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Pier-2 Art Center

Modern Hipsters in Old Warehouse


Modern Hipsters in Old Warehouse

Source:Tourism Bureau of the Kaohsiung City Government

Do you consider yourself as an artistic, trendy hipster? Or are you just a normal person who occasionally enjoy culture and art? Either way, Pier-2 Art Center in Yancheng, Kaohsiung is an excellent place for you to spend a weekend.



Modern Hipsters in Old Warehouse

By Chian Lin
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It is not an overstatement to describe Pier-2 Art Center as the major settlement for hipsters in Kaohsiung. The place is filled with artworks and creations, breathing rich creativity.

The “Bandon Warehouse” is run by illustration artist Chin Lun Lee. The store used to be an old warehouse. It was renovated with elevated attic design, which sets up a great space for displaying stationeries, groceries, and illustration related products. When the store is filled with customers, it creates an illusion of being in an illustration book. Everyone and everything in the shop all look dazzling, colorful and lovely.

Image: Tourism Bureau of the Kaohsiung City Government

“25togo Bright” and “Howdy” in the Living Warehouse zone are the base camp of creative and cultural products, showing Taiwan’s local cultural creativity. Take a turn into the zone's small allies and lanes, one would find the adorable “Tools to Liveby”, which is a paradise for stationary fans. The poetic “Danny’s Flower Shop” is like no other flower shops. It brings people a special vibe of serenity and comfort.

Image: Tourism Bureau of the Kaohsiung City Government

Pasadena Restaurant is the very first business ever to settle in Pier-2 Art Center. The structure on which the restaurant is based was actually a sugar cane warehouse built in 1928. Hence, Pasadena has preserved the original red bricks and cypress-made ceiling. It uses the term ‘1928’ as a guideline for naming its dishes. For instance, the most popular dish of Pasadena is called “1928 Brown Sugar Ice Cream,” mixing the thick sweetness of ice cream with a taste of Taiwanese history.

Image: Tourism Bureau of the Kaohsiung City Government

Other restaurants in the center also extend such historical, nostalgic atmosphere. “NOW & THEN” features a plain tone of craftsmanship. Moreover, it has great sense of spaciousness and taste for lighting, which make one want to spend the entire afternoon at the place, just reading a book or simply looking outside the window. At Pier-2 Art Center, it is never too hard to enjoy yourself.

Edited by: Shawn Chou

This content is sponsored by Tourism Bureau of the Kaohsiung City Government.

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