On February 24, Taiwanese people around the world celebrated when Ang Lee, who was born in Taiwan 58 years ago, won a second Best Director Oscar, this time for Life of Pi.
Now, on May 7, 2013, comes a new website introducing the scenery, cultures, history and cuisines of Taiwan. Life of Taiwan has more than 150 pages of information about the East Asian island.
arrivals have been growing for the past decade, and we think Taiwan's
tourism industry will enjoy a big lift thanks to the success of Life of Pi, which was made right here in Taiwan” said Mark Sinclair, founder and CEO of Formosa Services, the Taiwan-based startup behind Life of Taiwan.
providing high-end tailor made tours targeting professionals and their
families. There is no safer place to travel than Taiwan and as everyone
who has been here knows, the Taiwanese are a very special people.”
website covers everything from Taiwan's aboriginal tribes and their
festivals to the island's diverse and vibrant religious culture.
Gourmands can read about Taiwan's tastiest foods, while outdoors types
will discover that Taiwan has more than enough mountains, rivers and
dive sites to keep them busy, plus hot springs where tired muscles can
be soaked at the end of a tiring day. And if they're not already aware
of Taiwan's treasures, birdwatchers and other kinds of ecotourist will
find the website's description of Taiwan's spectacular natural diversity
The website is gorgeously illustrated with photos taken by Michelin and Asian Geographic
photographer Rich J. Matheson. Rich specializes in images of religious
events and Taiwan's aboriginal groups; his work can be seen at http://www.thetaiwanphotographer.com
The text was written by Steven Crook, author of three books about the island – Keeping Up With The War God (2001), Dos and Don'ts in Taiwan (2010) and Taiwan: The Bradt Travel Guide
(2010). Steven is currently updating his Bradt guide for publication in
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