TRAVELSCOPE

Program Details
Air Time: 
08/15/2013 - 11:30pm - 11:59pm
Program Title: 
TAIWAN - FORGOTTEN PEOPLE
Program Service: 
EX
Program URL: 
http://www.travelscope.net
PSIP Description: 
Joseph explores Green Island and samples the culture of the Tao people on Orchid Island.
Long Description: 
Only 2% of the Taiwan population belongs to an ethnic minority group. Of the 14 aboriginal groups that exist on Taiwan the Tao people live on Orchid Island while the Ami people were the original inhabitants of Green Island. Joseph travels to Green Island to enjoy its natural pleasures such as one of the world's only ocean hot baths and rides on a moped through the island's dramatic volcanic landscape. On Orchid Island he has cultural encounters with the Tao people sampling their special foods, staying in traditional dwellings and participating in the rituals and customs associated with the hunt, capture and serving of flying fish.