Kenting Music Festival roars in the spring
The annual Kenting Music Festival kicked off Friday in Pingtung County, featuring over 200 bands, DJs and artists from Taiwan and abroad in the country’s southernmost holiday haven of Kenting.
The three-day festival consists of several events and parties, including the outdoor Spring Scream music festival at Eluanbi National Park and the outdoor Spring Wave Music and Art Festival and Spring Wave Electronic Music concert, both of which are at Wuliting Airport.
Among the performers are American singer-songwriter Priscilla Ahn, Portuguese DJ Diego Miranda, Taiwanese American rapper Miss Ko, Taiwanese rock musician Chang Chen-yue, rapper MC HotDog, and singer Jam Hsiao, according to the organizers.
The Spring Scream festival was initiated in 1995 by Americans Wade Davis and Jimi Moe. Over the years, more music events and parties were held during the same period as the festival, and they were later combined and renamed the Kenting Music Festival, one of the biggest music events in Taiwan.
The festival attracts 100,000 visitors annually.
In anticipation of the large crowd, Pingtung police have deployed 1,500 personnel to main-
over tain order at the festival. Police said they will also step up antiterrorist measures by deploying sniffer dogs to the site to detect guns, explosives and illegal drugs.
Hengchun Hotels Most Expensive in Taiwan: Survey
Hotels located in Hengchun ( ), a township at the southern tip of Pingtung County ( ), charged foreign tourists the most on average in 2014 among all tourist attractions in Taiwan, according to a survey from the online hotel booking agency Hotels. com.
The survey showed that foreign tourists spent NT$4,819 (US$154) on average for their hotel stay per night in Hengchun last year, up 5 percent from a year earlier. Hotels in Hengchun retained the title as the priciest hotel destination for foreigners in Taiwan, the survey said.
Hengchun serves as the gateway to the Kenting National Park, the southernmost national park in Taiwan. Boasting pristine beaches and a vibrant tourist industry, the Hengchun area has become one of the favorite destinations in Taiwan to travelers every year.
Taipei, the capital of Taiwan, came in second in terms of hotel prices last year, followed by neighboring New Taipei, the Hotels.com survey said.