Keelung from a Scotsman’s Eyes

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Similarities in Faraway Places It is a rare wintry sunny morning in the oft rainy port town of Keelung. I ascend the rooftop of Keelung For A Walk, sticky aromas of coffee and cigarettes clinging around me as I gaze upon the hills that cradle the town and welcome in the sea air. The morning sun graces us with her presence like an … Read More

The Ruins of Agena Shipyard

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The remains of Agena Shipyard sit quietly by the Bachimen fishery port. Built and operated by American company Agena in the Japanese colonial period, Agena Shipyard had its glory days. For context, much of the region’s prosperity back then was due to its land being rich in precious metals. The gold and copper ores mined in nearby Jinguashi used to … 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