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Address: No.1 Dayong Rd., Yancheng District, Kaohsiung 803, Taiwan
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+886 7 521 4899
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Mon - Thu 10:00 - 18:00
Fri - Sun 10:00 - 20:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

At Pier-2, Collision is a Driving Force It was once an abandoned and...

At Pier-2, Collision is a Driving Force It was once an abandoned and forgotten warehouse buried in history due to the move from an industrial based segment to the service sector. However, with a group of persistent artist who injected waves of creativity and inspiration into the area, the Pier-2 area was released and re-born making the region a place where tourist and locals can come together to enjoy fine art. With the collision of an old area and new fine art, Pier-2 becomes an area of new vitality and liveliness. Located at the sides of the pier are the artistic warehouse clusters. Not only are there unlimited flows of cars, boats, sea breeze and people coming and going every day but also when looking at the vast ocean and sky, one is relaxed, stress-free with limitless thoughts. The encounter of the land and the ocean is so vast at Pier-2, it seems to symbolised the bright future ahead. The Operation Centre and the artists who have come to showcase their significant artworks both have their own dreams and visions for Pier-2. However both are willing to put down their differences to support one another and work towards a common goal which is the success of Pier-2. Despite the administrative and artistic conflict, both parties come together to become intimate partners, building an memorable and lasting image in the hearts of the people. Great cooperation needs time and hardship to accumulate. On Taiwan's Independence Day, October 10th, 2000, celebration fireworks were not only launched in Taipei. For the first time the government also decided to release fireworks in southern Taiwan, and Kaohsiung became the selected location. In order to find a suitable location to present fireworks, the organisers re-discovered the Pier-2 Warehouses just beside the harbour. Later in 2001, a group of passionate Taiwanese artists established the Pier-2 Artistic Development Association. Pier-2 has become the headquarters for artistic development in southern Taiwan. The Kaohsiung City Bureau of Cultural Affairs took over the Pier-2 Art Centre in 2006, starting a series of exhibitions and festivals such as the Kaohsiung Design Festival, the Chinese Character Exhibition, Kaohsiung International Steel & Iron Sculpture Festival, Kaohsiung International Container Art Festival, "Here comes the Kaohsiungers", Mega Port Festival, The Wall Moon Theatre, Kaohsiung Youth Innovative Design Exhibition, Intertidal Region, Point & Wavy Ribbon Formation Performance Season etc. Every performance and exhibition filled the city with creative vibes injecting new life to the Pier-2 Art Centre. In doing so, the centre has continuously been presenting avant-garde perceptions and appearances, while building this port city into an attractive cultural and living hub. TWR Entertainment, Inc. has found their home in Warehouse Number 9.TWR Entertainment, Inc. is a globally-focused, Asia-based media organisation that successfully blends world class creativity and groundbreaking technology innovation. Pier-2 has now become on par with the rest of the artistic world where imagination, creativity, and animation has become solid building blocks for the future. Kaohsiung's light rail system will be fully operational and linked to both the Red and Orange lines of the Kaohsiung MRT. The new system will significantly enhance the city's mass-transit system and create a more complete urban transportation network. With 35 stations and six transfer stations, the light rail system's two lines (Ring Line and Waterfront Line) will total 22.1km in length. Construction work is to start in October 2012, with the Waterfront Line scheduled to start running in December 2014. The light rail system will improve the quality of transportation in Kaohsiung, create a barrier-free environment, and hopefully encourage the city's 2.2 million motorcyclists to embrace a low-carbon form of transportation. Port of Kaohisung is the 12th busiest container port in the world. Consequently, Kaohsiung City Government has been actively shaping the port zone to become Asia's New Bay Area. Starting in 2013, the government will initiate a series of building projects in the port area, along piers 15 to 21 and nearby. Projects include the Kaohsiung Exhibition and Convention Centre, which will host major international exhibitions, the Port and Cruise Service Centre, which will serve travellers, the Kaohsiung Maritime Culture and Popular Music Centre, where musical and cultural performances will be held, and Kaohsiung Main Public Library, a superb example of eco-friendly architecture.

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We were late when we arrived - 6pm. Sun sets around that time and by 630pm, all is dark so go early! But we still get to see some outdoor sculptures and interesting murals on the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Singapore, Singapore

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a place which was renovated a few years ago and has been presented with different small shops since then. Its propaganda might attract the tourists to visit, but it's difficult to win the visitors to come again. The reasons are several, important one of which is the lack of innovation and unique. The familiarities if one have a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were late when we arrived - 6pm. Sun sets around that time and by 630pm, all is dark so go early! But we still get to see some outdoor sculptures and interesting murals on the entire building. Will visit again if opportunity arises

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited this place and spend about 2 hours walking around. Great place for photography. After exploring this place, you can take a cab to the ferry terminal to take a ferry to Cijin Island.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Previously i believe this was pier warehouse area now renovated into exhibition centers, shops, creative products stalls, etc. Very interesting. Outside the buildings are statues. You can take a lot of nice pictures in this area, walk around and see the exhibitions (change every now and then, so depending on when you are visiting Kaohsiung ... ), stalls and also... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

i was there to see the snoopy exhibition.concurrently there was also a world paintings exhibition.the pier 2 art area has 3 districts.with different theme.there is a train museum with mini train ride for only 149 twd..i enjoyed the ride very much however on the day i went the museum was closed for the week.there is a sunny hills pineapple cake... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A pleasant work in progress that will be great when it is finished. Very quirky artworks along the foreshore in an old godown area. Very popular on the weekends, but not too crowded, and will just keep getting better.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I loved visiting Pier-2. It is just the coolest spot in Kaohsiung. Lots of local artist and cool shops. Right on the water too! A must see!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We love this place very much. The government renovated old warehouses into galleries, fancy restaurants and stores. They still keep some historical remains reminding you there were a sea port, a custom and a railway station. It is a place filled with art and city history. It is also good for a family trip since kids will enjoy so many... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

On the backdrop of the once glorious old site of Kaohsiung Port was this amazing space of green grass and old storage warehouse now converted to unique boutiques of arty stuff and eatery. Easily the must-see in Kaohsiung.

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Kaohsiung, Taiwan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are a lot of sculptures, installment arts, and free displays. You can go with your friends, family or lover, and spend a half-day there. Besides, it's easy to get here by taking MRT or riding city bike. Therefore, I'll say it's a good place for time killing.

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