Yilan excited for 2017 National Games: Official

Yilan County will do its best to prepare for the upcoming 2017 National Games. That was the word from the county’s acting magistrate, Wu Tze-cheng,

This year’s National Games will be held in Yilan County between October 21 and 26. Wu told RTI on Thursday that local residents are very excited about hosting the games again after 25 years. He said the county government will do its best to prepare for the games.

Wu also that national Sepak takraw teams from Singapore, Thailand and Indonesia will be invited for this year’s games. Wu said Sepak takraw has become a common game among Southeast Asian nations, and that including it in this year’s games will help build closer ties with Southeast Asian nations, which is in line with the government’s New Southbound policy.