Windmills shaped like sunflowers decorate slopes inside Central Park MRT Station. [Photo: CRIENGLISH.com]
The MRT (Mass Rapid Transit) stations are also impressive with each station having its own theme. The Formosa Boulevard Station is famous for "The Doom of Light", which is the largest piece of glass art in the world. I really enjoyed the movement of colour in this artwork, as well as the painting depicting four stories of doom. Central Park Station, meanwhile, is decorated a stunning purple. Windmills shaped like sunflowers have been installed on a slope here so MRT passengers have something to admire while riding the escalators.
By the end of my first day my legs felt like jelly after all the walking, but I was energized by all I had seen and done. Kaohsiung is a city that pulsates with life. It reminds me a lot of Shanghai in as much as Kaohsiung is also an important business hub and has many people who can also speak English. I went to bed that night satisfied with my adventures of the day, and wondering what lay in store for me on my second day in Kaohsiung.