The Taste Of Christmas in Sabah Malaysia

How special is this, the Christmas decoration in Sabah Malaysia

Hope the world have enjoy their Christmas Celebration. I’m sharing about how did i spend my Christmas in Sabah Malaysia during the CMCO moment. After Sabah election on last year, the covid outbreak cases increase daily. However, the local government is control very well and they have done a great job. This is the time for us to spend most of our time at home relax due to travel restrictions. It is kind of a life challenge to me.


Anyway, how did i spend my Christmas in Sabah Malaysia? Christmas decoration in Malaysia is very beautiful and i believe that Christmas is not all about party nor gift nor holidays, but it is all about Jesus. Also, it is a day of Jesus born as well as it is Jesus’s birthday. Do you agree?

On 20th December, it is our celebration for winter solstice. Not everyone will celebrate the winter solstice. Only Chinese people are celebrate winter solstice and we always sending our wish to friends and families such as Happy Winter Solstice. How do we celebrate winter solstice? We definately is Rice ball.

What is Rice Ball?

Rice ball 湯圓

According to the picture i took above, it is rice ball. Chinese is called Tang Yuan 湯圓. This is what exactly we eat during the winter solstice each year. We always eat Yam favor. It is more than a culture to celebrate this each year. Some chinese are not willing to eat rice ball, it is because they said if you eat rice ball, you will be old 1 years old. People prefer to stay younger forever, so they avoid eating rice ball. For me, i love to eat rice ball very much, especially is my Taiwan rice ball with tofu hua. That’s really delicious. Sometimes i eat the rice ball mix with red bean in Taiwan.

What did i eat during Winter Solstice and Christmas?

First dish was dry butter prawn dish. It is one of my favourite food in Malaysia. It is very crispy and taste deliciously. I had my dinner at Wong Kwok Chinese Restaurant in Suria Sabah Shopping centre. It’s cost around RM25. It is worth to try it.

Shanghai Style Braised Pork Knuckle Served W Mini Buns

This was my second dish prior to my order. This is one of the best dish what you should try it. This Called Shanghai Style Braised Pork Knuckle Served W Mini Buns. Actually this dishes is one of the Chinese New Year dishes. We eat this once in awhile. It taste very yummy and i love the sauce as well. It is very tasty and the meat is very soft. Love it and elder people would love it as well. Thus dishes come with Mini Buns. The buns is taste very delicious and very crispy. It is good to eat together with the meat. I ate this in Wong Kwok Restaurant as well and it’s cost me RM60. It is not expensive and it is very worth to try it.

BBQ Pork rice noodles

Final dishes is BBQ Pork Rice Noodles. This portion is really big and it is for 2 to 3 people portion, but of course it is not as big as Western portion. Their BBQ Pork Rice noodles is really very delicious and i love fat BBQ Pork meat. Their Rice noodles is very different with Australia one. This is more than Malaysian delight style. It cost around RM13. It is best to try while visiting Malaysia.

Continue the Christmas Decoration Shows

How beautiful is the Christmas decoration in Sabah. I took this beautiful Christmas decoration at Suria Sabah Shopping centre in Sabah Malaysia. It was my First time experience the Christmas that is very empty in the shop. It is very unusual, that nobody come out due to the COVID-19 outbreak panic. So it is very freedom for me to take a nice shot 😁

By the way, please feel free to contact me for any concern you may have.

To conclude, I hope that my travel blog will be impact your life. After read through my blog, you may feel like wow, it made me feel like i want to change my plan to travel now to exploring around the world. It will change your life forever and experience Lot of interesting culture around. Anyway, have a fruitful New Year 2021. God Bless! 😀

Taste of Malaysia Cuisine

There are so many delicious Malaysian food in Kota Kinabalu Sabah that you should try when you visit in the future. I’m highly recommended for you to have a taste these delicious Malaysian cuisine. I will be listed with information in the following.

1) Rice Noodles Fish Soup

Rice Noodles Fish Soup

There are so many type of rice noodles fish soup in Kota Kinabalu Sabah Malaysia. Some of them is Singaporean style and some of them is Malaysian style. It is the best to try Malaysian style in Malaysia. According to the picture above, i tried this Malaysian cuisine, the rice noodles fish soup in the Horizon Hotel Asian Restaurant at Kota Kinabalu Sabah Malaysia. The taste is very delicious, and the taste is more like tomatoes soup which is very healthy. It is cost me around RM15. Some of the restaurant put the coconut milk which would be very milky. This portion is quite big and it is one person meals. I have been trying around the Malaysian cuisine and this is the only one rice noodles fish soup that i do highly recommended for you to have a try in the Horizon Hotel Asian Restaurant.

2) Dimsum

When you intend to travel to Kota Kinabalu Malaysia in the future, the best restaurant to have dimsum are Horizon Hotel Asian Restaurant, Wong Kwok Restaurant and the E-west restaurant. Both of their food is very delicious. I love the yam bun from the E-west restaurant and it’s cost around RM5.50 which is pretty cheap. The horizon hotel Asian Restaurant and Wong Kwok Restaurant dimsum are more crispy which i love it very much.

3) Black Bean Sauce Pork Ribs Noodle

I would highly recommended you to have a try this delicious breakies in Kota Kinabalu Sabah Malaysia. They only have this breakies meal which will be come with a cup of coffee or tea. I had this breakies from the E-west restaurant as well. This breakfast cost is RM11, but if you requested a fried one like me shown in the picture woukd be RM13. The cheapest breakfast is RM10 which is also come with a cup of coffee or tea. They have breakfast such as BBQ Pork dry noodles, Sa Bo noodles, Yellow wine chicken noodles, Western breakies and many others delicious foodies.

