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Archive for 'Keelung'

Lost in Keelung

As if the problem of romanising street signs in Taiwan wasn’t already bad enough, it seems that in Keelung (基隆) the situation is even worse. The problem is not over the use of Tongyong Pinyin, MPS 2 or any other variation that might be used in Taiwan. In Keelung some streets have their names romanised [...]

Tomb Sweeping Day

Yesterday was a day when most Taiwanese packed their family in the car and headed for the hills. Tomb Sweeping Day is the day when Taiwanese respect their ancestors by visiting their graves. They will clean the grave, burn ghost money and offer fruit and incense. Hillside tombs These tombs dot hillsides all over Taiwan. [...]