Date: February 02, 2018
Taiping Steamer Memorial Park was recently inaugurated in Keelung as part of Ministry of
Culture efforts promoting the northern Taiwan port city’s abundance of historical assets and further enriching the cultural lives of residents and visitors.
“The park is a valuable cultural asset to be passed down from generation to generation,” MOC Minister Cheng Li-chiun said Jan. 27 at the inauguration ceremony. “It will become a part of everyday life and contribute to sustainable development.”
Situated on the grounds of the Republic of China (Taiwan) navy base in Zhongzheng District, the park contains a monument to the 932 souls who perished after the Keelung-bound Taiping collided with a cargo ship and sank Jan. 27, 1949, near Zhousan Archipelago off Ningbo city in mainland China. [FULL STORY]