Pick Up Your Weapon, Even If It’s a Pen: A Conversation with Taipei Illustrator A ee mi

A ee mi, a young illustrators who just started a career in Taipei, uses her creations to raise public awareness regarding social issues with her pen, leading an artistic trend in Taipei that shows people the true power of art.

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The Faithful Gourmand: Enjoying Taiwanese Brunch at Dadaocheng Cisheng Temple

Following in the footsteps of the faithful, you’ll find the best local delicacies in Taiwan. Here at Dadaocheng Cisheng Temple, a whole row of authentic snack stalls along the fence surrounding the temple entrance is serving the best brunch that beyond your imagination.

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The Qingshan King Rituals of Bangka

One of the biggest religious festival in Taipei — “the Qingshan King Rituals” (青山王祭典) — is going to be held from Novemer 16 to 19, 2019!

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Beauty in the Neighborhoods: A Fines Lee’s “Five Senses” Taipei Guided Tour

Fines Lee (李取中), the publisher of The Big Issue Taiwan, sat dowm and talk about his vision and misson of sharing the beauty in the neighborhoods wih us.

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Breaking into the Mainstream: Meet the Spanish B-boy Helping to Grow Hip-hop Dance Culture in Taipei

You would be forgiven for not knowing much about Taipei’s breaking scene. But for Spainish b-boy Krishna, it is alive in Taipei and a subculture that is very much on the rise.

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An Art Festival Never Sleeps — Nuit Blanche Taipei

WORDS BY Takayuki ShinoyamaPHOTOS BY Nuit Blanche Taipei 2019TRANSLATION BY JR Wu, Joe Henley “Nuit Blanche,” or White Night as it means in English, has become a spreading phenomenon around the world recently. Museums, galleries, and art centers that usually open only during the daytime will open their doors at the witching hour to hold…

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Not Another Hipster Café : Taipei’s Old-School Coffee Shops

Taipei has become a paradise for coffee lovers. Here, we explore five coffee shops that have remained standing in Taipei since as early as the end of World War II.

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Teacher’s Day in Taiwan: A Modern Take on a Confucian Tradition

September 28 is the birthday of Confucius, the founder of Confucianism, and appropriately it is also celebrated as Teachers’ Day in Taiwan. On his birthday, people in Taiwan pay tribute to the great educator to remind us to always uphold and maintain the traditional virtue of respecting our teachers.

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Autumn in Taipei: Calendar of Good Times

There’s never a bad time to visit Taipei, but when the weather cools and the culture flows, autumn might just be the best season of all to see what the city has to offer.

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An End to Loneliness: One String to Entwine Destinies

WORDS BY Tu Hsinyi TRANSLATION BY Joe HenleyPHOTOS BY Huaug Jianbin, Liang Zhongxian The well-known Taipei Xia-Hai City God Temple (台北霞海城隍廟), Longshan Temple (艋舺龍山寺), and Zhaomingjing Temple (照明淨寺) in Taipei are meccas for people looking for love or marriage, attracting not only Taiwanese but also foreign tourists.  Are you still seeking your significant other? The romantic Qixi (Chinese…

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