Show-HomeBeautiful Taiwan 台灣 Amy, Soar and Ting
Geo location & weatherLocation:    Weather– North: Subtropical; South: tropical     Average warm ( January 14 ºC, July 30 ...
Population & LanguageTotal: 23,239268 ( March 2012)• Han Chinese (98%) -Hokkien (70%), Hakka (15%), andOther Han Chinese (...
Economy10/05/12
Political ControversyFacts:• Taiwan has democracy• Different passport and visa• Taiwan has never been ruled by the  commun...
Brief HistoryEarliest (with archeological evidence) since 5000 BC.Aborigines has been in Taiwan before 13th Century.1624-1...
Major city - TaipeiNorth of Taiwan 台 北Cultural and economic capital, 3million people in a fast-paced andcrowded city with ...
Major city – Taichung           台中Middle of Taiwan 台 中Nice weather all year round- wellsheltered from the mountains around...
Taichung- AttractionsNational park: Shei-Pa        Sun-Moon Lake (日月潭)                              the largest lake in Ta...
Major city - Kaohsiung•   Southwest of Taiwan•   Tropical weather –South of the Tropic of Cancer•   ‘Kaohsiung Incident’• ...
Major tourist attractions•   Former British Consulate - Overlooks thefamous Siziwan Bay and the Port of Kaohsiung•    Kent...
Food!•   World famous food•   Night-market culture•   Family & social gatherings
Food!•   Must-try itemsFruits, seafood, night markets
More Food!•   Cultural diversity in food•   Exotic items?
Notable movies                       The Wayward CloudCity of Sadness (1989)       (2005)        Sadiq Bale (2011)
Notable cultural events•   Lunar New Year•   Lantern Festival•   Dragon Boat Festival•   Mid-Autumn Festival
Visiting TaiwanTransportation – be creative!Accommodation – stay with localCosts – reasonably lowMust-see places – Taroko ...
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  1. 1. Show-HomeBeautiful Taiwan 台灣 Amy, Soar and Ting
  2. 2. Geo location & weatherLocation: Weather– North: Subtropical; South: tropical Average warm ( January 14 ºC, July 30 ºC) Typhoons between June and September
  3. 3. Population & LanguageTotal: 23,239268 ( March 2012)• Han Chinese (98%) -Hokkien (70%), Hakka (15%), andOther Han Chinese (13%)• Aborigines (2%) –14 different tribal groups,each with a differentlanguage & culture(Formosan language)
  4. 4. Economy10/05/12
  5. 5. Political ControversyFacts:• Taiwan has democracy• Different passport and visa• Taiwan has never been ruled by the communist China government• International political status unclear
  6. 6. Brief HistoryEarliest (with archeological evidence) since 5000 BC.Aborigines has been in Taiwan before 13th Century.1624-1662 Dutch colonised Southern Taiwan.1626-1642 Spanish colonised Northern Taiwan.1662-1895 Chinese (Ming & Qing Dinasty)1895-1945 Japanese conolised Taiwan1945-present R.O.C. (Republic of China, not to be confused with PRC-People’s Republic of China)
  7. 7. Major city - TaipeiNorth of Taiwan 台 北Cultural and economic capital, 3million people in a fast-paced andcrowded city with major universities
  8. 8. Major city – Taichung 台中Middle of Taiwan 台 中Nice weather all year round- wellsheltered from the mountains aroundThird largest city in Taiwan- population:2.66 million
  9. 9. Taichung- AttractionsNational park: Shei-Pa Sun-Moon Lake (日月潭) the largest lake in Taiwan(雪霸) National Park Food Night markets
  10. 10. Major city - Kaohsiung• Southwest of Taiwan• Tropical weather –South of the Tropic of Cancer• ‘Kaohsiung Incident’• Second largest city in Taiwan (population 2.9 million)• ‘Harbour capital’ of Taiwan – Port of Kaohsiung
  11. 11. Major tourist attractions• Former British Consulate - Overlooks thefamous Siziwan Bay and the Port of Kaohsiung• Kenting National Park
  12. 12. Food!• World famous food• Night-market culture• Family & social gatherings
  13. 13. Food!• Must-try itemsFruits, seafood, night markets
  14. 14. More Food!• Cultural diversity in food• Exotic items?
  15. 15. Notable movies The Wayward CloudCity of Sadness (1989) (2005) Sadiq Bale (2011)
  16. 16. Notable cultural events• Lunar New Year• Lantern Festival• Dragon Boat Festival• Mid-Autumn Festival
  17. 17. Visiting TaiwanTransportation – be creative!Accommodation – stay with localCosts – reasonably lowMust-see places – Taroko Gorge, Islands around, mountainsSimple words that will get you farShie-Shie (thank you)Hao (good, agree, nice)Hao-chi (delicious)

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