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COMPASS MAGAZINE > December 2017
  

MY TAICHUNG  

By Douglas Habecker
Translated by Anna Yang

Wen Chui-ching

Taichung City Government Cultural Affairs Bureau Director-General Wang Chih-Cheng has long been a familiar name and face on the city's cultural scene, even before he began serving as a public servant. A native of Taichung's coastal district of Dajia, Wang is perhaps best-known as a poet, having published several books of his works under the pen name of Lu Han-hsiu and earned many awards for his poems. His artistic expression has also found an outlet in his photography, which has been featured in a number of exhibitions. He has also served as a magazine editor-in-chief, writer-in-residence at National Chung Hsing University and National Changhua University of Education and as part-time professor at National Taichung University of Science and Technology.

→ EATING
Indian & Turkish Cuisine
I like Indian rotis and Turkish wraps. I've been enjoying Galata Turkish Restaurant, located on a lane off of ZhongXing Street, especially their Meatball Beyti, Red Lentil Soup, and Chicken Wrap.

Indian & Turkish Cuisine

→ DRINKING
Hausinc Cafe
Two of my favorite cafe are Hausinc Cafe and Douzi, both on ZhongTai West Street not far from my office, where I like to drink Kenyan coffee.

Hausinc Cafe

→ FUN
Taoshan Aboriginal Village
One of my favorite destinations in Taichung is Taoshan Aboriginal village, in Heping District's Daguan community. There's a two-story wooden pavilion there where I like to sit, rest and get some shade from the sun. There is also a natural garden there were you can enjoy the bird's nest ferns, and a cave with stalactites . The village is home to Aboriginal senior citizens whose tattooed faces I find really interesting and representative of their culture. There's also a church there that I often visit with my friends.

Taoshan Aboriginal Village

→ RECREATION
Bicycling and Traditional Markets
I enjoy bicycling in the Dakeng Scenic Area and sometimes my husband accompanies me. On Sundays and holidays, I really love to also visit Taichung's traditional markets. Exploring them is like going on a treasure hunt. On a lane between GuoAn 1st and 2nd streets, there's also a pavilion that I like to relax in with my family. I buy some food at a nearby store, hang out, eat and enjoy the breezes, and then brew up some tea.

Bicycling and Traditional Markets

Directions:
古拉塔土耳其餐廳 Galata Turkish Restaurant (23, Lane 117, MeiChun Rd, Sec 1, 2F, West Dist; tel. 04-2321-9515)
Hausinc Cafe (39, ZhongTai W Rd, North Dist; tel. 04-2208-5855)
豆子餐廳 Douzi (71, ZhongTai W Rd, North Dist; tel. 04-2208-0818)
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