By Steven Crook and Katy Hui-wen Hung Families across Taiwan continue to engage in an ancient tradition of offering up ritual feasts to their ancestors. One clan has been performing these rites in the northern city of Taoyuan for over two centuries. Ancestor worship is an ancient and persistent custom among Han Chinese. Traditionally, deceased…

Diners at the Marco Polo, located on the 38th floor of Shangri-La’s Far Eastern Plaza Hotel, will notice that there is something delectably unique about the dishes on offer from its current Black Truffle Set Menu. Concocted by head chef David Hsu, the menu features a luxurious selection of high-end traditional Italian fare with modern…

The Sherwood Taipei, one of the city’s longest running luxury hotels, is not only renowned for its refined elegance and classic style, but is also a place where the word “hospitality” is taken very seriously. General Manager Achim von Hake and his expertly trained staff have worked hard over the decades to ensure that both longstanding…

While the COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on the lives and livelihoods of billions around the world, it has also presented humankind with a unique opportunity to consider how the way we live impacts the environment and the future of our planet. With humanity facing an aging and growing population, the fallout from climate change,…

A bi-weekly snapshot of Taiwan business news stories brought to you by CommonWealth and AmCham Taiwan’s TOPICS Ørsted signs investment agreement for Taiwan wind farm Danish wind power developer Ørsted signed an investment agreement in late December with Canadian institutional investor CDPQ (Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec) and local investor Cathay PE. Under…