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Crafty Commerce: Why Taipei Is an Indie Shopper’s Paradise - Marriott Traveler
With boutique shops selling handmade crafts, clothes and souvenirs, Taipei is a shopper's paradise. Here are some under-the-radar places for Taipei shopping.
No trash allowed in these waves - Taipei Times
This weekend’s surf competition at Double Lions Beach will include a beach clean-up as part of an ongoing effort to raise environmental awareness.
Ocean of troubles - Taipei Times
A group of scuba divers who spend their days picking up trash from the seabed of Taiwan’s northeast coast say that attitudes have to change.
Five Taipei hacks - Taipei Times
Our city has more to offer than street food and temples – if only visitors would look further.
Losing fear - Taipei Times
Wakeboarders from Taipei are challenging traditional standards of beauty, in particular, that women should be pale and thin.
Finding the TAO - Taipei Times
Taiwan Adventure Outings will be bringing a group of hikers to Cloud Heart Waterfall in Sanxia tomorrow.
On politics and cat cafes - Taipei Times
International reportage on Taiwan is finally evolving beyond cross-strait relations and toilet-themed restaurants. It should continue to do so.
Trash art contest aims to foster a cleaner beach culture - Taipei Times
Tomorrow’s beach clean-up at Double Lions in Yilan County will include a trash art competition and an afternoon surf session.
The alchemistic effect - Taipei Times
Enjoy an Old Fashioned or a cinnamon-flavored Christmas drink built to spec at Alchemy, Taipei’s first speakeasy, this winter.
Surf's up, Taitung - Taipei Times
The Taiwan Open of Surfing will kick off in the sleepy fishing village of Jinzun, Taitung, in less than two weeks, with hundreds of local and international surfers competing for the grand prize.
Keeping the coast clean - Taipei Times
Surviving a shark attack has only made Sam Judd love the ocean more, and next week, the surfer-turned-environmentalist will conduct workshops and lead a beach clean-up in Taiwan’s surf town of Waiao.
Barking up the right tree - Taipei Times
Three women talk about how the stray situation in Taiwan drove them to become unlikely animal rights activists and rescuers.
Monkey business - Taipei Times
Taipei Trends will head down to Kaohsiung for a guided tour of Monkey Mountain and a rare chance to interact with the macaques — who, up until recently, were seen by the local community as a nuisance.
Taiwan's boutique felines - Taipei Times
A Taipei cattery is taking measures to ensure responsible breeding, but animal rights activists say all breeding should cease until the stray situation is alleviated.
Gunning for bull's-eye - Taipei Times
Air gun shooting in Taipei Zhongzheng Sports Centers provides for an enjoyable indoor activity for those seeking to escape the summer heat, but if you’re looking for an adrenaline rush, it’s best to hold out for the real guns.