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6.6 Earthquake Shakes Up Locals & Travelers In Taiwan

BY JST NEWS On Monday morning, at 9:42 a.m. local time, a 6.6 earthquake shook the island of Taiwan. The quake lasted for almost 30 seconds, leaving many locals and travelers disoriented. Even for people in Taipei who are accustomed to frequent earthquakes, some were shaken up by swaying buildings that seemed to last much longer than […]

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Bitch-Slapped By Culture Shock: How To Cope In 5 Steps

BY LENA KAZER Photo: Flickr/King of Monks Sometimes it festers slowly, planting anxiety triggers like landmines in our subconscious. Other times, it hits us like the horn of a bull, leaving us staggering and sputtering for help. Culture shock is a term used to describe the disorientation and overwhelming sense of isolation one sometimes feels […]

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14 Installations We Couldn’t Stop Staring At During Taiwan’s Lantern Festival

BY WENDY HUNG Rams, horses, cranes, giraffes! No, it’s not a trip to Kenya but it sure is that time of the year again: Taiwan Lantern Festival! After the hype of Chinese New Year, the annual festival hosted by Tourism Bureau of the Ministry of Transportation and Communications in Taiwan draws millions of crowds to various spots […]

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Scope Out These Powerful Art Exhibitions In Taipei

BY WENDY HUNG Sure when you’re in Taipei, night markets and karaoke at KTVs are must-do’s. But don’t underestimate the city’s array of art exhibitions attracting a chic crowd with international backgrounds. SEE ALSO: 24 Must-Do’s That Guarantee Your Best Taipei Moments This month, Tina Keng Gallery in Neihu District is giving art fanatics an eyeful of religious […]

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How TransAsia Airways’ Pilots Flew Despite Failing Safety Tests

BY JST NEWS The crash that put Taipei, Taiwan on the map this month killed 42 people. Currently still under investigation, Taiwanese Civil Aeronautics Administration demanded TransAsia Airways’ pilots go through a series of safety tests which out of 68 pilots, 10 failed during the first section of the qualification test. The 10 pilots who […]

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UPDATE From Taiwan: TransAsia Airways Plane Engine Went Idle

BY JST NEWS Courtesy: YouTube Facing media cameras, the family of Huang Dun-Fu is screaming about TransAsia Airways. One brother in another family was able to recognize his brother’s body by the jacket he gave at the airport. The third day since TransAsia Airways Flight 235 crash into Keelong River in Taipei, Taiwan, more details from the […]

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A Look At Publications Around The World Reacting To Charlie Hebdo

BY TEAM JST Tragedy occurred yesterday in Paris, leaving the whole world now mourning for the loss of victims from the horrific gun shooting. The target was Charlie Hebdo, a non-conformist, extremely left-wing, satirical weekly newspaper which often depicts Prophet Muhammad in a mocking manner. Let’s not forget that Prophet Muhammad’s image is so sacred that it’s […]

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