The Formosa Dreamers put an end to a losing streak with a dramatic turnaround victory against the visiting Singapore Slingers in Changhua City Sunday in the ASEAN Basketball League (ABL). The ABL 2019-2020 season began Nov. 16, 2019 with 10 teams from East Asia and Southeast Asia competing for the title. The regular season runs until March 29, 2020.
El Nido in the Philippines is the most popular emerging travel destination for Taiwanese tourists, according to an analysis released Dec. 26 by online travel website Booking.com.
The MOFA is helping cultivate the country’s next generation of leaders. Initiated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) in 2009, the program for college and graduate students aged 35 and under encourages participants to develop an interest in international affairs, promote Taiwan’s profile overseas and strengthen ties between the country and its like-minded partners.
China Airlines (CAL) said Monday it will begin direct flight services between Taiwan's main airport in Taoyuan and Chiang Mai in northern Thailand on June 23, in a bid to build its presence in Southeast Asia. The service will start with one roundtrip flight every Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, using its Boeing 738 aircraft, the carrier said.
Taiwan-based EVA Airways has been ranked the world's third safest carrier for 2020, maintaining its place on the top 20 list for the seventh year in a row, according to the latest rankings, which were compiled by an airline safety and product rating review website.
To display the unique Hakka heritage through visual records, the Hakka Affairs Council organized an open-air photography exhibition. The “Exhibition of Photographs Highlighting the Romance of Northern Taiwan's Hakka Villages” is taking place from Dec. 26, 2019 through Jan. 5, 2020, at Taipei’s 228 Peace Park, and it will travel to the New Tile House Hakka Cultural District in Hsinchu County’s Zhubei City from Feb. 20 to March 1.
The Ministry of Education released the admissions list of the examination of government sponsorship for overseas study of 2019 on the 31st. This time, 130 people out of 593 people are selected with the average acceptance rate, 21.9 %, and it has got more 11 people than last year. Among them, 10 people are selected to individually go to 5 New Southbound countries. The Ministry of Education expects to send their transcripts on January 2.
The 3+4 Vocational Education Program for Overseas Compatriot Students is popular among young overseas compatriots in New Southbound Countries
In support of the government’s New Southbound policy and to fill the labor gap left by declining birthrate, the Overseas Community Affairs Council (OCAC) has, with reference to domestic vocational high school cooperative education programs, in recent years actively promoted The 3+4 Vocational Education Program for Overseas Compatriot Students and encouraged overseas compatriots students to come to study in Taiwan.
A program encouraging Taiwanese manufacturers to hiring Indonesians directly rather than through brokers has started to deliver results, an Indonesian official said Monday. Speaking at a year-end review of his agency's major initiatives, Tatang B. Razak, head of the National Board for Placement and Protection of Indonesian Overseas Workers (BNP2TKI), was happy to cooperate with Taiwan's Ministry of Labor (MOL) on the program.
To welcome 2020, according to a survey on a hotel booking website, this year's New Year's Eve, Taipei City is widely loved by tourists traveling alone and became the 12th most popular place for New Year's celebration around the world. Besides, tourists coming to Taiwan are mainly from Indonesia, South Korea, and the Netherlands.