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  • Hi everyone, my name is Tong.

  • Just located on the outskirts of Tainan City,

  • one station away from Tainan Main Station

  • is Bao-An Railway Station behind me.

  • This station, as you can see,

  • is much quieter and smaller than the Tainan Main Station.

  • It is located in Rende District,

  • where a lot of successful enterprises and industries are born.

  • Thus, it also earned its nickname, “the town of enterprises.”

  • Today, we're going to explore Rende District,

  • starting from Bao-An Train Station.

  • Let's go!

  • Bao-An Railway Station was founded in 1899,

  • and it was moved to its current location,

  • near Rende Sugar Factory, in 1911,

  • making it more convenient to transport sugar for exporting.

  • The building is primarily made of Taiwanese cypress wood from Alishan,

  • which gives it a unique architectural style.

  • The station has retained its original appearance for over a century,

  • making it one of Taiwan's few remaining wooden stations

  • and a reminder of a bygone era.

  • This is a must-see site for any tourist who visits Tainan.

  • This is Che Lu Chien Church.

  • Che Lu Chien is the old name for Bao-An,

  • and Che Lu Chien meansthe area near the train tracks.”

  • This church has over 60 years of history

  • and what's special about it is that,

  • not only does it look Western on the outside and peaceful inside,

  • there's a Taiwan Holocaust Education Center on the second floor.

  • It is Taiwan's first and only one.

  • Let's go take a look.

  • Right now we're on the second floor of the church.

  • This museum is the Taiwan Holocaust Education Center.

  • It is actually the first center dedicated to

  • telling people about the events of the Holocaust in Taiwan

  • and also the first in Asia.

  • The wordHolocaustmeanssacrifice by fire.”

  • Coming here on the second floor,

  • I can immediately feel the atmosphere is more solemn and serious.

  • Taiwan Holocaust Education Centre has a number of exhibition spaces

  • with nearly 100 black-and-white photos

  • and documents left behind by Jewish victims of the Holocaust,

  • as well as models of the concentration camps,

  • shower rooms, gas chambers, and ovens

  • where six million Jews were killed by the Nazis during World War II.

  • The hope is that visitors to the museum

  • will reflect upon these horrific acts

  • and more deeply appreciate the importance and fragility of peace.

  • Pastor Alex,thanks for having today.

  • I'm really wondering why was this museum

  • this Education Center, established.

  • What was the reason behind it?

  • Number one is because we are Christians,

  • we read the Bible everyday.

  • When we read the Bible, we are actually reading Israel's history.

  • This is the very core of the message,

  • we want to pass it on to Taiwanese or other Christians.

  • The second reason is that through Israelis,

  • we can learn

  • what are the ways

  • to overcome tortures suffered for many thousand years,

  • and how they solve the problem.

  • That is why we have the initial idea to build this museum.

  • They spent about four years in the concentration camp.

  • We want you to come here to see their youth,

  • and what they thought when they were suffering.

  • I know that in Taiwan,

  • we also have high school and university students that are suffering.

  • We can learn how to face critical situations,

  • through Anne Frank's diaries.

  • It was heartbreaking and very heavy

  • to hear the stories of the Holocaust.

  • But like Pastor Alex said,

  • we can't change the course of history,

  • but we can definitely embrace it

  • and learn something from this dark dark past.

  • One of the best things to do on a rainy day is to visit a museum!

  • Right now I am at the Chi Mei Museum.

  • Behind me is the Tainan Metropolitan Park.

  • This museum attracts people and tourists from all over the world.

  • It is definitely a must-visit place in Tainan.

  • Let's go inside now.

  • Mr. Shi Wen-long founded the Chi Mei Museum

  • here in Rende District,

  • because he wanted to give back to the community

  • where his enterprise started.

  • This museum has many different exhibition and collections.

  • The majority of them are his precious personal collections.

  • He is a very generous man

  • and he has opened this museum for everyone to see.

  • Hello, I'm Mr. Wang, I am your tour guide today.

  • Let's head this way to our permernant exhibition.

  • Right now we are on the Sculpture Hall of this museum.

  • It is the first thing you see when you walk in here

  • so it's really obvious.

  • All collections in this area are sculptures from the 19th century.

  • Right now we're at the Musical Instruments Exhibition.

  • There are four different parts,

  • the first part, which we are here right now,

  • has different exhibitions of world and folklore instruments.

  • Depending on the different colors,

  • it means different geographical area.

  • The second part has “a walk-in orchestra”.

  • An entire orchestra is laid out in front of you

  • and here on different screens

  • you see different people playing different parts in an orchestra

  • and they actually will play for you every hour.

  • The third part has mechanical instruments and in this exhibition hall,

  • with only $20 NT dollars,

  • you will be able to listen to music from different eras throughout history.

  • Next we will introduce our second instrument of this section today.

  • It is very different from the first.

  • Let's look at the second one from the left.

  • It is a disc music box made from Germany.

  • This area is continued from the last three parts of our instruments exhibition.

  • An exhibition of violins.

  • This is an independent exhibition of violins.

  • Because the founder Mr. Shi himself is a huge fan of violins,

  • there are over 1000 world-famous violins here

  • and is the biggest collection in the world.

  • Musicians and students can actually rent these violins for free.

  • Aside from exhibitions of musical instruments,

  • the museum also hosts various art, weaponry, and animal exhibitions,

  • each with a rich collection of stunning treasures

  • so that visitors can spend dozens of hours admiring!

  • I am gonna get taro and peanut ice cream.

  • Oh! So big!

  • Thank you

  • This is Ten Drum Rende Creative Park.

  • Back to the day of Japanese Colonization,

  • this used to be a sugar refinery factory.

  • After the Japanese left,

  • it was incorporated with Taiwanese traditional drums.

  • Now it is a heaven for all who just love to have fun

  • and learn about the arts and creative arts.

  • Ten Drum Rende Creative Park seems,

  • at first, like a fantastic amusement park.

  • You can drink coffee inside an old converted warehouse,

  • play laser tag inside the factory,

  • go down a slide in an abandoned smokestack,

  • or play on a swing on the roof of the old housing complex.

  • You can even experience the thrill of freefalling!

  • But it's also enjoyable just to walk around the area,

  • and look for signs of the sugar factory's past life.

  • Like I mentioned earlier,

  • this place used to be a sugar refinery factory.

  • As you see on my right hand side,

  • these machines were used to kill germs back in the day.

  • They are still preserved here and you can tell,

  • no one has really changed them or moved them.

  • That's the interesting part,

  • because here you can also see renovated touches

  • like industrial designs on my left.

  • It is a mix of old and new

  • and that is definitely a unique and wonderful place to be.

  • More than just the revival of the sugar factory's old buildings,

  • this place also features percussion music.

  • There's also the drum factory,

  • where a master in the art of drum-making

  • makes drums by hand, using traditional crafting methods.

  • Hello Master Chang.

  • I saw you hitting on the drum surface earlier, what did that mean?

  • I am trying to make sure the pull of the surface of the drum is averaged.

  • Before I was here, the master,

  • he was trying to test whether the sounds of the drums are even.

  • The master told me that he's already been

  • in the drum-making business for over 40 years

  • and that is very impressive.

  • But he still feels everyday is exciting for him at work,

  • every drum that he meets is a new challenge.

  • There are different tones and materials that the drums are made from,

  • and there are different ways to make them.

  • So