Aside from well-known tourist attractions such as Taipei 101, Taroko Gorge and Sun Moon Lake, many foreigners who come to Taiwan may often wish to see more local aspects of the island. More often than not, they may even stumble upon a few eccentric creations made by Taiwanese people.
Reddit user u/-kerosene is one of the lucky few who recently discovered a local masterpiece in Taichung — a tiny car, complete with headlights that have eyelashes and a sign that indicated it was “100% Taiwan Design”.
According to the social media user, the car was seen near Taichung train station and he was seemingly mesmerized by its odd design and the many signs attached.
Of the numerous signs, one read, “Steinway Piano D-274”, while another read “eco-friendly bicycle for the day — Nantou MRT bureau.”
The front of the car also had a sign that indicates it was a participant of the “World’s smallest car race” competition and was “Taiwan Design 100%”.
The post has since garnered significant views with social media users praising the car as “very kool” and asked others to imagine someone cruising down the street in it, blasting “Gongxi, Gongxi” (恭喜，恭喜) on a cassette player to make it truly “Taiwanese”.
其實，這台車是當地一位老伯伯的心血，而根據旅遊部落客「Nini and Blue玩樂食記」的貼文表示，伯伯非常的友善，時常在台中區開著自己自製的車到處兜風。
In fact, the vehicle is the brainchild of a local elderly man who is said to be very friendly and often drives around Taichung city in his customized car, according to a post published by travel blogger “Nini and Blue 玩樂食記.”