Sun, Jun 28, 2015 - Page 3 News List

FEATURE: Penghu villagers reinvent the old

BEACHCOMBING COMMUNITY:Nanliao villagers use the materials they have at hand in surprising ways, including mixing cow manure and peanut shells into a fuel source

By Sean Lin  /  Staff reporter

She said that the residents’ hard work to promote the village’s culture finally came into fruition when the county government granted funds to the workshop to reinforce and redecorate some dilapidated buildings, which prompted many young people studying or working on Taiwan proper to bring their friends to visit over the most recent Tomb Sweeping Day holiday.

She said that her experience with Nanliao’s community revival can be summed up as “allowing residents to do the things they love without forcing them to accept unfamiliar ideas.”

The burgeoning business from reviving the community has prompted young people working or studying on Taiwan proper to return to the village to help with farming and promote local culture, Wang added.

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