Ice Festival in Kaohsiung

Hamasen Trader Building 2F

07/05-10/30 12:00-21:00

In the summer of 2022, in order to resist the shining sun in southern Taiwan, we call on the public to have a "Ice Festival in Kaohsiung"! The rise of the ice-making industry that stretched from the construction of the former Harbor, Takao, opened up the history of having icy treats in Kaohsiung. Since then, icy treats have become an indispensable part of daily diet. The “Ice Festival in Kaohsiung” examines how icy treats were developed and enjoyed over the past decades at Kaohsiung and explores the centuries-old history of eating icy treats.


The signalbox of Kaohsiung port station

North Tower

07/30-10/23 10:00-18:00

Available only on weekends from August to October at the North Signal Tower, the “Switch! North Signal Tower Rail Switching Show” will demonstrate the secrets of how the North Signal Tower unlock, interlocks, and operates with the early DL-1043 freight wagon mover used by early TRA to dispatch the freight wagons. Come and enjoy this limited-time railway show!


BLUSTERY TAKAU PORT Japanese Invasion of Taiwan in 1895

Syongjhen North Gate

North-South Barracks opening hours: 10am~5pm
Outdoor nighttime lighting hours: 7pm~9pm

With the coming of the 19th century, East Asia became a battleground for imperial powers. Coveting China's vast territory and abundant resources, the great powers at that time signed many unequal treaties with China by taking advantage of the weakness of the country and the poverty of the people. After the Qing dynasty was defeated in the First Sino-Japanese War, the three million inhabitants of Taiwan became bargaining chips at the negotiating table to prevent Taiwan from ceding. In the crucial year of 1895, a Republic of Formosa was formed in Taiwan and strove to protect the island from Japanese rule.


Ms. Perfume

Former Patriotic Women’s Association Hall

Mon. - Thu. 10:00-18:00
Fri. - Sun. & Holiday 10:00-20:00

The former Japanese Patriotic Women’s Association Patriotic Hall was once a venue dedicated to women’s contributions in the name of patriotism. It was also the fourth venue in the 1931 Kaohsiung Harbor Exhibition. This is the first time the venue has been reopened since its restoration, and it addresses the roles of women through design and art.


Red Brick House in Shinhama District 1-chome

Red Brick House in Shinhama District 1-chome

Mon. - Thu. 10:00-18:00
Fri. - Sun. & Holiday 10:00-20:00

Located near Kaohsiung Station, Kaohsiung Port and Hamasen dock, the red brick house in Shinhama District 1-chome, built in 1933, witnessed the historical changes of Hamasen. It used to sell and transport fruits, rice, grain and fertilizer. Today, 90 years later, it has been restored and opened to the public for the first time. The farmer's market is used as the concept to create a "mountain and sea store". The exhibitions and DIY activities will show how products of Kaohsiung set off product design trends, reproduce the life of ordinary people, and echo the transport role of the red brick house 90 years ago through participatory co-creation design.


Kaohsiung yáo

Former Tangrong Brick Kiln-Red Brick Building

09/22-10/23 10:00-18:00

Fetching adobe to mold it into unfinished bricks, firing the kiln to slowly burn the unfinished bricks loaded in, building constructions by laying the finished bricks ⋯⋯ , all of these are telling how the bricks of Kaohsiung became the walls of Taiwan. For more than a hundred years, the Former Tangrong Brick Kiln used to slowly bring forth the golden ages for the brick and tile industry through the sweat of its employees. The brick kiln factory restoration project commenced in 2022, and we aspire to understand the industry milestones of Zhongdu village in this site of past glory, and rediscover the arts and culture hidden beneath the bricks. We will illustrate our the brilliance behind our ancestors’ brick-making and house-building techniques via images and text, and relive the kiln stories via sensual designs. By piquing the audiences’ senses using architectural aesthetics, we will glorify the long-forgotten history of Takao via this earthen poem dedicated to brick-making.


Deploy in Shoushan: Exhibition in Sizihwan Bay Tunnel

Sizihwan Bay Tunnel & Air-raid Shelter

09/30 - 10/23 10:15-22:15

Constructed in 1928, the Sizihwan Bay Tunnel was originally one of the planned facilities for the construction of Shoushan Park to provide an easy access to the Sizihwan Bay, which in turn led to the development of the tourism and leisure industry in the Hamasen community. Toward the end of WWII, a small part of antiaircraft dugout was dug next to the tunnel to serve as a wartime ammunition depot, command post, shelter, and so on. After WWII, the Nationalist government completed the dugout expansion project in 1974 under the state of alert of the confrontation between KMT and CCP, which is the air defense facility currently retained. For more than half a century now, in response to the contemporary international situation concerning CCP’s incessant military exercises against Taiwan, how to make the public face up to the global defense relationship and learn national defense and security is a matter of great urgency. Thus, by introducing visitors to the design and the immersive experience, visitors are allowed to further understand how to face the Taiwan Strait situation. ※Reservation