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The History of Kaohsiung

The History of Kaohsiung

Introduction The Kaohsiung Museum of History, as a significant historical landmark in Kaohsiung, is to become an important portal for people to know more about this city. Its permanent exhibitions offer an excellent opportunity for Kaohsiung locals to understand their home, and, at the same time, visitors from other parts of Taiwan and international tourists can witness the efforts over the past century that have gone into building the city that Kaohsiung is today. They can also see the many different facets and scenes from the area as well as other topics of interest, such as how the river, harbor, and railway transformed Kaohsiung from a sleepy fishing village into a vibrant international port over more than a hundred years.   A. Impressions of Kaohsiung Using the first polarizing mirror display of its kind in Taiwan, this section presents an exhibit of digital images for the most precious items from the Kaohsiung Museum of History collection. Can you catch a glimpse of any familiar faces in the archives? You are hereby invited to tell your own life story through these images. B. The History of Kaohsiung A high-quality 20-meter-wide immersive theater presents a ten-minute panoramic animation of Kaohsiung’s history. Taking you through the “Prehistoric Age,” “Koxinga’s Dynasty,” “Qing Dynasty,” “Japanese Era,” “Republican Period,” and “Contemporary Kaohsiung,” you can learn more about the city at various times in its history, offering vivid testimony to its progress. C. Kaohsiung by the Numbers Let’s use our fingers to find out the most and best about Kaohsiung via the interactive wall monitor. A learning card at the end of the display along with little-known side stories in the permanent exhibit are also waiting for you to discover them.

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Dance with the Land —Kaohsiung Exhibition: Niaosong & Renwu

Dance with the Land —Kaohsiung Exhibition: Niaosong & Renwu

Preface Niaosong District and Renwu District have long been important transportation hubs in Kaohsiung. In recent decades, their long-standing history and rich culture have been affected by rapid industrial development, leading to an unprecedented shift in the traditional lifestyle and environment in both places.  The development of these settlements is facing challenges, manifested by the ambiguous mix of agricultural and industrial sectors. While pursuing development and land sustainability are equally important, how do we find a balance between the two? First, let us navigate through this “region of water.”   New Energy under the Sea Fig Tree Lying east of Niaosong, Hushan District boasts wonderful scenery. Also, its proximity to the city center attracts an influx of people. While the west district went through rapid urbanization, the east part still keeps some land. Attracting many small-scale factories, Niaosong is a mix of agricultural and industrial sectors and has a wide variety of business types. From building housing to life experience, the place is even capable of providing its own food. A unique balance is found between the industrial development and nature here. Furthermore, there is a group of people trying to reverse the fate of the land and transform Niaosong into an eco-village that combines ecology, daily necessity, and vigor.    New Satellite City with Rich Culture and Industries After the 1970s, Renwu transformed from a farming town into an industrialized city. The land no longer grows crops; instead, factories and concrete buildings came along, becoming the main landscape now. Also, due to its proximity to the city center and jobs provided by local factories, the population has grown exponentially, resulting in more mature residential planning and a process of transition to a satellite city with convenient means of transport.