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The sign for "Taiwan" in sign language

Taiwan

  • Official languages are Mandarin Chinese, Taiwanese, etc. 
  • Many young Taiwanese people know English
  • best time to visit Taiwan is during spring (March to May) and fall (September to November)
  • Typhoon season is between June to October, especially July and August
  • They emphasizes face, respect (hierarchy), hospitality, loyalty and more. 
  • Many Taiwanese people do not identify themselves “Chinese.” Several of them strongly identify themselves as Taiwanese 
  • When greeting, it can be a slight bow or a handshake
  • Taiwan has been trying to be sustainable and have good trash & recycle systems
  • Give and receive things with both hands as it indicates respect 
  • Taiwanese tends to be hospitable and are willing to help people, even strangers, in need
  • Taiwanese Sign Language (TSL)
  • There is a large Deaf community in Taipei, Kaohsiung, etc.  
  • Taiwanese Sign Language is not recognized yet but may be soon
  • Taiwanese Sign Language have been declining to be taught in schools in the last couple of years – and the Deaf community are trying to fight against that
  • They have their own national TV news in sign language
  • TSL have some similar signs to Japanese Sign Language (JSL) due to Japanese colonization
  • Watch more about the community in this video
  • Taipei 101
  • Jiufen (which inspired the anime movie called, “Spirited Away”
  • Taroko National Park
  • Sun Moon Lake
  • Beitou hot springs
  • National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall
  • Yangmingshan National Park
  • Shilin Night Market & Raohe night market
  • Yehliu geopark
  • Lotus Pond in Kaohsiung
  • Hualien

My personal experiences.

I’ve visited Taiwan twice during the summer of 2014 and 2018. I stayed up for 3 months (in 2018). I’ve visited Taipei, Taichung, Chiayi, Tainan, Kaohsiung, Hualien, Keelung and Jiufen. Taiwan is one of my favorite countries!

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