I thought i would drop a line here to let everyone who doesn’t already know that the East Coast now has it’s own bilingual monthly (actually, it has been in existence since August 2005 but it is only now finding it’s footing).
Highway 11 is a tourist/city guide magazine that focuses on food, entertainment, travel and soft issues pertaining to the East Coast (and to a certain degree, beyond). We provide information on restaurants, hotels and attractions throughout Yilan, Hualien and Taitung.
While we are still very much in our growth stage (meaning that there is never enough actual copies of the magazine on the streets by the middle of the month) our reception on the coast has been positive. Currently we are printing 2000 copies of a 24 page publication but that seems to expand month by month.
The magazine is entirely independent and has been generously supported by community businesses in the form of advertising.
If anyone is interested in writing, translating, photographing or, bless your soul, advertising (or if you simply want to know more about the magazine) please feel free to drop me a line as firstname.lastname@example.org. We are always on the lookout for stories and pictures (especially from Yilan and Taitung as we are located in hualien and, therefore have better access to information here.
No web site as of yet, but we should have something up within the next month or so. Fingers crossed.
Highway 11 Magazine