2018年1月20日 星期六

What's Going on with the Taitung City, Township, and Municipality Offices 台東市,鄉,鎮公所最近動向 3

For those less familiar with Taiwan, the "big" cities are divided into districts (區), and the counties are divided into cities (市), townships (鄉), and municipalities (鎮).  給對台灣比較不熟悉的讀者,  大城市 (高雄, 台南, 台中, 新竹, 基隆, 嘉義, 台北, 跟新北市) 以下有"區"的劃分, 縣 (城市外的地方)則由其他的市, 鄉, 鎮組成.

I also scanned through the news for any interesting news items relevant to the township and municipalities below.  There isn't a lot of Taitung-related news in the best of times, but I did my best to find relevant articles. 我也看了最近的新聞, 希望找到與這些城鎮相關的有趣的報導.  我盡力了, 只是台東的新聞不多.*

This will be the last entry in this blog for about a month.  I start my winter vacation next week, and I'll be in Seattle and Taipei for some of that time.  這是這學期最後一篇文章. 我的寒假下禮拜開始, 我會在一個月之後繼續寫 .  我這個寒假會部分在西雅圖跟台北.

1. Da Ren Township 達仁鄉公所

Over 200 homes in Da Ren went without water, though the County Government has plans to improve water service.  最近達仁有236戶居民沒有自來水可用, 但是縣政府已有改善計畫.

People are working hard to complete a "South-Link Hospital" in Da Ren by 2020.  Getting adequate medical attention in Tai Ma Li, Jin Feng, Da Wu, or Da Ren townships is a serious problem.  太麻里, 金峰, 大武, 達仁鄉的醫療的服務與救助很困難.達仁鄉南迴醫院 "夢想近了"  將於2020年完成.

They're painting the walls in Tai Ban Village.  There's a video here.  彩繪台坂部落牆面.  有短片在這裡.

2. Da Wu Township 大武鄉公所

A mailman rescued another man from a fire.  The mailman was burned, but he's otherwise ok.  郵差衝火場救人.  還好郵差的傷勢不嚴重.

3. Jin Feng Township 金峰鄉公所

As part of the Taitung County Government's "How to Build a City Project," the public was invited to that township to learn about the local culture there.  台東縣政府在推展學習型城市計畫, 一日遊學帶領民眾進入金鋒鄉.**

4. Tai Ma Li Township 太麻里鄉公所

The construction on Highway 9 near Shiang Lan has created a very dangerous traffic situation.  For this reason they will be closing that stretch of road from 11:30 pm to 6 am the following day.  因為香蘭台9線那一段在施工, 讓路況的危險性提高, 每天晚上11:30到隔天6點道路封閉.

The Bikini Run in Tai Ma Li was in the news.  You can see it in the video at 1 minute, 21 seconds.  太麻里的比基尼路跑上新聞了.  直接到影片中的1分21秒就看得到.

Sigh.  More cameras have been installed along Highway 9 south of Taitung City.  They spend all that money to improve that road, and in the end they just make it slower.  南迴公路新裝設了3組測速照相.  縣政府花那麼多錢改善那條路, 卻用這方式讓它變慢了.

5. Orchid Island Township 蘭嶼鄉公所

There have been problems with boat service between Hou Bi Hu Port in Pingtung and Orchid Island.  Many have complained that they weren't able to refund their tickets after boat service was suspended.  去年往返屏東縣後壁湖港與台東縣蘭嶼的 "興蘭海運公司" 停止經營, 造成1千多名旅客有船票退費的爭議.

Several dolphins and whales have become stranded on the shores of Orchid Island.  三鯨豚擱淺在蘭嶼岸邊.

Around Chinese New Year there will be six boats taking residents of Orchid Island back there for free.  春節期間蘭嶼鄉有6班免費的返鄉船.

6. Green Island Township 綠島鄉公所

Fight!  Several people were fighting each other at a meeting of Green Island representatives.  打吧!  綠島鄉民代表會有人打架.

7. Taitung City 台東市公所

This is how little news there is in Taitung lately.  A farmer in Taitung discovered that one of his banana trees, instead of having bananas the normal size, had a lot of much smaller bananas growing from it.  Yes, that's the entire story.  There's even a video!  最近台東的消息真是少.  台東有一位農民發現他樹上的香蕉好小.  這真的是一則新聞報導.  還有短片!

And this WASN'T in the news, but did you know they're building a new Starbuck's on Jung Hua Road, south of the McDonald's?  這件事不在新聞裡, 聽說在中華路上的麥當勞南邊蓋第二家星巴克, 並且快完成了.

