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New Taipei to hold New Year’s Eve fireworks show

Nearly 10,000 fireworks will be shot off from Tamsui River

(New Taipei City Government photo)

(New Taipei City Government photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — To ring the new year, the New Taipei City Government will hold a 10-minute fireworks display in Bali District starting at 8:21 p.m. on Dec. 31, 2020.

The city’s High Riverbank Construction Management Office said that it plans to set up a launch platform on Tamsui River in front of Guanhai Boulevard to ensure that people on both sides of the river will be able to see the fireworks clearly.

Nearly 10,000 rockets, including high-altitude ones, will be set off in the evening, matching the scale and grandeur of the National Day fireworks, according to the office.

As there is insufficient parking space near the boulevard, the office urged people to take the MRT to Tamsui Station then transfer to a ferry to Bali’s Wedding Plaza to enjoy the festive atmosphere and watch the pyrotechnics. The office added that ferry operators have agreed to increase the frequency of boats and operate them later than usual.

After watching the fireworks, there will still be time for revelers to head elsewhere for the final countdown, the office said.

Updated : 2021-10-20 01:12 GMT+08:00