Fireworks show to take place in New Taipei tonight at Tamsui Fisherman's Wharf

Public transportation recommended as best means of reaching celebration

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(New Taipei City Government photo)

(New Taipei City Government photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Taipei City will hold a fireworks display that will last five minutes and 20 seconds at Tamsui Fisherman's Wharf at 8 p.m. tonight (Aug. 30), and the public is advised to take public transportation to reach the venue.

New Taipei’s Agricultural Department said that the annual event at Tamsui Fisherman's Wharf, which was delayed by Typhoon Bavi, will begin at 7 p.m. with a 45-minute live band performance. The fireworks display will employ Penghu International Fireworks Festival-grade high-altitude pyrotechnics.

The department recommended that the public take the MRT to Tamsui Station and transfer to R26, Bus No. 857, Bus No. 836, or the Danhai light rail and disembark at Binhai Shalun Station before taking the bus to Tamsui Fisherman's Wharf. People can also take a ferry to the venue from Tamsui Old Street.

Rides at the entertainment facilities around the Lover Bridge will be free to the public from 3-9 p.m. There will be LED light shows after the fireworks, according to ETtoday.