4) Pork Ribs and Cream Butter Prawn Dish

This is the main dishes you have to try when you visit Kota Kinabalu Sabah Malaysia. I had this foodies from the Wong Kwok Restaurant. It is located in the Suria Sabah Shopping Centre Ground level. They have a lot of dishes such as fried chicken, fried rice noodles, fried rice, Japanese tofu, Honey Chicken, Cream Butter Chicken, German Pork leg, Claypot Tofu and many other tasty food. I had try lot of different dishes and all of them are very yummy. I love to eat their Pork Ribs dishes and the Cream Butter Prawn dishes. The pork ribs dish is taste very crispy which i love it and the cream butter prawn is really creamy. Both of the dishes are very delicious and it is worth to have a try. The dishes cost around RM25 each dish but depend on which dish you order.

To conclude, make sure you try them when you visit in the future. It is taste very delicious. You will love it just like i do. Stay tune on my food tourism blog 🙂

Taiwan’s History – Jose Period

In the 15th and 16th centuries, European countries expanded their power abroad, opened up new routes to East Asia, discovered a new continent in the Americas, and shortened the navigation distance between Asia and Europe, and the world has since entered the era of great navigation. In the international environment of sea power struggle, Taiwan has entered a historical era. At the beginning of the 17th century, in addition to some sporadic Ryukyu people, Han people, and pirates traveling to and from Taiwan, Western mercantilist countries also began to pay attention to Taiwan. At this time, the Far East Sea has become a situation in which the three European countries are competing: Portugal, which rents Macau, Spain, which colonizes Luzon Island in the Philippines, and the Netherlands, which owns Java, are competing in the Far East for commerce and colonization.

The Dutch’s commercial purpose in the Far East was originally based on the Ming Dynasty. However, due to the competition of the Portuguese and the resistance of the Ming Empire, the Dutch had to turn to Penghu and occupied Penghu twice in 1604 and 1622. However, because Penghu was the territory of the Ming Empire, the Ming government also sent troops twice to drive away the Dutch. In 1604, Shen Yourong sent troops to Penghu to expel the Dutch. After 8 months of winning or losing, the Netherlands finally negotiated a peace. In the negotiation and contract, the Ming government asked the Netherlands to withdraw from Penghu. If it withdrew from Penghu and occupied Taiwan, the opposite “Huawai Island”, the Ming government had no objection. After this negotiation, the Dutch entered southern Taiwan in 1624 and built the “City of Orange”, which was later transformed into the city of Geranzio. Later, due to the Guo Huaiyi incident, the city of Prominja was built in 1653.

In the third year of the Dutch rule of Taiwan (1626), Spain also sent troops from Manila, the Philippines, to occupy northern Taiwan. They successively occupied the chicken coop and the Huwei area, and built the city of Santo Domingo to start colonial and commercial competition with the Dutch in the south, but the situation was not good. In addition, the Spanish rulers built Catholic churches in Jinshan, San Diego and other places, trying to preach to the aborigines. The Spanish priest also studied aboriginal languages and wrote the “Taiwan Island Freshwater Vocabulary” (Spanish: Vocabulario de la lengua de los Indios Tanchui en la Isla Hermosa). In 1642 the Dutch drove out the Spaniards and occupied the second city.

The Dutch ruled Taiwan for about 38 years. In its heyday (1650), its rule included areas dominated by the Jianan Plain, the second Spanish colony in the north and the coastal area of present-day Taitung. The Dutch adopted a method of appeasement, repression, and enlightenment against the indigenous peoples (Formosas), adopted the “Landdag” system, elected elders from each village, and rallied annually to promote the Dutch authorities As for current political measures, local meetings are divided into four districts: North Road, South Road, Tamsui, and Beinan. The elders must swear allegiance to the Dutch authorities and exercise judicial power in the community after possessing the rattan stick granted by the Dutch authorities. The Dutch also widely promoted the Calvinism of Protestantism, and promoted cultural and educational work while preaching. The Newport Document is one of its examples.

At that time, there were also a certain number of Han people who had migrated to Taiwan, and some Han people were recruited to Taiwan for cultivation. The Han people played a role in assisting the Dutch rule in many aspects, including serving as a “social business” (tax-inclusive business), etc. The Dutch East India Company used a bidding method to outsource the commercial transaction rights of a company to the highest bidder, and provided it in four seasons The social business collects taxes to increase fiscal revenue, which is called “Ben Society”. However, due to heavy taxes and no land ownership by the people, the land is Wang Tian and owned by the King of the Netherlands, causing some people in Taiwan to be dissatisfied with the Dutch ruler. In 1652, the Guo Huaiyi Incident broke out due to the reduction in sugar cane production and the increase in the poll tax. In addition, in 1629 and 1636, there were also two large-scale resistance activities of the indigenous people of Formosa, the Madouxi Incident and the Xiaolong Incident, respectively.

In terms of economy, the Dutch introduced many new species, including mango, custard apple, cabbage, soybean, pepper, jackfruit, Luzon tobacco, peas, tomato, etc., and also introduced cattle. The land area unit “Morgen” (Morgen) used by the Dutch at that time was equivalent to “A”, and it has been used today. In addition, the Dutch developed trade in Taiwan and used Taiwan as a transit point. Taiwan became a cargo distribution center for Ming Dynasty, Japan, Southeast Asia, Europe and other places. At this time, Taiwan has jumped into an export-oriented maritime trade system, which is different from traditional China’s self-sufficient feudal small peasant economy. However, the Dutch rule in Taiwan was an exploitative rule after all. Around 1650, the annual net income of the Dutch East India Company in Taiwan was about 4 billion Dutch dollars (about 4 tons of gold).

Fremantle

Vibrant Fremantle combines the past and the modern, creating a rich cultural experience. You can explore the history of navigation, prisoners and colonialism in one of the best-preserved 19th-century harbor streetscapes in the world, while the bustling markets, lively bars and casual street cafes allow you to fully experience the 21st century and the locals Human life.

As the neighboring port city of Perth, Fremantle (affectionately known as Freo) is only 30 minutes by car or train from Perth. Alternatively, you can take a ferry from Barrack Street and take a leisurely cruise along the Swan River.

