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Caribbean Fortress Debuts at Taipei Lantern Festival

Caribbean Fortress Debuts at Taipei Lantern FestivalOne of the highlights of this year’s Taipei Lantern Festival is the special lantern area sponsored by Saint Christopher and Nevis. This is the first time for the nation located in the Caribbean to take part in Taipei’s lantern festival celebration. 
Ambassador Jasmin E. Huggins joined Deputy Mayor Teng Chia-ji in the inauguration of the main lantern created in the image of the Caribbean nation’s UNESCO World Heritage Site - the Brimstone Hill Fortress. Teng showed an immense interest in the structure after admiring the lantern display, expressing his wish to see the real thing when he has a chance to go.
According to Ambassador Huggins, Saint Christopher and Nevis is taking part in the Taipei Lantern Festival to both celebrate the 35th anniversary of the establishment of official ties between her country and Taiwan and to provide the public with an opportunity to learn more about her country.
The Brimstone Hill Fortress is located inside the 3,800-squaremeter Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park in Saint Christopher and Nevis. The structure was designed by British engineers and built by African slaves in 1690. The site offers a great view of the surrounding islands of Nevis, St. Eustatius, Saba, and St. Bart’s. 
In addition to the fortress lantern, individuals visiting Saint Christopher and Nevis lantern area located at the intersection of Zhonghua Road and Wucheng Street Section 1 will also receive a small souvenir by taking a photo of themselves with the life-size cardboard cutouts of people dressed in the island nation’s ethnic garb, uploading the photo to any social media, and answering a question about Saint Christopher and Nevis correctly.
The 2018 Taipei Lantern Festival is taking place in the area between North Gate and Ximending between February 24 and March 4. For more information regarding the event, please visit the Chinese official website: https://2018.lanternfestival.taipei/