每日英語跟讀 Ep.K216: About Taiwan - Quintuple Stimulus Vouchers website goes live with one catch: No English
As Taiwan’s cabinet gears up for the distribution of Quintuple Stimulus Vouchers (五倍券) in October, the Executive Yuan debuted the new, designated website (5000.gov.tw) on Wednesday allowing the public to register and bind their vouchers to other payment devices.
However, a big problem is presented in the launch of the new website: No English version yet!
This spells bad news for the member of the foreign community in Taiwan, especially the ones who have just settled here.
Those who aren’t fluent in Mandarin and have not learned how to read Chinese characters will not be able to understand just where to register for the vouchers, how to choose between physical stimulus vouchers and digital ones, or even know when the vouchers can be used.
According to a demonstration by Digital Minister Audrey Tang (唐鳳) on Wednesday, the public will be able to bind the digital vouchers to different payment devices starting on Sept. 22.
You can also register for physical vouchers on Sept. 25 and will receive them on Oct. 8.
In addition, you can register for physical vouchers through the postal service in Taiwan on Oct. 4, and will receive them on Oct. 12.
Aside from the Quintuple Stimlus Vouchers, various ministries have also rolled out their own vouchers, including for food, art exhibits, travel, and more.
內湖下班解憂新秘境曝！隱藏版景點成上班族最愛｜Hidden Neihu spot for office workers in search of breather unveiled
Most would love to duck into the folds of nature after work to relax and enjoy some leisure time before continuing the daily grind the next day. Known for its technology park, Neihu is also home to a hidden relaxing spot — Dagouxi Waterfront Park (大溝溪生態治水園區). Though the picturesque sea of flowers may not be present at the moment, it’s still a desirable location for those looking for a chance of pace and is seeking an easy-to-access scenic area.
The park is just a 10-15 minute stroll from MRT Dahu Park Station Exit 1, making it the most relaxing walking spot for off-duty Taipei residents.
The natural landscape and the flood control works are integrated into the design, and the artificial wetland ecological pond environment is used to achieve the three functions of flood control, ecological protection, and recreation.
Strolling along the trail with the sound of flowing water, small bridges, and relaxing trails, you’ll find yourself in lush greenery and near the “Five Finger Mountain Hiking Trails” which are suitable for young and old alike. You can take a slow walk under the green shade to Fengbishan Yuanjue Temple and Bishanyan, and be healed by the greenery during the stressful epidemic-prevention period in Taiwan. Source article: https://chinapost.nownews.com/20210922-2783589; https://chinapost.nownews.com/20210917-2772485