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Deputy Mayor Attends Keelung Spring Lantern Showcase, Invites Keelung Residents to Attend 2017 Taipei Lantern Festival at Beimen

Deputy Mayor Chen Chin-jun attended the opening event for Keelung City’s Spring Lantern Showcase with Keelung Mayor Lin You-chang on March 12.
During his address, Chen noted that he is honored to be at the opening event on behalf of Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je, who is currently in the US. He pointed out that the mayor instructed him to attend the Fulu Monkey light show.
Chen lauded Lin’s effort in promoting Keelung City. He recalled that the mayor traveled all the way from Keelung to Taipei to attend the opening ceremony of the 2016 Taipei Lantern Festival earlier this year. He is here to return the favor and to thank Lin for his support of Taipei’s event.
This is also the first time that Taipei City has agreed to lease its Fulu Monkey to other municipalities for showcase. He noted that while the lantern has been at the center of attention in the early stages, the public were astounded by the overall performance during the lantern festival, winning much acclaim. He hopes that Keelung residents can take this opportunity to enjoy the illuminated monkey-gourd display lantern.
The deputy mayor also noted that Taipei is currently working on the landscaping for the area around Beimen. He announced that the 2017 Taipei Lantern Festival will take place in the vicinity of Beimen and Zhonghua Road, inviting the audience to Taipei to watch the show next year.