For most people who have lived in the same country for most of their lives, leaving home is like choosing a different place from where you grew up to continue your future life, which is hard to imagine.
For most people, in addition to having pure skies and a beautiful ocean, Taitung is still a remote place and in a relatively poor condition. However, in recent years, through the marketing and promotion of large-scale international events Taitung has moved toward the path of international development, and has attracted more and more new immigrants from different countries to settle in Taitung.
Foreigners from Europe and the Americas are a common sight in Taitung, but a face from India is particularly striking. Praveen, who moved to Taitung from Bangalore, South India, has been in Taiwan for his eighth year. “Taitung is my first and only place I settled in Taiwan,” he says.
When Praveen first moved to Taitung from Bangalore, which is a crowded and bustling city of over 10 million people in south India, he felt that it was like a new world. He felt that some aspects of the lifestyle were not easily adaptable. For example, Chinese menus are everywhere. At a later stage, he tried new arrangements to enrich his life, and found that his life began to have completely different new styles and goals.
“When you are very busy, and you are in a beautiful environment like Taitung, you will feel that it is a gift from heaven. It is perfect,” Praveen explains.
In addition, when asked what is the most attractive aspect of Taitung, Praveen is quite clear. He described it as entering the time tunnel, and all the while he employed his relaxed and pleasant tone to express his deep feelings about Taitung.