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TFAC Newsletter Vol112

TFAC Newsletter Vol112

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12/04/2013

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Tainan Foreigner Assistance Center
TAINAN
Vol. 112
 
T
 IN N BIDS F REWELL TO THE
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Over 3000 athletes from different cities across Taiwan converged on Tainan for the National Folk Sports Game took place in University of Tainan on October 27
th
. Crowd of people gathered to enjoy these remarkable traditional folk sports competition. The game is considered to be the foremost traditional sports contest in Taiwan with several folk sports to compete at, including, Chinese yo-yo(
扯鈴
), skipping rope, shuttlecock kicking (
 
, “Jianzi”),
dragon dance, lion dance, devil stick (
  撥
), brick  juggling (
   砌磚
) and traditional parade(
   陣
) . Participants have been classified into three categories based on their level of education.
“According to research, sufficient exercise could increase the
level of
dopamine in brain to reinforce kids learning efficiency,” minister of sports administration said, “With many years promotion, we have drawn more students’ attention to traditional folk sports. Regularly
participating in these sports not only could keep us fit and healthy but
also pass down our tradition to next generation. ”
 The audience was overwhelmed by the unique sound of traditional Chinese trumpet (
   哨角
) which was performed by the first prize winner team, the students from Jhong-jheng primary school. The harsh training program lasted for quite a long time, but nevertheless the students were pleased that all of the hard work had paid off. Jhuo-lan high school dragon dance society, the veteran team, presented their play in a novel combination of ballet music and folk-style dragon dance choreography.
 
 
S
MOKE
 F
REE
S
TATION IS
N
OW
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NVEILING
 
Tainan Sin-Lau Hospital and Tainan train station hold an opening ceremony for smoke-free station in the morning on Oct. 24th to promote smoke-free environment, hoping that tourists in Tainan can enjoy fresh air. They also provide cleaning personnel with non-smoking vests to increase public awareness. There are over seven million passengers every year in Tainan train station according to the head of Tainan train station, Shangguan Huizhu. In order to create smoke-free environment, she alerts passengers to the harm of second-hand smoke. Volunteers patrol the station, persuading people not to smoke. Vice president of Tainan Sin-Lau Hospital, Mr. Wu, said it is going to
benefit people’s heal
th if non-smoking environment can be propagated. He also hopes that Tainan Sin-Lau Hospital can be the benchmark hospital. Publics are welcome to consult and ask for help if needed.

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