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The Shengxing Train Station along with its Mountain Line is a fairly new tourist attraction in Sanyi Township, Miaoli County. What makes Shengxing so popular is because it was built in 1908, which means it is 111 years old to date. It was part of the famous Taiwan Rail Mountain Line, constructed by the Japanese to ... continue reading »

Beyond Taipei (台北)

Mar 1, 2019 Author: Emily | Filed under: Malindo Magazine, Travel

Taipei 101 (台北101), once the world's tallest building, is naturally what comes to mind at the mere mention of Taiwan. However, the country is so much more than this iconic skyscraper of 101 floors. Taiwan is dominated by rugged mountain ranges on a good two thirds of the island country, parallel to the east coast. Therefore, ... continue reading »

In the Hakka heartland of Sanyi Township in southern Miaoli County, Taiwan, is the inspiring Zhou Ye Cottage, a family-run rustic Hakka-style accommodation. Zhou Ye Cottage is like a small village, secluded and forested, dotted with bamboo huts (or cottages), where guests are accompanied by animals, friendly neighbours (staff and fellow guests) and also fresh air. Founded ... continue reading »

To reach Mile High Leisure Farm that sits atop Guandaoshan at 700 metres above sea level, one would need to navigate winding and bumpy mountainous roads. Upon reaching the top, a most wondrous scene welcomes visitors, who are rewarded with an amazing panoramic view of the valley below. A major attraction here is Mile High Leisure ... continue reading »

Taiwan has been full of surprises for a first time visitor like me. Going to Schokolake was one of them, making the exploration of small towns from Taipei to Tainan so much more memorable. Schokolake in Dahu Township, Miaoli County, is the island country's first chocolate-themed manor, with English countryside houses surrounded by appealingly manicured gardens ... continue reading »

One of the places that we visited was in Sanwan Township. Interestingly, no one knows its name, because it doesn't have one yet! Let's just call it the Sanwan Township Park for now. Sanwan is Mandarin for "three curves". It is a rural township in Miaoli County, also populated by Hakka descent. A major landmark in ... continue reading »

Prior to my trip to Taiwan, I had no idea that Hakka is one of Taiwan's largest ethnic minorities. Hakka is the other Chinese dialect I am comfortable with, besides Cantonese. I had thought that Taiwan is out of bounds for me due to my perceived language barrier, as I can't speak Mandarin or its ... continue reading »

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