The much-anticipated 2016 CKS Shilin Residence Chrysanthemum Show will kick off on November 27! As a warm-up event for the upcoming 2017 Taipei Universiade, this year the mum festival will feature gardening art installations where sports take center stage.
A 3.2-meter tall green sculpture titled “Chrysanthemum Bravo”--the mascot character for the international sports event—will make his debut at the exhibition. Wearing a gold medal made with flowers, Bravo invites the public to cheer for athletes from around the world.
Exhibition Transformed into Sports Arena
According to the organizer, this year the chrysanthemum show encompasses ten exhibition areas of different themes, employing hundreds of thousands of chrysanths coming in wild varieties and cultivars to create a sports arena that adds momentum to the Universiade campaign. Visitors will feel awed by the sheer power and beauty demonstrated through the arrangement of mums, which are often associated with delicateness.
Some of the highlights include “Hall of Fame,” displaying a hundred of chrysanthemum species collected from the private sector over the years; “Dancing Mums,” showcasing edible mums to echo the Farm City initiative; as well as areas decorated in the spirit of archery, fencing, track and field, gymnastics, and others.
In addition to immersing the blooming chrysanths, visitors will be able to relish in food and beverages made with elements from the flower as well as enjoying a great deal of preferential offers provided by Shilin-based businesses spanning accommodation and wedding photography.
Performances and Farm City Activities
The chrysanthemum show will also bring to you 27 sessions of concerts, dance performances, and cultural activities during weekends and holidays. Families with 3-12 year-old kids are especially invited to take part in the Parent-Child Costume Carnival on December 11 which promises attractive prizes including Taipei-Hong Kong tickets. Interested individuals should sign up in advance.
CKS Shilin Residence Facebook Fan Page Event
Between November 17 and December 5 (before 12 noon), individuals who upload a picture of him or her taken at the chrysanthemum show of this year or previous years to the CKS Shilin Residence Facebook fan page (https://www.facebook.com/2016chshow/) will be eligible to enter a raffle to win an NT$250 voucher at the CKS Café or earn a free night at Chientan Youth Activity Center!
2016 CKS Shilin Residence Chrysanthemum Show
Date: November 27 – December 11
Time: Outdoor Exhibition (8 AM – 7 PM); Indoor Exhibition (8 AM – 5 PM)
Location: CKS Shilin Residence Park (Address: No. 60, Fuhua Rd.)
Transportation: Exit 2 at MRT Shilin Station, a 7-minute walk
Website: https://www.facebook.com/2016chshow/ (Chinese)
(Photos Courtesy of CKS Shilin Residence Facebook fan page)
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