Couples eye 10/10 wedding
This year Double Ten National Day falls on a Monday, making it a long weekend, and household registration offices have reported that they have received applications from more than 100 couples who want to register their wedding on that day. Su Li-ching (蘇麗清), director of the Tsoying Household Registration Office in Greater Kaohsiung, said that to facilitate such couples, household registration offices would handle their applications for reservations until Oct. 7. Many couples have also expressed a wish to complete their registration at exactly 10:10am, making the memorable moment even more auspicious, she added. Meanwhile, Alishan National Scenic Area said it is inviting 16 couples to take part in a romantic wedding under a sacred tree cluster on the mountain. The couples can exchange their vows under the trees that are more than 1,000 years old on Oct. 31. Interested couples can register with the scenic area administration.
Nanjing flights planned
Taitung County is planning to launch scheduled flights to Nanjing, China, on Nov. 2, Taitung County Commissioner Justin Huang (黃健庭) announced yesterday. One flight per week is expected to operate on the route, departing from Taitung Airport for Nanjing Lukou International Airport on Wednesdays and returning on Thursdays, Huang said. The service is expected to help attract tourists from eastern China to Taitung, he said. In related news, Eastday.com, a news portal in Shanghai, China, reported that more than 700 free independent tourists (FIT) from China have traveled to Taiwan via Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport since the FIT program was launched on June 28.