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2019 Pingtung Tropical Agricultural Exposition Starts Transplanting Rice Seedlings in the Colorful Rice Field Double Piggies Light up Lanterns to Welcome the Year of Pig 
Publish Date:2018-12-07    
2019 Pingtung Tropical Agricultural Exposition starts to transplant rice seedlings in the colorful rice field! In the morning of the 3rd, Pingtung County Executive, Meng’an Pan led students of Chingshan Elementary School and other guests to plant hopeful rice seedlings in the tropical agricultural demonstrate area as a warm-up event for 2019 Pingtung Tropical Agricultural Exposition which will take place from January 29, 2019 to February 17, 2019. The seedling event includes indigenous people’s praying and harvest celebration performance, rice planting promotion, irrigation experience, and Taiwan rice tasting. The event was surrounded with a lively atmosphere.


According to Pingtung County Executive, Meng’an Pan, this year is the fourth year of Tropical Agricultural Exposition. Every year, the number of visitors entering the exposition reaches a new high. In 2018, Tropical Agricultural Exposition collaborated with Sanrio Taiwan to promote the Hello Kitty colorful rice field, which attracted 1.82 million visitors. In 2019, Tropical Agricultural Exposition collaborated with Double Piggies to have the well-known painter, Hansong Du, responsible for the design of the exposition. This time, the colorful rice field is designed in accordance with the theme of the Year of Pig by Double Piggies. Along with the Hundred-Pacer and wild lilies that are highly respected by Drekay, the colorful rice field demonstrates the unique indigenous style. Double Piggies lights up the lanterns to promote the 2019 Tropical Agricultural Exposition and 2019 Taiwan Lantern Festival, both of which will take place in Pingtung in the coming year.

Pingtung County Executive, Meng’an Pan, pointed out that the colorful rice field in this Tropical Agricultural Exposition is sponsored by Council of Agriculture, Executive Yuan and assisted by Agricultural Research Institute which provides domestic colorful rice seeds and Pingtung County Rice Seed Nursing Technique Improvement and Collaboration Association which is led by Mr. Chingyuan Lin and plants the seedlings. Dongyi Sculpture incorporates 3D printing technology into traditional agriculture to create large-scale landscape arts, which further promotes local tourism. One month after planting seeds for the colorful rice field, the image of Double Piggies lighting up lanterns will emerge in the rice field, disseminating the happy atmosphere of welcoming 2019 Taiwan Lantern Festival which will take place in Pingtung as well as Pingtung Tropical Agriculture Exposition which will starts on January 29, 2019 too. These wonderful events will accompany everyone to have a happy Chinese New Year celebration.

According to Department of Agriculture, Pingtung County, the well-known painter, Hansong Du, is a Drekay from a tea village in Wutai, Pingtung. In recent years, Mr. Du’s works of arts has been recognized with Pulima Art Award (nominated in 2012 and 2014; first place in 2016) hosted by Indigenous People Cultural Foundation, International Cultural Exchange (Bronze Medal in 2012 and 2013) hosted by Dainippon Shogeiin, and Bologna Children's Book Fair (nominated in 2015). Mr. Du carries the honor of “A Derkay With Esteemed Ancestor’s Pen” and “A Drekay Made the World Know the Drekay.”
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