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2018 New Taipei City Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival Check Out the Information of Road Traffic Control and Shuttle Bus on Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival

2018 New Taipei City Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival    Check Out the Information of Road Traffic Control and Shuttle Bus on Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival
News 2018/9/17
Date 2018/09/24 - 2018/09/24
Organizer Tourism and Travel Department, New Taipei City Government
Press Release by Tourism and Travel Department of New Taipei City Government September 17, 2018
2018 New Taipei City Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival
Check Out the Information of Road Traffic Control and Shuttle Bus on Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival
[New Taipei City] "2018 New Taipei City Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival" Mid-Autumn Session held on September 24 (on Monday, Mid-Autumn Festival) during 6pm to 8:30pm will warmly kick off at Pingxi Junior High School! In order to allow the general public to happily, and conveniently join the event, the overall implementation road traffic control over motor vehicles and motorcycles will be performed on the day of the activity between 9am to 12am the next day. In accordance with road traffic control measures, the organizing unit will arrange shuttle buses for the general public to get on at three bus stops, including Mucha Zoo, Shiding Interchange of National Highway No.5 and Ruifang Station. The journey to Pingxi becomes convenient and easy!
Every year, Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival attracts a great number of tourists from both nationwide and worldwide to participate the event with enthusiasm. This year, Taiwan was voted as "Top-Rated Cultural Events for Global Travelers" by TripAdvisor. In addition, it was listed as one of the "40 Travel Adventures You Need to Have Before You're 40" recommended by Reader's Digest. It can be foreseen that there will be a swarm of tourists on the day of the activity. The Organizing unit suggests people to make the best use of public transportation. The shuttle bus departing for the venue leaves at 9am, it's available for the general public to pay ticket fare by digital ticket or coin. (bus fare costs NTD50 from Mucha, NTD30 from Shiding District and Ruifang District, and NTD15 from Pingxi District.) The return trip going down the mountain is free of charge!
Additionally, on the current day of Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival, schedule adjustment will be made to TRA Pingxi Line for providing the general public with convenient rides. For more detailed information, please go to the Taiwan Railways Administration website ( http://www.railway.gov.tw/tw/), or refer to on-site announcement at the station. The organizing unit also advises people to pay attention to firefighting related regulations to have a happier tour and returning home safely.
The distribution of coupon for redeeming a sky lantern to be released into the sky will start from 10am on the day of the activity at the venue. People interested in participating the group release of sky lanterns are encouraged to plan an early arrival for the event. Claim the coupon in the morning, take a tour of Pingxi in the afternoon and jointly participate in the festival at night that catches global attention! Moreover, during three consecutive Mid-Autumn Festival, there's an installation, a limited-edition "Sky Lantern Divination & Blessing", set in the front square of Pingxi Library. People are welcome to try their luck in drawing interesting and fun divine lots for themselves.
More Versatile Redemption of Resource Recycling Joint fun of Environmental Protection on Mid-Autumn Festival
In order to allow Pingxi's local traditional culture and environmental protection to be inseparably interconnected, Environmental Protection Department of New Taipei City Government will launch the value-added activity on the current day of Sky Lantern Festival, a redemption of good gift by resource recycling. Whoever carries designated recycled objects with specified quantity to the booth of Environmental Protection Department, such as: pieces of sky lantern paper, PET bottles, iron or aluminum cans, glass bottles and etc. can redeem credits to Easy Card or environmental-friendly or practical daily essentials. Only limited availabilities will be provided. On the day of the activity, it's the initial launch of hourly fun resource recycling activity- "Genius Picasso" and "Environmental Protection nine-rectangle-grid", each successful challenge can win an Easy Card or NT50 worth of credit on their Easy Card. Support resource cycling through real action, Mid-Autumn Festival is added with an atmosphere of environmental protection.
Besides the redemption of good gift by resource recycling, on the day of the activity, Environment Protection Department has planned the all-year-round redemption activity of recycling, people can redeem New Taipei City Designated Garbage Bag or daily essentials by presenting pieces of sky lantern paper. Meanwhile, with the collaboration of local stores, there are three small "Sky Lantern Paper Recycle Station" established for people to use sky lantern paper to deduct the payment of purchase at the store. (Per "whole piece" of sky lantern paper can deduct NTD1 from the payment.)


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"2018 New Taipei City Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival" activity website: https://tour.ntpc.gov.tw/2018skylantern