Calendar of Events
Nov. 2006 Executive Yuan approved the Tongluo Science Park as the base site for Miaoli Park
Jan. 2009 Groundbreaking Ceremony, hosted by former Vice President Hsiao
Sep. 2010 Key Construction Ceremony for Miaoli Park
Dec. 2010 Completed Main Structure of Miaoli Park
Dec. 2011 Miaoli Park rewarded with Golden Quality Public Construction Award
Jan. 2012 Hakka Cultural Development Center entered the park and launched preparatory works for opening
May 2012 Miaoli Hakka Culture Park opened to the public on May 12; the opening ceremony was hosted by Premier Chen Chun
Positioning and Vision for Miaoli Park: Global Hakka culture and industry exchange and research center
Miaoli Park is located in Miaoli Tongluo Science Park, positioned as a global Hakka cultural and industrial exchange and research center for cultural preservation, industrial development and tourism exchange. With an advanced architectural appearance, scientific and technological elements, and an energy-saving and reducing-carbon policy, the architectural design meets the nine green building indicators and has been awarded with the "gold-level candidate for green building certificate.” The park has set up a permanent display area, special exhibition galleries (Taiwan Gallery, Globe Gallery, Children Gallery, Cultural Creativity Industry Gallery, and camphor industry special exhibition), the Hakka library information center and a multimedia theater, all to display and promote Hakka collections, Hakka industries, and multicultural education. In response to the development trend, the park has abandoned the traditional business model of displaying historical and cultural relics; instead, it combines diversified curatorial methods, such as interactive multimedia, performances, experiences and activities, to show the rich and brilliant Hakka culture.
Miaoli Park’s Operational Results
1. On May 12, 2011, the day Miaoli Park was officially opened to the public, more than 56,000 visitors were attracted to the park that weekend. As of the end of November 2012, the park has attracted more than 1,030,000 visitors; there are 12,021 average visitors on the weekends and 6,072 average daily visitors. The operational results are well.
2. Exhibits: Miaoli Park’s permanent exhibition and special exhibition hall have been completed; work is being continued on the contents of local exhibits and multimedia interactive software to deepen the connotation of the exhibit.
3. “Library automatic systems, an integrated system and security system of electronic resources” the information services were completed in May 2012. The "Library Information Center” was opened to the public on May 28, 2012.
4. Cultural Education and Promotion Activities: from July to December 2012, the park is hosting a series of local educational and cultural arts activities; educational activities, summer camp, school visits, promotional and experience courses, club showcases and other such events will allow people to have a deeper understanding and awareness of Miaoli Hakka culture while participating in these activities.
5. Industry Exchanges: From May 28 to 31, 2012, the park held the "2012 Hakka Culture Industry Exchange meeting” at the International Conference Hall, in which about 760 people participated over those four days. The conference invited scholars of domestic industries and Hakka cultural business owners share their experiences on academic and development topics.
6. The “Hakka cultural assets website" has accumulated the digital archives and achievements of this center; since May 21, 2012, the internet marketing activities has successfully encouraged people to use website resources through various games, and the park has hosted a presentation featuring the cultural assets and published results.
7. Since 2008, the center has studied Southeast Asia’s Hakka culture. From Jul. 7 to 8, 2012, the center hosted the “2012 International Seminar: Southeast Asia Hakka Research,” inviting brilliant researchers from both home and abroad to share their research results.
8. In the second half of 2012, the park will continue to work on the operational management preparedness and follow-up activities, as well as to improve the public services and related measures of the park. Step by step, the park will construct Hakka cultural and industrial research and collections. We will continue building storehouses for collections of Hakka culture and archives, making policies and management guidelines, constructing the library center and enriching Hakka library materials.