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Cherry Blossom Festival: All Attractions in Taiwan.Photo provided by Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village
- Cherry Blossom Festival: All Attractions in Taiwan
February is when the cherry in Taiwan are in full bloom. [Taiwan Immigrants’ Global News Network] has sorted out for cherry blossom viewing spots all over Taiwan, so that readers can arrange cherry blossom viewing trips in Taiwan. Neihu Lohas Park (內湖樂活公園) of Taipei City is near the Donghu MRT Station, Taipei City residents can take the MRT to enjoy the cherry blossoms on a date. The Cherry Blossom Forest in Sanxia, New Taipei City (新北市三峽大熊櫻花林) features 3,000 cherry blossoms of different varieties in the park. The cherry blossoms of Lala Mountain in Taoyuan bloom from the end of February to the end of March. Tourists can enjoy the scenery of falling cherry blossoms. Wuling Farm is the most popular cherry blossom viewing site in Taiwan. There are about 20,000 cherry blossoms in the farm, like a romantic pink forest. Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village in Nantou is a very popular theme amusement park in Taiwan. There are more than 5,000 cherry blossoms in the park.
Tourists can take a cable car to enjoy the cherry blossoms from a high altitude or take a roller coaster to enjoy the cherry blossoms while playing and change into a Japanese kimono to take pictures. Tourists can enjoy the largest cherry blossom viewing feast in Taiwan, which is fun from day to night. The cherry trees in Alishan are the most planted in Taiwan. There are more than 3,000 of them in total. From mid-February to mid-April, it is a good time to enjoy cherry blossoms.
Registration for "Second-generation Immigrant Ambassador 2.0 Power Building Project" has Started.Photo provided by National Immigration Agency
- Registration for "Second-generation Immigrant Ambassador 2.0 Power Building Project" has Started
National Immigration Agency of the Ministry of the Interior established a Second-generation Immigrant Ambassador Power Building Project in 2020 and has trained dozens of exceptional second-generation immigrants to become ambassadors. “2023 Second-generation Immigrant Ambassador 2.0 Power Building Project" has started.
From now on to February 28 (Tuesday), the second-generation immigrants who are currently living or studying in high schools or colleges in Taipei City and New Taipei City are welcome to register. After being reviewed and approved by the organizer, 15 second-generation immigrants will be selected to start a one-year training.
“Migrant Worker Salon” in SEAMi to Share Stories of New Immigrants.Photo provided by SEAMi
- “Migrant Worker Salon” in SEAMi to Share Stories of New Immigrants
Located in Taoyuan City, SEAMi (Southeast Asia Migrant inspired) provides a large number of books related to Southeast Asian culture and language. It is the first Southeast Asian-themed bookstore in Taiwan. SEAMi hosted a series of free lectures on the migrant worker salon, inviting different nationalities of migrant workers to share their stories. At the same time, SEAMi will provides Southeast Asian dessert, giving the audience a salon feast. The language exchange of SEAMi takes place every Friday at 19:30. welcome to join in on the event.
221 International Mother Language Day featured in multiple activities.Photo provided by Ministry of Education
- 221 International Mother Language Day featured in multiple activities
The International Mother Language Day was established in 2000 by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), and it is celebrated on February 21 of every year. The goal is to raise awareness of the value of language preservation and promote the mother languages to avoid them from disappearing. The mother languages storytelling competition of the National Education Radio is open to primary school students and parents to participate.
There are also workshops held by the New Immigrants Language Guidance Group, through online communication, to share teaching experience with each other.