2021年6月23日 星期三

Pingtung in the News 屏東的新聞 (Central 中) 4

There are 29 townships, 3 municipalities and one city in Pingtung County.  It's exhausting to include news from every township, municipality and Pingtung City every time, so what I'll do instead is include news items from eleven different townships or municipalities in each entry.  This way I should be able to work my way through Pingtung County every three entries. 屏東縣包含了29個鄉, 3個鎮還有屏東市.  每次討論所有鄉鎮的新聞太累了, 所以我會每次討論11個鄉鎮的報告.  這樣子我每三篇新聞文章就會涵蓋到全縣內鄉鎮的新聞.

1. Majia Township 瑪家鄉

1a. Despite travel restrictions, people still went camping in Majia during the three-day Dragon Boat Festival weekend.  As you might expect, the villagers there were not happy about this. 防疫警戒卻到山區露營  屏東瑪家族人批 : 不尊重部落

1b. A husband and wife were hiking up the Liding Mountain Trail when it began to rain.  Realizing that conditions were dangerous, they turned back toward the parking lot.  The wife heard a shout from behind her, and failing to locate her husband she notified emergency services.  The rescue team brought the man back down the mountain, though he later died from his injuries.  The cause of his death remains to be determined. 屏東夫妻攀瑪家笠頂山遇大雨  提早折返他走前面竟離奇失蹤亡

2. Wandan Township 萬丹鄉

2a. Shoppers purchasing the "organic produce epidemic prevention box" online complained that the produce they received was both expensive and not fresh.  A farmer from Wandan blamed the lack of freshness on the distribution network, and the time it takes to transport items to customers' homes. "防疫有機蔬菜箱"  被指貴又不新鮮  萬丹鄉農場業者出面澄清

2b. Heavy rains recently flooded Sse Wei East Road in Wandan.  The flooding was exacerbated by residents dumping garbage and other debris into a nearby drainage ditch.  萬丹鄉四維東路淹水  兇手找到了

2c. The "mud volcano" in Wandan erupted recently.  A local village chief encouraged those visiting this event to wear masks. 屏東萬丹泥火山噴發  村長提醒防疫勿群聚要戴口罩 (1)

3. Wanluan Township 萬巒鄉

3a. Citing lung-related health benefits, farmers in Wanluan are looking at selling locally grown honeysuckle on a larger scale. 金銀花益肺  屏東萬巒有機專區看俏

4. Taiwu Township 泰武鄉

4a. There's another heavy rain warning in effect this week.  It's been raining a lot in Pingtung.  Taiwu, located in the mountains, was of course included in the warning. 大雷雨強襲高雄市 , 屏東縣 !  氣象局發布災防告警訊息

5. Chaozhou Municipality 潮州鎮

5a. It rained a lot in Chaozhou as well.  During a three hour period Chaozhou received more rainfall than almost any other place in Taiwan. 豪雨特報屏東潮州鎮3小時降雨量全台第二  積水退得快 (2)

5b. The Chaozhou Municipality Office recently held a blood drive in which residents were given shrimp in exchange for blood donations. 捐血送泰國蝦  潮州鎮解血荒也為蝦農找出路

6. Xinyuan Township 新園鄉

6a. An elderly man was robbed after setting out on his electric scooter.  The thieves were later apprehended. 屏東新園老翁騎電動車外出  竟遭強搶背包  警悍破門逮人

6b. A large truck carrying a pigeon enclosure struck power lines and knocked several utility poles down. 扯 !  大貨車刷斷整排電桿  竟是所載鴿舍勾電線扯斷 (3)

7. Kanding Township 崁頂鄉

7a. No recent news out of Kanding.

8. Laiyi Township 來義鄉

8a. Township office support for a quarantine station employing several residents was ended last week.  The primary reason was a lack of resources.  The Laiyi Township Office is hoping that volunteers can continue this work if necessary. 來義鄉防疫消毒一條龍鄉長掛帥領軍齊抗議

8b. Su Ching-chuan, honorary dean of Antai Hospital, presented residents of Laiyi with 2000 face masks to strengthen epidemic prevention efforts there. 蘇清泉贈來義鄉2千片防疫口罩  鄉親滿滿感動

8c. After recent heavy rains a landslide alert is in effect for Laiyi. 5縣市11鄉32村103條土石流黃色警戒  屏東來義大規模崩塌黃色警戒

9. Donggang Municipality 東港鎮

9a. A large truck ran over a man riding a bicycle in Donggang. 屏東東港大橋大車右轉輾斃單車男路人驚叫  "壓到人了 !" (4)

9b. COVID screenings were conducted in both Donggang and Ligang around the beginning of the month.  The results were overwhelmingly positive (or should I say negative?) and reflect a lack of recent cases in Pingtung as a whole. 屏東東港篩檢站全過關  里港篩檢站236人也皆陰

10. Nanzhou Township 南州鄉

10a. No recent news out of Nanzhou.

11. Xinpi Township 新埤鄉

11a. Dacheng Elementary School will become an experimental art school next year. 新埤大成國小  轉型藝術實驗學校

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1. I visited the temple across from this place not long ago.  A man working in the temple told us that these eruptions occur around every 6 months.  Sometimes fire shoots out, sometimes not.  There is a similar geographic feature in Hengchun Township.

2. As it happens I was in Chaozhou during this three hour period.  Most of the drive there was fine, but the stretch of Highway 1 south to Xinpi was scary.

3. Why so many pigeons in Taiwan?  Many people use them for gambling.  Several pigeons will be set loose from Tainan, for example, and people will bet on which pigeon arrives in Taipei first.  There's big money involved in this activity.

4. Exercise a lot of caution around large trucks.  They're a major cause of traffics accidents all over Taiwan.  The drivers are usually tired, they're pressed for time, their vehicles are too large for most local roads, and they can't see much from the cab of their trucks.

NOTE: Not in the news articles for this part of Pingtung, but there was an oil spill/leak originating in Linyuan District, Kaohsiung City.  The area where this occurred is across the river from Xinyuan Township, and the oil spill/leak affected beaches and fisheries in Pingtung County.