Keelung Islet is set to reopen soon 「台灣龍珠」基隆嶼重新開放

This year’s coming of age ceremonial event in Keelung challenged what is known as the “Pearl of Taiwan Dragon,” Keelung Islet. As there is limited space on the top of the rock of Keelung Islet, it is not possible to let hundreds of people climb to the summit. Instead, at the event, each school sent a representative to climb to the top while the rest of the students did beach cleaning on the hiking trail. It allows students participating in the coming of age ceremony to take the lead in seeing the beautiful scenery of Keelung Islet.


Due to natural disasters, Keelung Islet’s pier has been closed for renovations for over three years, and will reopen to allow sightseers onto the island at the end of September. First, the coming of age ceremony was held there on the 20th, for which there were 11 high schools and vocational schools from all over the city taking part, with each school sending 10 student representatives to participate. Keelung Islet is a well-known sightseeing spot in Keelung City which once set a record of 70,000 tourists visiting the island in one year.


Keelung Islet, known as the “Pearl of the Taiwan Dragon” will be reopened to visitors this year. Many recreational fishing boats are ready and waiting to set sail. In order to let the beauty of Keelung Islet welcome its guests, the Keelung City Government embarked on a beach cleaning campaign in mid-May involving over 500 people.


At that time, the city government’s News Department took a photographic drone, to shoot aerial views from above the pier. Many people exclaimed with surprise that they had seen sharks, which also made Keelung Islet an overnight news sensation. In the early stage of opening, an operational mode will be adopted, allowing visitors to be exempt from resource conservation and environmental maintenance costs, with only sailing fees for recreational fishing boats to be charged.



Longgang Ecological Park Open to Visit 海大龍崗生態園區螢火蟲現蹤

National Taiwan Ocean University’s Longgang Ecological Park is rich in natural ecological resources, and each year from April to May there are large numbers of fireflies flying to and fro there as if in an airborne dance.


The University pointed out that fireflies are one of the indicators of water quality and the environment. They are located in the Longgang Ecological Park on the university’s campus, an area without excessive man-made facilities, and little man-made damage, where the natural ecological environment has been well preserved. This is an area very suitable for the breeding of fireflies, and every year during the firefly breeding season in late spring and early summer, there are always large numbers of fireflies to be seen.


This year’s Firefly Season officially opened from April 30 until mid-May. There are three firefly ecology commentary tours every night, and interested people are welcome to register to take part.




Keelung Fishery Festival

Happy Keelung Fishery Festival



From June to August every year is the squid-catching peak season for Keelung fishermen, with a large number of squid migrating from further out in the ocean to the waters surrounding Pengjiayu.


Last year, Keelung City Government expanded the 12-year Squid Season into the “Fishery Festival,” thereby providing people with more diverse fishing experience activities, not only maintaining the popular activities of previous years, but also integrating new ones to provide visitors with all-in-one tour, embracing dining, travel, shopping, and other leisure activities in one tour.




On Selflessness


The Heaven and the Earth sustain eternally because they don’t reproduce. The sage who puts his own personal interest last finds himself in the foremost place; selfless persons will see definitive benefits. Those who don’t care the interest of themselves will get the most interest to them.

—-Tao Te Ching, Laotzu, Chinese SageDSCN0646