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Aerial Kaohsiung/Po-Lin Chi (2013)

  • Embraced by mountains and rivers, the ocean, and the port, Kaohsiung is brimming with tourism resources. Director Po-Lin Chi captivated audiences with his aerial documentary Beyond Beauty – Taiwan from Above released in 2013. The documentary introduced the beautiful landscape of Kaohsiung City, including 85 Sky Tower, Dream Mall, China Steel Corporation Headquarters, Kaohsiung Exhibition Center, Pier-2 Art Center, British Consulate, and Gushan Ferry Station. The documentary not only introduced the beauty of Kaohsiung to foreign visitors, but also refreshed the memories of local residents on Kaohsiung’s beauty.

Dream Mall

  • Including all floors, Kaohsiung’s Dream Mall occupies a space of roughly 400,000 square meters. The Mall contains Taiwan’s only Ferris wheel that simultaneously offers a city view and a sea view. It is a key tourist destination and a landmark building in Kaohsiung.
  • Dream Mall offers 1000 popular brands made by over 800 domestic and international manufacturers, providing a most satisfying shopping experience and day-trip destination. The Kaohsiung City Government continues to collaborate with Dream Mall to co-organize a number of events, including the annual balloon parade held on Time Avenue in front of the Mall, New Year party and fireworks, and beer festival. These events bring hundreds of thousands of local and international spectators every year.
  • Dream Mall anticipates to expand the complex by 27,000 and 54,000 square meters in the second and third phases of its construction project, integrating hotel, themed shopping, recreation and entertainment, commercial office, and residential buildings. Through this comprehensive urban development project, Dream Mall envisions a Dream Mall City that satisfies the cultural and creative, tourism, and commercial needs of Asia’s New Bay Area.

MLD Cinema

  • MLD Cinema is a large shopping complex that combines all aspects of the entertainment, cultural and creative industry, including restaurants, cinema, banquet halls, bookstores, and conference rooms. The complex is located within Asia’s New Bay Area and neighbors a number of new landmarks in Kaohsiung, such as the Kaohsiung Main Public Library, Kaohsiung Exhibition Center, and China Steel Corporation Headquarters.
  • Prior to renovation, the complex was originally the factory area of the Taiwan Aluminum Company – the base of operations for Japan’s aluminum industry during the Japanese colonial period. The furnaces in the complex have over 70-80 years of working history. MLD Cinema preserved the Y-shaped metal supports within the complex’s historical buildings, as well as the name “Taiwan Aluminum Company,” to memorialize the factory’s contribution to industrial development in Kaohsiung.
  • The old factory was renovated and merged with modern designs. The only alteration was a cultural one, changing the heavy industrial complex into one that offers entertainment and leisure, similar to the transform of Kaohsiung City. MLD Cinema attempted to create a different image for lifestyle spending. Here, visitors will meet things, activities, and people they love.

Pier-2 Art Center

  • The Pier-2 Art Center is a collection of artistic warehouses next to Pier 2. This area is lively not only because of people and the sea breeze, but also because of the hustle and bustle of vehicles and boats. The vast expanse of the ocean and the sky enables visitors to expand their thoughts. At the horizon where the land meets the ocean, people can catch a glimpse of their shimmering future.
  • The art center was renovated from an ideal warehousing area. Gradually, the center was shaped into the extremely popular “Pier-2 Art Center” known today, catering for over 4 million visitors annually. The old railway line running through the region was transformed into a bicycle path to create a coastal recreational space for local residents, bringing people closer to the coastline. Ferries also depart from this area, allowing people to visit the entire port by sea.
  • The Pier-2 Art Center boasts a unique layout when compared to other art and cultural locations in Taiwan. Pier 2 is both a unique art and cultural space and a recreational space. People riding along the pier may enjoy the coastal view of the West Side Harbor Bike Trail or discover surprising artworks in different public spaces. In a clear and sunny day, everywhere you look is picture perfect. Moreover, visitors will be surprised time and again as the center continuously organizes different seasonal exhibitions and performances.