2019年10月26日 星期六

What's Going in Taitung City and County Townships/Municipalities 台東市,鄉,鎮最近動向 7

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, 桃園, 基隆, 嘉義, 台北, 跟新北市) 以下劃分為"區", 縣 (城市外的地方)則由市, 鄉, 鎮組成.


1. Da Ren Township 達仁鄉公所

They'll be opening the new stretch of the Southern Cross-Island Highway soon.  The article says December 20, but I've also heard December 25 (Christmas) as the date it will be open to traffic. 南迴公路最新一段快要通車了.  報告說十二月二十日, 可是我還聽說是十二月二十五日 (聖誕節).

The abandoned aquaculture ponds north of Nan Tian Village are the only public lands in Da Ren Township.  The local government recently tried to auction the right to use that land and no one put in a bid.  達仁鄉的公共用地只有南田村北邊的養殖魚地.  最近公所對外招標, 可是沒有廠商投標.


2. Da Wu Township 大武鄉公所

A fashion designer from Da Wu is getting some attention from the local government.  County Magistrate Rao Ching-ling has been spotted wearing some of his designs. 縣政府支持大武鄉的服裝設計師.  縣長饒慶鈴穿過他的衣服.



3. Jin Feng Township 金峰鄉公所

In Jin Feng it's the start of the roselle flower season.  金峰的洛神花季開始了.



4. Tai Ma Li Township 太麻里鄉公所

A girl was crushed to death under one of those "plastic pipe fishing boats" used by local fishermen.  The boat had been pulled up onto a nearby beach. 太麻里沙灘上的膠筏翻覆, 女子遭重壓死亡.  

In order to protect the "Japanese bald-headed shark", authorities in Tai Ma Li have suspending fishing on the Tai Ma Li and Jin Luen rivers.* 為了保育日本禿頭鯊, 太麻里溪和金崙溪公告禁漁期.

14 local farmers won awards in the Tai Ma Li Farmer's Association Coffee Competition. 14位農民在太麻里農會咖啡競賽得獎.



5. Orchid Island Township 蘭嶼鄉公所

Boat service to Orchid Island was cancelled on October 14-16 because of heavy winds.  Visitors to Taitung should be aware that this happens often.  因為東北風的影響, 14-16日往返台東與蘭嶼的船班被取消.  來台東的觀光客應該知道這種事常常發生.



6. Green Island Township 綠島鄉公所

Boat service to Green Island was also cancelled.  往返綠島的船班也被取消.

Members of the coast guard rescued a sea turtle from a fishing net.  海巡越洋救被漁網纏繞的海龜.

Netizens and members of the Taitung County Government blamed residents of Green Island for the disappearance of (pearl-bearing) clams that were raised there.  The head of the Green Island Township Office protested.  有的網友說在綠島養的海中玫瑰失蹤是綠島鄉民的錯.  綠島鄉長抗議鄉民被汙名化.



7. Taitung City 台東市公所

A doctor at the Christian Hospital won an award for his dedication to medicine.  He's delivered A LOT of babies.  基督教醫院的醫生獲醫療奉獻獎.  他接生了非常多嬰兒.

Monkeys!  I hate monkeys!  One of them is causing trouble for homeowners near the Taitung Train Station. 猴子!  我很討厭猴子!  有一隻在台東車站附近作怪.

A foreign woman was sunbathing near Taitung's Seashore Park* and was harassed by a Taiwanese man.  Now he gets to go to prison for a year.  一名外國女子在台東海濱公園附近做日光浴, 卻受到一名台灣男子撫摸猥褻, 最後法院審結依強制猥褻罪判處男子一年一個月期徒刑.



8. Beinan Township 卑南鄉公所

There was a softball competition in Beinan recently. 最近卑南舉辦慢速壘球賽.

A 56 year old farmer was killed after his truck, one of those elongated types used to spray pesticides, tipped over and crushed him. 農用噴藥車翻覆, 壓死56歲農夫.***



9. Dong He Township 東河鄉公所

A driver lost control of his car, hit a guardrail, and his car then erupted into flames.  He died on the scene.  All I can say is that guy must have been driving FAST.  小車失控撞護欄起火.  駕駛當場身亡.  他一定開超級快.

