According to Johns Hopkins University in the United States, as of late May 2020 more than 5 million cases of COVID-19 and more than 340,000 deaths from the disease have been confirmed worldwide.
EdiGreen’s AirBox, a device that uses microsensors to check air pollution levels, generating big data that is published online, has emerged from the Taiwanese public’s pursuit of better air quality. This world-leading technology is providing Taiwan with rich data for analysis, attracting fact-finding missions, and spurring cooperation with other nations.
Curator: Aliman Madiklan Exhibits: “Walking trees,” tree planting Themes: A day with the Bunun, life and ethics, environmental education, historic hunting trails Location: Sazasa indigenous community, Yanping Township, Taitung Time: By appointment
When Robert Wu, founder of the Eslite Group, was 38, he fell seriously ill, and lost a lot of blood in surgery, nearly dying. This brush with death opened his eyes anew, and he began to think about the meaning of the things he had pursued in his life.
How tall is a tree? How many leaves does it have? And how many trees are there in a forest? Almost all children ask such questions in their stage of inquisitive wonder. After growing up, you aren’t likely to encounter these questions in daily life unless you’re a forestry professional. But when you do get a chance to go into a forest, do questions like these still prick at your curiosity: How do you go about measuring the forest? And what do the resulting figures really mean?
Being labeled a “migrant worker” can be like being branded a drifter, and for many, working in an unfamiliar land entails a life filled with monotonous toil. Through a fortunate chance, however, the Global Workers’ Organization, Taiwan, has been able to begin offering volunteer service opportunities that boost self-confidence and bring a sense of achievement.
Located in Miaoli’s Zaoqiao Township, the Shangrila Paradise theme park was once a bustling place, filled with the hubbub of humanity. Many have fond memories of its carnival rides. But over the course of a decade, the park fell into decline. Then the CMP Group took over, and in 2016 launched the CMP Village plan, aiming to merge nature with an aesthetics of life. The sounds of bugs and frogs and people’s laughter have returned.
How do you pronounce the word for “tea” in your culture? Is it more like “cha,” or more like “tea”? James Shih, a guide for “Walk in Taiwan,” likes to use this question as an entry point when explaining to foreign visitors how tea culture spread from China to other lands around the world.
The plant life of forests is rich and varied. Raising bees on the forest floor can provide an abundant supply of honey, while the bees can also increase the rate at which trees set seed. Raising chickens and growing mushrooms on logs can bring in additional income that helps foresters plant more trees. And when farmers don’t interfere with the forest, and uphold the practice of applying neither pesticides nor chemical fertilizers, they can develop ecotourism in the beautiful, fecund woodlands.
This song tells the story of a Paiwan indigenous family, but it is also the personal story of Golden Melody Award winning singer Abao (Paiwan name Aljenljeng Tjaluvie). The abundantly creative Abao released her second solo album, Kinakaian: Mother Tongue, at the end of 2019. It had been three years since she released her first solo album, Vavayan: Woman, produced by Soichiro Arai.