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Taiwanese snacks, drinks attract crowd at Brussels Holiday Fair

Taiwan booth at travel exhibition features food samples, balloon art, VR, game, music

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A crowd gathers before the Taiwan booth to get samples of traditional snacks. (Facebook, Taiwan in the EU Belgium photo)

A crowd gathers before the Taiwan booth to get samples of traditional snacks. (Facebook, Taiwan in the EU Belgium photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan booth at the Brussels Holiday Fair attracted crowds by offering ways to experience the country, including snack and drink samples, balloon art, virtual reality tours, traditional music, and a ring toss game.

The Taipei Representative Office in the EU and Belgium said in a press release that the booth was highly popular during the exhibition, which was held from Thursday (March 24) to Sunday (March 27). The booth’s design featured Taiwan’s famous Duoliang Train Station, with an oceanic theme that showcased all the things travelers can do in the country.

In addition to providing tourist information, the booth gave out food and drink samples, including Hakka mochi freshly made by a Taiwanese pastry chef, black sugar bubble tea, suncakes, plum cakes, and sarsaparilla candies. Visitors also enjoyed Taiwan-themed balloon art, virtual reality tours, traditional music, and a ring toss game — a classic at Taiwanese night markets.

According to the representative office, Taiwan’s Representative to the EU and Belgium, Tsai Ming-yen (蔡明彥), attended the event to promote tourism. Benoit Piedboeuf, a member of Belgium’s Chamber of Representatives, also stopped by to learn about Taiwan’s attractions and scholarship opportunities.

Taiwanese snacks, drinks attract crowd at Brussels Holiday Fair
The Taiwan booth featured an oceanic theme. (Facebook, Taiwan in the EU Belgium photo)

Taiwanese snacks, drinks attract crowd at Brussels Holiday Fair
A visitor gets tourist information from the Taiwan booth. (Facebook, Taiwan in the EU Belgium photo)

Taiwanese snacks, drinks attract crowd at Brussels Holiday Fair
A balloon artist with a Taiwan-themed balloon sculpture. (Facebook, Taiwan in the EU Belgium photo)

Taiwanese snacks, drinks attract crowd at Brussels Holiday Fair
Visitors try out a game of ring toss popular at night markets. (Facebook, Taiwan in the EU Belgium photo)