Taiwan has always been known as a creative, cultural, and technological country. While U.S. travelers are familiar with sprawling Asian cities like Hong Kong and Shanghai, the country of Taiwan has been Asia’s best-kept secret for decades. While the country is a 12 hour direct flight from the United States, you don’t need to travel all the way to Taiwan to enjoy its splendor.
On August 20, The New York Mets and Taiwan Tourism Bureau hosted the 13th annual Taiwan Heritage Day at Citi Field when The Mets took on the Miami Marlins. As an added bonus, The Taiwan Tourism Bureau in partnership with SNY, is sending two lucky fans to Taiwan! This trip will include roundtrip airfare to/from a NYC area airport to Taipei, Taiwan plus a five-day, four-night stay at the five-star Regent Taipei Hotel! Taiwan has a beautiful blend of frenzied city life and a calm countryside. Enter the Taiwan Tourism Bureau contest here.
Taiwan Tourism at Citi Field
During the Mets game at Citi Field, there was a tourism information table filled with traditional Taiwanese snacks, giveaways, and family fun activities. The Taiwanese mascot, “Oh Bear,” appeared at the game and got the fans revved up for the game. There were also traditional Taiwanese folk dance performances. This performance involved a religious folk icon, Santaizi, who can be found at Taiwanese temple festivals. Outside of the stadium, the crowd went wild as the upbeat music and dance excited the fans with their families.
In addition to the dancing, there was a contemporary Taiwanese music performance. The band, Liu Sheng Ji, performed music with traditional Oriental instruments and mixed them with a Western flare, creating a sound that incorporated rock, jazz, blue, R&B, Funk, electronic music and disco all in one.
Don’t forget to enter the contest to win a trip to Taiwan here.
This post was sponsored by Taiwan.