From Snacks to Souvenirs:
Four Can’t-Miss Stores on Taipei’s Historic Dihua Street

There are many interesting stores on Dihua Street in Taipei. This article selects four brands with a history that are worth exploring.

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After 23 Years, Home at Last!  The Taiwan Lantern Festival in Taipei  

The nights of Taipei will be ablaze with festive light from February 5th to the 19th, 2023, with the staging of the Taiwan Lantern Festival in Taipei (台灣燈會在台北). This will be the first major international tourism event of the 2023 calendar, attracting revellers from all around Taiwan and the globe, and also one of the first international extravaganzas to hit the stage since Taiwan’s easing of COVID border restrictions in October.

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The Renaissance of Music:
A Revival of CDs and Cassettes

We explore two record shops, BTB Music Workshop and RK Record, both long- standing Taipei institutions that can shed light on the local music industry with their experience and observations.

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Stepping on the Stage of Dreams: Three Artists Share Their Taipei Dreams with the World

Artful autumn is coming! We have invited three groups of stars to share their stories about how to make their dreams come true in Taipei.

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Sound Tripping: The Life of a Vinyl Record Transcriptionist

With the rise of digital technology and music streaming platforms, it’s difficult for people nowadays to imagine using a hand-cranked gramophone to play vinyl records.

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Find Yourself in a Cool Place: Renovated Old Buildings in Taipei

In recent years, Taipei City has been busy renovating a plethora of buildings dating from the Japanese colonial era (1895-1945), turning them into places where one can learn about the culture and history of Taipei, as well as how the city continues to evolve. They also make Taipei an inviting city in all seasons.

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Travel back in Time Through Barbershops in Tainan

Recognized by the Ministry of Culture, Tseng continues to pay attention to the heartbeat of the city, and launched the Tainan Barbershop City Life Museum project

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Meet LeHo, The Young Painter Putting Taipei Under the Kaleidoscope

Say “lí hó” to Leho and his amazing mural arts on the streets of Taipei!

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Brick by Brick: The Spirit of Minnan Architecture in Taipei

Check out these traditional Minnan architectures that record the evolution that Taipei has experienced from generation to generation.

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Taitung Coast Inspires Grammy-Award Winning Album Art

Li Jheng-han and Yu Wei took home the Grammy for Best Recording Package for a clever abstract design that looks very familiar to us.

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