During his speech, the mayor pointed out Ximending is a commercial district with a strong set of unique characteristics. It is also a placed filled with nostalgia for many of the city’s old-time residents. As a student, he would often come searching for models at the shops inside Wan Nain Building and watch movies at local theaters. The neighborhood is also the home to many well-known shops and eateries, including Ay-chung Flour-rice Noodle, Star Fruits Ice, and Lao Tian Lu.
The mayor said that it is his honor to inaugurate the Ximending Visitor Center and Ximending Mobile Police Station today. He would also like to take the opportunity to thank the people who provided support – legislators, city councilors, and local borough chiefs, making it possible for the facility to open to the public on schedule to provide better services to both domestic and international tourists in the post pandemic era.
In response to commonplace challenges foreign visitors encounter, the new visitor center offers services in addition to answering inquiries. The facility comes with a comfortable reading space, smart phone charging station, maintenance kit for cyclists, gender- and family-friendly restrooms.
For those with large luggage, they can also take advantage of the coin lockers at the center. For tourists arriving before check-in time or have already checked-out of their hotel, they can use the storage to lessen their burdens and explore Ximending without suitcases and backpacks. Of course, the secure environment is reinforced by the presence of the police station next door.