The Service Center of the Tainan Technology Industrial Park, Annan district, Tainan. Photo: Google Maps

A village next to the Tainan Technology Industrial Park in southwestern Taiwan has allegedly been losing its tranquility after housing more than 1,000 migrant workers from the Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand and Indonesia.

The industrial park, which is touted as a “green” industrial area that integrates production, life and ecology, has also been a popular site for migrant workers on rest days, when they were often seen having outdoor barbecues or picnics next to the park’s artificial lake, China Daily News reported.

However, residents of Yantian, a small town next to the industrial park in Tainan’s Annan district, said some migrants had been seen cutting the chainlink fencing along the mangrove canal to hold barbecues and leaving behind too much rubbish after Sunday gatherings.

Some of the hoops in the two basketball courts in the park by the artificial lake were allegedly sabotaged.

The Service Center of the Tainan Technology Industrial Park said that as security cameras were not yet in place, it could not find the persons responsible for the damage.

The center stressed that it would aim to raise migrants’ public awareness and civic attitudes by education through factories and employment agencies.

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