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FEATURE: Couple maps out old city of Banciao

OLD CITIES, NEW HORIZONS:Chuang Wen-yi and his wife, Lin Hsiu-mei, have made it their mission to make people aware of local history and preserve ‘cultural DNA’

By Chen Wei-tsung and Jake Chung  /  Staff reporter, with staff writer

Lin said that her interest in local culture had at first been borne out of self-interest, but later it had become her own personal quest.

Although the New Taipei City Government Department of Cultural Affairs had originally considered publishing the map, Chuang said certain issues had led to a separation of ways between the agency and himself and that he would shoulder the costs to publish the map himself.

Chuang added that he and Lin were considering drawing another map to show Banciao in the 1950s and recreate the waterways and light rails crisscrossing the district before they were built over or removed.

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