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Once only known for its harbor, Kaohsiung, in Southern Taiwan, is growing into a city full of art and culture while never forgetting how it was shaped by the sea. We meet Melisa Chiao who is an art promoter and organizer of the annual Rainbow Bay music festival. She show's us the tranquil side of the city at the Labor Park and its weekend flower market. Then she takes us to the Pier-2 Art Center which used to just be a bunch of old warehouses, but is now home to concerts and art exhibitions. Guest house owner Daniel Chiu gives us a tour of one of the oldest neighborhoods in Kaohsiung, the Yan-Cheng District, to show us why the old way of life still has its charm. To give us a taste of history, architect Malone Chang takes us to the Hongmaogang Cultural Park. This park used to be home to the Hong Mao Gang Village, but it had to be relocated in 2007. Today the park tries to remember that history by presenting replicas of the old building styles and artifact exhibitions. Malone then takes us to the Da Dong Arts Center which he helped design. This center is home to performance halls, commercial art space and an art library. Singer Tiger Huang comes back to her home town to show us one of her favorite childhood spots, Cijin Island where you can get some of the best seafood in Taiwan. Later we get to set sail with sailor Peter Pan and stop by a Japanese-style tea house. And finally we get the best view of Kaohsiung with author Ji Zi-hong at the Shoushan Observatory.
Duration30 min
GenreCNN Travel & Lifestyle
Episode No.43
Production CountryUnited States
Production Year2014
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