A Handy Guide to the Year of the Tiger

With Lunar New Year ready to pounce upon us, we walk you through the this feline phase of the Chinese zodiac.

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Your Guide to Chinese New Year Shopping at Nanmen Market

Ahead of Chinese New Year, we take a bite out of one of Taipei’s tastiest traditional markets.

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The Taipei Lantern Festival is Back (Again!) Here’s Everything You Need to Know

Taipei is almost ready for it’s annual glow up. Here’s what to do and where to go at the 2022 Taipei Lantern Festival.

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COVID-19 Conscious Chinese New Year Cleaning Tips

Here are some local cleaning tips for cleaning before Chinese that include advice on disinfecting against COVID.

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A Handy Guide to the Year of the Ox

Lunar new year is right at the corner. Here is everything you need to know to have a happy niu year in the year of the ox.

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Hoshing Pastry Shop: Unrolling over 70 Years of Delicious Treats

Shanghai Hoshing Pastry Shop (上海合興糕糰店) has been making traditional pastry in Nanmen market for more than 70 years, and it’s the traditional tastes like those offered at Hoshing that always remind people of home and a great memories of Lunar New Year.

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A Good Start: The Joys of the Western and Lunar New Year in Taipei — East and West Look at Each Other

Wondering how to spend your time in Taipei to celebrate new year? Here’re the suggestions from both East and West!

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Chinese New Year in Taiwan : The Six Days of Chinese New Year (part one)

If you’re in Taiwan over the Chinese New Year Holiday, congratulations: You couldn’t have picked a more festive time of the year for your visit. And if you find yourself invited into a local home over the holidays, 雙贏! (Shuangying, or double win) because you’re about to experience Taiwanese culture from an insider’s perspective to which few casual visitors are ever privy.

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Chinese New Year in Taiwan part two: Gift giving, etiquette and more

Last week  we talked about the logistics of experiencing Chinese New Year in Taiwan (Part one : Chinese New Year in Taiwan : The Six Days of Chinese New Year). This week, we’ll get down to the business of giving gifts, visiting etiquette and stuff like that. It might get confusing, so stick with us!

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