Time for Taiwan – My Beautiful Island

The Taiwan Tourism Bureau 中華民國觀光局 has released its first promotional short film, titled “Time for Taiwan – My Beautiful Island 暢遊臺灣就是現在-我的美麗之島.” Backpackers, retired couple, young ladies, and a family tours Taiwan to see its beauty. In its nature, culture, and people, especially the people, the beauty is everywhere. We cannot tell you what you will find, but in Taiwan, you will always find something. It’s Time for Taiwan.

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Sharing Taiwan with the World

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日本の人々、頑張って!! Earthquake & Tsunami in Japan – Ways You Can Help!! 日本遭逢強震與海嘯,請多多捐助!!

From Google Crisis Response:

On March 11 at 2:46pm JST a massive 9.0-magnitude earthquake occurred near the northeastern coast of Japan, creating extremely destructive tsunami waves which hit Japan just minutes after the earthquake, and triggering evacuations and warnings across the Pacific Ocean. The earthquake and tsunami have caused extensive and severe damage in Northeastern Japan, leaving thousands of people confirmed dead, injured or missing, and millions more affected by lack of electricity, water and transportation.

Emergency voicemail message board

171 + 1 + phone number to leave a message
171 + 2 + phone number to listen to a message

Phone numbers to consult about missing persons: (Japanese language)

Iwate: 0120-801-471
Miyagi: 022-221-2000
Fukushima: 0120-510-186 / 090-8424-4207 / 090-8424-4208

Link above also contains person finder/message board. Continue reading “日本の人々、頑張って!! Earthquake & Tsunami in Japan – Ways You Can Help!! 日本遭逢強震與海嘯,請多多捐助!!”

Visit Taiwan

The most convenient way to get to Taiwan is by plane. Most international flights arrive and depart from Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TPE, in Taoyuan, but usually labeled as Taipei by airlines). Currently there are five other airports operating regular international flights in Taiwan, to destinations in Asia: Taipei International Airport (TSA, in downtown Taipei, also known as Songshan Airport), Taichung Airport (RMQ), Tainan Airport (TNN), Kaohsiung International Airport (KHH), and Hualien Airport (HUN). Continue reading “Visit Taiwan”

Taiwanese Movies

If you go to a movie theater in Taiwan, most likely you will be able to watch a lot of movies that you can watch in the US. However, if you go to a movie theater in the US, most likely you will not be able to watch movies that are made in Taiwan. Not that this is surprising, because there really isn’t that many movies that are made in Taiwan, and managed to attract enough people in Taiwan to watch them. However, this is changing. It can be observed that more and more people in Taiwan associate themselves with Taiwan and calling themselves Taiwanese (many people still identified themselves as Chinese about two decades ago). Films that are made based on culture in Taiwan, and just in general are made in Taiwan by Taiwanese directors have been storming the box office on the island. Here are a few of those films. (For more Taiwanese films, visit 台灣電影網Taiwan Cinema.) Continue reading “Taiwanese Movies”

Tourism Bureau of Taiwan Launches New Global Campaign

In the year 2000, the Tourism Bureau of the ROC (Taiwan) 中華民國觀光局 launched its global campaign aimed to attract more international visitor to Taiwan. The campaign involved the logo with “TAIWAN” written in calligraphy and a Taiwan-shape seal with the slogan “Taiwan, Touch Your Heart“. The campaign was quite successful, with more than 5 million people visiting Taiwan last year.

On February 11, 2011, the Tourism Bureau launches its newest global campaign. Following the theme of “heart”, the new campaign involves the logo with a heart full of different possibilities to explore in Taiwan and the slogan “Taiwan – The Heart of Asia 亞洲心、台灣情“. The two logos share the same idea that tourism in Taiwan begins with the heart.

A place mixed with traditions and modernity, Taiwan is one place in Asia you cannot miss!