Intro – Taiwan Tourism opening .30
Intro – Paul– Hi my name is Paul Sladkus and my co-host is Sing-Cha Hsu. How are you? Ne Ha Ma!
Paul: Sing-Cha, you are from Taiwan, correct?
Sing-Cha: Yes, I am Taiwanese; I was born in HsinChu and just went back this past February
Paul – I also have been there some years ago and it was very memorable and still close to my heart. I also have been working with the Taiwanese community for over 26 years and I really have enjoyed my friendships WITH Taiwanese people.
We are proud to present Good News Taiwan Tourism. This is the first program for our new series featuring the Good News that is happening in America and in Taiwan.
Taiwan is also known as The Heart of Asia.
Through this weekly TV magazine series you will learn about the entertainment, events and breathtaking sites to visit in Taiwan just like you saw at the beginning of this program.
Paul : So, where is Taiwan? (Picture of Taiwan)
Sing Cha – Taiwan
Paul : Sing-Cha did you know that Taiwan was voted by Lonely Planet (show Picture) recently as one of the 10 best places in the world to visit?
Sing-Cha: I did not, but I’m certainly not surprised. In this series, we’re going to have a variety of hosts and reporters sharing different perspectives that are as varied and exciting as the Taiwanese culture, history and people.
We will cover some well-known Taiwanese celebrities like acclaimed film director Ang Lee and the young golf sensation Yani Tseng (show pictures).
Sing Cha –
This week we will feature the Lantern Festival occurring this year from February 6th through the 19th in Lugang,Taiwan.
Last year while visiting relatives in Taiwan I had the opportunity to experience the Lantern Festival. It was amazing and colorful and very fun. I hope everyone will get a chance to experience the beauty 2012 Lantern Festival. In Chinese I would describe the Lantern Festival as xxxx.
Paul: What does that mean! Are you speaking Chinese!
Sing-Cha – Actually I am. And it means xxxxx.
Let’s watch some of the highlights from the Lantern Festival. 1.00
Lantern Segment (pre- produced video) 2.00
Paul – That looked like a lot of fun and celebration. Let’s see how Tallulah and Chloe create a string lantern that they purchased in China Town in San Francisco
Kids making lanterns San Francisco 1.00
Paul – I had a great time watching these young people create a paper string lantern, latern can also be made in Silk and can be left outdoor. Why don’t you go to your local Chinatown or on-line and purchase one and try to put one together.
Paul – There is much Taiwanese Tourism activity here in New York. For example, Taiwan Tourism is featured in Times Square with signage on the Reuters and NASDAQ building, Did you know that democratic Taiwan has the 16th largest Economy in the World. Here we have a segment with Ambassador Kao speaking in Times Square.
Sing Cha –Taiwanese Culture plays a big part in the New York Arts scene.
Recently Taiwanese Flutist Jen-Te Lee, flew in from France and did a performance to introduce an exciting concert that featured major Taiwanese entertainers. This concert can be seen on Good News Taiwan. .30
Paul – I was at that concert and it was extraordinary
Sing-Cha– What was special about the concert?
Paul – In additional to world class musicians, they gave the audience complimentary a sticky rice thing wrapped in leaves tied with string.
Sing-Cha What was in the rice?
Paul – Meat and egg
Sing- Cha – Oh Paul that is called xxxxxx (Picture of a sung tzu)
Paul – One of the world’s largest computer companies, MSI, headquarted in Taiwan shares some thoughts with us. ( Read the MSI statement) 1.00
Sing Cha – Some Up-coming events in Taiwan :
Lunar New Year Jan 23
Lantern Festival on February 6th
and the 2012 Taipei Flora Expo .30
Paul – We are fortunate to have Terry and Martin Hirsh speak about their fantastic trip to Taiwan. 1.00
Paul – Well Sing Cha that was a fun filled program.
Sing Cha – Yes, it certainly was fun and interesting too. I feel like you brought a little piece of Taiwan back to me and that is great.
Next week, feature Taipei New Year Festival. In fact, here is an Orchid from Taiwan. (picture). Thank you for watching.
Paul: We would love to hear AND see your experiences of Taiwan. Please send us OR post your comments, video or photos to us directly or upload onto our website. Our e-mail is: firstname.lastname@example.org.
And lastly, A fantastic site to learn about Taiwan Tourism is www.taiwantoday.tw .20
Video Closing with Taiwan Tourism Video
Closing Slide GN Taiwan/Flag www.taiwantoday.tw .30
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