By: Christie Chen
Taipei, June 1 (CNA) The southern branch of the National Palace Museum (NPM), which will open on a trial basis on December 28, will offer audio tours in four Southeast Asian languages to benefit Southeast Asian immigrants in Taiwan.
In addition to Mandarin, Hoklo, English, Japanese and Korean, the NPM branch in the southern county of Chiayi will also offer audio tours in Vietnamese, Thai, Burmese and Indonesian to meet the needs of visitors who speak those languages, the museum said Monday.
There are currently about 500,000 first-generation immigrants in Taiwan, most of them from China and Southeast Asia, according to statistics from the Ministry of the Interior.
Built to promote cultural, social and economic development in central and southern Taiwan, the southern branch is being characterized as a “museum of Asian art and culture.” [FULL STORY]