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Bravo Receives New Title – Mascot of Taipei  2017/9/21

Bravo Receives New Title – Mascot of Taipei

The Summer Universiade bear mascot Bravo bear has landed a new job as the mascot of Taipei City.During the international sports meet, Bravo-themed merchandise was so well-received that much of the stocks were depleted quickly. Even Universiade badminton gold medalist Tai Tzu-ying revealed that she has a collection of Bravo plush dolls in various styles, indicating that the mascot has won the heart of a great number of fans. In a thank-you dinner ......Full Text

Bravo Takes on New Role as Disaster Prevention Ambassador  2017/9/21

Bravo Takes on New Role as Disaster Prevention Ambassador

With the conclusion of the 2017 Summer Universiade in Taipei, the event’s mascot Bravo the Bear continues to enjoy great popularity despite being “unemployed” at the moment. To take advantage of the mascot’s fame, the Fire Department announced that it is hiring the bear as its “Disaster Prevention Ambassador.” The agency held a facebook live broadcast of Bravo’s appointment from the Fire Safety Museum between 9:10 AM and 9:30 AM on September 2......Full Text

Youths Invited to Take Part in Travel Taipei Campaign  2017/9/20

Youths Invited to Take Part in Travel Taipei Campaign

With the approach of Mid-Autumn Festival and Double Ten Day, the Youth Development Office (YDO) is joining hands with travel planning platform Travel 98 to hold an event inviting young people from around the island to explore Taipei. Between September 18 and November 17, individuals between ages 12 to 30 are welcome to visit the capital and participate in the campaign by posting an essay on the activity website about their stay in the city. Th......Full Text

Wanhua District Pushes for Family-oriented Traditional Market  2017/9/20

Wanhua District Pushes for Family-oriented Traditional Market

Between September 14 and 21, a series of family-fun activities are taking place at Xinfu Market, inviting parents and kids from 4th to 6th grade to participate. Activities including “Market Tour,” “One-day Stall Owner,” and “Market Speed Writer” combined with sales and bargains will no doubt bring new highlights to the traditional marketplace. In an effort to revitalize Dongsanshui Street and Xinfu Market, the city reached an agreement with ve......Full Text

Ko: Taipei should Take Advantage of Sharing Economy  2017/9/19

Ko: Taipei should Take Advantage of Sharing Economy

During an address at a symposium promoting e-commerce in Taipei on September 18, Mayor Ko Wen-je stressed that sharing economy and circular economy are the global trends of today. The mayor took the opportunity to share the city government’s measures in answering industry development challenges and business opportunities arising from the growing sharing economy. The event also sought to collect public feedback and thoughts on collaborative eco......Full Text

Taipei City Archives Adds 14 New Items to the List of City Cultural Heritage Relics  2017/9/19

Taipei City Archives Adds 14 New Items to the List of City Cultural Heritage Relics

On September 18, Taipei City Archives announced 14 items to be included on the list of Taipei’s cultural heritage assets. All of the antiques possess over 100 years of history. A total of 13 relics on the list are stored at Shilin Elementary School’s School History Room. These pieces date back to the Japanese Colonial Period and are intrinsic to the school’s founding. Shilin Elementary School was founded as the Zhishanyan Lecture Hall in 1......Full Text

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