Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je, an avid cyclist, completing the Lighthouse to Lighthouse 525km bike ride in 2015

Gym membership is growing rapidly in Taiwan, but still lags behind other Asian markets. As health and fitness take on higher priorities for many in Taiwan, growing numbers of people are exercising regularly. High-end fitness centers and extreme endurance events are expanding throughout the island, and the market for expensive personal trainers is booming. Yet…

This is Part 5 of the Special Report on Public Safety: Links to Part 1, Part2, Part 3,Part 4, Part 5 Taiwan society has changed, and the gangsters have either disappeared or become more sophisticated, depending on who you ask. Over the decades, media reports in Taiwan have depicted highly efficient and ruthless underworld organizations with exotic…