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The Yongheshan Loop 永和山水庫, Sanwan Township, Taiwan

Check out my RELIVE! ride. Yongheshan is roughly translated as”Mountain with a wing ” or, “Wing Mountain”. We, as Filipinos, simply call it “Sanwan”, because it sounds like the famous name of a Saint/City (San Juan) in the Philippines. Sanwan is translated in English as “Three Bay”. It’s a bit mountainous and it’s part of Miaoli. The Yongheshan loop is in fact, a bit intimidating to accomplish for the uninitiated. This Mountain serves as the training ground for cyclists. Both rookies and veterans that are just nearby, frequent this place. Some folks come here to hike or to observe nature. If you’re fond of viewing Sakura flowers, then try to visit them while they bloom during winter. White(rare) and pink varieties can be found in here. I’m writing this blog to serve as a guide for those who are not yet familiar with “The Yongheshan…

Zhunan 竹南鎮 Science Park, Taiwan

Updated on January 27,2018 The Zhunan 竹南鎮 Science Park is situated in Dingpu Village, Zhunan, Miaoli, Taiwan. This is a 123-hectare base that serves as a satellite park of Hsinchu Science Park and is now popularly known as Jhunan/Zhunan Science Park. Companies like Innolux, Impax, Tysonbio(my workplace), Mycenax, AOT, Gintech and many others can be found here. This Science Park is equipped with extensive infrastructure and public facilities. It incorporates biotechnology, electronics and telecommunication projects. It currently employs thousands of workers, both locals, and foreigners of diverse origins. Zhunan 竹南鎮 Science Park is a self-sustaining and effectual entity that it has even its own sewage system that handles rainwater and wastewater separately. This is a modern park that is unsparingly equipped with ubiquitous bike lanes, parks, benches and public facilities. So, if you’re just nearby and if at times you’re longing for a place…

Biking and Kitesurfing in Zhunan 竹南鎮, Taiwan

Zhunan 竹南鎮 in Taiwan actually means “Bamboo Town”. updated on May 07, 2018 I have no idea, why Zhunan town is called as such. What really first crossed my mind, was the abundance of bamboo in this town during the old times. And that made people call Zhunan, “The Bamboo Town”. Maybe. Who knows? I’ve searched the web about the origin of its name and found nothing. Instead, what showed up is Changhua (located in central part of Taiwan) which is also called “bamboo town”, primarily because there was a fortress that was made out of bamboo during the ancient times. Zhunan traditionally was a beach and a fishing community. It’s closely associated with Matsu, the sea goddess. Protector of sailors and fishermen. That’s according to Wikipedia. 龍鳳Lóngfèng means Dragon Phoenix. Right within the harbor’s vicinity are a Fish Market and several seafood restaurants. Further south is the Bike Trail’s starting point. The…

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