From 20th December to 28th December of 2015, a group of 20 students from Lui Che Woo College (LCWC), led by Resident Fellow, Mr. Zheng Yang-yi and administrative staff, Mr. Choi Chan Tong went to Hualian County and rural area of Eastern Taiwan for slow walking and visiting the villages and tribes of Taiwanese original inhabitants. Through interaction and sharing with the inhabitants, the students experienced their traditional cultural customs and lives.
Students were listening carefully about the route in
|Students were walking across the river.|
|The living condition of the tribe||Group photo taken in the Tribe Talampo.|
Every morning, students walked to the next destination in the distance of around 18 kilometers. In difference to the proper pavement for walking, students needed to walk across rivers, went through forests and climbed over rugged mountains. After the students arrived to the Tribe Talampo (Taiwanese original tribe), they adapted quickly to the inhabitants’ living style despite no electricity provided in the place. During the day in the tribe, the students interacted with them, learned archery and folk dance, which highlighted the atmosphere of the day. In Chishang Township, staying at the home stay accommodation, students felt more relaxed and convenient to interact with the citizen, to learn more about agriculture and the relation between farms and human.
|Students were walking slowing across underbrush.||Group photo taken in the Tribe Talampo.|
|Photo taken during the slow walking||Student were listening carefully to the farmer about
the relation between farms and human.
Some students expressed that, despite the trip was relatively tiring, what they had learnt and experienced is valuable. One male student said, “It is such a big difference between the simple life of the inhabitant and our busy life. In comparison to the harmonious and joyful atmosphere between their and our living environment, what we are lacking and should learn from them is their mutual love and care, simple happiness and satisfaction.”
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