By: Maggie Huang, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
OhBear, “Director” of the Tourism Bureau’s Super Task Force, popped up at Taipei Main Station Friday to interact with fans and visitors in the station to promote the new check-in location－a public Cuckoo Clock in the station’s lobby.
OhBear immediately became a pleasant surprise, with visitors taking pictures with Ohbear and receiving souvenirs. Visitors flooded into the lobby to see the clock striking the hours to melody of “Diu diu tong”, a traditional Taiwanese children’s song.
The new art installation is meant to become a new check-in location for passengers who travel to Taipei, and was jointly built by the Taiwan Railway Administration (TRA) and Breeze Center Corp. The automatic toy train starts on every hour to background music from 6a.m. to 12a.m. every day. The toy train on the clock is a replica of Steam Locomotive LDK58, and was handcrafted by a Japanese team, according to the TRA. [FULL STORY]