Clouds obscure New Year's sunrise
CNATAIPEI--Most Taiwanese people who got up early Tuesday to see the first rays of the sun in 2013 were unable to get a glimpse of them due to cloudy weather island-wide.
January 2, 2013, 12:02 am TWN
Those who braved the chill to visit popular tourist destinations — including Sandiaojiao in Northern Taiwan, Hehuanshan in Central Taiwan and Kenting in Southern Taiwan — saw no sun.
At the mountain resort of Alishan, a popular spot for watching the sunrise, tourists who defied temperatures of 2-3 degrees Celsius were also unable to greet the first sunlight until 7:09 a.m., four minutes late and soon hidden behind the clouds again.
Still, many remained in high spirits as various events such as concerts and flag-raising ceremonies were held in these areas.
Meanwhile, in Kenting, a group of 40 people welcomed the New Year by picking up trash on the beach, and said new year celebrations should be reflections on life.
One described her action as a kind of “responsible travel,” explaining that getting close to the land is a good way to celebrate New Year.