Taichung, Taiwan

Taichung City is a municipality located in center-western Taiwan. Taichung has a population of over 2.7 million people, making it the third largest city on the island after New Taipei City and Kaohsiung. An aboriginal revolt broke out there in 1731 after Chinese officials had moved in and compelled them to provide labor.

The city is now a modern industrial seaport but with many nature attractions and cultural attractions such as temples and a mosque (Taichung Mosque). Pic attached and attributed to Lina Chen El-fatih (https://www.facebook.com/zulfa.elmustfathsyatibi). Other pic @Zikra Yanti (https://www.facebook.com/zikra.yanti)/ All mosque and mosque related pics from Tachung Mosque’s unofficial Facebook Page.

I pinged my friend and Instagram follower @ping.l.y on IG, a Taichung school teacher and selfie specialist (pic attached) who pointed me to the amazing Gaomei Wetlands of Taichung with beautiful sunsets and wind turbines of the Taiwan Power Company. I contacted http://www.gaomei.com.tw and one helpful Vincen said I can use one of the pics suggested by Ping. (pic of wetland attached)

I love my job as the webmaster of MyCen Hotels, as I learn something new every day.

Many hotels in Taichung with reduced room rates found here: http://www.mycen.my/taichung-hotel-deals-finder/

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Masjid Terapung Puchong

Sun, rain, mist, algae and moss. I have a lot to say about pond scum and our famous “lack of maintenance” culture but I’ll save it for another day or until I visit again. Good thing, the serene and beautiful mosque made it more bearable.

Sony Alpha a7R, ISO 2500, f8, 1/160 sec.

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Police Stop

Didn’t know the new Campbell Police Station or Balai Polis dan IPD Dang Wangi is now shaped like a mosque after reconstruction. Maybe, IT IS a mosque. It looks majestic and beautiful. I remember it used to be a tiny wooden shack beside Campbell Complex.

Hindu members of the police station put up a kiosk (tent) in front to welcome the passing chariot and deity tonight. That made it one of the stopover points where extended prayers and rituals were carried out. Here; the silver chariot and procession is approaching.

Although, unintentionally captured, the juxtaposition showed the multi-cultural and multi-religious aspect of our society.

Panasonic Lumix GM-1, ISO 3200, f4, 1/50 sec.

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