If you are keen on cultural heritage, be sure to visit the Western Australian Maritime Museum, the World Heritage listed Fremantle prison and the oldest public building in Western Australia, the “round house”.

You can sip coffee on Cappuccino Street or sip a cool beer in a traditional bar while savoring the classic colonial architecture. If you go to Fremantle Markets (Fremantle Markets) to explore the risks, you can experience the exotic fragrance, color and sound of this bustling city for more than 100 years.

The rebuilt Fishing Boat Harbour on the Fremantle coast has been in operation since the early 20th century. It is the best place to taste fresh local seafood. Only today, you can accompany locally brewed beer or high-quality Western Australian wine to savor the food.

For shopaholics, the choices are rich and varied, from high street fashion to local designers, household goods to antiques and various galleries, including aboriginal art. After sunset, you will see street cafes, bars and clubs speeding up and creating a noisy night scene.

If you choose Fremantle as your base, you will find many budget backpacker accommodations, as well as boutique bed and breakfasts, self-catering cottages, holiday cottages, apartments and hotels to choose from.

Freo is a small town proud of its authenticity, ease of use and creativity. Arrange your itinerary with any famous cultural festival and experience the most beautiful Fremantle in the most beautiful season.

Following blog will be sharing about the attraction in freo 🙂

Aboriginal regime – Dadu Kingdom

The Dadu Kingdom is a loose tribal alliance. The area governed by around 1645 is mainly the Dadu River Basin today, approximately from the south of Houli in Taichung City on the north bank of Dajia River to Wuxi (Dadu River) Basin. The Netherlands knew in 1638 that the Dadu Kingdom was the regime that ruled the aborigines in central Taiwan. It is a super tribal kingdom composed of 27 villages of the Babula, Maowuhu, Bazehai, Hongya, and Daukas. In the heyday of the domain, the southern end of the domain was approximately to Lukang, and the north to the south of Taoyuan. The kingdom surrendered after the Dutch invaded by force in 1644. In April 1645, the Dutch convened a local meeting in the south. Ganzaih Alamy of the Dadu Kingdom signed a contract with the Dutch East India Company to express surrender, but it was not until the Netherlands in 1662. Until people left Taiwan, Dadu Kingdom remained semi-independent.

Although the Dadu Kingdom was friendly to the Dutch East India Company, it never submitted to the Zheng dynasty and even stubbornly resisted the Zheng army, leading Zheng Chenggong and others to believe that they were instigated by the Netherlands. In 1661, Zheng Chenggong obtained part of the rule of Taiwan. As a result of the implementation of the “combination of soldiers and agriculture” policy, Zheng Jun was sent to various places to farm, infringing on the space of activities of the aboriginal peoples, leading to several armed conflicts between the Zheng Dynasty and the Dadu Kingdom.

After the demise of the Zheng regime, in 1722 (the 61st year of Kangxi), Huang Shuzheng, who served as the official historian of Taiwan, wrote in his book “Taiwan Shichalu”: “The shape of a big belly mountain looks like a high city of hundred pheasants. Fan Chang is named Big Eyebrow.” Although a few words show that there was indeed a super-tribal kingdom in central Taiwan in the 17th century. In 1731 (the ninth year of Yongzheng), the officials of the Qing court assigned too many labors to the aboriginal peoples, which caused the aboriginal peoples to resist, and the Dajiaxi Society resisted the Qing incident. The following year was suppressed, people of all ethnic groups fled their original places and moved to Around Puli, the Dadu Kingdom finally collapsed.

Great Turtle Kingdom

Also in the 17th to 19th centuries, the area south of Mangxi on the Hengchun Peninsula in southern Taiwan and north of Fenggang River (Nanhui Highway) was ruled by the Great Guiwen Kingdom established by Nanpai Bay, also known as the “Great Turtle”. “Wenshe”, “Neiwen Community” or “Lang Qiao Shang Eighteen Society”. The Miscellaneous Record of the Japanese Army Fenggang Camp records: “From the south to Fenggang’s east back, and from Beiyuan to the east, the west is separated from Fenggang, Chutongjiao, Bengshan, and Jialuotang. The border is not opened, and the number of personnel is unknown.” At present, it is known that the most powerful and prosperous period includes 23 tribes and several Han villages. The main ruling class is the two major suzerain boss families. The leader of the kingdom is called the “head of state” (Mazazangiljan), and has Almost all land ownership. In the early period of the Dutch rule, the kingdom had a friendly relationship with the East India Company, and the officials were very courteous to it. Daguiwen was one of the six official languages of the Nanlu local meeting. Even so, the kingdom still passively resisted local meetings most of the time, often being absent by servants or excuses, and the “head of state” only went to participate in 1644. The officials hope that the three main communities of the kingdom can move down the mountain, and the “head of state” has also continued to use excuses to delay.

At the beginning of 1661, due to the long-term conflicts between the kingdom and the Pingpu Macadao tribe and the Han people, the Daguan authorities launched two large-scale conquests against the Daguiwen Kingdom. The statements of the results of the two sides are very different. Dutch documents record the successful capture of Durkeduk, but the oral history of the Paiwan tribe is that the ancestors almost completely wiped out the Dutch army that invaded the Lion’s Head three hundred years ago. Regardless of victory or defeat, this military action may have a very negative political and military impact on the high-ranking officials who were about to face a decisive battle with Zheng Chenggong that year. Until the end of the Qing Dynasty’s rule of Taiwan, Fenggangying’s Miscellaneous Records (1874) recorded that 23 tribes in the territory and Han villages such as Jintongjiaozhuang and Jialuotangzhuang still paid taxes to the kingdom.

