“Sinasera” means “earth” in the Amis Language and “24” represents the 24 solar terms. Sinasera24 uses seasonal produce from Changbin and it’s surrounding areas to create a themed menu inspired by the different solar terms (e.g. Vernal Equinox, Wheat rain, Frost, Winter Solstice, etc). Headchef Yang not only understands the local produce and ingredients, but also contributes to rural agriculture. Headchef Yang hopes to exhibit the beautiful local produce of Changbin through his food, and place Changbin on the global map.
烤茶地 Roasted Tea Workshop
The Roasted Tea Workshop is a humble workshop with a personal touch. The owner, Kelly, is friendly and hospitable and enjoys making new friends and talking over drinks. Travellers visiting the workshop will have the opportunity to experience traditional Amis Tribe wine-making and cigarette-rolling. It is sure to be a spiritually healing and leisurely experience.
The Mornos Cuisine mainly focuses on Amis culture and guiding sea salt workshops. In the past, it was very difficult to produce sea salt in the tribe. In order to preserve the Amis tradition of making salt, the Mornos Tribe leader, Tsai, would collect water from the ocean at dawn, and spend 8 hours slowly evaporating the water in a large pot, then slowly roast the salt in a smaller pot. Three years ago, they accidentally produced a low-sodium, and slightly sweet sea salt flakes. This led to the establishment of one of the only producers of sea salt flakes in the world, and the only one in Taiwan.
Besides providing sea salt workshops, Mornos cuisine also provides no-menu cuisine. Using locally sourced produce and fresh seafood, they created a “wild lunch”. If you visit Mornos Cuisine, you need to bring your own reusable cutlery, however if you do not bring your own, Mornos Cuisine provides Coconut shells as bowls. From the decorations to the food, to the cutlery, Mornos Cuisine will give you the opportunity to truly experience Amis culture.
At a secretive sea-viewing location in Changbin, Shinlong Garden is a sky garden that sits in the middle of the coastal mountain side. From a low-altitude mountain point, you can look out on the majestic Pacific ocean with an 180 degree ocean view. The garden provides an ocean-view pavilion, a flower ocean walkway, an observation deck, and afternoon tea (though you’ll have to make reservations!). Looking out from the garden cliffs you can see as far as Sanxiantai (三仙台), and if you’re lucky you can see the faint outline of Green island. The Amis and Kavalan Tribal village: Zhang Yuan Village, flanks the azure coastal line. (Picture/Shinlong Garden Facebook Page)
"小小的屋子 小小的花園 時令鮮果 濃郁奶香 製成各式 美味的義式冰淇淋"首間冰淇淋店「迷你義式冰淇淋 mini Gelato」進駐長濱，提供義式冰淇淋（Gelato） 為主，而店主更是曾獲得金曲獎最佳原住民歌手的以莉．高露﹗
（圖\文：迷你義式冰淇淋 mini Gelato FB、網頁)
項鍊海岸工作室 Necklace Studio
The Amis tribe has lived in Fenbing Township, Hualien County for many years now. The necklace studio was established by three multi-talented siblings from the Makotaay Tribal Village. Er Rao, the eldest sister, single-handedly tackles singing and dancing performances, along with the cooking. The two younger brothers, Sapud and Yiyou contribute through their sculptural creations. They collected driftwood from the beach and learned woodcarving techniques from their teacher. They set up the Necklace Studio on their ancestral land next to a necklace-shaped coast. They hope to spread the traditional wood-carving craftsmanship of the Amis Tribe. They host wood-carving classes in hopes of teaching other tribesmen wood-carving craftsmanship. They later on opened a Necklace Cafe next to the Necklace Studio. Visitors can enjoy a cup of coffee while listening to the sea waves, and can take the opportunity to admire the driftwood creations.
拙而奇藝術咖啡 Joki Art and Coffee
Joki was founded by A-Chen’s father Mr. Gan Xinyi and his team in Shimen, Hualien (1996). The complex creations are mainly composed of three elemental materials: metals (such as copper), wood, and stone. Under the aegis of the east coast mountains and bodies of water, Mr. Gan Xinyi manifests his imagination and emotions in his artistic creations. A choreography of dots, lines, and irregular shapes frees his artwork from the shackles of physical representation and lets his artwork go beyond the surface appearance into a spiritual level that speaks directly to the soul. Leaving viewers lost in a mysterious realm.
The brand logo with it’s bare feet and eyes symbolizes and represents the spirit of Joki “Life should always be full of curiosity”. Humanity must observe with their eyes and let their feet carry them through experiences. Only then will humanity be able to truly experience the richness and vibrancy of life. The true origins of art officially comes from our experiences in life.
Through playing, exploring, and experiencing life in the tribe, Emas, a young local, helps people get to know life in Jiqi. The Jiqi tribe used to be lifeless as many young people left for a life outside the tribe. When Emas returned to his hometown, he began to deeply appreciate and treasure the wisdom of his tribe elders. Giving up a stable job and income, he decided to spend time with the tribe elders and hopes to pass on and preserve their heritage. With an open and sharing spirit, Emas began to collect traditional aborigines daily life objects for the Jiqi Life Museum. Through a series of environmental and tribal activities (e.g. river-tracing the origins of old tribal waterfalls, diving in intertidal zones, wooden canoe workshops on the Pacific ocean, cooking with wild and natural produce, and tracking buffalo footprints), Emas not only introduces his hometown to travellers, but also inspires and encourages the young people of the tribe to care and pass on their tribal heritage. In hopes of promoting tribal unity and collaboration, this small tribe diligently runs the museum. Even if you spend an entire week at the museum, you are guaranteed to never feel bored or run out of things to do.
海岸咖啡莊園 Coastal Coffee Manor
On the coastal mountain side sits Coastal Coffee Manor, facing the pacific ocean. The scent of freshly brewed coffee is carried by the wind, creating a unique blend of coffee and seasalt, giving the coffee a rich and vibrant taste. The owner of the Manor, Yongzhe and Meizhu, hope to reduce environmental pollution and be more sustainable. They implement natural farming methods that leave their land pesticide-free, and their fruit trees free of industrial fertilizers. They hope that each traveller will be able to savour and enjoy a beautiful cup of coffee, and support the land and livelihoods of all the coffee farmers.
In addition, Coastal Coffee Manor has designed a sightseeing experience that allows visitors to learn about local life, and aboriginal culture. On your way to Coastal Coffee Manor, you can follow in the footsteps of a hunter and explore animal footprints, listen to the tribal guide tell stories of the tribe, and learn about the wild produce and cuisine of the Amis Tribe. Furthermore, not only will you have the opportunity to taste coffee, but also the opportunity to roast your own coffee, and experience the joy of roasting coffee beans. Bringing your own coffee home from the tribe, is sure to give your travels an “original taste”.
莎娃綠岸文化工作室 Sawalian Community Space
A space that allows the Makotaay Tribe to preserve their cultural knowledge, provides local cuisine and handicraft workshop opportunities. The community space is run by sisters Lafay and Labay, and their mother: Jinglan. After returning from studying abroad in Japan, Lafay became responsible for organizing and planning activities, preserving and spreading local culture, and serves as one of the leaders of the tribe responsible for the issue of land reparations. Older sister Labay is in charge of making meals and managing the kitchen and the organic farm. Their mother is responsible for Chinese silk plant weaving and organising tribal wizard dance performances.