Spec­tac­u­lar Tai­wan

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - MATTA FAIR -

WITH “Time for Tai­wan” as the slo­gan, the Tai­wan Tourism Bureau has com­bined fine food, LO­HAS, shop­ping and ro­mance- themed travel itin­er­ar­ies, and brought to­gether 42 dis­tinc­tive events held across Tai­wan, pre­sent­ing the Tai­wan Tourism Cal­en­dar.

The cal­en­dar in­tro­duces the most pop­u­lar and dis­tinc­tive events around Tai­wan sep­a­rated into Spring, Sum­mer, Au­tumn and Win­ter events.

The time, place, theme and other in­for­ma­tion use­ful for vis­i­tors are also pro­vided so that no mat­ter when they visit Tai­wan, they can still fol­low the Tai­wan Tourism Cal­en­dar at www. even­tai­wan. tw, to ex­pe­ri­ence the most from their visit.

* Penghu Ocean Fire­works Fes­ti­val – April 18 to June 23

The Penghu Ocean Fire­works Fes­ti­val is not the only in­cen­tive at­tract­ing sight­seers to this is­land of the firewheel flower (“Gail­lar­dia pul­chella Foug”), dur­ing the sum­mer.

How­ever, it has be­come a spec­tac­u­lar scene that lights up the evening sky over the Penghu Is­land that peo­ple look for­ward to see­ing ev­ery sum­mer.

The first fes­ti­val took place in 2003 and in­vited well- known Tai­wan singers and per­form­ing groups to en­ter­tain.

The amaz­ing high- al­ti­tude fire­works dis­play, ro­man­tic mu­sic, cas­cad­ing rock­ets and a sea of lanterns all turn Penghu into a re­splen­dent scene, more and more beau­ti­ful as night falls.

The Penghu Ocean Fire­works Fes­ti­val has be­come one of the grand events of the sum­mer sea­son and a beau­ti­ful and mag­nif­i­cent night scene for vis­i­tors to the is­land.

* Fu­long Sand Sculpting Art – May 7 to July 10

Sand sculp­ture is an in­ter­na­tional con­tem­po­rary art form com­bin­ing sculp­ture, cul­ture, paint­ing, ar­chi­tec­ture, sports ac­tiv­i­ties and recre­ation into one.

With its unique im­pact, its au­then­tic­ity, par­tic­i­pa­tory na­ture, and en­vi­ron­men­tal con­scious­ness, sand sculp­ture seems to have be­come a ma­jor tourist at­trac­tion.

Tai­wan has con­sid­er­able touris­tic re­sources. From north to south there are many scenic beach ar­eas, such as Fu­long, Fe­icui Bay, Shalun, Kend­ing, Qid­ing and Shanyuan sea­side re­sorts, es­pe­cially the stretch along the “horn” of the north­east coast from Yan­liao to Fu­long.

It is a con­tin­u­ous 3km stretch of golden beach, min­eral- like quartz sand, soft and white, with a won­der­ful feel and that eas­ily clumps to­gether.

The beach has been judged the best in Tai­wan for sand- sculpting by the World Sand Sculpting As­so­ci­a­tion.

The Fu­long In­ter­na­tional Sand Sculp­ture Fes­ti­val pro­motes sand sculpting in Tai­wan.

It was es­tab­lished as a cre­ative space for Tai­wanese sand sculpting to en­cour­age its de­vel­op­ment.

With each pass­ing year, the event gives birth to wave af­ter wave of crit­i­cally ac­claimed suc­cess at­tract­ing sand- sculpting artists from home and abroad to par­tic­i­pate.

Fu­long In­ter­na­tional Sand Sculp­ture Fes­ti­val is a great oc­ca­sion to ex­pe­ri­ence the artistry, en­ergy and en­thu­si­asm of Tai­wan.

For more in­for­ma­tion, look out for the ad­ver­tise­ment in this StarSpe­cial.

Fu­long In­ter­na­tional sand sculp­ture Fes­ti­val of the Arts.

Fu­long In­ter­na­tional sand sculp­ture Fes­ti­val of the Arts.

Penghu Ocean Fire­works Fes­ti­val of­fers vis­i­tors to Tai­wan a spec­tac­u­lar ex­pe­ri­ence.

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