Sat, Jul 06, 2013 - Page 11 News List

Yilan children’s festival kicks off today
童玩節週六迎客 水質嚴把關

Children performing at the opening ceremony of the Yilan International Children’s Folklore and Folkgame Festival pose in Yilan County on July 1.
宜蘭童玩節開幕表演的小朋友七月一日於宜蘭縣合影。

Photo: Chiang Chi-hsiung, Liberty Times
照片:自由時報記者江志雄

The Yilan International Children’s Folklore and Folkgame Festival commences today at the Dongshan River Park. The festival will last 51 days and all of the recreational facilities are basically in order. After inspecting the park on June 30, Yilan County Commissioner Lin Tsung-hsien said that services offered at this year’s festival have all been improved and that a professional team will be in charge of water quality. Lin would like to invite children and adults to come enjoy the fun.

Lin was joined by Yilan Cultural Affairs Bureau Director Lin Chiu-fang while inspecting the conditions of the water park. Park employees said that construction on the facilities is in its final phase and would be completed within a few days.

A spaceship-shaped “Cosmic Whirlpool” has been added to the swimming area, which was inspired mostly by how a washing machine works. Feeling as though one has entered a huge washing machine, visitors walk inside to rinse off and wash up. Numerous shoe cabinets have been set up next to the swimming area, which has been given the epithet “Shoe Apartments,” and the space is big enough to accommodate 800 pairs of shoes. The showers lined up for visitors are shaped like crayons, combining pink and blue hues to make for an enjoyable design. The showers have also been expanded to provide a better showering environment.

A team of specialists has also been contracted to supervise the quality of the water in the swimming area. The team will take samples every week to test for excessive chlorine, pH levels and fecal-coliform counts. New archways have been installed next to the swimming area and visitors are encouraged to use the facilities to keep from contaminating the water.

TODAY’S WORDS 今日單字

1. commence v.

開始;開啟 (kai1 shi3; kai1 qi3)

例: China and India have commenced border negotiations.

(中國與印度開啟了邊界會談。)

2. chlorine n.

氯 (lu4)

例: Chlorine is an important chemical for water purification.

(氯是用於水淨化的重要化學製品。)

3. contaminate v.

弄髒;汙染 (nong4 zang1; wu1 ran3)

例: The food was contaminated with E. coli.

(食物被大腸桿菌污染。)


(Liberty Times, Translated by Kyle Jeffcoat)

宜蘭童玩節今天在冬山河親水公園開幕,為期五十一天,園區遊憩設施目前已大致就緒,縣長林聰賢六月三十日入園巡視後說,今年童玩節軟硬體服務全面升級,水質也有專業團隊把關,歡迎大小朋友一起來玩。

林聰賢在文化局長林秋芳等人陪同下,視察戲水區現況,工作人員說,硬體工程進入收尾階段,近日內便可大功告成。

童玩節戲水區增設飛碟造型的「星際水漩渦」,主要發想自洗衣機原理,遊客走進去裡面上沖下洗,宛如置身於大型洗衣機;水域旁規劃多處特製鞋櫃,可放置八百雙鞋,命名為「鞋子公寓」;遊客淋浴間被設計成蠟筆造型依序排列,搭配粉紅、粉藍色調,相當討喜,內部空間同步加大,提供更優質的淋浴環境。

此外,戲水區今年特別外聘專業團隊進駐,負責水質管控工作,主辦單位每週定期取樣送驗,針對餘氯量、pH值、大腸桿菌數作檢測;戲水區旁新設沖洗拱門,請遊客先通過拱門再下水,避免水質被弄髒。

(自由時報記者江志雄)

This story has been viewed 2104 times.
TOP top