In the Peony Society incident in 1874, Japan sent about 3,600 troops to Taiwan to attack the Eighteenth Society of Langqiao (the Kingdom of Skaroo), and the Japanese troops stationed in Fenggang on the North Road. In June, some members of Langqiao Shangshiba Society (Daguiwen Society) returned to the Japanese army. In August, the two villages of Zhutongjiao and Bengshan Han were attacked and requested Japanese protection, and the Japanese troops went to the north to station troops at Zhutongjiao. At the end of that year, the Japanese troops withdrew from Taiwan, the Lionhead tribe took the opportunity to get out of the grass, and then clashes with the Han people broke out. In 1875, Shen Baozheng asked for further discussion. With Tang Dingkui led the Huai army and thousands of Xiangyong, they advanced from Nanshi Lake to the mountains, and after the fierce battle, they broke through Caoshan and Zhukeng. In April, although the Qing army was disturbed by the epidemic, Tang Dingkui personally supervised the army to forcibly attack the Neishitou Society, and Daguiwen sent troops to assist him, but he was defeated in the fall, and the leader’s brother Alabai died in battle. After the Qing army attacked the Waishitou Society, the chief leader led the crowd to surrender, and all the communities were naturalized.

Early Taiwan – Aboriginal History of Taiwan

During the Pleistocene Ice Age, which is 3 million to 10,000 years ago, Taiwan was connected to mainland Asia several times. When the two places are connected, creatures from the mainland and ancient humans may come to settle in Taiwan. The earliest known humans in Taiwan are primitive human skeletons excavated in the Zuozhen district of Tainan City, and they are called Zuozhen people. However, no corresponding culture has been found in Zuozhen area. However, according to the research on the blood components of Taiwanese by Professor Lin Mali, the “Mother of Blood in Taiwan”, the ancestors of Taiwan’s aboriginal people migrated to Taiwan from Southeast Asian islands and other places before the end of the ice age 15,000 years ago. In addition, in the legends of the aborigines of Taiwan, such as the dwarf spirit offerings of the Saixia or the Paiwan tribe, some stories may be about dwarf blacks (Negritos), but so far there is no Relevant archaeological evidence.

After excavating several archaeological sites, it was learned that Taiwan was already inhabited by humans in the late Paleolithic period (50,000 years ago to 10,000 years ago). Based on the available evidence, the earliest culture in Taiwan is the Changbin Culture (the Baxiandong site in Changbin Township, Taitung County is the most representative), and a large number of rough stone tools and bone horns have been excavated. Although the Changbin culture has a certain degree of similarity with the culture of southern China today, based on current archaeological evidence, it is still uncertain which ethnic group of humans left Taiwan’s Paleolithic culture.

Taiwan’s Neolithic and Metal Age cultures are not highly related to Paleolithic cultures. The more famous ones include the Dazukeng Culture and Shisanxing Culture in Bali District, New Taipei City, Yuanshan Culture and Botanical Garden Culture in Taipei Basin, Taiwan Beinan Culture and other sites in East County. Coins and other objects from China have been unearthed in some of these sites, indicating that some cultures may have contact with regions outside Taiwan. It has been confirmed that the prehistoric culture since the Neolithic Age (beginning 5,000 BC) is the legacy of Taiwan’s Austronesian people.

The Japanese scholar Igawa Kozura once stated: “Today, among the various ethnic groups regarded as aboriginals in Taiwan, there is no shortage of oral inheritances that prove the existence of earlier inhabitants. Since prehistoric times, there have been nearly 20 kinds of inhabited ethnic groups on the island. ” In addition, some cultures may be the ancestors of today’s aboriginals. For example, the Shisanxing cultural people may be the ancestors of the Ketagalan tribe. However, the current archaeological evidence cannot completely determine the aborigines of Taiwan and the Neolithic Age Correspondence between cultures.

Taiwan’s aborigines are diverse and complex. The groups officially recognized by the Republic of China’s research classification during the Japanese rule are: Atayal, Saixia, Puyuma, Ami, Paiwan, Bunun, Tsou, 9 tribes including Rukai and Dawu. After the 21st century, the newly recognized ethnic groups include: Thao, Kavalan, Taroko, Sakilaya, Saidiq, Laalwa, Kanakanafu, etc. Most of these 7 ethnic groups live in the mountains and the Rift Valley of the East Coast today, and their cultural characteristics are still clearly identifiable.

In addition to the officially recognized ethnic groups, there are 8 ethnic groups: Ketagalan, Daukas, Bazai, Babura, Maowuzu, Hongya, Silaya and Monkey Etc., mainly from the traditional so-called Pingpu ethnic group. Taiwan’s aborigines had no written language in the past, so they can only infer the early history of the aborigines from ancient records and archaeological evidence written by outsiders. Important historical documents include Xingang Documents, Dongfan Ji, and Xiao The Story of Long City” etc.

Foreign Relations – China Mainland

Scholars have different interpretations of the political relationship between Taiwan and ancient China, but it is uncontroversial that it was included in the Qing Empire after the 23rd year of Kangxi (1684). Before Kangxi, there were dozens to hundreds of indigenous peoples and tribes on this island, which was later called Taiwan. After the 17th century, there were areas under Dutch and Spanish colonial rule. Ancient China first included Taiwan in its territory and actually ruled. It was the Ming Zheng Dongning regime in the Southern Ming Dynasty, and before Kangxi included Taiwan in the territory of the Qing Dynasty, Taiwan was never regarded as a Chinese territory. Taiwan mentioned here does not include the Penghu Islands.

Ancient Chinese history books, including “Three Kingdoms·Wu Zhi”, “Sui Shu·Liu Qiu Zhuan” and “Chen Tong Kao”, are believed to have records that appear to be suspected of Taiwan. For example, “Sui Shu·Liu Qiu Zhuan” records: “Liu Qiu country is in the sea, when Jian’an County is east, the water travels five days to reach.” The People’s Republic of China and some scholars claim that this is evidence of early connections between Taiwan and China. However, some opinions claim that there is no evidence that these documents describe Taiwan among the many islands in the Western Pacific. Some scholars believe that the historical records are the Ryukyu Islands.

