Safety Instructions for Recreational Activities

Precautions of Lake Boat Rides

Reminder Before Onboarding

  1. When waiting for the boat, for safety reasons, please stand in a single row within the railings on the pier or within the area surrounded by mooring rope.
  2. The captain and docent will explain the precautions of lake boat rides and demonstrate how to wear life jackets.
  3. During night sailing, the captain and staff will check whether tourists are wearing life jackets correctly. Those who do not wear life jackets in accordance with the requirements will not be allowed to board.
  4. Please do not drink alcoholic beverages before the boat rides

Reminder During Boat Rides

  1. Please pay attention to the location of the lifebuoy on the boat for emergency use.
  2. When enjoying the scenery or taking photos on the boat, tourists should strictly keep seated, this is to avoid danger caused by the shaking of the hull.
  3. Please do not throw cigarette butts, garbage, and plastic bags into the lagoon.
  4. People with high blood pressure, heart disease, asthma or epilepsy are not suitable for various water activities.

Cycling Rules

Check Your Bike before Departure

  1. Check the brakes: Check whether the brakes work properly; be familiar with the operation methods of the front and rear wheel brakes.
  2. Check the tires: Check whether the tire pressure is normal, whether the tread pattern is worn, and whether the inflation is sufficient.
  3. Check the seat cushion: Check whether the height of the seat cushion is proper. For beginners, it is recommended that the soles of both feet can touch the ground.
  4. Check the transmission: Check the transmission system and be familiar with the operation methods of the front and rear transmissions.

Ride Your Bike Correctly

  1. Never let go of your hands off the handlebars while riding.
  2. Avoid riding at high speed when going downhill. When braking, please use progressive braking, instead of slamming on the brake for emergency stop.
  3. Try to complete the gear change before riding uphill. Do not force the gear to change when climbing a steep slope, this is to avoid straining the leg muscles and damaging the gearbox.

Safety Rules

  1. Always wear a helmet when riding a bike.
  2. If you would like to admire the scenery, please slow down or pull off. When riding downhill, please focus on riding to avoid being distracted by the scenery.
  3. Abide by traffic rules, slow down at intersections. Avoid dangerous actions, such as snaking or making sudden turns.
  4. Do not ride if the road is slippery or the visibility is poor.
  5. It is strictly prohibited to carry people. Multiple people should ride in one single row and keep an appropriate distance of more than 2 bikes in between.
  6. Please give way to pedestrians.

Precautions of Water Activities

  1. Comply with the safety rules, to prevent accidents or minimize consequential injuries.
  2. You must be in good physical and mental condition. Please avoid participating in recreational water activities after lack of sleep or taking sleeping pills.
  3. You can only engage in water recreational activities one hour after eating and drinking.
  4. Choose a qualified operator with good reputation, complete equipment and professional staff.
  5. Before entering the water, you need to check the effectiveness of each equipment, be familiar with its operation, and pay attention to whether it is worn correctly.
  6. Before engaging in activities, you should listen to the safety and water area instructions from the operator, and please proceed under the guidance of professionals.
  7. Obey the explanations and guidance of professionals and never leave the team at will.
  8. If you are injured, tired or feel unfit in any way, please report to the operator immediately, stop the activity as soon as possible and go ashore for treatment or rest.
  9. You should first consider whether your own health and physical fitness are suitable for engaging in recreational water activities.
  10. Do not violate the restrictions or prohibitions on scope, time and behavior issued by the administration authority of recreational water activities.
  11. Participate in recreational water activities with companions and look out for each other.
  12. Do not engage in recreational water activities after drinking alcoholic beverages.
  13. Never take off your life jacket during activities.

Safety Instructions for Drowning Prevention

  1. When swimming, never overexert yourself. Please act within your own competence. Those who are unable to tread water or not good at swimming should not go to deep water or go too far from the shore.
  2. If you find someone drowning, please shout “Someone is drowning” and ask for help. If you have not learned in-water life-saving techniques, you shall not rush into the water to save people. At the same time, ask someone to dial 119 to call the fire brigade for help, and check whether there is any life-saving equipment in the surrounding area, such as life-saving rope bags, life buoys, life balls, life poles (hooks), etc. or any other substitutes for shore rescue.
  3. If the drowning person is not far from the shore, you can use any natural objects on the shore, such as bamboo poles, wooden poles, etc. to rescue the person from the shore. This is the safest and most effective method.
  4. When a drowning person is found, throw a lifebuoy, a lifeline bag, a rope and any other buoyant items to him or her, so that the drowning person can be rescued.
  5. If the drowning person is in water depth that is below chest level and not far from the shore, 3 to 5 people can form a human chain by holding hands to rescue the person.

Emergency Services

【Fire Bureau】
Miaoli County Fire Bureau
Address: No. 201, Sec. 4, Jingguo Rd., Miaoli County 360014, Taiwan (R.O.C)

Touwu Branch, the 1st Fire Control and Rescue Group of Miaoli County Fire Bureau
Address: No. 141-6, Jianfeng Rd., Touwu Township, Miaoli County 362002, Taiwan (R.O.C)

【Police Station】
Mingde Police Station, Miaoli Branch, Miaoli County Police Bureau
Address: No. 131, Mingde Rd., Touwu Township, Miaoli County 362003, Taiwan (R.O.C)
Tel: +886-37-252538

Touwu Police Station, Miaoli Branch, Miaoli County Police Bureau
Address:No. 17, Zhongshan St., Touwu Township, Miaoli County 362001, Taiwan (R.O.C)
Tel: +886-37-253103

【Emergency Numbers】
Emergency and Rescue Command Center Hotline: 119
Emergency Report Hotline: 110 Toll-free Numbers: +886-800-095-110 or +886-2-2966025 Ext. 1-3

Miaoli Hospital, Ministry of Health and Welfare
Address: No. 747, Weigong Rd., Miaoli City, Miaoli County 360014, Taiwan (R.O.C)

Da Chien General Hospital
Address: No. 36, Gongjing Rd., Miaoli City, Miaoli County 360012, Taiwan (R.O.C)

Hope Doctors Hospital
Address: No. 125, Xindong St., Miaoli City, Miaoli County 360020, Taiwan (R.O.C)

New Life Hospital
Address: No. 117, Xindong St., Miaoli City, Miaoli County 360020, Taiwan (R.O.C)