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  • Shanhua is situated in the Chianan Plain

  • to the south of Zengwun River.

  • With a natural water resource,

  • there is a sugar factory, brewery,

  • and flourishing agriculture.

  • Crops include rice, sugarcanes, sesame, and strawberries.

  • After the establishment of the Southern Taiwan Science Park,

  • Shanhua became even livelier.

  • Apart from the Science Park,

  • there also was an increase in installation arts and parks.

  • Shanhua is a city worth moving to.

  • Hi, everyone. I'm Grace.

  • I'm now in Shanhua.

  • It's located in the center of old Tainan.

  • Welcome joining me to visit Shanhua!

  • There are lots of farmlands and orchards in Tainan,

  • so we have hundreds of agricultural products.

  • Now I'm going to the strawberry field,

  • so follow me to pick strawberries!

  • Winter is strawberry season.

  • People who like strawberries must not pass up this opportunity.

  • Let's go strawberry picking together!

  • Look, they are so pretty.

  • Andcut the stalk.

  • And put it in your bucket.

  • You can pick the red and pretty one,

  • and this one is not red yet,

  • so let's go on.

  • This one is so pretty!

  • Bring it home!

  • Strawberry picking is simple.

  • Strawberries that are big and red are sweeter!

  • Also make sure that the strawberry stem isn't too long,

  • or you might bruise the strawberry.

  • By the way, why does Shanhua produce strawberries?

  • Why people plant the strawberry in Shanhua?

  • We believe that strawberries are of great economical value,

  • so that's why we introduced them here(Shanhua).

  • Back in the days, Mr. Huang Ta-chou

  • introduced Japanese strawberries

  • and encouraged farmers to plant them.

  • To date it has been over 30 years.

  • How to grow and take care of strawberry?

  • Strawberry seeds or strawberry planters

  • are best placed where they are suitable for growth.

  • For instance, in shaded areas,

  • or partial shade.

  • Strawberry season is between November

  • and the April of the following year.

  • After the Lantern Festival and before Tomb-Sweeping Day

  • is when it's in full season.

  • There are larger harvests so prices are relatively cheaper.

  • For those interested in hand-picking strawberries

  • you can choose to go at that time 可以選在這個時間來

  • you can choose to go at that time 可以選在這個時間來

  • to get the most bang for your buck.

  • Beside picking strawberry,

  • they also have the ice cream and the strawberry jam.

  • So let's try the strawberry ice cream.

  • You can really taste the strawberry in the ice cream,

  • and you can smell the strong odor of the strawberry.

  • Strawberries are a symbol of happiness.

  • Many couples come here to pick strawberries!

  • Huh, how come I smell tea eggs?

  • Here we can also taste the strawberry and tea flavored eggs.

  • It smells so good.

  • And you can taste the sweet of the tea and strawberry.

  • It's so lively on the strawberry farm.

  • It seems like everyone is busy picking strawberries!

  • How was the harvest today? (Not bad)

  • Did you pick any that are especially beautiful?

  • I think they're all the same.

  • Shanhua strawberries are awesome!

  • If you have the chance to Shanhua,

  • don't forget to come here to pick strawberries.

  • Now we're at the Shanhua Brewery.

  • Follow me to look around here.

  • Let's go!

  • Let's welcome Mr.Hsieh.

  • Hi, Executive Director Hsieh.

  • Hi there, welcome to our factory.

  • Let me introduce

  • our beer museum.

  • I'll take you on a tour inside. (OK)

  • Within the Shanhua Beer Museum,

  • you can understand the whole beer making process.

  • You can also see the different packaging over the years.

  • It is a concentrated history of the brewery.

  • Are there any reason that the brewery

  • was constructed in Shanhua?

  • The brewery started construction from 1973.

  • When choosing a location,

  • we took into account Zengwen

  • and Wusanto Reservoir being close by.

  • Quality beer can only be made with quality water.

  • Being close to a water source is also an important aspect.

  • The main water source for Shanhua Brewery

  • is from Wusanto Reservoir.

  • When water levels are low,

  • water is sent from Zengwen Reservior into the Wusanto Reservoir.

  • With such a water resource advantage,

  • no wonder Shanhua was chosen as the location for the brewery.

  • In addition to different kinds of beers,

  • the Shanhua Brewery has also developed

  • a cleaning agent with natural anti-bacterial effects

  • from the alcohol of the fermentation broth

  • of beer and other grains

  • added in with the extract of spent hops.

  • It can be used to wash dishes, vegetables, or fruit.

  • Could you tell us a little about how to brew beer?

  • The main ingredient of beer is malted barley.

  • We choose high quality barley

  • imported from Europe.

  • Taiwan Beer is made from ingredients such as

  • barley, japonica rice, and hops.

  • After the barley is imported,

  • the barley sorting machine

  • retains the big and full kernels and filters out the rest.

  • The selected barley will be steeped in water and then placed

  • onto the germination bed

  • to start the malting process.

  • Then the drying process takes place along

  • with the removal of the sprouts from the kernels.

  • The kernels, now known as malts are

  • then preserved for further use.

  • Here is the brewhouse of the brewery,

  • and you can see the control room there.

  • This is our saccharification equipment.

  • The next step in the beer-brewing process is saccharification.

  • The process involves the addition of crushed malts

  • into boiled japonica rice,

  • so that the starch undergoes saccharification

  • and becomes gliadin.

  • After filtration, hop is added

  • and the whole concoction is boiled,

  • and set aside for precipitation and cooling.

  • The resultant mixture is known as wort.

  • The next step is fermentation.

  • This is our current fermentation equipment.

  • Breweries continuously replace and upgrade their equipment.

  • We are using the latest technology for fermentation.

  • It's actually very cold inside the fermentation room,

  • so when you visit here, remember to bring a jacket!

  • Here is yeast room,

  • and bottle stores yeast.

  • The cooled wort is poured into fermentation vats,

  • Along with beer yeast and

  • germ-free air to start the principal fermentation process.

  • The resultant beer is known as a lager.

  • The fermentation control room also has a wall for control systems.

  • In the early days we used this control panel

  • to control the whole process.

  • Now all we need is a single computer!

  • The following steps are storing,

  • filtering,

  • packaging

  • and finally, delivery.

  • This is our packaging factory.

  • So we can see the beer is being packaged here.

  • From bottling, labeling, and boxing

  • the whole process is automated.

  • After touring the beer making process,

  • how can we pass up a chance at trying the delicious beer?

  • Today you're lucky

  • to come to our promotional center.

  • Give it a taste.

  • Cheers!

  • It's very smooth.

  • And you can smell the aroma of the malt.

  • Cheers!

  • Enjoy your beer,

  • but remember don't drive after drinking.

  • Sesame is an important ingredient in Taiwanese cuisines.

  • People love the aroma of sesame,

  • and use them to make dishes more delicious and beautiful.

  • Shanhua is also a place that has the products of sesame.

  • They even hold the festival of