The surfing competition is coming.  It starts on November 23. 衝浪比賽快到了, 是11月23日開始.

Hey, I know some of those guys!  Here's an article about foreigners living and and surfing in Dulan. 我認識其中的一些人.  這篇報導介紹了都蘭喜歡衝浪的外籍居民.



10. Cheng Gong Municipality 成功鎮公所

A groundbreaking ceremony was held for a multi-purpose care center in Cheng Gong.  This facility will provide more services for the elderly.  成功舉辦多元照服中心的開工動土典禮, 以後那邊的長者將能享受到更多的服務.

In Cheng Gong the arrival of fall means the arrival of swordfish.  Local fishermen will be competing to catch them. 在成功, 秋天的到來就是旗魚的季節.  當地的漁民能參加鏢旗魚競賽.



11. Chang Bin Township 長濱鄉公所

A private foundation has set up a new "work station" in Chang Bin to assist the elderly in remote areas.  一個基金會在長濱建置一所工作站, 提供偏鄉長輩的服務.

A farmer in Chang Bin is using a special method to increase the number of times he's able to harvest plaintains each year.  He's making a lot of money doing so. 長濱有一位農夫用特別的方法種芭蕉.  一年可以多次收成.  他賺大錢!


12. Lu Ye Township 鹿野鄉公所

A cyclist in his/her 60s, attempting to bicycle around the island, had to call for assistance after encountering the heat in Lu Ye.  The cyclist was later taken to Fu Li. 一位六十幾歲的單車騎士環島時, 因為天氣太熱而在鹿野求救.  最後警方幫助他前往下一個目的地富里.

Several Germans recently visited Yong An Community in Lu Ye as part of an agricultural exchange.  They had many good things to say about their experience. 最近幾個德國人來鹿野鄉永安社區參訪 "金牌農村."  一位德國人說要" 把這裡的好帶回德國分享."



13. Yan Ping Township 延平鄉公所

Yan Ping Township is looking to hire a "monkey expeller" to drive monkeys from local fields.  It doesn't pay much, but if you're looking for a career change... 延平鄉公所僱用 "驅猴人."  工作就是嚇阻猴子.  月薪不高, 可是想換工作跑道的人可以試試...

Women's wrestling was a highlight of a recent athletic competition held in Yan Ping.  最近延平舉辦的運動會有女子摔角競賽.


14. Guanshan Municipality 關山鎮公所

Jong Fu Community in Guanshan won an award for community development. 關山中福區獲社區發展的甲等獎.

Authorities in Guanshan have already seized more than 1500 kg in property from drug dealers.  The police chief there are taking a hard line against drugs. 關山警察查獲1500餘公斤毒品.  分局長上廣播反毒.



15. Hai Duan Township 海端鄉公所

The head of the Hai Duan Township Office is asking the Taitung County Government for assistance in improving facilities in that area. 海端鄉長尋求台東縣政府的協助改善那裏的建設.

In Hai Duan the persimmons have ripened, and are selling in places as far away as Taipei. 海端的柿子紅了, 將到北部行銷.

A climber suffering from altitude sickness while trying to visit Jia Ming Lake was taken to Guanshan for medical attention. 往嘉明湖的登山客罹患高山症被送到關山醫院.



16. Chr Shang Township 池上鄉公所

The Chr Shang Farmer's Association won a prize in the "Taiwan Fried Rice King" competition's eastern division. 池上農會獲得台灣炒飯王東區競賽的冠軍.

Starting December 21 the Chr Shang Township Office will run a free"lucky bus" to meet residents' transportation needs.  十二月二十一日開始, 池上公所特別開辦免費的幸福巴士滿足鄉民交通需求. 

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*It's not really a shark, but rather a species of goby.  There are pictures here.

**Sunbathing near the Seashore Park?  Had to be a tourist.  Not an ideal location for sunbathing.  Even so, glad she was brave enough to press charges.

***I've never seen this kind of truck outside of Taiwan.  They look a little like jet engines on wheels.

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