New Taipei: Guide to Banqiao

Banqiao's rapid urban developments simultaneously echo and respond to its rich history, creating a distinctive yet harmonious cityscape.

Urban Natives: Ephernité Chef Vanessa Huang's Favorite Late-Night Eats In Taipei

Leave it to Chef Vanessa Huang of Ephernité, who often works to midnight, to know where the best late-night eats can be found in Taipei.

Guide to Hualien

Mountainous regions and an apt locale next to the Pacific Ocean make Hualien the closest one might get to an untainted eco wonderland.

Top Bakeries In Taiwan

What would you dough without bread?

The Best Taiwanese Spins on Global Food Brands' Menus

Taiwan is undeniably a land of great unique food, and smart food brands know the need to adapt.

Guide to Sanchong and Xinzhuang

Only 20 minutes away from downtown Taipei, the Sanchong and Xinzhuang districts are some of the fastest expanding districts in New Taipei.

City543 x Yelp: Ranking Taipei's Best Beef Noodle Soup Restaurants

Over the course of two bloated lunches, we selected a who’s who of beef noodle soup and judged them based on taste.

Explore The Artistic Side Of Taipei's Dongqu At Fubon Very Fun Park

An annual spectacle since 2001, Fubon Art Foundation's Very Fun Park (粉樂町) is back for another summer of artistic glory.

Illustrator Ballboss Creates Pop Up Mr. Pinhead Barbershop In Taichung

The shop was inspired by Ballboss' book that follows the life of Mr. Pinhead, an everyday worker who stumbles on remarkable adventures.
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Area Guides

Taipei: Guide to Songshan

Meet the lush, more subdued sister to the dizzying spectacle of Dongqu.

Taipei: Zhongshan

Just one station away from Taipei Main Station, Zhongshan–a mishmash of Japanese and Western influences–is an endlessly [...]

Top Outdoor Spots To Explore In Taichung

Old castles, martial arts centers, hiking trails and rainbow villages await your arrival.

Taipei: Guide to Neihu

From technology parks to lake parks, shopping malls to hiking trails, few districts wed natural and manmade sites as convincingly as Neihu.

Urban Natives

Playing With Sound: Q&A With Golden Melody Nominee Waa Wei (魏如萱)

City543 sat down with the Golden Melody nominee for Best Female Singer to chat about the big and small things in her life.

Urban Natives: Thrill-seeking with Taiwan’s Top Wakeboarder Shannon Teng

Nicknamed "Taiwan's Wakeboarding Sweetheart," the country's top rider Shannon Teng shares her wakeboarding journey.

Urban Natives: Setting Roots in Taipei’s Secret Art Community with Musee Wu

At only 29 years old, Musee Wu is a fashion entrepreneur, established artist and a Taipei urban native. Growing up between New York [...]

Urban Natives: Discovering Old and New with Joy Lee

A trained aesthetic eye and love for homegrown products have helped Joy Lee to discover Taipei's best design spaces and authentic joints.

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