…overnight all people living in Taiwan would be miraculously replaced by people from your country?
Here’s the scenario. The sun goes up, everyone wakes up and realizes that he or she is where before a Taiwanese person was. Now, somehow everyone has to continue the life in place of that local person but with the freedom to change anything according to his or her liking. Everyone is kind of qualified to continue with the lifes of the locals, cause professors are replaced by professors, workers by workers, and so on.Of course, there’s no going back to the former home country and the original life. Taiwan is those people’s new home now. How would Taiwan change?
I make the start with the Germans.
- Night markets will die a sudden death. Those surviving will be much cleaner, sauerkraut and beer will be served.
- The roads will be paved the proper way for a change.
- 90 percent of the houses will receive a major facelift inside and outside. Iron bars outside windows will disappear, flowers on balconies will be common.
- Laws will be enforced, there will be less junk on the streets and less running red lights.
- Lots of pedestrian areas. Driving your own car in downtown Taipei? Forget it.
- Taxi drivers won’t be allowed to cruise around, but have to wait in designated areas.
- Temples will be preserved but turned into churches, statues of local deities will find a new home in a newly built museum.
- No more firecrackers and burning paper money.
- Baseball will disappear, baskeball will stay, soccer/football will be the game played in leagues around the island.
- Unemployment will skyrocket, life will be much more boring with shops closed in the evening and on weekends.