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Giant Whale Swims into Bitan: Spectacular Water Dance Debut

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 Giant Whale Swims into Bitan: Spectacular Water Dance Debut

New Taipei City News - The "2024 Bitan Water Dance" grandly launched in May with the first phase featuring an installation water dance paired with a performance by "U-Theatre Youth," offering a mesmerizing display of human-water interaction for visitors! The second phase, debuting on June 22, showcases a landscape water dance with a giant whale installation and water show. From now until August 31, enjoy the adorable water spray performance every hour and half-hour from 3 PM to 9 PM, with lighting from 6 PM to 10 PM, creating a feast for the eyes and ears along the Bitan riverside. This will be the most stunning new check-in landmark of the summer.

According to Yang Tsung-Min, Director of the New Taipei City Tourism and Travel Department, this year’s unique giant whale installation on the Xindian Bitan river surface blends modern art and natural elements, embodying environmental concepts and adding vibrant colors to Bitan. Visitors can capture and create beautiful mountain and sea memories. The giant whale installation is not just a static display but a dynamic artwork. Equipped with timed water spray devices on its back, the whale spouts water up to 5 meters high every hour and half-hour from 3 PM, simulating a real whale's breathing and swimming, captivating all who see it. Additionally, every Saturday and Sunday evening from 6:30 PM to 7 PM, local Xindian performance groups will showcase various performances, including traditional folk arts like Chinese music, indigenous dances, and diabolo performances, as well as musical performances such as string music, drumming, and saxophone, plus dance and sign language performances. Every week promises a dazzling display of talent! Moreover, on August 14 and August 21, fireworks will once again light up the sky over Bitan, inviting everyone to capture these splendid moments with family and friends.

In addition to admiring the whale installation, visitors to the Bitan Scenic Area can participate in the Xindian Bitan digital stamp rally for a chance to win grand prizes. From now until July 21, visit designated stamp locations including Xindian Bitan Ferry Terminal, Liugong Historical Monument, Bitan Weir Fishway, Bitan Suspension Bridge, Bitan Art Street, Xindian Changxing Temple, Xindian Kaitiangong Temple, Bitan Business District Tourist Service Center, Hemei Mountain Trail, Xiaonongfu Restaurant, and traditional food shops on Xindian Guangming Street such as Chihkan Traditional Food Shop, First Floor Cantonese Porridge, Kaoji Guangdong Porridge, Liulian Noodles Xindian Guangming Store, Kelaichile Xindian Guangming Store, and Chen Surgery Hospital, as well as DCC Square Bitan Plaza near Xindian MRT Station—18 locations in total. Use your phone to scan the QR code and collect stamps. Collect 10 stamps for one raffle entry, and collect all stamps for two raffle entries, with special prizes worth up to NT$100,000, including chances to win an iPhone 15 Pro 512G, an LG Wet-Dry Cleaning Robot, and more. Additionally, at DCC Square Bitan Plaza, show proof of collecting 10 stamps and join the Bitan Plaza LINE membership for a chance to win a limited-edition "Giant Whale Pillow." Enjoy food, drink, and entertainment at Bitan. Bring the whole family for a fun weekend and experience a wonderful life together. For more event information, please check the relevant links.

【This news release has been translated by ChatGPT.】


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