A Guide: The Best Art Markets in TaipeiThe Real Star of Luc Besson's <i>Lucy</i> Trailer: Taipei CityThe Who’s Who of Taiwan’s Pineapple Cake IndustryPokémon Master Wanted: Taipei543 x Google

A Guide: The Best Art Markets in Taipei

A Guide: The Best Art Markets in Taipei

Hidden beneath the skyscrapers and department stores of the city is a little-known but well-established treasure trove of artistic talent and creation. Every weekend, budding artists and designers flock to local art markets to share their latest creations, while locals... more

by in shopping-style on 04/06/2014
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The Real Star of Luc Besson's <i>Lucy</i> Trailer: Taipei City

The Real Star of Luc Besson’s Lucy Trailer: Taipei City

Remember last year when Scarlett Johansson was spotted in Taipei filming a Luc Besson film called Lucy? Well, the trailer is finally here, and besides Scarlett Johansson and Morgan Freeman, the third star of the film we are really glad... more

by in expat-life on 04/04/2014
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The Who’s Who of Taiwan’s Pineapple Cake Industry

The Who’s Who of Taiwan’s Pineapple Cake Industry

Written by Aileen Hsiao. Undoubtedly, pineapple cake (Also known as pineapple pastry, pineapple shortbread, pineapple tart, or "鳳梨酥 fèng lĺ su") is one of Taiwan’s top selling souvenirs. Tourists visiting from Japan, China, and Singapore are truly, madly, and deeply in... more

by in eat-drink on 04/02/2014
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Pokémon Master Wanted: Taipei543 x Google

Pokémon Master Wanted: Taipei543 x Google

Update your google map on the smart phone today (iphone & android), and tap the search bar and select "Press start."  Then you can start catching pokémon using google map's mobile app for Taipei543. There are total of 150 pokémon out there... more

by in expat-life on 04/01/2014
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6 Interesting Facts About the Sunflower Student Movement

6 Interesting Facts About the Sunflower Student Movement

On March 18th, 2014, a group of protestors composed of university students and members of other organizations climbed over the fence and smashed the windows of the Taiwan Legislature. As soon as the protestors got into the parliamentary chamber, they... more

by in expat-life on 03/27/2014
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The Little Known Snorkeling Paradise: A Guide to Longdong (龍洞)

The Little Known Snorkeling Paradise: A Guide to Longdong (龍洞)

Written by Rebecca Kwiatoski Longdong (龍洞) is one of the most spectacular places for snorkeling near the Taipei area, and is only a short bus ride away from both Jiufen (九份)  and Keelung Night Market (基隆夜市) and features scenic hiking trails, rock... more

by in outdoors on 03/17/2014
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Kano- Film Review [雙語]

Kano- Film Review [雙語]

I often find myself in an awkward position when it comes to critiquing Taiwanese films. Having worked as a production assistant both before and after the revitalization of the Taiwanese film industry due to the film "Cape No. 7", I... more

by in arts-films on 03/14/2014
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Rock Bandoh 搖滾辦桌 - A Cultural Tradition of Food and Music

Rock Bandoh 搖滾辦桌 – A Cultural Tradition of Food and Music

Taiwan has its fair share of outdoor festivals, especially for those willing to travel around the island. This March, Taipei city will play host to one such event that aims to spice things up in more ways than one. The... more

by in on 03/09/2014
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