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2018-10-03

Take a Ride to Taiwan on New York’s Subway S Line


NEW YORK (October 2, 2018) –Taiwan Tourism Bureau will be transforming one MTA S train to highlight the majestic beauty of Taiwan. The train will be wrapped to showcase the beautiful and diverse landscape of Taiwan, as well as the friendliness of the Taiwanese people. The Taiwan Tourism Bureau will also be launching a social media contest where two lucky commuters will win flights to Taiwan courtesy of China Airlines and EVA Air.

Throughout October, the month of National Taiwan Day (October 10) and also the fifth Anniversary sisterhood between Hsinchu Station in Taiwan and New York City’s iconic Grand Central Terminal, the S train will begin running from Grand Central Station to Times Square. The train will be wrapped with colorful and eye-catching images of Taiwan’s coastline and mountains to represent the varied topography of Taiwan and the inside of the train will transport commuters to Taiwan with images of landmarks, food, culture and scenery, as well as subway seats that are made to look like rattan chairs, with the Hakka floral pattern featured throughout. Taiwanese award-winning visual designer Meng Chih Chiang designed the exterior and interior artwork and Taiwanese indigenous artist Yosifu contributed images of three smiling faces to represent the friendly people of Taiwan.

“Travelers can explore and experience the stunning scenery of the entire island of Taiwan by train - from the mountains and farmlands to the coastlines and countryside,” said the director of Taiwan Tourism Bureau New York Office. “This transformation of the S train is the perfect way to showcase the beauty of our island from the island of Manhattan to entice New Yorkers to travel to Taiwan.”
To enter the contest S train commuters must take a photo of themselves with the wrapped S train and post the photo on Instagram between Monday, October 1 – Sunday, October 28 with the hashtags #taiwanstrain and @ttb_na. Two lucky riders will win a round-trip flight from New York to Taipei.

China Airlines and Eva Air offer visitors to direct flights to Taiwan. Currently, the government approves citizens of 63 nations to enter Taiwan without an additional visa. American citizens not only can enter Taiwan visa-free but also are able to use Taiwan's automatic customs clearance system. All visitors can take the High-Speed Rail, Taiwan Railway, the Tour Bus, and the Tourist Shuttle services to travel across the islands. The country’s public transportation system is convenient, and the people are known for their friendliness towards travelers.
 

For additional Taiwan tourist information please visit the North American Tourist Information Webpage: go2taiwan.net

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