Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Map of Taiwan, Rosalia formosa and Delonix regia - a card from Taiwan


Country: Taiwan
Place: Kaohsiung
Received: 21/03/2013
Distance: 8 176 km
Travelled: 30 days

Map of Taiwan

Taiwan (officially the Republic of China) was based in mainland China originally. Now the Republic of China governs the island of Taiwan and some minor islands nearby only.

The status of Taiwan is a bit uncertain, as the People's Republic of China claims Taiwan’s government to be illegitimate. The Republic of China, however, has constitution, president and army, viewing itself as a sovereign state. The present territory of Taiwan has never been controlled by the People's Republic of China.

The Capital of Taiwan is Taipei, and Standard Chinese is the official language. Taiwan, alongside with South Korea, Hong Kong and Singapore, is one of the "Four Asian Tigers" due to the quick industrial growth and development during the 2nd half of the 20th century.

By the way, Scriptor has the similar card in his blog too :)

Rosalia formosa conviva stamp

Rosalia is a member of a diverse family of longhorn beetles.

Delonix regia stamp

Delonix regia is a plant noted for its leaves and flowers and grown as an ornamental tree in many parts of the world. Its English name is Royal Poinciana or Flamboyant. In India it is called Gulmohar “Gul” means “Flower” and “Mor” means “Peacock”, which is very close to the tree’s appearance.

1 comment:

  1. This reminds me that I should post my Taiwan map postcard soon :)

    Also, I'll post Taiwan stamps on my blog from the similar series of insects that you have here on Sunday.