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Flea Market comes to Taichung
Morrison Academy Taichung campus’ annual Senior’s Flea Market is being held on Saturday from 9am to 1pm. The school said it will be the biggest event of its kind in Taichung City with thousands of second-hand items for sale. Refreshments will also be available. Admission is free. For information on renting a stall or donating items, contact the school on (04) 2292-1171.
Taipei promotes language contest
A Mandarin/Hoklo speech contest for foreigners in Taiwan sponsored by the Taipei City Government will be held next month. The city government is inviting individuals to share their thoughts about the city and potentially win big prizes. Foreigners who have lived in Taiwan for less than six years are eligible to enter the contest. The theme of the contest is “Having Fun in Taipei,” and participants should prepare a three-minute speech in Mandarin or Hoklo to share their recommendations of fun spots in Taipei City, the city government said. To enter, download application forms at www.rti.org.tw and send them by mail, e-mail or fax to Radio Taiwan International. A primary round of the contest will be held at 1pm on May 11 at the Grand Hotel. The final will be held at 1pm on May 24 at the Warner Village Pedestrian Area. The winner will take home NT$30,000 and a Grand Hotel voucher, the city government said. For more information, visit www.rit.org.tw or www.taipeitravel.net or call (02) 2885 6168 ext.722.