Japan

Since the Muromachi period, the Japanese began to call Taiwan as Takasago, Takasago, and Takayama. In the second year of Bunroku in the Azuchi-Momoyama period (1593), Toyotomi Hideyoshi sent an emissary Harada Sunchiro to order the Takayama country to pay tribute, but the emissary failed to return because he could not find anyone who could pass the document to the Takayama country. In the 14th year of Keicho in the Edo period (1609), Tokugawa Ieyasu appointed Harunobu Arima to pay tribute to the land. In the 2nd year of Yuanhe (1616), Tokugawa Ieyasu appointed Nagasaki’s Daikan Murayama to conquer Taiwan, waiting for An’s second son, Murayama Qiu’an to lead two or three thousand people to conquer Taiwan, which was the largest one. It won. In the 18th year of Huan Yong (1641), the national lock-up system was completed, and communication gradually decreased. However, during the Ming and Zheng period, Taiwan and Japan during the lock-up period still maintained considerable trade and political exchanges. The trade volume between Taiwan and Japan reached a peak from 1665 to 1672. See Japanese beggars.

The History of Taiwan

By the way, I’m from Taiwan originally but grew up oversea 😊

I am going to share with the world about the history of my country Taiwan.

Those who have a clear documentary record and can verify the time point can be traced back to three articles written in July 1582 when two Spanish priests and a Portuguese Jesuit were stranded in Taiwan for 75 days due to wind. Taiwan’s letter history began approximately when the Dutch East India Company began its rule in 1624.  However, human activities have already existed in Taiwan before it was recorded in the literature.  The Changbin culture in Taitung 30,000 years ago is the oldest culture in Taiwan known to archaeology, and there are archaeological relics of the Austronesian people in the more recent Neolithic Age.  In fact, Taiwan is also considered to be one of the possible linguistic and genetic birthplaces of the Austronesian peoples due to its location in the northernmost part of the Austronesian language group, and it is also the northernmost of the distribution area.

Taiwan is located between China, Japan and Southeast Asia, and can be used as a berthing and cargo transfer station for ships of various countries.  In the 17th century, there was a super-tribal Dadu Kingdom in central Taiwan, while the Netherlands and Spain colonized the southwest and northwest of Taiwan respectively.  The Dutch expelled the Spanish and ruled most of western Taiwan.  In April 1661, Zheng Chenggong led 25,000 troops and hundreds of warships to besiege the city of Relanzhe, the capital of the Netherlands and Taiwan. The Netherlands signed a surrender on February 1, 1662. Taiwan entered the Ming and Zheng period, during which a large number of Han people emigrated to Taiwan.  In 1683, Ming Zheng Jiangqing general Shi Lang led the Qing army to attack Taiwan, King of Tywan Zheng Keyu surrendered, and Taiwan entered the Qing Dynasty.

In 1894, the Sino-Japanese War between the Qing Dynasty and Japan broke out. The following year, the two sides signed the Shimonoseki Treaty in Shimonoseki, ceding Taiwan to Japan, and Taiwan entered the Japanese rule.

The Second World War ended in 1945, and Japan was defeated.  Japan accepted the Allies’ “Potsdam Declaration” in the “Submission Instrument” and the “Cairo Declaration” in the Potsdam Declaration. The “Cairo Declaration” required Taiwan, Penghu, and Manchuria to be returned to the Republic of China.  On September 2, 1945, Marshal MacArthur, the Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces, issued the “General Order No. 1”, ordering the Japanese forces in China (except Manchuria), Taiwan and Vietnam north of the 16th latitude to surrender to Jiang Zhongzheng, who represents the Allied Powers.  It also ordered Japan and Japan-controlled military and civilian regimes to assist the Allies in occupying Japan and Japan-controlled areas.  After Chiang Kai-shek appointed General Chen Yi to accept the surrender of the Japanese troops in Taiwan, he then unilaterally announced the restoration of Taiwan.  The United States and the United Kingdom and other allies disagreed with the unilateral announcement of the restoration of sovereignty over Taiwan by the Republic of China, and stated that the handling of Taiwan’s sovereignty must wait for a peace treaty with Japan to be decided.  Japan also stated that the “Submission Instrument” that accepted the “Potsdam Declaration” and “Cairo Declaration” only has the nature of a truce agreement, not the nature of the disposition of territories. It was not until the 1952 “San Francisco Peace Treaty” came into force that Taiwan did not  Leaving Japan.  In the “San Francisco Peace Treaty”, Japan only declared to abandon Taiwan without indicating its ownership. The ownership of Taiwan must be decided by the Allies in the future.

In April 1949, the Chinese People’s Liberation Army crossed the river during the civil war between the Kuomintang and the Communist Party, and Nanjing, the capital of the Republic of China, fell. On December 7, the government moved to Taiwan.  Since 1991, citizens of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen, and Matsu have elected all the seats of the Republic of China Congress since 1991; since 1996, the President of the Republic of China has been directly elected.  However, those who believe that the Republic of China is illegal in Taiwan, according to international law, argue that the government of the Republic of China cannot be legalized in Taiwan through elections.  The government of the People’s Republic of China, which has never ruled Taiwan, claims its sovereignty.  In addition, Taiwan’s status in international law is also one of the reasons for sovereignty disputes and the Taiwan independence movement.

A Story of The Moon

In ancient China, every spring and autumn, the emperors would hold sacrifice ceremonies, Spring Festival Day, Autumn Festival Month, so some people say that the origin of the Mid-Autumn Festival should be derived from the autumn moon sacrifice ceremony.


In addition to the Moon God’s birthday, the Mid-Autumn Festival is also the birthday of the god of the earth, which is widely believed by the people. When the 15th coincides with the full moon, Chinese people often use the full moon to symbolize reunion, so many foreign wanderers will also take advantage of this day.  Home and family reunion. The Moon, the protagonist of the Mid-Autumn Festival, is one of many ancient legends, and myths such as Chang’e Flying to the Moon, Wu Gang’s Attacking Gui, and Jade Rabbit Pounding Medicine are widely spread.

