Have You “Taobao” today? New Choice of Shopping: Creative Bazaars

Creative bazaars are now all the rage in Taiwan. According to a survey conducted by Bazaar.com, there are currently 527 bazaars in Taiwan. In addition to the traditional cultural parks and department stores where people can shop, there are also various bazaars in business districts, luring people to “taobao,” which means finding precious treasure by yourself in Chinese.

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Book Doctor: Endowing Century-Old Books with New Life

As the saying goes, “Books are like treasure banks storing wisdom that is passed down from generation to generation. Not only can books break through the constrains of time and space, they can also allow people to acquire wisdom from them and learn about their culture.” However, books may be worn out as time goes by; fortunately, there is a group of people guarding these historical artifacts: the book doctors.

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Changes of Taiwanese Dining Habit: Food Delivery Platform

According to the statistics released by the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA), food service in Taiwan rose sharply from 2015 to 2019, totaling approximately NT$158 billion with its growth increasing more than 25%. However, it’s a whole new chapter for food delivery platforms in Taiwan which have surged in the COVID pandemic. In fact, countries worldwide have changed their way of managing the restaurants. And Taiwan is not an exception.

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The Breath of Gods

In Taiwan’s temple culture, incense sticks and joss paper are mostly used as a medium to pray to the gods, but the gas emitted could be a hidden danger to the environment. Thus, in 2009, the Environmental Protection Administration encouraged major temples to reduce incense and joss paper burning, as well as firecracker setting in hope of reducing air pollution and protecting people’s health.

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Resurrection of Handmade Blue Dyeing in Sanxia

As COVID-19 pandemic rages all over the world, many international fashion weeks have announced to either postpone or cancel their events. However, Taiwan’s Taipei Fashion Week AW21 ended successfully with the theme of “sustainable fashion” in March, 2021. Among the fashionable brands, Taichung’s Hakka brand with “blue dyeing” (藍染) as its design style was introduced for the first time to promote the beauty of blue dyeing to the public. However, when it comes to blue dyeing ,Sanxia’s (三峽)blue dyeing is peerless. In fact, Sanxia, a district in New Taipei City, is the birthplace of “blue dyeing” in Taiwan. In order to pass on this traditional technique, a group of Sanxia residents have dedicated their efforts to revitalize the heritage of blue dyeing culture.

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Art on Your Nails

Nowadays, people hold different views about beauty. In order to jump on the bandwagon in fashion, some people buy lots of luxurious and elegant-looking clothes, jewelry, bags and so on. Others polish their nails as a way to show their good taste in fashion. In fact, nail salons are ubiquitous in Taiwan, as more and more people like to decorate their nails in gorgeous ways.

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Cybersecurity Renaissance in Taiwan

Technologies and digital culture streams have become an integral part of people’s life in Taiwan since many cannot live without them. Beneath our streets and above our heads, users of technologies have braided every signal into the Internet through the satellites. Every day, users get almost everything uploaded, including social media information, email messages, or even passwords of bank accounts. 

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