Most military conscripts are keen to get away from Kinmen once they end their enlistment periods. And one thing that makes them to go back for revisit is food that they can’t find in Taiwan proper.
Government authorities in Taiwan are urged to take tougher action against people who buy air tickets only for the purpose of entering the airports’ transit areas in order to meet friends or purchase duty-free products.
The sharp reduction of the number of mainland Chinese tourists plus outrageously expensive prices has battered the businesses in Kenting, a famous Taiwan’s beach resort town in the southernmost of the island, with all hotels experiencing a downturn in business.
Taiwan’s Tourism Bureau has launched a series of programs in the past year to assist the local tourism industry to make necessary upgrades and become more capable of attracting and hosting tourists from emerging markets and to step up service quality.
Taiwan’s Tourism Bureau has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the railway authorities to develop the Jiji (集集) railway line in central Taiwan as a new tourist hotspot.
While some people are thinking to go to Japan to see the cherry blossoms in full bloom, Taiwan’s own species have already started blooming earlier this week.
For many Taiwanese conscripts, there are memories of their military service in Kinmen, some good, some nostalgic, and well, some may be better off not reminiscing. Lieyu Township, or better known as “Lesser Kinmen” is one such place, where it takes a person, regardless of age or gender, back to the time of a strong military presence. It’s a tiny islet off the west coast of Greater Kinmen island.
One of Kinmen’s greatest assets is its natural resources. While some of these resources have been brought by migratory birds over the years, others have come from the rich maritime resources.
Kinmen County, the former military fortress of Taiwan and a tiny islet just on the doorsteps of China’s Xiamen, has long known for its battlefield culture and military presence due to its historical role of bitter fighting between the Chinese Communists and the Nationalist forces shortly after the latter withdrew from the mainland in 1949.
Hardly anyone would associate it with a land of aesthetic appeal, rich in ancient Minnan or southern-Fujian-style culture and historical attractions.
At least 50,000 Taiwanese businessmen and their relatives based in China may not be able to return to Taiwan for the Lunar New Year holiday under a decision by the aviation authorities on the island to cut 176 additional flights applied by two mainland Chinese airlines to fly across the Taiwan Strait.