Change to the moon
More than 4,000 years ago, there was a violent king in a poor country-Hou Yi. In order to be immortal, he found the elixir of life, but his wife Chang’e did not make people in poor countries suffer. Hou Yi’s long-term brutal rule, so he secretly swallowed these medicines. I didn’t expect Chang’e to fly lightly, and gradually flew to the moon, and lived in Guanghan Palace. From then on, Chang’e was revered as the moon God, And because the day of flying to the moon happened to be August 15th, posterity worshipped the Moon God on this day every year.

Wu Gang Fagui

According to legend, Wu Gang was originally a woodcutter who lived in the mortal world. Because he was obsessed with the way of becoming immortal all day long, he abandoned the righteous cause. The Emperor knew about this. The Emperor was very angry, so he was detained in the Moon Palace and told him  “If you cut down the laurel tree, I will give you a spell.” So Wu Gang kept cutting down the laurel tree, but because the laurel tree would automatically heal, no matter how hard Wu Gang tried, he couldn’t cut it down.

The Legend of Jade Rabbit Making Medicine

There are three gods, who are transformed into three decent people, begging foxes, monkeys and rabbits for food, foxes and monkeys all take out food to help people, but only rabbits don’t have it, and then the rabbit tells the people “You eat me”, Jumped into the fire, and the gods were so touched, they sent the rabbit to Guanghan Palace to become a jade rabbit. After that, the jade rabbit accompanied Chang’e in the Guanghan Palace and made the medicine for longevity.

Occasional Food

Homemade Mooncake, I made for myself 😂

The custom of eating mooncakes during the Mid-Autumn Festival was actually handed down from the Yuan Dynasty, and it was initiated by Berwin. At that time, the people of the Central Plains was ruled by the Yi tribe, so they decided to initiate an uprising against the rule of the Mongols. Suffering from the lack of channels, the clever Berwin spread the plague outside, asking everyone to buy mooncakes to eat to avoid disasters. When they opened the food, they found the “August 15th Night Uprising” note hidden in the mooncakes, and the people responded. In one fell swoop to overthrow the Mongolian rule, the custom of eating moon cakes during the Mid-Autumn Festival was passed down.

Rappefruit
Since the pronunciation of grapefruit is the same as “Yoko”, it has auspicious meanings, and it is the abundant production period around the Mid-Autumn Festival, so it has become an inevitable fruit for the Mid-Autumn Festival.  In the Yilan area, the quality of Dongshan’s Wendan pomelo is widely praised, juicy and delicious, and mouthwatering

On my upcoming blog, i will share with human being about the type of mooncake, the favour as well as how it taste like. Different country have a diferent type of mooncake. Stay tune world 🙂

A Taste of The Mid-Autumn Festival

This sticker is created and design by Me 😂

Do you ever think that how did Chinese people celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival? Basically, the Mid-Autumn Festival is the traditional celebration day and it is set on the fifteenth day of the eighth lunar month. It is called Mid-Autumn Festival because it happens to be in the middle of the third autumn. In some places, the Mid-Autumn Festival is set on August 16. There are customs such as worshipping the moon, admiring the moon, worshiping the moon, eating moon cakes, admiring osmanthus flowers, and drinking osmanthus wine. The full moon signifies the reunion of people, as a sustenance to miss the hometown, the love of relatives, and pray for a good harvest and happiness, and become a colorful and precious cultural heritage.

The year is divided into four seasons, and each season is divided into three parts: Meng, Zhong and Ji, so the Mid-Autumn Festival is also called Zhongqiu. The moon on August 15 is rounder and brighter than the full moon in other months, so it is also called “Moon Eve”, “August Festival”.  This night, people look up to the bright and bright moon in the sky like a jade plate, and naturally look forward to family reunion. The wanderers far away also take this to express their feelings for their hometown and relatives. Therefore, the Mid-Autumn Festival is also called “Reunion Festival”.

Our people have the custom of “autumn evening and evening moon” in ancient times.  Xiyue means worshiping the moon god.  In the Zhou Dynasty, every Mid-Autumn Festival was held to welcome the cold and celebrate the moon. Set up a big incense table, put moon cakes, watermelon, apples, red dates, plums, grapes and other sacrifices, of which moon cakes and watermelon are absolutely indispensable. The watermelon should be cut into lotus shapes. Under the moon, place the statue of the moon in the direction of the moon, and the red candle will burn high. The whole family will worship the moon in turn, and then the housewife will cut the reunion moon cakes. The cut person has calculated in advance the total number of people in the whole family. Those at home and in other places must be counted together. You cannot cut more or less, and the size should be the same.

According to legend, the ugly girl of Qi Kingdom had no salt in the ancient times. When she was a child, she worshipped the moon religiously. When she grew up, she entered the palace with superb character, but she was not favored. On August 15th of a certain year, the emperor saw her in the moonlight. He felt that she was beautiful and outstanding. He later made her a queen. This is where the Mid-Autumn Festival comes. In the middle of the moon, Chang’e is known for her beauty, so the girl worships the moon, wishing “looks like Chang’e, face like a bright moon.”

In the Tang Dynasty, the Mid-Autumn Festival and moon watching were quite popular. In the Northern Song Dynasty Jingshi. On the night of August 15th, everyone in the city, rich or poor, young and old, must wear adult clothes, burn incense and worship the moon, express their wishes, and pray for the blessing of the moon God. In the Southern Song Dynasty, the folks gave moon cakes as a gift for reunion. In some places, there are activities such as dancing grass dragons and building pagodas. Since the Ming and Qing Dynasties, the custom of Mid-Autumn Festival has become more popular; many places have formed special customs such as burning bucket incense, tree Mid-Autumn Festival, lighting tower lanterns, setting sky lanterns, walking the moon, and dancing fire dragons.