The Taitung County Government has plans to build a solar power facility on the wetlands east of Jer Ben.  A local environmental group opposes this plan.  縣政府要在知本濕地開發太陽能光電, 環保團體至縣府表達訴求.***

8. Beinan Township 卑南鄉公所

There are some bad feelings between aboriginal and Chinese residents over plans to develop aboriginal villages.  台東卑南鄉三個部落的開發案只需要原住民同意, 不用讓多數人民參與討論?

A Formosan black bear was spotted near Li Jia!  Cool!  利嘉山區發現台灣黑熊!  真酷!

The municipal water company wants to use water from the Li Jia River to meet local water needs, but there are ecological concerns.  自來水公司要利用利嘉溪的水, 可是當地居民表示這會讓生態惡化.

9. Dong He Township 東河鄉公所

A new clinic opened up in Dulan.  If you live in that area, you know that seeing a doctor is less than convenient.  去年東河鄉都蘭村開了一間新的診所.  在那附近看病非常不方便.

They've been catching viper sharks in Dong He.  Man, those fish look EVIL.  東河鄉出現了毒蛇鯊魚.  那種魚看起來很恐怖.

10. Cheng Gong Municipality 成功鎮公所

An airplane crashed on the beach near "Stone Umbrella" in Cheng Gong Township.   The two guys flying it were unhurt.  輕航機迫降成功鎮石雨傘海邊.  機上2人沒有受傷.

They built a big Dalmatian thing out of driftwood at Cheng Gong's "flower sea."  成功花海有用漂流木做的大麥町狗.

11. Chang Bin Township 長濱鄉公所

The Chang Bin Township Office will host a "community development meeting" on January 27.  長濱公所一月二十七日要舉辦 "社區發展業務聯繫會議."

A local association gave free haircuts to older residents in Chang Bin.  當地的基金會跟愛心團體往長濱部落給長輩免費剪髮.

The Taitung County Government is looking at maintaining Eight Immortals Cave as an archaeological site.  縣政府爭取前瞻計畫以維護八仙洞考古遺址.

12. Lu Ye Township 鹿野鄉公所

Yong Long Branch School in Lu Ye will become a "hot air balloon training school."  鹿野鄉的永隆分校將成為熱氣球訓練學校.

13. Yan Ping Township 延平鄉公所

Work on a housing development in Hong Ye was fast-tracked recently, in the hope that residents could move in by Chinese New Year.  紅葉部落的紅瓦屋正在趕工, 希望能在春節前入住.

There's a strange gas station in Yan Ping without gas pumps.  Instead of pumping their own gas, residents purchase the gas in containers.  延平鄉加油站員工會先把汽油加入 "聽桶."

14. Guanshan Municipality 關山鎮公所

Want to go pick turnips?  You can do this in Guanshan on January 27.  Got to sign up though.  想採籮蔔嗎?  一月二十七日可以做, 可是要先報名.

The Guanshan Water Park will no longer be charging an entrance fee.  關山親水公園不收費.

15. Hai Duan Township 海端鄉公所

Many people in Hai Duan eat too much meat, so there's an increased occurrence of gout there.  海端很多居民超愛吃肉, 所以比較多人有痛風的問題.****

16. Chr Shang Township 池上鄉公所

There will be a concert at Chr Shang Junior High School on January 21.  一月二十一日池上國中要舉辦音樂會.

There are plans to build two "meeting centers" in Chr Shang.  以後池上要蓋兩間 "聚會所."

The Chr Shang Farmer's Association is promoting seasonal "food workshops."  池上鄉農會推出四季的體驗.

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Walking Around Fu Gang 在富岡散步
Things to Do in Taitung 台東的活動
Walking Around Dawu 在大武散步

*I left out a few traffic-accident reports from around the County, and also a few of the awards-related articles.  Suffice to say be careful driving through Lu Ye.  That stretch of highway seems to be especially dangerous.

**This article felt like it wasn't finished (or it hadn't been proofread).  I'm assuming the article was factual and that all of this really happened.

***Beyond the scope of this article, but that piece of land has a long history.  Years back the County Government was trying to attract investors, and build some kind of "ocean recreation area" there.  (Something similar to Da Peng Wan 大鵬灣 in Pingtung County.)  The drama over the "Beautiful Bay" Resort 美麗灣渡假村, however, has had a measurable effect on this and many other development projects.

****I get gout sometimes too.  It sucks.