explorers and navigators in human history, having led expeditions from the Chinese coast to ports as far-flung as India, the Arabian Peninsula, and Africa. Less well known is that he was a practicing Muslim, a member of the Hui minority in Yunnan province during […]

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Taipei Before and After
By Chris | Published 2015/11/25

Recently, as I was browsing the internet for fun, I noticed an article by Travelog with cool side by comparisons of some of the most well known landmarks from Taipei before and after shots. I had a bunch of images I had collected for an old article and thought it would be cool to put them to […]

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Wulai Deals with Typhoon Soudelor’s Aftermath
By Chris | Published 2015/10/13

Since Typhoon Soudelor stuck the island, Taiwan is still dealing with the mess left behind. However, Wulai has been hit the worst, with multiple major landslides and floods, causing cars, roads and even large buildings to be swept away.

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Taipei Reaches Critical Mass (Cycling)
By Joe Fang | Published 2015/09/23

Often times, life in the city causes people to naturally conform to the civilization they live in, the popular values in society becoming the system by which all others lead their lives. In order to take a step out of this restraint and regain a sense of freedom every now and then, I rely on […]

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14 Days of Life in Dulan
By Angela Tsai | Published 2015/08/26

When I told the people around me that I was headed to Dulan to work at a hostel, one friend responded “How long are you going? Taitung is so boring!” To be completely honest, even in my twenty-something years in Taiwan, I hadn’t once set foot in the South East. Even if everyone else and […]

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10 Things to Avoid During Ghost Month!
By Chris | Published 2015/08/17

Everywhere has their superstitions, but Taiwan is chalk full of lots of things you should or shouldn’t do, from whistling at night to not trimming your mole hair. But now that’s it’s ghost month, there are a lot more things to avoid so that you can steer clear of the spirits. Check them out here!

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Easy as A Б 西 (ABC)
By Lewis Clark | Published 2015/07/14

Wanna know how to speak any language like a native (insert desired nationality)? I studied the Spanish language from a text book and native speakers for nearly 8 years. Before my volunteer experience in the Dominican Republic, I thought my language abilities would be spot on. But oh was I ever wrong!! The accent and […]

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Long Live the Queen’s Head
By Chris | Published 2015/05/26

Off with her head! Or on? That’s the question the Taiwan government asked the public in late 2013. Should they take efforts to save the national monument from its ever decreasing neck size or just leave it to nature? The response they were met with was an overwhelming “Yeah, ok I guess so…or whatever.”

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Matsu’s Glowing Seas
By Chris | Published 2015/05/23

The Maldives have long been known to have some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, especially in Spring when the bio-luminescent algae give the beaches an otherworldly blue glow at night. Well, it turns out Taiwan has a secret season as well.

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Wine & Dine: Taiwan Style
By Chris | Published 2015/05/21

Wine is becoming ever more popular around Taiwan, especially since one of it’s wines is now world famous. But choosing the right wine for your meal is key to making it go down smoothly, as a good pairing will elevate both the flavor of the wine and the meal itself. However, more often than not, […]

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Taiwanese Wine Wins #1 in London
By Chris | Published 2015/05/15

Not only is Taiwan’s whiskey on point, after winning the gold medal at last year’s Vinalies Internationales in Paris, the Taiwanese made Shu-Sheug wine has also just been awarded the top prize in London’s International Wine Challenge, beating out 14,000 other wines from around the world.

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Taiwan Receipt Lottery Numbers!!!
By Lewis Clark | Published 2016/01/26

You don’t know how excited I am to possibly cash in on the Taiwan Lottery receipts! So, I want to give the rest of the Taiwan community the most up-to-date place to cash in!! I’ve had a harder time finding a consistent website that offers the links to the Taiwan receipt lottery the displays the […]

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Born to Glide | Skateboarding in Taipei
By Joe Fang | Published 2015/09/17

From surfing to snowboarding to skydiving, the rush achieved from gliding at high speed in some form or another, is something many people are born craving. To many, skating possesses the same attraction, the feeling of flying just above ground, causing a surge of adrenaline as you glide over the pavement. The skater weaves like […]

