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Thicker Than Water

Children of new immigrants are deepening ties with Southeast Asia.

CORONAVIRUS/Scoot resumes Singapore-Taiwan flights

Budget airline Scoot resumed flights between Singapore and Taiwan starting Sunday, following a temporary suspension due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Singaporean carrier, which suspended flights destined for Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport on March 22, will operate one flight a week between the two destinations using a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.

CORONAVIRUS/Filipina transfer passenger no major COVID-19 threat to Taiwan: CECC

A Filipina who tested positive for COVID-19 Saturday in Hong Kong after transiting through Taiwan a day earlier does not pose a major threat to the country, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said Monday.

Taiwan to allow return of international students from Laos, Cambodia

Taiwan on Wednesday announced a further easing of its border restrictions to allow students from Laos and Cambodia who are due to graduate this year to return to the nation, according to the Ministry of Education (MOE).

Taipei named best leisure destination in Asia for 3rd straight year

Taipei has won the "best leisure destination in Asia" Leisure Lifestyle Award hosted by Global Traveler magazine for the third consecutive year, the Tourism Bureau's Los Angeles Office said Friday. Singapore and Seoul came second and third, followed by Tokyo, Phuket in Thailand, Hong Kong, and Bangkok.

StarLux to increase flights to Penang from July

Taiwanese startup carrier StarLux Airlines said earlier this week that it will increase its service to Penang, Malaysia, from one to two round-trip flights per week starting in July. The airline originally flew two round-trips per day on the Taoyuan-Penang route but it was suspended in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. On June 18, the carrier partially resumed the service by flying one round-trip flight per week.

MOE to admit graduating foreign students after COVID-19 entry ban Photos - New Southbound Policy

MOE to admit graduating foreign students after COVID-19 entry ban

Foreign students from 11 countries and areas, who are graduating this year, will be allowed to return to Taiwan soon, after being shut out for more than three months due to border control measures imposed by Taiwan in March at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, under the premise of protecting foreign students' rights and giving priority to disease prevention.

Tzu Chi hospital visits Philippines to share medical work experience

To support the project of "one country, one center" issued by the Ministry of Health and Welfare, Hualien Tzu Chi Hospital not only traveled to the Philippines to increase bilateral exchanges but has provided training programs for medical personnel. In August last year, four doctors engaged in different fields from the Philippines have come to Hualien Tzu Chi Hospital for training.

Budget airline Scoot to resume Singapore-Taipei flights in July

Budget airline Scoot announced on Monday that it will resume flights between Singapore and Taipei starting July 5, following a temporary suspension due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The carrier, a subsidiary of Singapore Airlines, said it will operate one flight a week between the two destinations using a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.

CORONAVIRUS/Taiwan to partially reopen to transit passengers Thursday

Starting Thursday, international air passengers will be allowed to transit through Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, under certain conditions, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said Wednesday. So far, only flights operated by the Evergreen Group, the China Airlines Group, and Cathay Pacific are included in the policy, and other airlines will be added on a rolling basis, Chen said.

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