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Bangka Night Market: Now Accepting EasyCard

Bangka Night Market: Now Accepting EasyCardWorried about not having enough cash on you when touring Bangka Night Market? No worries! Now the vendors accept transaction with EasyCards!
 
At the press conference announcing the use of EasyCards for transactions at Bangka Night Market, Mayor Ko Wen-je pointed out that this is the first step towards revitalizing the well-known tourist attraction in the west part of Taipei. The next step is to strengthen the cleanliness of night market’s environment, as well as bringing in the successful mechanisms implemented at Ningxia Night Market.
 
Citing the old saying of “Fucheng, Lugang, and Bangka” which described the 3 busiest ports of Taiwan, the mayor noted that Bangka is the fastest growing settlement in the northern part of the island during the early years. When he took office, the administration immediately implemented the West District Gateway Project. As of today, the majority of the project’s “hardware” components have been installed, including the replacement of the old Yuanhuan Traffic Circle with a park; the opening of Guoshun Park; the ongoing construction Dalong Public Housing and Minglun Public Housing; and follow up planning for Shezidao.
 
In the southern part of the West District, Huannan Market is slated to reopen in August of 2019; both the Taipei First Fruit and Vegetable Wholesale Market Taipei Fish Market have secured the necessary funds for major overhauls with constructions to start after typhoon season next year; and constructions of the temporary markets have been underway since 2017.
 
Noting the two-and-a-half-time jump in local storefront rents after moving the Taipei International Lantern Festival to Ximending, the mayor remarked that the objective of the next phase is to guide the flow of visitors to Bangka and the area around Longshan Temple. He plans to introduce modern management knowhow and higher hygiene standards to southern Wanhua within the next one or two years.