Kaohsiung is a beautiful city with mountains, the sea, rivers, and a port. Since it’s a diverse marine city with many ethnic groups, it has become a friendly, passionate, adventurous and creative city. Kaohsiung is always evolving and becoming more advanced. With years of joint efforts from citizens and the city government, Kaohsiung City has been transformed from a business driven, industrial city, into a metropolis of culture, tourism, multiple green spaces and sustainability. Charming waterfronts, fabulous night views of the port, vibrant and creative folk festivals, artistic performances, and promising investment opportunities are just a few of Kaohsiung’s attractive characteristics.
Kaohsiung’s beauty is not only owing to its unique natural environment, but also derived from the respect and care shown for its ecology. Kaohsiung’s advancement lies in booming construction projects, as well as it multitude of humanistic policies. As part of the global village, the city is now marching toward substantially reducing carbon emissions with energy saving and reduction policies. Kaohsiung is truly moving towards becoming a sustainable, green city.
With the merger of Kaohsiung City and County at the end of 2010, the population of Greater Kaohsiung will be equal to that of a small nation. Resource redistribution, administrative efficiency and bridging the gap between urban and rural areas are challenges that still lie ahead. The result will be the creation of a new Kaohsiung. The city government has gained experience and power from hosting The World Games and will continue to proceed confidently, facing more challenges that will seize the world’s attention and elicit its admiration.