Taiwan Oddities

Latest weird news from Taiwan

Taiwan-shaped pothole wins Internet’s hearts

TAIPEI (The China Post) — “Watch the road” will now be taken very literally, after a social media user recently posted a picture of...

‘Chinese lessons’ for U.S. Air Force amuse and confuse foreigners

TAIPEI (The China Post) — Taichung’s Ching Chuan Kang Air Base (清泉崗基地) hosted the U.S. Air Force's military personnel for nearly 16 years (1963-1979),...

Taiwan lover receives praise online for original tattoo

TAIPEI (The China Post) — Many people who visited Taiwan leave with an abundance of memorabilia associated with memorable people or events, although some...

Taiwanese man shocked at NT$100,000 parking fee

TAIPEI (The China Post) — With the advancement of technology, more and more parking lots have updated their systems so that drivers can not...

News of ‘Taipei monolith’ elicits funny responses

TAIPEI (The China Post) — Since the recent discovery of a monolith structure in the Red Rock Desert of Utah, many social media users...

Social media users heap praise on ‘100% Taiwan Design’ mini-car

TAIPEI (The China Post) — Aside from well-known tourist attractions such as Taipei 101, Taroko Gorge and Sun Moon Lake, many foreigners who come...

Life-size Pringles mascot spotted in Taiwan after John Oliver Challenge

TAIPEI (The China Post) — A Twitter user recently shared a picture of a "real-life Pringles guy" captured in a supermarket in Taiwan, causing...

Taiwan woman takes bus with 9 acupuncture needles on head

TAIPEI (The China Post) — What would you do if you witnessed someone on the bus with 9 acupuncture needles sticking out of his or...

Foreigner shocked at ‘hideous’ couch gifted by Taiwanese landlord

TAIPEI (The China Post) — Renting an apartment in Taiwan often comes with a lot of back and forth as tenants and landlords argue...

Adorable cat becomes Taiwan icon

TAIPEI (The China Post) — With the recent picture of the “Taiwanese Boba Dog” making rounds online, foreigners have been keeping an eye out...