[ 高雄 ] 台灣糖業博物館 (橋頭糖廠)

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[ 豔陽下的糖廠揮汗旅行 ]  Taiwan Sugar Museum

The sugar-making industry was once a blooming business for Taiwan and accounted for 73.6% of the country’s export income. It started as early as the Dutch occupation time and expanded during the Japanese occupation era. This Sugar Refinery in Kaohsiung was one that played a major part in this history. But the golden days for the sugar business is long gone. Many refineries like this have been shut down and converted into… (continue in English)

糖業是台灣南部早在荷蘭時期就是相當重要的產業,到了日據時代更是全力發展。在1950年,砂糖外銷還曾高居外匯收入 73.6%! 橋頭的這座糖廠早期也是由人力製糖改為現代機械化製糖的第一座糖廠,不過隨著糖業的沒落,許多糖廠都已被關閉,轉化成其他用途。現在的園區保留了許多過去的建築與歷史,是個…

parks like this.
後人可以了解台灣糖業歷史的假日可以全家一起來逛來玩的地方。

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本來在去橋頭糖廠前想先去個國片 “花漾” 古色古香的拍片片場,沒想到其他部落格看到的這個地方居然早就已經拆了!我們還在大太陽下走在有點荒涼的大馬路上找那個地方(現在已經夷成平地)…

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橋頭糖廠捷運站一出來,不用走多遠就可以看到一些以前的日式宿舍建築。

Many houses here were dorms for employees & were built during the Japanese occupation time.

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橋頭糖廠的園區其實現在也還是滿大的,所以看到周圍很多人騎腳踏車本來還在想有點多餘,不過在這樣大熱天走來走去,反倒覺得好像應該租一部那個來騎…

The whole park is quite big. So maybe renting one of those bikes we see around here would’ve been a btter idea (especially when it was so hot outside!!)

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這邊的老舊宿舍群現在已改成有點小文創園區的地方。

The neighbourhood here in the park is a bit like a small creative market where people gather to get some snacks or some leisurely walk.

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有些店內賣的產品還滿有特色的 (eg. 這個玉米材質做的碗筷盤子).

Some store sell pretty interesting things here (eg. plates/bowls/utensils made from corn starch).
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週末我們去時這邊還真有點像園遊會。

The stalls here on a weekend.

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這裡有重新翻修&保留比較完整的就是這個1940年的廠長宿舍,對面的副廠長宿舍沒有整修像廢墟一樣,整個是個很強的對比。

Built in the 1940, this was the former residence for the Sugar Refinery’s Top Manager. This building seems to be in a good shape mainly because it was restored in 2010. The building where the other resided nearby just looked like ruins.

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這邊還有這種 “Believe it or Not” 的館…

The “Believe it or Not” kind of place.

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有些文創店面雖然看起來不錯,不過裡面的成列或賣的東西還可再豐富些… 不然看一看就還是走出來了.

Shops.

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這邊許多舊建築也成了歷史展覽館, 像是這棟一間房是放測量與通訊的古董儀器,另外一間則是豬仔文物館。這棟建築呢前身是 1901年的俱樂部,前面層是一大片空地作為當時日本武裝部隊的練兵場。

The building here was built in 1901 and was used as a “club”. The large space in front of it back in the Japanese occupation days were used by the Japanese army for training.

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其他屋內則是放些介紹糖廠的製糖過程或是歷史。

There are houses with different display documenting the history of sugar making in Taiwan.

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這邊有些老火車的展示,也有可以搭的復古火車.

There the old trains on display and ones that you can actually ride on (for sightseeing/experience).

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走到園區較尾端的地方就是這棟超像怪獸&廢墟的製糖工廠舊址,不過沒想到我們去時它居然沒有開!!!!

所以我們又在超曬超曝曬的大太陽下滿身都是汗的走回捷運站 (好遠啊..) 而且完全忘了我們走到這裡其實是還要繼續往下走去一旁的十鼓文化園區 (整個就是走不下去..).

The site of the old sugar refinery. Too bad it wasn’t open when we got there so we just decided to walk back to the MRT. (there’s another drum cultural park behind it but it was too hot and we were too tired so we decided to give up on that).

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高雄橋頭糖廠 (台灣糖業博物館) Taiwan Sugar Museum, Kaohsiung

A: 高雄市橋頭區南里糖廠路 24 號 (near Ciaotou Sugar Refinery MRT station, Kaohsiung)

W: http://www.tscleisure.com.tw/museum/

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