Today, the custom of playing on the lower reaches of the moon is far less popular than it was in the past. However, banquets to admire the moon are still very popular. People ask their wine to celebrate a good life, or wish their relatives in a distance to be healthy and happy, and to “share a thousand miles together” with their families.

There are many customs and forms of the Mid-Autumn Festival, but they all entrust people’s infinite love for life and yearning for a better life.

魚尾獅公園 – 新加坡

我今天分享有關新加坡最佳目的地的信息。 我將介紹有關新加坡魚尾獅公園的信息。 它是新加坡最受歡迎的旅遊景點。

僅噴水的新加坡魚尾獅公園應該是新加坡最具標誌性和標誌性的地標! 只要來新加坡旅遊的遊客一定會與魚尾獅一起拍照。 除了錄製魚尾獅本人之外,本文還對魚尾獅公園周圍的幾個新加坡著名景點進行了整理。  ,您可以在計劃行程時安排在同一天玩。


總體介紹

魚尾獅公園是新加坡必看的景點。 它是新加坡的著名地標和象徵。 這個吉祥物代表著新加坡獅城,它被豎立在新加坡河的岸邊。 遊客永遠不會忘記在魚尾獅前留下照片。 紀念照! 除了白天欣賞魚尾獅外,晚上在魚尾獅公園還可以欣賞到美麗的燈光秀,而夜間區域則更加迷人。 一定要來欣賞夜景。 不容錯過!

魚尾獅公園是新加坡最小的公園,毗鄰富爾頓酒店,佔地0.25公頃,帶有開放式甲板,因此遊客可以在魚尾獅前行走並拍攝任意數量的照片。 魚尾獅是虛構的獅子頭動物。 它是由范·克萊夫水族館(Van Kleef Aquarium)館長弗雷澤·布魯納(Fraser Brunner)先生於 1964 年設計的。 兩年後,它被新旅用作標誌,直到 1997 年才使用。在此期間,魚尾獅已成為新加坡的代表,例如法國的艾菲爾鐵塔或美國的自由女神像。

魚尾巴是新加坡的城市標識,代表著勇氣,智慧,力量和魚尾獅等傑出人物,也像徵著第一批戰鬥祖先的艱辛。 最著名的漁場位於新加坡東灣,是新加坡歷史文化的首選景點。

魚尾獅獅子頭魚的形象起源於新加坡在馬來語的標題。 在馬來語中,新加坡被稱為“新加坡”,單詞的意思是“獅子”,這就是為什麼新加坡。 沒有獅子,但這是成為獅城的原因。

新加坡有7個魚尾獅雕像,分佈在新加坡旅遊局,聖淘沙島,法伯山和宏茂橋,但最著名但不容錯過的是濱海灣附近的魚尾獅公園。 位於濱海灣附近的魚尾獅公園中的魚尾獅雕像高8.8米,重70噸。 它面朝東濱海灣,俯瞰新加坡東部水域,象徵著新加坡人不斷探索的精神。 在這個雕像旁邊,還有一個小的魚尾獅雕像,高2米,重3噸,也是像我這樣的遊客最喜歡的拍照場所。

魚尾獅公園和新加坡的另一個地標濱海灣金沙就在海灣對面,靠近萊佛士地鐵站。 新加坡的交通非常便利。

新加坡的魚尾獅公園就位於舉世聞名的金沙酒店對面。 波浪的金沙酒店賭場和購物中心。 金沙酒店的水舞表演在對面的平台上舉行。 作為歷史上最複雜的建築之一,其中許多已經完工。 世界最高紀錄增加了傳奇。 該酒店最熱門的頂層,巨大的空中花園等於3個足球場。 我希望我可以浸泡在世界上最高的無邊泳池中,下次再看看魚尾獅! 博物館裡有21家博物館。 新加坡有很多博物館。

椰子殼是藝術與科學博物館。 只能說新加坡僅在建築方面值得一看。 往魚尾獅公園方向行駛,左手的建築是濱海藝術中心,鋁製遮陽篷的外觀就像榴蓮。 這個藝術中心耗資6億新加坡元建造。 內部的音樂廳和劇院建於世界一流的規模。 還有一個沿海表演藝術圖書館和戶外表演場地。 我真的很想進去看看下一次!

最上面是新加坡摩天觀景輪,直徑為150米的摩天輪。 繞圈需要半小時,下面的購物中心是165米。 它是世界上最大的摩天輪! 稀有,但觀景室可容納28人。 有一個mm頭。 此外,您可以乘坐摩天輪享受大餐。 浪漫的價格是 新币$ 328.9(驚訝)。

魚尾獅公園娛樂

漁船公園佔地0.25公頃,面積不大,但是作為新加坡的地標性建築,仍然吸引了一批遊客。 魚尾巴雕像旁邊,可以看到公眾和遊客。 如果您不著急,坐在桌子上吹海風,欣賞新加坡灣的優美景色,真的很舒服。 如果您到達尾獅公園,那已經是晚上了。 不妨稍作停留,在黑暗中,對面的海灣金莎拉吉亞酒店發出美麗的光芒,俯瞰新加坡迷人的夜晚。 如果幸運的話,您可以趕上在Fishwish公園舉行音樂表演或組織活動的市民,感受 “獅子城” 的風土人情。 我記得當我用魚尾拍張照片時,我拍了魚尾獅子噴出水柱的照片,據說這會獲得力量和財富。

魚尾獅公園附近的景點

魚尾獅位於濱海灣地區,周圍有許多景點,例如與魚尾獅隔海灣相望的濱海灣金沙度假村,濱海灣花園,高空觀景台,藝術科學博物館和濱海灣金沙, 等待新加坡著名景點。

金沙酒店值得建設,耗資55億美元。 建築的寬敞內部也給人留下了深刻的印象。 許多國際品牌將酒店,購物中心,賭場和劇院結合在一起,可以買到柔軟的手,花幾天時間在裡面吃飯,喝酒和娛樂。 當然不無聊。