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Taiwanese Film “The Assassin” Kills It in Cannes
By Chris | Published 2015/05/25

A new Taiwanese movie, directed by Hou Hsiao-Hsien 侯孝賢 and starring Shu Qi 舒淇 has taken the Cannes Film Festival by storm last week. The movie, titled “Assassin” 「聶隱娘」, has been praised for it’s extremely detailed and beautifully authentic costume design, as well as its mesmerizing shots reminiscent of a Chinese watercolor painting. However, it’s […]

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Wine & Dine: Taiwan Style
By Chris | Published 2015/05/21

Wine is becoming ever more popular around Taiwan, especially since one of it’s wines is now world famous. But choosing the right wine for your meal is key to making it go down smoothly, as a good pairing will elevate both the flavor of the wine and the meal itself. However, more often than not, […]

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Martin Scorsese: Making Movies in Taiwan
By James Lo | Published 2015/05/05

    Renowned Hollywood director Martin Scorsese and “The Amazing Spider-Man” actor Andrew Garfield yesterday spoke fondly of their working experiences in Taiwan during a press event, marking the end of a 6-month filming in Taiwan for the movie “Silence” (沈默).

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Taiwan’s 8 Most Creative Design Products
By Chris | Published 2015/05/04

What is creative to you? We all think of creativity in different ways. I personally like to see new creations that are functional and as mind-blowing as the original iPhone. Others may value more subtle designs, valuing new trends or a different take on an old theme. But not all new products can be revolutionary, […]

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Sounds of the City, Women Behind the Decks Part 3: Betty Apple
By Sophie Lewis | Published 2015/02/11

In an ongoing series, Taipei Trends meets four very different and successful female DJs as a celebration of women behind the decks. We discover how the boundaries of a male-dominated industry are being overcome as these women are coming out on top in Taipei’s music scene and clubbing culture. Each with their own style and […]

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Sounds of the City, Women Behind the Decks Part 2: DJ Crystal Q
By Sophie Lewis | Published 2015/02/04

In an ongoing series, Taipei Trends meets four very different and successful female DJs as a celebration of women behind the decks. We discover how the boundaries of a male-dominated industry are being overcome as these women are coming out on top in Taipei’s music scene and clubbing culture. Each with their own style and […]

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Sounds of the City, Women Behind the Decks Part 1: DJ Noodles
By Sophie Lewis | Published 2015/01/28

  In an ongoing series, Taipei Trends meets four very different and successful female DJs as a celebration of women behind the decks. We discover how the boundaries of a male-dominated industry are being overcome as these women are coming out on top in Taipei’s music scene and clubbing culture.  Each with their own style […]

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Formosa Fashion in HongKong: Shop Des Createurs
By Chris | Published 2014/07/01

As the fashion market is flooded with products from countless brands and designers from around the world, we have way more choices than ever before when it comes to finding a style that suits us. However, one French company based in HK has decided to bring the some of the world’s designers together in a […]

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A Stellar Experience: This Is Vega
By Lewis Clark | Published 2013/12/12

Aaannd…KABOOM! Just like a supernova blowing up in an instant, Taipei nightlife is about to bigger and brighter than ever. Introducing VEGA, a new events group you may have been hearing about lately, if not only for the stream of events that’s about to ensue, then especially for the launch party blowing up at Spark […]

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The Uber Challenge: 5 Ways Car Service Has Changed Forever
By Lewis Clark | Published 2013/10/16

Imagine this scenario: It’s 4AM on a Saturday morning and you are finally ready to end your night out and hit the hay. You drank too much, feel way too tired and just want to get home ASAP, but you have little cash on you and the ATM is nowhere in sight. You pull out […]

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Put Up or Shut Up: Let’s Learn Some Chinese!
By Lewis Clark | Published 2016/01/04

So you’ve been proclaiming that you are going to study Chinese for a while now. How long has it been? One month? One year? One decade? It’s no easy task to learn a language of tones and characters, and you know that, which is probably why you’ve been putting it off. But one day you’ll […]

