After a rocky beginning of the month marked by the mourning of victims from Penghu plane crash and gas explosion in Kaohsiung, August has been a relatively quiet. Hence, this digest is kept short, and unconsciously (or not), focused on Kaohsiung’s happenings.
Kaohsiung 8/1 Explosion, Rebuiling In-Progress – The city has been busy mending its wounded area and posting daily progress on the city’s fb account. In true Taiwanese fashion of showing accountability, they provide pictures and percentage progress, to the hundredths decimal!
Also, shoutout to ⭐ @msanthropia ⭐ for relaying on reddit my short article on how to donate to help with the Kaohsiung Explosion, and tactfully moderating comments that arised.
Pierre Gagnaire in Kaohsiung – Thomas Chien is doing it again, after inviting Alain Passard last year, he will welcome another three Michelin stars, Pierre Gagnaire, in his Kaohsiung French fine dining restaurant to host lunch (12 500NT) and dinner (15 000NT) from October 2nd to October 6th. (Considering the price tag, do not expect a review 😀 )
RIP Kaohsiung’s Dingshan Night Market 鼎山夜市 – Announced just a month ago and at the surprise of all, one of Kaohsiung’s long standing night market, in operation for 10+ years, is shutting down. Rumors has it that the land owner is selling the area to build a commercial or residential building. I’ve never visited this particular night market, but from reading comments onilne, it feels like it was cherished by the locals :'(.
¡Hola Kaohsiung Light Rail! – We’re still a year away from the official set inauguration date, but trials for the first light rail system in Taiwan, will take place next month, in September. One test tramway is currently making its way by ferry, from Spain.
Selected Tweets. Tweets easily get lost or overlooked, so from now on, I’ll be including some tweets that I post or that appear on my timeline, enjoy!