• 2014 Taiwan International
• Tainan will launch a daily flight
service to Hong Kong from the
end of March
• Registration for the Anding
District Marathon is now open
• Migrant Birds As Harbinger of
Translated by Chen-yu She
Located in the sunny and humid subtropical weather, Taiwan is an
ideal place to plant various kind of flowers, especially orchids. As
one of the largest orchid plantation in the world, Taiwan orchid
growers never stop learning and refining the farming method
throughout theirs hundred years of orchid farming history. Over 20
years effort of promoting the brand name to the world, Taiwan has
established its worldwide reputation of the delicacy of the Taiwanese
Thanks to the steadily increasing orchid exportation year by year, the
amount of annual export has exceed 8 million and makes Taiwan the
largest orchid exporter in the world. Around 23% of Taiwan’s flora
yields come from orchid industry despite it only takes 4% of the
farming lands, which it has been known as the golden industry.
Holding over 50% of orchid breeds and 40% of farming expertise,
Taiwan has attained its leading role in the orchid industry.
To find out more detail information about the show, please go to the
official website: http://www.tios.com.tw/.
Time: March 8th
to March 17th
, from 9 am to 6 pm
Location: No. 325, Wushulin, Houbi Dist., Tainan City, Taiwan
Translated by Polin Kuo
A service of daily nonstop flights between Tainan and Hong Kong
will be launched at March 30 with a series of follow-up activities
to encourage Hong Kong tourists to see Tainan as a must-see
destination in Taiwan.
This year, government has cooperated with Taiyen Biotech Co. to
giving away 1,000 facial masks with Tainan Spring activities’
foldersands and tourist guide maps to passengers flying into
Tainan from Hong Kong.
Hong Kong is currently the only one city who has established
regular flight line with Tainan and the number of direct flight
routes will further be increased at March 30. It is expected could
bring more convenience for tourists and as a part of tourist
industry in Tainan, Taiyen Biotech Company will team up with
Tainan government to achieve a success relation between
government and business, said by Hong Xiyao ( 洪 璽 曜 ),
Chairman of Taiyen Biotech Co.
Tainan will launch a
daily flight service
to Hong Kong from
the end of March
Registration for the
Marathon is now
Translated by Ching Chun Lin
February to 28th
Location: Tainan City
Organizer: Tainan City Anding District Office
Event Detail: Marathon starts at 8:00 am on Friday, 28th February
Prize: The first six participants arriving at the finish line get
certificates and medals
Contact: Student Affair Office of Anding Junior High School
How to Register:
(A) To register, please visit the Tainan Anding Junior High School
website to download the application form. The application form can
also be found in the Academic Affairs Office of Anding Junior High
School, front gate security guardhouse at the school, Anding District
Office and District Library. Please lodge the finished application form
prior to the 21st
February 2014 deadline.
Migrant Birds As
Harbinger of Spring
Translated by Heng-Jui Chang
While not yet freed from the glacial cold spell, Taiwan is tagged
by spring as migrant birds in Tainan prepare to change shift.
Already, wintering birds are starting to depart, noted the
management office of Taijiang National Park.
According to the Park, the warmish weather preceding the recent
cold spell saw the South wind arriving in early February and, with
it, the embarkation of wintering birds. The onset of a shift change
between winter and summer birds this year is not earlier than
previous years, though.
Under the frigid grip of the recent cold front, winter birds, barred
from exit, took shelter in depressions and below dykes. Summer
birds, too, were nowhere to be seen. The shift change is usually at
its most conspicuous in March and April, said the conservators.
The internationally protected black-faced spoonbills show no sign
of returning to the North either. The latest survey reveals the
number of black-faced spoonbills to be at no significant variance
with that of January, said the conservators.
The Park administrators said they will continue the satellite
tracking of Black-faced Spoonbills.
Tainan Foreigner Assistance Centre
2F, 6, Sec. 2, Yonghua Rd., Anping Dist, Tainan City
06-299-1111 #8244 or 0800-024-111