Foreign fishermen from Southeast Asia

posted in: Culture 2

Foreign fishermen in Keelung? To find out why Taiwanese people aren’t going out to sea anymore and who replaced them, I went to the harbor to investigate. Keelung and the Sea Keelung has always had its connection to the sea. From the aboriginal cultures who worship nature to the arrival of Japanese traders and fishermen in the 1700s. Keelung and … Read More

Keelung at night: The 8 spots for a walk

posted in: Day Trips 5

A harbor city makes for great entertainment when it’s dark. Here are our recommendations when you visit Keelung at night.   Maritime Plaza Keelung’s heart and soul. Watch the eagles soar, the boats drift in, and the bright neon lights at night. A great spot to relax, eat and watch the world go by before visiting many of the city’s … Read More

Keelung Culture: Seafaring People

posted in: Culture, Keelunger 2

When you stay in one place for a long time, you get to know the locals and their daily lives. At the same time, you begin to see some new color to the place you are visiting because everything around you takes on new life, everything has an explanation. The locals are at the heart of Keelung culture. Mr. Peng … Read More

National Museum of Marine Science and Technology at Badouzi

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In addition to the National Palace Museum, there is at least one other museum worth spending a half day or more in northern Taiwan: NMMST, National Museum of Marine Science and Technology. This wonderful sight opened in 2014. The museum is neighbors with Port Bisha and Badouzi on the west side, and further east, the region connects to the famous JiuFen and … Read More

Cheng-Bing Fishery Building

posted in: Day Trips 1

One stormy afternoon, my mom took me to see where she lived during her elementary school days—the fishery building. This building’s architecture is like a time capsule back to the fishing industry during the period under Japanese control. It is surrounded by a fish market, a fish container factory, an ice factory, and a radiotelegraph office. It can be found … Read More

Keelung Port: Keelung’s Deep Connection to the Harbour and Marine Life

posted in: Day Trips, Eat & Drink 0

The first thing that struck me upon reaching Keelung was its harbour. It is there that Keelung’s heart can be found. Keelung Port is one of the largest in Taiwan. The city’s events and tourism have a strong bond with the harbour, and so does everyday life. Everything here is connected to or is somehow reminiscent of the sea: the … Read More