• Short Summary

    THE ISLAND OF TAIWAN IS TODAY A STUDY OF CONTRASTS. SINCE 1949, THE ISLAND HAS?

  • Description

    1.
    WS WATER BUFFALOES PULLING WAGONS ON STREET
    4 1/2 ft

    2.
    WS BUS AND MODERN JAP CAR (TAXI OFF) PAN TO PEOPLE
    11 ft

    3.
    WS SIGNS TILT TO STREET
    14 ft

    4.
    SIGN TAIWAN'S WELCOME LANTERN IS ALWAYS LIT
    16 ft

    5.
    WS CROWD TO BUS
    18 1/2 ft

    6.
    CU PEOPLE FILE PAST TICKET GIRL
    21 ft

    7.
    ANOTHER ANGLE ONTO BUS
    23 ft

    8.
    CA BUS STARTER
    24 1/2 ft

    9.
    WS BUS PAST
    27 ft

    10.
    WS STREET BUS TOWARDS CAMERA
    29 1/2 ft

    11.
    WS SHOPPING CENTRE ETC
    32 ft

    12.
    WS OLD BUILDING WITH TOWER
    35 1/2 ft

    13.
    GS TRAFFIC AND SHOPS BUS THROUGH
    38 ft

    14.
    WS PERGOLA IN TEMPLE GARDEN
    40 ft

    15.
    WS OLD TEMPLE BUILDING
    42 ft

    16.
    CU DETAILS OF ROOF
    43 ft

    17.
    WS TEMPLE
    45 ft

    18.
    WS SMALL TEMPLE BUILDING
    47 ft

    19.
    CU DETAIL ROOF TEMPLE
    48 1/2 ft

    20.
    WS TEMPLE IN BACKGROUND AND SHACK BESIDE
    50 1/2 ft

    21.
    WS NEW BUILDING HOTEL
    52 ft

    22.
    LS HOTEL TAIWAN
    55 1/2 ft

    23.
    TILT DOWN HOTEL BUILDING TO TRAFFIC
    58 1/2 ft

    24.
    WS TRISHAWS PAST CAMERA
    61 ft

    25.
    WS MORE TRISHAWS AND TRAFFIC
    64 ft

    26.
    WS TRAFFIC AGAIN
    67 ft

    27.
    WS TRISHAW LOADED WITH STRAW ETC.
    68 1/2 ft

    28.
    MAN AWAY FROM CAMERA WITH YOKE LOADED WITH GOODIES
    71 ft

    29.
    GS OVER PRODUCE AT MARKETS
    72 1/2 ft

    30.
    MS TRISHAW PAST LOADED WITH MELONS
    74 1/2 ft

    31.
    MS TRISHAW PAST LOADED WITH LOGS ETC.
    76 1/2 ft

    32.
    MS WOMAN SORTING THROUGH VEGETABLES
    78 ft

    33.
    MS MAN EATS
    79 1/2 ft

    34.
    WS MARKET MEN WITH VEGETABLES
    81 1/2 ft

    35.
    WS MELONS ON STALL
    83 ft

    36.
    MAN CATCHES MELON FROM OUT OF CAMERA WITH ONE BIG HAND
    84 1/2 ft

    37.
    WS GIRLS CROSS STREET
    86 1/2 ft

    38.
    WS PICTURE THEATRE
    88 ft

    39.
    LS PICTURE THEATRE
    89 1/2 ft

    40.
    MS SIGN FOR FILM COMEDY TROUBLE ON THE WEDDING NIGHT
    91 ft

    41.
    WS. MORE FILM POSTERS
    93 ft

    42.
    LS MORE PICTURE THEATRES
    95 1/2 ft

    43.
    WS BUSES PAST ON ROADWAY
    98 ft



    Initials CAR/S/MK/YA/AB



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: THE ISLAND OF TAIWAN IS TODAY A STUDY OF CONTRASTS. SINCE 1949, THE ISLAND HAS UNDERGONE GREAT CHANGES.

    INCREASED TOURISM IS NOW THE SUBJECT OF A GOVERNMENT SPONSORED CAMPAIGN TO BRING IN MORE FOREIGN CURRENCY. AND THERE'S PLENTY TO SEE, ESPECIALLY ON A BUS TRIP THROUGH TAIWAN'S CAPITAL, TAIPEI.

    FOR THE PAST TWO MONTHS TOURISTS HAVE BEEN ABLE TO STOP-OVER IN TAIWAN FOR FIVE DAYS WITHOUT HAVING TO GO THROUGH THE FORMALITIES TO OBTAIN A VISA. A GOOD RAILWAY SYSTEM AND CHEAP FARES MAKE TRAVEL CONVENIENT. THE EARLY SPANISH EXPLORERS RATHER APPROPRIATELY NAMED THE ISLAND ERMOA, MEANING BEAUTIFUL. THIS WAS LATER CORRUPTED TO FORMOSA.

    THE RELIGIOUS PAST HAS BEEN PRESERVED IN TAIPEI'S BUILDING BOOM. ANCIENT BUDDHIST AND TAOIST TEMPLE NESTLE BEHIND MULTI-STORIED OFFICE BLOCKS AND AMONG FACTORIES. TO CATER FOR TAIWAN'S INCREASING TOURIST TRADE NEW HOTELS HAVE SPRUNG UP IN TAIPEI'S MAIN BUSINESS DISTRICT.

    TRAFFIC IN THE CAPITAL IS CHAOTIC ALTHOUGH THE PERCENTAGE OF MOTORISED VEHICLES IS LOW. IT SEEMS AS THOUGH ALMOST EVERYONE OWNS OR RIDES A TRISHAW OR TRICYCLE.

    THE TRICYCLES CAN BE ADAPTED TO CARRY SEEMINGLY IMPOSSIBLE LOADS. BUT SOME STILL PREFER THE OLD WAYS, TO TAKE PRODUCE TO MARKET.

    THE RANGE OF PRODUCE AVAILABLE AT THE MARKETS IS HUGE.

    YOU CAN PICK UP A MELON FOR ABOUT SIXPENCE (AUSTRALIAN). BUT PRIMARY PRODUCTION IS NO LONGER TAIWAN'S MOST SIGNIFICANT EXPORT. THE COUNTRY'S FILM INDUSTRY IS ONE OF THE BIGGEST IN ASIA. IT ENTERTAINS MILLION OF PEOPLE EVERY YEAR.

    A VISITOR CAN SEE ALL TAIWAN HAS TO OFFER TOURISTS FOR LESS THAN FIVE POUNDS A DAY.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA50HGNOB1AK23W3QL3C1M98VPU
    Media URN:
    VLVA50HGNOB1AK23W3QL3C1M98VPU
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/11/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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