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The Pier-2 Art Centre
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Kaohsiung City Day Tour
Ranked #1 of 4 Museums in Yancheng
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: At Pier-2, Collision is a Driving Force It was once an abandoned and forgotten warehouse buried in history due to the move from an industrial based segment to the service sector. However, with a group of persistent artist who injected waves of creativity and inspiration into the area, the Pier-2 area was released and re-born making the region a place where tourist and locals can come together to enjoy fine art. With the collision of an old area and new fine art, Pier-2 becomes an area of new vitality and liveliness. Located at the sides of the pier are the artistic warehouse clusters. Not only are there unlimited flows of cars, boats, sea breeze and people coming and going every day but also when looking at the vast ocean and sky, one is relaxed, stress-free with limitless thoughts. The encounter of the land and the ocean is so vast at Pier-2, it seems to symbolised the bright future ahead. The Operation Centre and the artists who have come to showcase their significant artworks both have their own dreams and visions for Pier-2. However both are willing to put down their differences to support one another and work towards a common goal which is the success of Pier-2. Despite the administrative and artistic conflict, both parties come together to become intimate partners, building an memorable and lasting image in the hearts of the people. Great cooperation needs time and hardship to accumulate. On Taiwan's Independence Day, October 10th, 2000, celebration fireworks were not only launched in Taipei. For the first time the government also decided to release fireworks in southern Taiwan, and Kaohsiung became the selected location. In order to find a suitable location to present fireworks, the organisers re-discovered the Pier-2 Warehouses just beside the harbour. Later in 2001, a group of passionate Taiwanese artists established the Pier-2 Artistic Development Association. Pier-2 has become the headquarters for artistic development in southern Taiwan. The Kaohsiung City Bureau of Cultural Affairs took over the Pier-2 Art Centre in 2006, starting a series of exhibitions and festivals such as the Kaohsiung Design Festival, the Chinese Character Exhibition, Kaohsiung International Steel & Iron Sculpture Festival, Kaohsiung International Container Art Festival, "Here comes the Kaohsiungers", Mega Port Festival, The Wall Moon Theatre, Kaohsiung Youth Innovative Design Exhibition, Intertidal Region, Point & Wavy Ribbon Formation Performance Season etc. Every performance and exhibition filled the city with creative vibes injecting new life to the Pier-2 Art Centre. In doing so, the centre has continuously been presenting avant-garde perceptions and appearances, while building this port city into an attractive cultural and living hub. TWR Entertainment, Inc. has found their home in Warehouse Number 9.TWR Entertainment, Inc. is a globally-focused, Asia-based media organisation that successfully blends world class creativity and groundbreaking technology innovation. Pier-2 has now become on par with the rest of the artistic world where imagination, creativity, and animation has become solid building blocks for the future. Kaohsiung's light rail system will be fully operational and linked to both the Red and Orange lines of the Kaohsiung MRT. The new system will significantly enhance the city's mass-transit system and create a more complete urban transportation network. With 35 stations and six transfer stations, the light rail system's two lines (Ring Line and Waterfront Line) will total 22.1km in length. Construction work is to start in October 2012, with the Waterfront Line scheduled to start running in December 2014. The light rail system will improve the quality of transportation in Kaohsiung, create a barrier-free environment, and hopefully encourage the city's 2.2 million motorcyclists to embrace a low-carbon form of transportation. Port of Kaohisung is the 12th busiest container port in the world. Consequently, Kaohsiung City Government has been actively shaping the port zone to become Asia's New Bay Area. Starting in 2013, the government will initiate a series of building projects in the port area, along piers 15 to 21 and nearby. Projects include the Kaohsiung Exhibition and Convention Centre, which will host major international exhibitions, the Port and Cruise Service Centre, which will serve travellers, the Kaohsiung Maritime Culture and Popular Music Centre, where musical and cultural performances will be held, and Kaohsiung Main Public Library, a superb example of eco-friendly architecture.
Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

Subway鹽埕埔 stations
Arrived → 1exit Around Here
it takes a 2 minutes.

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Reviewed 25 April 2018

There's quite a lot of art structures to check out. Kids loved the miniature train. Shame there aren't more cafes in the area to chill out.

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Reviewed 18 April 2018

I did not expect Koahsiung to have such a visually rich and interesting art centre, so I was pleasantly surprised when I visited Pier-2 Art Centre. The whole area has a cool ambience about it, being located on the pier next to the water, especially in the late afternoon as the sun lowers. I loved the figures located around the district, all of which were painted with their own unique pattern. The outside art can be enjoyed for free, but you have to pay to view the exhibitions located in the variouse buildings. If you are short on time, the outdoor murals and sculpures are still worth a visit to the area; you can have a very enjoyable stroll around taking in their quirkyness. Some of the art I saw was quite juvenile BUT this is just an observation, not a criticism. I fully support up and coming artists/designers... just don’t expect all exhibitions to be from fully fledged, established artists :) There was also an interesting manga exhibition when I was there. I suspect they change the exhibitions over time. If you are remotely interested in design, the arts, and art in outdoor spaces, then this is for you!

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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Worth the travels, for a leisurely walk along the waters and visiting the artsy stores. It's busier with street stalls on Sundays only.

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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

A nice place for strolling and having a meal with friends and family. This was an old warehouse place repurposed for art. There is an open space with disused rail tracks and sculptures which you can go for a stroll in the evening.

Thank ogenkidesu
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