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New Year's concert on northern coast to welcome first sunlight

2010/12/06 22:13:18

Taipei, Dec. 7 (CNA) Pop singers and bands will perform onTaiwan's northeast coast early January 1 to celebrate the new yearand the centennial of the Republic of China, a national scenic areaadministration said Monday.

The concert, being held for the third time, is scheduled to startat 3: 30 a.m. and play through the first ray of sunlight at FulongBeach in Taipei County's Gongliao Township, the Northeast and YilanCoast National Scenic Area Administration said at a press conference.

Administration Director Lin Kun-yuan said 20,000 people attendedthe event last year, and organizers were hoping for a crowd of 30,000this year.

Three hundred visitors from Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysiawill be invited to board a free train between Taipei and Fulong thatday to join the New Year's celebration.

(By Chen Shun-hsieh and Kendra Lin)