The fire department had to be called in to capture a 6-meter-long Burmese python that had been found in Kaohsiung’s Niaosong District.
Kaohsiung in southern Taiwan will begin offering free bus transfers from train stations in the city to provide greater public transportation options.
Kaohsiung International Airport in southwestern Taiwan received a bomb threat on Friday. After inspection, the threat turned out to be a false alarm.
Torrential rain across Taiwan has caused damage. There are reports of landslides and flooding. The COA has also estimated significant agricultural losses.
Police are investigating the cause of death of a woman found by a construction crew outside Zhengyi Station in Kaohsiung.
Kaohsiung’s agricultural exports have already surpassed those of the previous year, according to the city’s Agricultural Bureau.
While traffic deaths in Kaohsiung had fallen for 5 consecutive years, the first quarter of 2019 saw a spike, equaling almost half the total for all of 2018.
One of Kaohsiung’s tourist attractions, the “Dome of Light” at the Formosa Boulevard Station (美麗島), isn’t as bright as it once was.