Taichung is an industrial city on the western side of central Taiwan. It’s a gateway for exploring the island’s mountainous interior, including nature areas like Sun Moon Lake, popular for boating and hiking. In the bustling city centre are museums, temples and the ornate brick Taichung Station, a legacy of the Japanese colonial period (1895–1945). Taichung is a city located in western Taiwan, with a population of just over 2.6 million people, making it the third-largest city on the island after Taipei City and Kaohsiung. The city lies just west of the Central Mountain Range. Taiwanese aborigines populated the plains that make up modern Taichung City.
Historical, Cultural facts & Religion
Located in the Taichung Basin, the city was named under Japanese rule and became a major economic and cultural hub. Originally composed of several scattered hamlets, the city of Taichung was planned and developed by the Japanese. It was called “the Kyoto of Formosa” in the Japanese era because of its calm and beauty. Taichung is a charming city synonymous with shopping, culture and good universities. The culture of a city is what gives it its and wherever people gather together there is sure to be art and humanity. According to the census of 2005, 35% of the Taiwanese population adhered to Buddhism, 33% to Taoism (including local religion), 3.9% to Christianity, 18.7% identified themselves as not religious, and approximately 10% were adherents of folk religious movements of salvation (among them 3.5% adhered to Yiguandao/Yi-Kuan.
Brief City History
Tang Dynasty Emperor Taizong said “Looking into the histories you foresee the destiny of your nation.” For history and culture, Taichung can compete with anywhere in Taiwan. Since ancient times Taichung has been an important cultural and economic centre in central Taiwan and over the years the lands have seen its fortunes rise and fall only to rise again. The historic sites and buildings that are left today tell us how the people of the past lived. These cultural relics and old buildings accumulated over time have a deep cultural significance and are truly fascinating. Taichung has the appearance of a modern city yet within it are preserved cultural sites that retain the flavour of the past. This group of warehouses was built in the 1930s. Warehouse No. 20 actually refers to seven linked freight warehouses behind Taichung Railway Station originally numbered 20 to 26 by the TRA. To give the railway new life the old warehouses were turned into art galleries. Warehouse No. 20 is used for receptions, exhibitions and interdisciplinary arts activities, as offices and as a leisure venue and further has a main exhibition space which hosts regular installations of various descriptions.
There is also a café leisure area around 80 square meters in the area from which the platforms of the nearby Taichung Railway Station can be viewed: the waiting passengers and passing trains create an interesting visual spectacle. Dali Yi Museum was originally a meeting hall in the Japanese colonial era and is a historic building. After WW2 it was used as a household registration office and as a village activity centre. In 1999 it became Dali Yi Museum as part of the Dali Yi Old Street Improvement Plan. The museum has a permanent exhibition entitled “Dali Yi Old Street” and other historical materials. Every so often special exhibitions and other activities are held.
Language (s) Written & Spoken
These languages include Taiwanese Hokkien, Hakka, and Mandarin. These became the major languages of today’s Taiwan, and make Taiwan an important centre of Hokkien pop and Mandopop.
Important Types of Commerce in Taichung
Taichung City is located In Central Taiwan and features vast tracts of farmland, a beautiful climate, a wonderful mix of cultures, and an array of agricultural produce. The economic development of the Greater Taichung area has become a key focus of the public after Taiwan’s municipal upgrades (i.e., the county–city mergers). In terms of its economic structure, Taichung City consists mostly of tertiary industries, with several department stores, distinctive shopping districts, colourful boutique shops, European-style business districts, and artistic restaurants. This fosters a sense of elegance and romance that rivals those of Avenue des Champs-Élysées in Paris. In addition, the public is able to pursue the most recent fashions, transforming the city into a true consumption-oriented city.
In recent years, the Taichung City Government has implemented a variety of measures, such as constructing the Dadu Mountain Technology Corridor, connecting together major science parks including the Houli Science Park and Taichung Science Park (of the Central Taiwan Science Park), the Taichung Precision Machinery Science and Technology Innovation Park, and the Fengzhou Science and Technology Park. It has upgraded and transformed the Taichung Industrial Park, developing a low-pollution, high-tech, high-value investment environment for various industries. This has created a favourable working environment to provide knowledge and skill-oriented employment opportunities, attract people from surrounding technology regions and drive the development of the local industry. As well it enhances Taichung City’s industrial growth, increases international product competitiveness, and establishes a strong foundation for future technological and industrial development.
In regard to the commercial and service industries, the Taichung City Government has taken into account a variety of factors such as the services offered by Taichung City to other cities and counties in central Taiwan. As well as the globalization of the Taiwanese economy and industries, the influx of Chinese visitors and subsequently offered counselling services to specialized local industries. Taichung introduced a marketing plan for the Taichung International Economic and Trade Park and international marketing plans for local industries and helped small and medium-sized businesses upgrade their technologies. Concurrently, Taiwan will become a hub for operations in the Asia-Pacific region, in which it will use its industry advantages to accelerate the development of its internationally diverse, commercial and business industries, thus improving the industry structure and standards. The Taichung metropolitan area has shown remarkable potential for future development, which has enabled it to attract many workers from other regions in recent years. Continued major public projects such as the construction of elevated railways, the Taichung MRT system, and roads in Taichung City’s surrounding areas have and will enhance citizens’ quality of life, improve the city’s environment, attract foreign investment and stimulate consumption.
Language Services US and others will provide working with Taichung
Dealing with Taichung authorities would require an individual or business to speak Taiwanese Hokkien, Hakka, and Mandarin and have no other common language with the authority, you are sometimes entitled to interpreting services. To start a company in Taichung regardless of your nationality. It is important that you have a right of residence in Taichung, the necessary professional skills and sufficient Taiwanese Hokkien, Hakka, and Mandarin language skills. This is where professional translation and interpretation services come into the picture. The task of the interpreter is to interpret the discussion between you and the authority. The interpreter will not handle any tasks other than interpretation.
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