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Mayor Ko Announces the Start of 2021 Gongguan Christmas Season

Mayor Ko at the opening ceremony of the Gongguan Christmas SeasonMayor Ko Wen-je presided over the opening event of the 2021 Gongguan Christmas Season on December 25. During his address, he noted that in response to the pandemic, the event organizer has incorporated both online and physical aspects to allow those who cannot visit in person to enjoy it over the internet.
The mayor pointed out that the neighborhood is part of Taipei’s Wall-less Museum – located in the south part of the city. Those who have time to wander the streets of south town will notice the rich historical heritage of the community. From Treasure Hill to Kishu-an to Wen-luo-ting Area to National Taiwan University, visitors will discover a large collection of well-preserved, Taisho era buildings from the Japanese Colonial Period. Of course, this area is also home to the Taipei Water Museum, which is an important cultural asset of Taipei City and a shared memory among locals.
Ko pointed out that to welcome Christmas, the Taipei Water Museum has put up a large number of Christmas decorations. Thanks to these glamorous ornaments, the facility looks beautiful both during the day and at night.
In addition to being a place where citizens to enjoy an outdoor leisure time, those who visit Taipei Water Museum can also sign up for a tour of the Guanyin Mountain Reservoir. During the trip, the guide will relate the story of how Taipei City developed its own tap water system.
At the end of his speech, the mayor invited the public to take a walk with their family at Taipei Water Park during weekends and holidays. He also reminded them to visit neighborhood shops in the Gongguan Commercial Circle to help stimulate the local economy with large amount of small purchases.