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Entering the showroom of military dependents' village, it's like walking in the time tunnel back to the Si-Si Nan Cun in the history. Let's experience the memory of military dependents' villagers and traces of history.




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No. 50, Sungchin Rd. , Hsinyi District, Taipei

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Xinyi Public Assembly Hall

In the beginning of October, we visited the first museum of military dependents' village in Taiwan at Hsinchu¡XHsinchu Museum of Military Dependents' Village. Taipei , where most military dependents' villages are located, has contributed great efforts in military dependents' village conservation. Part of Si-Si Nan Cun, the first military dependents' village in Taipei , was designed as historical building.

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Along with the land development of Hsinyi Planning District and reconstruction of military dependents' village, all residents of Si-Si Nan Cun was moved out in 1999, and the remaining buildings would be torn down as a result. In light of this, communities and culturati initiated the culture conservation movement of military dependents' village, and established the culture and history taskforce of Si-Si Nan Cun. After on-site review by the Historical Monuments Review Committee of Cultural Affairs Bureau, Si-Si Nan Cun was officially entitled as ¡§historical building¡¨ and four symmetric buildings were conserved for better planning. Finally, Xinyi Public Assembly Hall and Cultural Park was presented in a brand-new look with the base area of 4150 ping and building floors area about 720 ping, including special exhibition hall, showroom of military dependents' village, exhibition & performance hall, community hall, Si-Si square, and cultural park.

History ¡G

In the end of November 1948, the civil war between government and communism was in an urgent state, troop Si-Si and its military depenents in Chingdau China rushed to Keelong by the Taikang Ferry, and then moved to the military site of troop Si-Si during Japanese domination for ¡§temporary stay¡¨.

In the beginning, employees of military site and their dependents saw Si-Si site as their home with the hope to go back China after one year and half. They used curtains to separate households and started to build Si-Si Nan Cun. With more population, Si-Si Dong Cun and Si-Si Shi Cun were added, and three villages were completed in 1951. Nan Cun was also home of these military employees and dependents for fifty years.

Space Design and Structure ¡G

The space design of Si-Si Nan Cun was derived from the tradition of military dependents' village and its group control model, with ¡§fish bone like¡¨ structure. The main building structure and materials were bamboo slips and lime mud, and then transformed to brick structure.

In its early stage, Si-Si Nan Cun was categorized into A, B, C building blocks, A building block was located in the west side of Chuangjing Road, B building block was located in the east side of Chuangjing Road, C was right close to the east side of B building block and nearby Hsinyi Elementary School.

Exhibition Hall Info ¡G
Special exhibition hall ¡G

offers individuals, groups, or organizations with arts and cultural exhibit, including work presentation, individual work exhibit, result exhibit, and graduation exhibit, etc.

Showroom of military dependents' village ¡G

mainly for the static exhibition of Si-Si Nan Cun's cultural conservation. Topics of exhibition include Si-Si Nan Cun history traces, arts and cultures of military dependents' village, mothers at the villages, delicacies of villages, playing around the world crafts, and multimedia projection room, etc.

Exhibition & performance hall ¡G

administration affairs of Hsinyi District, exhibition of district history, local culture features introduction, and VIP room for district chief to receive important guests introducing Hsinyi district.

Community hall ¡G

provides the community with meeting room, movie watching, group room for rehearsal, performance, and courses.

Si-Si Nan Cun history is narrated here In the old days, the daily tools used in the military dependents village The best and final performance, dragon dance, is performed in the military dependents village during new years and festivals.
Source¡Gthe Journal of Xinyi Public Assembly Hall, Xinyi District Office in Taipei