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Dream Parade: A Fantastic Affair
By Caroline | Published 2015/11/08

A few weeks ago, a good friend of mine asked me if I wanted to partake in an event as a Samba dancer. I was a little baffled by the request, so I asked her to send me some information about what was going on. She sent me a screenshot of a flyer for an […]

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2015 Golden Horse Film Festival
By TT | Published 2015/10/30

It’s nearing the end of the year once again, which means the annual Golden Horse Film Festival is back and more exciting than ever! With more Taiwanese and international films than ever before, the film festival will start on Nov. 5-26, the festival will be showing films throughout all of Taipei and Yilan and eventually […]

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Resurrection 6 @ The Red House
By TTdude | Published 2015/10/01

When darkness falls across the land and the midnight hour is close at hand, it’s time once again for… RESURRECTION. For the sixth year in a row, this Halloween party has rocked Taipei’s Ximen District with awesome costumes, great music and real Halloween fun.

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Taipei Reaches Critical Mass (Cycling)
By Joe Fang | Published 2015/09/23

Often times, life in the city causes people to naturally conform to the civilization they live in, the popular values in society becoming the system by which all others lead their lives. In order to take a step out of this restraint and regain a sense of freedom every now and then, I rely on […]

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12 Ways to Relax around Taipei
By Chris | Published 2015/09/02

I love city life, especially in Taipei, but spending most of your time among the scooter-filled streets and concrete jungle can start to grind on your nerves. The hustle builds up a little every day until it starts to wear on you. Moreover, it’s rare that you find a convenient place to visit in solitude […]

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A Walk into Taipei’s Hidden History
By TTdude | Published 2015/08/24

Taipei might not be known for its ancient history, or its famous historical sites, but that’s what makes unearthing the secret spots all that much more enjoyable. For there are hidden spaces deep in the alleys and hidden behind the layers of modern Taipei City, most of them originating along the Danshui River.

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What NT$15,000 Rent Gets You around Taiwan and Asia
By Sylvie Tran | Published 2015/08/12

Recently while looking for houses in Taipei I started thinking to myself, like many of us probably have, “I wonder what kind of awesome deals I could find around Taiwan for the same budget.” So I did some digging around Taiwan’s major cities, and then thought while am at it “Why not check out other […]

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10 Things Not to Do in Taipei
By Chris | Published 2015/07/30

(中文) 一直覺得台北無法像許多大城市一樣,以歷史古蹟、多樣的文化與宏偉的建築聞名,實在是一件可惜的事,因為這些豐富的文化資產,的的確確存在於台北之中。台北缺乏深度文化可能的原因,除了二戰後國民政府接收台灣,有一段箝制人民思想的過往外,或許也跟現在許多台北人像外地遊客一樣,偏好摩登的商圈與旅遊景點,而把台北擁有的歷史都拋諸腦後有關。

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Bloch Beer: From Shoe Shiner to Brew Master
By Chris | Published 2015/06/11

What does it take to be a brew master? Well, if you were a German brewer, maybe you would start with an old-school apprenticeship in the heart of Bavarian beer brewing country, learning the 1000 year old trade of bocks, lagers, and dark beers, and slowly working your way up the ranks. But that wouldn’t […]

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PRO FC 10: INVINCIBLE
By Lewis Clark | Published 2015/04/13

Taipei, are you ready???  On Saturday, May 9, PRO FC is stepping it up yet again to a bigger and more explosive venue this year! From fighters new to PRO FC and PRO FC veterans, the Pacific Rim is debuting its FIRST female fight! One of them is Taiwanese!!

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Story Slam @ Sappho
By Adam Hatch | Published 2015/02/25

  One point of pride for Taipei is its relatively robust nightlife. There is almost a glut of clubs, lounges, venues, and pubs for locals and expats alike to unwind on the weekend. Still, it can get monotonous. Story Slam at Sappho Live, however, is an encouraging development on the scene.

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