濱海灣金沙酒店旁邊還有新建成的紅點設計博物館,雙螺旋橋和濱海步道。

如果您走得更遠,您可以乘坐地鐵8站之內到達大部分景點。 您必須參觀的唐人街,小印度,烏節路,新加坡國家博物館等景點都在魚尾獅公園方圓四公里內。

如果您想了解有關新加坡旅行信息的更多信息,則不妨繼續從不同角度瀏覽本文中的其他相關旅行策略,從家庭父母到孩子的購物說明,以介紹新加坡市的行程。

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Ion Sky – Singapore

Ion Sky is one of the best tourist atraction in Singapore. Ion sky is located at Orchard Road Singapore. It is very interesting that Ion is 3 in 1 which mean there is 3 Ion in one building. They are Ion Orchard, Ion Sky as well as Ion gallery. Ion sky is quite hard to find because it is located in the Ion Orchard Shopping mall. Ion sky is for people to view this beautiful City of Singapore which is kind of observatory. This is just very similar with Taipei 101 the tallest building.

Ion Sky is at 56 levels above Orchard Road, 218 metres into the clouds. Surround yourself with sweeping 360° panoramic views of Singapore and enjoy ION Sky’s multimedia experience.

The elevator all the way unimpeded came to the 55/56th floors, and the elevator door will open automatically in the moment you arrive door opens. Indeed ION SKY viewing platform more like a scenic trail, although it does have that set up in the 56th floor had a table viewing it here so that i can stop viewing place or in the carpeted walkway to ring Mainly, this circular walkway is connected from the observation deck on the 56th floor to the left and right sides to the front of the elevator floor on the 55th floor. This observation journey is actually the uphill trail after i am stepped on the entrance of ION SKY the moment has already begun because beside the trail for a view of that wall is composed of a plurality of transparent glass floor wall of glass windows composed of only architecture horizontal and vertical frame length glass wall seems a little too much, their views are divided “fragmented” Have.

Since being an observation deck, ION SKY naturally wants to introduce some of the scenery around here! And the way to introduce here is very simple, that is place the names you should pay attention to directly on the glass windows! Although the direction arrow is also marked above the place name, it is difficult for people unfamiliar with this area to find the real scene!

While looking at the scenery outside the window and walking up the walkway, I suddenly found that the top of the walkway was actually a transparent glass roof [surprise]
(Wow! Everyone else has a glass floor, this is actually a glass roof! Very special!). Especially Special, but I think ION SKY is only installed to save power! Because the roof glass is covered with a little sticker. Anyway, this glass roof not only appears on the trail, but also on the periphery of the observation deck on the 56th floor!

While observing the information while climbing the slope, we walked to the highest point of ION SKY-just before the observation deck on the 56th floor, stepped on the wooden floor of the observation deck, and immediately saw another “bouncer” in a suit with a straight back. Is this ION SKY very advanced or very dangerous place? Anyway, this observation deck on the 56th floor is not only an observation deck, but in fact it is more like a rest area because in addition to the quite “advanced” toilets, there are more than ten round sofas placed here Stool for everyone.

After walking around the protruding rest area, I went back to the intersection of the observation trail and the observation deck on the 56th floor. When I was about to continue to enjoy the scenery, I found that several horizontal windows are covered with Lehenge. Iron Bar Lean! These thick iron bars are really annoying! The scenery outside the window is almost completely invisible! Just when I was going to skip these floor-to-ceiling windows, I suddenly found that one of the floor-to-ceiling windows was covered with a translucent board. I just looked up and found out that the board says ION SKY is certified by the Cloud Appreciation Association. Official point of view! Oh~~ This is no wonder, no wonder some of the floor-to-ceiling windows here will have information about clouds! [Nod] Um… but what an unknown organization this Cloud Watching Association is? Why haven’t you heard it?

Because the ION SKY observation deck where I were now is 218 meters above the ground, it is the highest point in this area, so here, in addition to enjoying the surrounding scenery without any obstacles, you can also look out very very far! It is said that even as far as Johor Bharu Malaysia and Batam Island of Indonesia can be seen from their side! You can also see some well-known attractions in Singapore such as Marina Bay Sands, Singapore Flyer and Singapore Sports City!

Cool! Seriously, I’m really never thought that I could see this view here! Really great place to see and do!

Marina Bay Sands – Singapore

Sampan Boat Ride 😂

Marina Bay Sands is located in Singapore and it is just next to the Garden by the Bay. Basically Marina Bay Sands is part of the shopping centre. There is lot of stores as well as the cafe and restaurant in the mall. Singapore is a very small country so no matter wherever you go, there is always crowded, especially is During the Christmas and new year seasons. It is a very busy districts.

One thing i love about Marina Bay Sands was their Christmas decoration in the mall. It is very beautiful and it made me feel more like the Christmas environment which is very great. People are definitely will love to see and taste the Christmas environment in Singapore. Next, i will let you know the most special thing i have seen😁

This is the most special thing that i was talking about. According to my previous blog, i was writing about the Christmas Wonderland in Singapore. When i was celebrate my Christmas in Singapore couple years ago, i visit this beautiful shopping centre name called Marina Bay Sands. When i entered into Marina Bay Sands, i saw this Sampan Boat Ride. This is very very cool and I find this was very interesting so i went to experience the indoor Sampan Boat Ride.

I do highly recommended you to take a beautiful sampan boat ride at Marina Bay Sands Shopping Mall for a leisurely canal trip. It is very fun. You can walk in purchase your ticket for this Sampan Boat Ride at the ticket booth. It is cost Singapore Dollars $13 per person.

You can also make a wish while walking around “Rain Eye”. “Rain Eye” is an environmentally friendly bowl-shaped device made of acrylic material. It is 22 meters wide and is used to collect rainwater into the canal. If you come by chance, you can also watch the water flow waterfall once every hour up close. Every minute, 22,000 liters of water pours down from the height of the two-story building, painting a spectacular face, the visual effect is extremely shocking.