January 8, 2015 § Leave a comment
Polynesian culture originated in Taiwan and the northern Philippines centuries ago, DNA testing has suggested.
SOCIETY (Taipei Times 16 Feb 2015)
Amis nation’s largest group
The Amis remained Taiwan’s biggest Aboriginal group last year, accounting for 37.1 percent of the nation’s indigenous people, the Ministry of Interior said on Saturday. The ministry said that there were 540,023 Aboriginal residents last year, up 1.2 percent from the previous year. Their average age is 33.7, compared with an average age of 39.8 for all Taiwanese. The top three Aboriginal communities were the Amis with 200,604 people, or 37.1 percent of the total, the Paiwan with 96,334 (17.8 percent) and the Atayal with 85,888 (15.9 percent). Hualien County had the most Aboriginal residents, with 91,675, or 17 percent of the total number of indigenous inhabitants in the nation. Taitung County came in second with 14.7 percent and Taoyuan was third with 12.1 percent. In terms of the ratio of Aborigines to the overall population in each county or city, Taitung County had the highest number with 35.5 percent, followed by Hualien County with 27.5 percent and Pingtung County with 6.9 percent.
April 15, 2014 § Leave a comment
How to find this restaurant: RED LANTERNS OUTSIDE, near Shipai MRT station, Taipei – they did a good job. Pearl perch barbecued, the ‘red fish‘ became a ‘steamed fish’ in soup.
LANGUAGE BARRIER: Also demonstrates how a seemingly simple-sounding English word “sell” can be confusing or not understood, Having a local friend in Taiwan is a great asset.
March 24, 2014 § Leave a comment
Ships at the port, coast guard vessels do a lot of work. Today might have been – the first real day of spring, 26 degrees – quite a contrast from a couple of days ago when it was struggling to reach 12 degrees in Taipei.
Called into the very old temple for a couple of pictures.
Keelung is an old coastal city – cheaper retail prices than most of Taipei. A bus ride from Taipei is 55 dollars. Faster and more comfortable than the train. Trying to decide if I’ll book into a hotel and have a change.
Nice to breathe a bit of sea air again.
August 1, 2013 § Leave a comment