The second week in Taichung began with a visit to the small community of Thai Labourer in Miao Li , which is quite different from ASEAN square. Miou Li is a small city surrounded by the countryside. For different reasons, the writer with 1095 group (Project organiser) had a chance to visit the Thai Labour’s accommodation, and a conversation with them as friends saw us welcomed, cooking local Thai food and being grant an insight into their private lives such as a bedroom or the presentation personal belongings.
There is a widespread perception that almost Thai labourers in Taiwan are from the northeast of Thailand (ESAN). They have many local favourite activities that their leisure time is spent on fishing, as well as finding vegetables and other food materials in forest. On the whole, there is a preservation of local food culture that most of Thai labourers from ESAN are familiar with. This is because the dry weather in the northeast of Thailand creates difficulties for agriculture, and wildlife. Consequently, they have to adapt the local culture to relate to their everyday way of life. For example, the pickled fish (Pla-Ra) is a popular local ingredient in the northeast of Thailand, it plays some a re-occurring role that it has come to be known as the heart of the area and a symbol of it. These activities can show that Thai labours can adapt their ways of life in Taiwan to response their demands,and they are very unique. To consider some conversations with them.