Kaohsiung Cycling Travels
Boasting hundreds of kilometers in bicycle paths,
Michael and I are in Kaohsiung to ?nd out what it
feels like to cycle here. Today we re in the center
of the city on public bikes, cycling mostly along
Along the way there are lots of places to stop and
have a look around. This is a brick kiln originally
built in 1899 by the Japanese during the occupation.
Here you ll ?nd one of the last remaining Ho?man kilns
in the country.
And this is the Museum of History, formerly Kaohsiung
City Hall, where many were killed during the 228 Massacre,
an anti-government uprising that ?rst started in Taipei
in February of 1947. But today we re going to take
it easy and see the vinyl record exhibition inside.
People can get to know local culture by taking on
a di?erent perspective, like through music, folk songs
and other nostalgic elements. Our collection is extensive
and it includes movies, dramas, talk show and even
Something else you can do here is karaoke, if you
know some old Taiwanese songs.
Occasionally they even have live performances here
too. Ladies and gentlemen, from Chang Gung University,
Professor Michael Turton!
Well, east coast girls are hip, I really dig those
After the sun sets, don t rush and return your bikes.
Remember to enjoy the night view along the river too.
I think this is one of the prettiest cities I ve ever
I agree, it s really well laid out, it s easy to get
around in, it s ?at and the job the city government
has done is really wonderful. So let me tell you,
if you re feeling down, your waistline is expanding,
come down to Kaohsiung, ride a bicycle.