Sunday, September 27, 2015

Typhoon Dujuan Will Impact Taiwan on Mid Autumn Festival

Transportation News: 
Suhua Highway, North Cross-Island Highway(7), Yilan to Lishan highway are closed at noon. Dayulin to Toroko will be closed any time base on the typhoon strength. 
Highs Speed Train: the last schedule is at 3 pm for north and south bound.

Taiwan Railroad: 
West Coast railroad system: Northbound will be closed at 4 pm and Southbound will be closed at 5pm.

South Cross Island Railroad System is scheduled to close at 6 pm.  

East Coast Railroad System is closed.  
Update: You  might want to stock some water and food if you are in Taiwan especial in the north. It is super typhoon. Don't underestimate its strength. 

    These two pictures were taken in Penghu which is between Taiwan and China around 12 noon. The sea level is already rising. The high tide and the typhoon effects have already caused flood in a small village of  Penghu as the outskirt of the typhoon touched the east coast of Taiwan.
The source of Pictures: By Peter Wang who is an excellent local tour guide in Penghu.
If you need a tour guide in Penghu, he would  be a good choice for you.

 It is 3 days Mid Autumn Festival holiday starting on Sept 26-28. Every one expects to have fun BBQ parties with friends and families. But things do not always go with plans especial the changes are effected by natural phenomenons. Unfortunately Typhoon Dujuan, the 7th typhoon that impacts Taiwan on this holiday since 2008, will be expected to effect Taiwan around the coming Monday of 28 and Tuesday of 29.      Also the high tide effects will be more enhanced because of the supermoon. The estimation of the high tide will reach 50-60 cm high. So if you are on the low ground areas or nearby rivers, you should be cautious for your safety and avoid visiting beaches. 
     Tawain Weather Bureau is expected to announce the land warning at 5:30 pm and issue heavy rain warning in Yilan County, Keelung City, Taipei, New Taipei City, Taoyuan City and Hsinchu County.

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If you are in Taiwan, enjoy the festival spirits and stay safe. 

If you are going to travel to Taiwan like me in the next few days, I wish you a safe fly. 

Happy Mid Autumn Festival! 


Thursday, August 20, 2015

Typhoon Goni Warning

8/20 Long Wave Warning is issued: Effect on 8/20--21 on  Northeast, East, and South Coasts. The wave is 1.5 meter to 3 meter high. Be cautious when playing or walking on the beaches.
Source Info

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Monday, August 10, 2015

Typhoon Soudelor's Strength and Destruction

Today's Wulai Village: 

Tornado in Tainan: 

The highway to Wulai area is closed because of landslides and collapsed bridges. The residents depend on helicopters to deliver supplies and transportation. If you plan to visit Wulai, it may not be a good time. 

The stregh of the wind: Video Clip of #Flying Motor scooter, #Dancing Cargo Aircraft,

Taipei 101: The swing of 660 tons Damper Baby: The sway range is 100 cm(1 meter.)
Source Info: Taipei 101 Official website

Thursday, August 06, 2015

Typhoon Soudelor Warning


8/7 Sea and Land warning were issued. 
CNN's report about this monster: 

Storm Chaser: iCyclone Facebook page:
    If you are planing to visit Taiwan or travel around Taiwan this week (8/6,) you should watch out Typhoon Soudelor. The possibility of making landfall in Taiwan is very high and also will effect the entire island. More information, please visit Central Weather Bureau website:

Source Information:,21.821,130.781,5

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Thursday, November 20, 2014

A Day Hike to Mt. Dongpu in Nantou County

     Thanks for the vigorous social media development. I have met some friends with common interests through Facebook. Also I have learned Taiwan history, geology, and ecology in different regions from these FB friends. This time my husband and I were invited by my FB friend Morris who has done many ecologic field trips with NTU scholars in Nantou county to hike Mt. Dongpu.   
Snipped from Google Map
     Mt. Dongpu is located on 143.8 KM of Highway 21 with 2,248 meter height. It belongs to Jade Mountain Range  territory in the Jade Mountain National Park. 
     That day I had to wake up early in order to meet our friends at the Jade Mountain National Park headquarter in Shuili at 8:30 am. It would probably take 90 minutes drive from Taichung to the headquarter. (We stopped at McDonald in Mingjian for our breakfast after getting off Freeway (toll road) 3 at the Mingjian interchange.)  
     We arrived early. The street was really quiet. There were only a few cars or people passing by. Highway 21 is also the alternate road to Alishan. As usual, people are always late in Taiwan.   

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Typhoon Fungwong

Update: 9/21
   Typhoon Fungwong changed its way to the north along the east coast. The most impact area will be the east coast and the northern area. 
Rumor: A 4.8 earthquake happened at 5:14 am near Hualien country has triggered Fungwong to change its direction. Anyway, the smart choice is to avoid the mountain areas or stay away from the water. 

Typhoon Fungwong expects to make its landfall at 8 am on 9/21. It already effects in the central and south of Taiwan. Local governments from Taoyuan to the south, Hualien and Taitung have announced public offices and schools are closed tomorrow.  
If you have any question about Taiwan High Speed Railway schedule for 9/21, please dial: 4066-3000 (landline) or 02-4066-3000 (mobile)
THSR: Before 14:00. Southbound and Northbound will be scheduled on every 00, 20, 40. After 1400 all schedules will be on its normal schedule. Info from THSR website

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Be careful of its Preticipation  

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Typhoon Trami Warning by American Institute in Taiwan

Typhoon Trami - August 20, 2013

This emergency message is being issued to alert U.S. citizens residing or traveling in Taiwan that the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) and the Taiwan Central Weather Bureau are tracking Typhoon Trami across the Western Pacific.  JTWC forecasts TyphoonTrami will track northwest over the next 48 hours, traversing northern Taiwan, but the possibility of a last minute change in direction exists.  Heavy rain and strong winds can be expected across the island. Local government in Taipei, New Taipei, and Keelung announced closure on August 21. American Institute in Taiwan (AIT)/Taipei will also be closed on August 21. AIT Kaohsiung will be open, however.
We will continue to monitor Typhoon Trami‘s track and will issue updated messages as needed.   Please monitor the storm’s track by listening to the radio, watching television, or monitoring Taiwan's Central Weather Bureau website ( in English.  International Community Radio Taipei (ICRT) provides regular weather bulletins in English on 100.7 FM in the Taipei and Kaohsiung areas and on 100.1 FM in Taichung.  Locate shelter, monitor media reports, and follow all official instructions.  Carry your travel documents at all times (e.g. U.S. passport, birth certificate, picture ID’s, etc.) or secure them in a safe, waterproof location.  You should also contact friends and family in the United States with updates on your whereabouts.
For more information , please visit AIT website