We followed the commercial panel of a 30-year-old beef noodle restaurant and found the small lane that led into the veterans' village and found Teresa Teng's former residence.
In fact, the external appearance had greatly changed, as it is now a small house built with cement and metal sheets, the things inside have already disappeared and only the additionally constructed second-floor wooden loft has kept its old appearance. The rest of the area has been filled with odd things, and become the storeroom of the beef noodle Restaurant.
We interviewed the owner of the beef noodle restaurant, who told us that the government has wanted to take back this land for reconstruction, because it was affecting the city's appearance. When the team members had heard this, we all wanted to stop this from happening, since it would mean the destruction of Teresa Teng's most important former residence in Lujhou, and in future the local and international tourists, or the future people in Lujhou, would be unable to see it. So we wanted to write a letter to the Mayor, and included the whole staff and students of the school in a petition to voice our request. This was an idea obtained after interviewing Lian-fu Yang and Teacher E-yu Fan also expressed the desire to accompany us.
(However, after we asked the City Council, we discovered that the residents on that land was residing illegally, which was the reason for the forced removal)
Notes from the Visit Ai-ting Wang
We saw Teresan Teng's former residence and were very surprised! Wow! It was really small. How did a family of 7 fit in there?
Now Teresa Teng's former residence is the storeroom of a beef noodle restaurant; we thought we were at the wrong place! When we visited, we could not stay long and had to return to school. I hope we will go on an excursion to interview other people again!