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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Nymphia Wind Shares Her Thoughts on Taiwan’s Rising Drag Scene

Though ten plus years ago drag was more of a foreigner’s game, now there are more locals doing it. Taiwan Scene had the pleasure of sitting with Nymphia Wind, the freshest new drag acts in Taipei, to take about Taiwan’s Rising Drag Scene.

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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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Here’s all you need to know about the 2019 Taiwan LGBT Pride Parade

East Asia’s biggest LGBTQ parade is just around the corner and set to march into Taipei on Saturday 26 October 2019. Here’s all you need to know about Taiwan Parade.

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Language of love: indigenous R&B singer ABAO on Paiwanese music

Taiwan Scene chatted with ABAO, indigenous R&B singer, about indigenous music in Taiwan, what it is to be Paiwanese and World Music Festival.

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Taiwan Seen: Henry Gerard of Dida Creamery

For the first installment of Taiwan Seen, we spoke to Henry Gerard, a Taichung-based cheese maker from Los Angeles, who has been making cheese in Taiwan with his wife Brenda at Dida Creamery for the past four years

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From Fingertips to Paper: Papercraft Artist Johan Cheng Cuts a Slice of Life’s Most Beautiful Moments

Papercraft artist Johan Cheng has been in the field for more than seven years, and the reason that urged her to put penknife to paper was a car accident in her last year of college. Though she already had a job waiting for her after graduation, during her recuperation period Johan couldn’t help wondering about her future path, her field, and her life in general.

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The Etiquette for Sending Flowers in Taiwan: Do’s and Don’ts

WORDS BY Jenna Lynn Cody PHOTOS BY Artsy Vibes, César Gaviriam, Niccole Lim, Alisa Anton, Natasha Welingkar, Rebecca Matthews Taiwan is an island with a huge variety of flowers. Orange daylilies blanket the east coast mountains in late summer. Calla lilies draw visitors to Yangmingshan in early spring, competing with the kapok trees flowering in…

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Throwing Away the Floral Design Rulebook: An Interview with Florist Takako Mine

Japanese florist Takako Mine recalls. To Ms. Mine, flowers have long been a tool to explore the world and a very important part of her life. This did not change after she relocated from Tokyo to Taipei. In fact, her life has never been so bright thanks to the inspiration of Taipei, a city filled with colorful flowers.

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Herban Kitchen & Bar: A Western Vegetarian Oasis in Taipei

We headed to Herban Kitchen & Bar for a meal and a chat with owner Marco Henry Lapka about vegetarianism, veganism, and the pros and cons of Taiwan’s meat-free

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