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Come Enjoy First Rays of 2016 at Sanxiantai and Help Protect the Beautiful Environment!

  • Date:2015-12-10

According  to  the  Central  Weather  Bureau,  the  first  rays  of  sunlight  for  2016  will  hit  on  January  1  at  6:35  a.m.  at  Sanxiantai  in  the  town  of  Chenggong,  Taitung  County.  The  East  Coast  National  Scenic  Area  Administration  (ECNSAA)  has  arranged  a  series  of  events  for  the  day,  welcoming  all  to  come  together,  make  a  scene,  and  have  a  good  time!

The  2016  New  Year’s  Day  Bash  held  by  the  ECNSAA  includes  a  concert,  a  bazaar,  a  video-conferencing  event,  and  a  beach  cleanup.  Golden  Melody  Award-winner  Biung  Wang  and  the  Pawpaw  Drumming  Group  will  perform  at  the  concert.  The  “Line  Friends”  event  allows  you  to  win  prizes  while  enjoying  the  first  rays  of  sunlight  of  the  new  year.  All  kinds  of  goods  and  hot  food  and  drinks  will  be  sold  at  the  “I-Lai  Bazaar”.  For  the  “Shout  It  Out  Loud”  event,  a  200-inch  screen  will  be  set  up  on  which  you  can  video  conference  with  friends  and  loved  ones  and  shout  out  your  new  year’s  wishes  to  them.  

Sanxiantai  is  a  place  where  the  natural  ecology  thrives,  and  it  is  known  to  have  the  most  beautiful  underwater  scenery  on  the  east  coast.  Deputy-Director  Lin  Wei-ling  of  the  ECNSAA  stated  that  in  response  to  the  UN  Framework  Convention  on  Climate  Change  recently  held  in  Paris,  people  who  come  for  the  Sanxiantai  Sunrise  event  of  2016  will  be  invited  to  participate  in  a  beach  cleanup  in  an  effort  to  bless  the  area  in  a  tangible  way.  In  addition,  the  ECNSAA  will  set  up  a  “blessing  bell”  on  Sanxiantai  Island.  Participants  may  write  down  their  wishes  for  Taiwan  and  the  Earth  and  then  ring  the  bell,  symbolizing  an  oath  to  help  protect  the  ocean  and  the  environment  for  the  whole  year.

Lin  also  stated  that  “missions”  have  been  set  up  in  coordination  with  the  Taitung  County  Government’s  “So  High  New  Year’s  Eve  Party”  so  that  people  can  win  prizes.  Those  who  get  stamps  from  two  of  the  New  Year’s  events  being  held  in  Taitung  (the  So  High  New  Year’s  Eve  Party,  the  Sanxiantai  Sunrise  event,  and  the  beach  cleanup)  will  receive  a  limited  edition  Sanxiantai  New  Year’s  Charm  made  by  the  Amis  people  of  the  Shishan  indigenous  settlement.

The  ECNSAA  has  also  arranged  for  numerous  special  offers.  Those  who  join  the  event  Line  group  while  present  at  the  venue  will  receive  a  limited  edition  glowing  handkerchief.  Those  who  check-in  on  FB  will  receive  a  transparent  L  folder.  Two  receipts  may  be  exchanged  for  limited  edition  postcards,  and  all  receipts  received  will  be  donated  to  the  Taiwan  Fund  for  Children  and  Families  (Taitung  branch).  In  this  way,  event  participants  can  enjoy  the  first  rays  of  the  new  year,  get  great  gifts,  and  help  out  charity.  Also,  the  first  100  people  who  present  their  domestic  tourism  accommodation  financial  subsidy  discount  serial  number  as  well  as  proof  of  a  purchase  made  during  the  event  (from  businesses  listed  on  the  Taiwan  Stay  website  and  themepark.net.tw)  will  receive  a  “sunray  selfie  stick”  and  will  be  entered  into  a  prize  drawing.  Come  and  enjoy  Sanxiantai,  the  place  where  the  sun  hits  Taiwan  first!

For  more  information,  please  visit  the  ECNSAA  website  or  the  Nga’ayho  FB  fan  page.