5 Nov, 2013 in Kinmen Island
Cross Strait War Museum - Kinmen Island-016

Though Kinmen is a gorgeous little Taiwanese island, it’s mostly known for the cold war between Taiwan and China back in the days where the Communists and the Nationalists were planning to overtake one another. It’s a bit odd really, that Kinmen is so close to mainland China and so far away from Taiwan across […]

21 Jul, 2010 in Taipei
CKS memorial hall area Taipei 

The first time I visited Taipei, 5-6 years ago, I had no idea who Chiang Kai Shek was to Taiwan. I mean, I heard he was big shot mainland general who lost to the Communists, but the story of how he came to be Taiwan’s president-dictator and the local politics surrounding the Kuomintang were still […]

3 Aug, 2009 in Kaohsiung
Kaohsiung Zuoying Museum of Military Dependents Village-4.JPG

The "Kaohsiung Zuoying Museum of Military Dependents Village" is about the sad story of the disappearing history and culture of the Taiwanese KMT villages. Whether you’re a foreigner or a local, the museum name  doesn’t sound like a museum you’d like to go visit, does it? and trust me when I say that it was […]

28 Apr, 2009 in Guangzhou
Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall Guangzhou-4.JPG

I was a bit surprised the first time I realized that Sun Yat Sen (孫中山, Sun Zhong Shan) is considered to be the founding father of the modern Chinese nation by both China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. From biographies I read about Mao and Chiang Kai Shek, I was led to believe that while Sun […]

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