Yilan Community Development 3.0
Luodong Township’s Dong’an Community
The first Qing settlers divided Dong’an Community, located at the eastern edge of Luodong Township, into 18 neatly-arranged strips of land, so it was previously known as 18 Enclosures. During the Japanese Occupation, local sawmills filled the streets with the aroma of cypress wood and earned it the name “timber nest”. In recent years, the community has focused on promoting the woodworking industry. Through workshops, travel, and meetings held as part of this project, residents were invited to participate in the public affairs of the community. In addition to completing a wood-related cultural resource survey and analysis, the community inventoried dilapidated and vacant buildings related to the timber industry for possible future use as a lumber culture exhibition space that will serve as an education and research base: the Dongan Lumber Industry Museum.