Country of the Week: Taiwan

Off the coast of mainland China is an island endowed with so many wonders that calling it Ilha Formosa (beautiful island) just seems quite fitting.
Taiwan is a fascinating fusion of the cultural heritage, through various temples, museums, cultural and arts, modern culture amidst the pulsating vibe of skyscrapers, bright lights, night markets (serving bountiful delectable local eats and drinks) and world-renowned, awe-inspiring sceneries.
Nickname: Formosa
Current Political Leader: Tsai Ing-wen
Most Populous City:: Taipei
Language(s): Mandarin Chinese (official), Taiwanese Hokkien
Currency: New Taiwan Dollar
Major Religions: Buddhism, Taoism, and folk religions
Famous landmarks: Chiang Kai-shek Memorial, Taipei 101
National symbols(s): Formosan Black Bear (animal), Formosan Blue Magpie (bird), Blue sky with a white sun (coat of arms)
Movies filmed in Taiwan: Life of Pi, Lucy, Silence
Famous people: Chiang Kai-shek, Chai Ing-wen, Jerry Yan
Climate: The island is surrounded by oceans, therefore, expect warm, humid weather year-round. Experience rain showers during the rainy months of March-May, enjoy the foliage during autumn from September-November, enjoy the short winter with temperatures dropping to 11-12C from December-February
Popular Festivals: Chinese New Year, Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival, Dragon Boat Festival, National Yimin Festival, Moon Festival