I understand the history of Taiwan and the bogus worry of the Red Horde coming to take over Taiwan by boat but I think it is about time that Taiwan join the real world, clean up its waterways, and put in a few docks for anyone wanting to park a real boat. For a country so hung up on status and things to possess, you would think having a 40 foot sailboat would do the trick. What is weird is that they are made here “sailboats” but not sailed here. I see a few sailboats come to park every year but it is usually 2-3 and no services are provided. I wonder how the Taiwan government looks the other way on these sailboats. Probably someone getting paid off.
I always laugh when some real estate agent says the property has river view? Here it just means dirty water view. Can you imagine just how beautiful it would be and how it would raise the price of property to actually see something like 40 sailboats going out to sea.
My old friend John, whose father was in the Navy here and went to TAS always said that Taiwan was modern in some ways and backward 50 years in others. I think he was right when it comes to the Taiwan laws on boating.