Many of the world famous private yachts are actually made here in Taiwan. Had a very different learning experience when classmates of a special program gathered together again for an excursion. This time we moved our location to the southern capital – Kaohsiung & viewed this… (continue reading…)
自去年的課程之後, 我們終於大部份的人又見面啦！這次我們的場地拉到高雄, 主辦的Yili 和會長 Vivi 都非常用心. 我們到了打造頂級豪華遊艇的公司參訪, 到了 “痞子英雄”拍攝的大樓樓頂看高雄 skyline, 晚上則入駐…
…. 義大世界… 是個收穫滿滿的不同學習行程.
….This city from an entirely different angle. We went to visit the shipyard that built one of the most luxurious private yachts, the Kaohsiung Software Park where a Taiwanese drama was filmed (breath-taking view), and a mega-world built from nothing and now includes almost everything. It was definitely an amazing experience.
This is a sign on the wall as we entered the new Kaohsiung Software park (business buildings). it says Taiwan is now upside down because the new Kaohsiung is ready to compete with Taipei. Although Kaohsiung (the southern capital of Taiwan) is the 2nd largest city in Taiwan, the difference between Taipei and Kaohsiung still seems very wide. eg. in terms of population density and job opportunities. But in the recent years, I think Kaohsiung has been trying hard to find its way to be more competitive.
遠方的大樓就是高雄的地標 85 大樓, 看到它, 你就知道你是在高雄. 而我們呢, 在照這照片時是在軟體園區樓頂上的露天游泳池. 這比較像個度假飯店的 rooftop 游泳池吧？
This place will look familiar to those who watched the Taiwanese drama – Black and White. It’s a drama about police in Kaohsiung and the kind of complicated link of the political world and the gang world.
I didn’t watch the drama before I went to the place where they filmed it. But I’ve heard good reviews of it so I pretty much scanned through the drama when I got back. xp
This room also appeared in the drama as the home to the main male character. It’s almost exactly the same as it appears in the drama. This will probably be rented out (by hour) for gatherings or other functions in the future.
The view from the balcony of the room in the photo before this one.
之後我們到了在高雄旗津 (島）的一間專門製造頂級私人遊艇的造船廠, 它的背後是個很大的造船和遠洋漁業的集團, 在這我們不僅學到了許多經營者的經營 philosophy, 也看到了造船和 commercial fishing 較不為人知的ㄧ面呀！（呵）不過高潮還是在後面的參觀遊艇行程!
Then we went to visit a yacht building company. The company only builds the best of the best private yachts and the company doesn’t stand alone. Behind this company is a large corporation that built its empire with large commercial fishing ships, navy patrol ships, container ships, and commercial fishing. We learnt a lot from the young entrepreneur and got to go on one of the more expensive yachts that they’re building!
Inside the private yacht. It normally takes about 14 months to build this and each will cost around 30 to 50 million USD (these yacht are usually highly customized). Then when you buy one, you have to be rich enough to maintain it every year. This is real luxury. But one important thing to set this yacht apart from other ones – you can navigate this yacht across the Atlantic or even the Pacific Ocean!
在私人的遊艇裡. 像這種頂級的遊艇大概須花 14 個月來建, ㄧ艘的價格從 30 到 50 million USD 不等. 然後買了之後還有每年的保養/維修費, 所以要買ㄧ艘私人遊艇, 荷包真的要很大. 不過, 話說回來, 像這種私人遊艇不是只能在靠近港口或海灘行走的, 這可是可以越過大西洋, 甚至太平洋的特別遊艇!
The Kaohsiung Harbour before us. The harbour is a bit different from any other harbour in the sense that entry and exit from the harbour is restricted. It’s like going through immigration at passport control points in the airport, you need to let the officials know that you’re leaving from this harbour (except you need to file that at least 1 week in advance).
Many bars inside the private yacht.
晚上到了很不錯的海鮮餐廳, 每個人孩提了個像 wedding gift 的好吃甜點!
Had an awesome seafood feast for dinner and we each got a box of desert to take home!
After dinner, our bus took us to the E-Da World. It’s an unbelievable place and basically built from nothing. We stayed at one of the hotels that night.
This is basically an empire built up by a corporation that made its fortune on steel and metal. There’s a huge outlet shopping mall, a theme park, 2 hotels with a total of about 1450 rooms, a university, a very expensive private school system from elementary to highschool (dual language system), a reputable hospital, an area for conventions, fashion shows, press conferences, golf course and residential area. The total investment they put into this place is about 40,000,000,000 TWD.
這是一個很強大的400億造鎮計畫, 把一個山上幾乎甚麼都沒有的地方, 蓋了一個幾乎甚麼都有的一個城市, 有點不可思議. 看到這個就好像看到一個人, 很偉大的把自己所有的夢想都實現了. 這裡有兩間飯店, total 1400 多個房間, 這裡還有個遊樂園, 超大 oulet 購物商場, 結婚廣場, 會議場地, 大學, 小學, 中學 (都是很貴的雙語學校的那種貴族學校), 自己的醫院, 還有別墅區！所以你就可以直接住在這了, 每天去遊樂場玩…
這是我們當晚住的 Crown Plaza Hotel. 光這一間 hotel 就有大概 700 個房間, 而且這的董事長正是前台北 101 大樓的董事長. 現在還在試營運的階段, 不過就已經有滿多人了.
The theme park is not open yet. It has multiple themes.
在吃完了在實習餐廳的中餐, 天氣沒有太冷或熱, 只是有點悶, 我們就這樣慢步走回飯店拿行李準備去高鐵站, 旁邊這些看起來很歐式的建築是還未完全開放的購物區.
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