Month: October 2017

LIGHT RAIL STARTS CHARGING FROM NOVEMBER 2017

Red Brick Daily Well, folks … it’s been free since October 2015 as Kaohsiung’s Light Rail “Circle Line” opened ever more stations, but with stations C1-C-14 (Hamasen) now operational, the KMRT has announced fares will be charged as of November 1st, 2017. Until February 2018, fares will be discounted to about NT$10, but thereafter, a ride should cost about NT$30 across the 14 stations. New prices will come into effect after the line’s completion in 2019. (KMRT ticket vendors for the light rail) How is the tram line doing? The CNA reported in September that, “Ridership on the light...

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MONKEY MOUNTAIN HIKING TRAIL REPAIR WORK ON SCHEDULE

Red Brick Daily The Dutch called it “Ape Hill,” but then some Japanese-era dude wanted to honor crown-prince Hirohito, and somehow got the hill’s name changed to Shou Shan. (Long Life Hill 壽山).  Part of the Kaohsiung hill chain that’s home to the local zoo and tons of wild monkeys is known as  Chaishan (柴山), which includes the section called ‘Snake Hill’ (蛇山) To many English-speakers and other residents of Kaohsiung, however, it’s known as “Monkey Mountain.” Hiking trails on Monkey Mountain have seen better days and the city is currently renovating some sections — which will hopefully be done by Lunar New Year...

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KAOHSIUNG ‘WILL BECOME ASIAN CRUISE SHIP CENTER,’ SAYS MAYOR

Red Brick Daily Kaohsiung City Mayor Chen Chu said on Saturday, October 28, 2017, that Kaohsiung has high hopes to become a new cruise ship hot spot for Asian tourists. A new ship dock/terminal is only the beginning of efforts to put the city on the global cruise ship map, Chen said. A Princess Crusie Liner ship (cover photo) is now stationed in Kaohsiung as its home port. (Photos by KHH City...

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FREEWAY 10 EXTENSION APPROVED, PINGTUNG H.S.R./MRT NEEDS BEING ‘CONSIDERED’

Red Brick Daily (The new, above-ground TRA Pingtung Station is a big improvement, but locals want even better transport options) According to the Taipei Times, “Democratic Progressive Party Legislator Su Chen-ching (蘇震清) …. [says] most Pingtung residents have moved out of the county, and its population is just more than 840,000 … Minister of Transportation and Communications Hochen Tan (賀陳旦) … said that the ministry is in December to complete assessments of high-speed rail routes connecting Kaohsiung and Pingtung, while the possibility of building a high-speed rail station in the county has been included in assessments for projects under the Cabinet’s...

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JUST IN TIME FOR HALLOWEEN! KHH MAN LOSES JUNK AND DAD CONFESSES TO CARRYING AROUND KID’S CORPSE

Red Brick Daily Aside from the idiot who tattooed his face and made headlines across the planet, there were two other late-October stories from Kaohsiung that were likewise suitable as Halloween horror tales. If you have an erection for over 4 hours, seek help. What’s more embarrassing — having a doctor touch your junk or explaining that your member had to be amputated? Hum? Doctor Wang Hung-jen, head of urology at Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, said a patient who lost his penis had a week-long erection … which was actually caused by late-stage bladder cancer, as tumors obstructed blood...

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