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ICRT Vlog #7: YouTube Outage, Taiwanese Art at the Louvre (羅浮宮) and Savory Tapioca Pearls (珍珠)!

ICRT Vlog #7: YouTube Outage, Taiwanese Art at the Louvre (羅浮宮) and Savory Tapioca Pearls (珍珠)!

This is our new ICRT Vlog where we cover some of the fun aspects of news, lifestyle, happenings and entertainment in Taiwan. Now we get to kick back and relax and talk about some of the more trendy and hip things going on around the island! This week, we chat about being robbed of YouTube, Taiwanese...Continue reading
Kaohsiung Rails Go Underground

Kaohsiung Rails Go Underground

Residents across downtown Kaohsiung awoke on Sunday to an unfamiliar silence. After roughly seven decades, the sights and sounds Taiwan Rail Administration – or TRA – trains are history … after the completion of a near-decade-long project. From New Zuoying to Fongshan, Kaohsiung TRA train lines now run underground, freeing the city from noise and...Continue reading
Vlog #6: Double Ten Day, Chow Yun Fat (周潤發) and 2019 New Years Eve Fireworks!

Vlog #6: Double Ten Day, Chow Yun Fat (周潤發) and 2019 New Years Eve Fireworks!

This is our new ICRT Vlog where we cover some of the fun aspects of news, lifestyle, happenings and entertainment in Taiwan. Now we get to kick back and relax and talk about some of the more trendy and hip things going on around the island! This week, we chat about Double Ten festivities, thirst trap...Continue reading
English in the News--Tit for Tat 以牙還牙,一報還一報

English in the News–Tit for Tat 以牙還牙,一報還一報

  Tit for tat: (n.) an equivalent given in return (as for an injury); retaliation in kind; something bad that you do to someone because they have done something bad to you 以牙還牙;同等報復 A tit-for-tat action (Adj.用法) is one where someone takes revenge on another person for what they have done by doing something similar to them. 以相似手法回敬別人,一報還一報 Examples: 1) He...Continue reading
Vlog #5: Biting Camels, Marathon Waste and Pokemon GO Safari Zone!!

Vlog #5: Biting Camels, Marathon Waste and Pokemon GO Safari Zone!!

This is our new ICRT Vlog where we cover some more interesting aspects of news, lifestyle, happenings and entertainment in Taiwan. Now we get to kick back and relax and talk about some of the more trendy and hip things going on around the island! This week, we chat about a camel that gets a mouthful,...Continue reading
ICRT Vlog #4: Microplastics, Farewell S.H.E., and a Giant Marble Ball on a Roll!

ICRT Vlog #4: Microplastics, Farewell S.H.E., and a Giant Marble Ball on a Roll!

This is our new ICRT Vlog where we cover some more interesting aspects of news, lifestyle, happenings and entertainment in Taiwan. Now we get to kick back and relax and talk about some of the more trendy and hip things going on around the island! This week we chat about a microplastics in your drinking water,...Continue reading
Kaohsiung Gets to Work on First “Rotating Bridge”  

Kaohsiung Gets to Work on First “Rotating Bridge”  

A horizontal rotating bridge will slash 30 minutes off pedestrian and cycling travel times between two sides of a canal near Kaohsiung’s Penglai Port and Industrial Area and become the city’s first bridge to swing open sideways, allowing for the passage of boats and yachts.    High-ranking officials from the Tsai Administration attended a ground-breaking...Continue reading
ICRT Vlog #3: Cure for Baldness, Jadeite Cabbage on Tour and Rising Mooncake Prices!

ICRT Vlog #3: Cure for Baldness, Jadeite Cabbage on Tour and Rising Mooncake Prices!

This is our new ICRT Vlog where we cover some more interesting aspects of news, lifestyle, happenings and entertainment in Taiwan. Now we get to kick back and relax and talk about some of the more trendy and hip things going on around the island! This week we chat about a cure for baldness, the renowned...Continue reading
ICRT Vlog #2: Mid-Autumn Festival Bus Discounts, Jolin Tsai's Birthday and Taipei Livability Index!

ICRT Vlog #2: Mid-Autumn Festival Bus Discounts, Jolin Tsai’s Birthday and Taipei Livability Index!

This is our new ICRT Vlog where we cover some more interesting aspects of news, lifestyle, happenings and entertainment in Taiwan. Now we get to kick back and relax and talk about some of the more trendy and hip things going on around the island! This week we chat about a new way to save for...Continue reading
Greenpeace Takes on Taiwan's Biggest Environmental Problems

Greenpeace Takes on Taiwan’s Biggest Environmental Problems

The international non-profit advocacy group Greenpeace (綠色和平) is spearheading several major environmental campaigns across Taiwan, working to issue in major systematic shifts that will reduce Taiwan’s carbon emissions and ecological pollution. Chih-An Lee, the project manager of Greenpeace’s energy team, says that human activity has already devastated Taiwan’s ecosystems. “We’ve see many ecological system collapse...Continue reading
Aaradhna to Perform at Matariki Festival in Taiwan

Aaradhna to Perform at Matariki Festival in Taiwan

New Zealand R&B and soul singer Aaradhna will be in Taiwan to celebrate the Maori New Year. The multiple award-winning artist will perform at a free concert at Tiehua village in Taitung this Friday.Continue reading
"Ant-Man and the Wasp" Stars in Taiwan

“Ant-Man and the Wasp” Stars in Taiwan

Actors Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly are in Taiwan this week to promote their new superhero movie – “Ant-Man and the Wasp.” Lilly arrived on the island late Sunday while Rudd arrived here in Taiwan this morning. Rudd waved to members of the press and fans on his arrival at Taoyuan International Airport and told...Continue reading