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Discover Gulangyu! 魅力鼓浪屿
Guide to Gulangyu / 鼓浪屿指南
by Dr. Bill Brown, Xiamen University MBA Center
潘维廉博士(美)厦门大学工商管理中心

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Chapter 1 Exotic Gulangyu Islet
第一章 异域风光鼓浪屿
——人人当游

对罕至的外国游客,鼓浪屿之奇在于,仿佛完美组合了其它遥远地方:Cover of Discover Gulangyu Guide to Kulangsoo Kulangsu Koolongsu
*“老哈瓦那(我只看到图片,但其摇摇欲坠的楼舍与鼓浪屿的非常相似)。
*“一个墨西哥山镇,如塔斯科或圣米格尔,有些地方甚至铺砖的街道都很像。
*“意大利的五台堡——美丽、温和,宁静。
*“夏威夷,野圣诞花、叶子花和迷人的海滩。
*“一个澳大利亚乡村,从敞开的窗户悠扬飘出钢琴和小提琴声。
“拉斯维加斯的一小块,每当夜晚峡江两边处处梦幻地标华光闪烁。
“把所有这一切置于中国境内,你就有了鼓浪屿。”
——摘自布莱恩?戴尔《中国无车岛:鼓浪屿》

厦门是中国的花园城市,但王冠明珠是“鼓浪屿”,一个优美的1.78平方公里岛屿,距厦门港仅700米。鼓浪屿设立于元代,在明朝被称为“圆沙洲”,但一个地质之谜赋予了它现在的名字……
古时居民被岛上发出的奇异鼓声所困扰,尽管岛上显然无人居住。穿越灌木丛林,循声而去,他们发现鼓声原是由浪潮冲过岛西南角一块空洞岩石引起的。确信“圆沙岛”并未闹鬼,也不是对岸游来的食人部落巢穴,他们把自己的新家园重新命名为“鼓浪屿”。
石鼓如今寂默无声,但该岛却鼓动招揽无数游客,因为它盛开的热带花园,丰富的音乐和文化遗产,以及举世无双千姿百态的殖民时代的国际建筑。

鼓浪屿的曲折街巷蜿蜒起伏于郁郁葱葱的山间,两旁是高墙围护的花园和成百座建于20世纪全盛早期虽然古旧但却精致的楼舍。沉浸于此处风景和致睡宁静之际(汽车和自行车禁行),你几乎可以想见它昨日的富裕。这座沉静小岛当年充满了万国公地包着头巾的廓尔喀警察、各国的达官显贵、坐在华丽轿子里的中外富商,仆从抬着轿子,身着饰有主人交织花字的制服。
1920年,哈钦森写到,不算加利福尼亚的帕萨迪纳,鼓浪屿的富人比地球上任何地方都多! 如今财富已去,但丰饶的国际遗产仍存。

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Gulangyu at a Glance / 鼓浪屿一瞥

1. 面积:1.87平方公里
2. 人口:约1.5万(减2;Bill & Kitty Job离岛了)
3. 语言:普通话、闽南方言
4. 位置:东经118度,北纬24度,厦门东南方
5. 气候:亚热带海洋性季候,长年温暖,平均气温20.9℃,最高35℃,最低5℃。
6. 昵称:海上花园、钢琴岛、音乐岛、万国建筑博物馆
7. 独特风俗:端午抓鸭,中秋搏饼,家庭音乐演奏会,周末爱乐交响音乐会
8. 美食:鼓浪屿馅饼(中国最好的!)、肉松(店家开办于1842年!)、闽南菜、海鲜、靓汤、薄饼、鱼丸、粽子、绿豆饼、椰子饼等等。
9. 主要景点:
日光岩(郑成功纪念馆,古堡,缆车)
国际建筑群(上百座精致建筑)
菽庄花园(有钢琴博物馆)
英雄山(听涛崖,英雄园,鼓浪屿百鸟园)
鼓浪屿音乐厅(不断上演音乐会):厦门音乐学校
皓月园(郑成功塑像,孔雀园)
厦门博物馆(风琴博物馆)
港仔后海滩、鼓浪岩、鹰窦岩
厦门海底世界(在渡口旁巨大的章鱼雕塑后面)
10.购物:选购当地特产如鼓浪屿珍珠、调制食品和月饼,还有安溪茶、漳州布袋木偶、惠安石雕、福州寿山石——欲留存记忆可购一套白桦先生的鼓浪屿明信片。

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Gulangyu Tour Themes / 鼓浪屿旅游主题

历史之旅 从鼓浪屿,郑成功坚守了中国明朝最后一片立足之地,从这里扬帆赶走荷兰人,光复台湾。一个世纪前这座小岛是地球上最强贸易公司的基地,及驻有13个国家领事馆的国际居地。鼓浪屿和厦门还是“中国新教诞生地”,拥有中国最古老的新教教堂。

早期医药和教育之旅 以“热带医药摇篮”著称,鼓浪屿是开启中西现代医学发展的钥匙,还帮助开启了现代教育,特别是妇女教育,是许多中国先驱教育家的故乡。

音乐和艺术之旅 “音乐岛”,或“钢琴岛”,人均钢琴拥有量超过中国任何其它城市,有亚洲最大的钢琴博物馆,培养了100多名著名的音乐家,包括享誉世界的钢琴家殷承宗,著名指挥家郑晓瑛女士。该岛还是著名作家林语堂和著名画家周廷旭的故乡。

建筑之旅 仅在2001年,鼓浪屿投入750万美元保护成百座历史建筑,以保持该岛“万国建筑博物馆”的美誉。

花园之旅 中国第一个ISO认证的行政区,鼓浪屿花了1.2亿美元,将企业迁出岛外,以保持这座植物王国。整个岛即是一座花园,但主要公园包括:
菽庄花园 鼓浪屿最大的花园,包括钢琴博物馆。
百鸟园
皓月园和郑成功塑像
延平公园——神奇的国姓井。
亚热带植物花园
私人花园——许多历史私墅都有宜人的花园。

购物和娱乐之旅 鼓浪屿是购物者和美食者的天堂,具有超值的福建工艺品、特产、古玩、美食和茶等。你会一直购下去,直到拿不了或等到钱包空空!(最好的购物场所在渡口正前方龙头路)。享受闽南茶艺、著名的中秋搏饼,厦门海底世界等景点、缆车和海滩。

平和宁静之旅 享受宁静,因为鼓浪屿没有汽车和自行车!
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Getting to Gulangyu Ferry / 去鼓浪屿轮渡
公共汽车:2、3、,4、8、10、12、19、23、25、27、28、30、31、32、36、44、60、51、66、67、85
轮渡一趟10分钟每小时数班。一些特别游轮还包括游台湾的金门。
地图和向导: 英文和中文地图在当地书店和旅馆或鼓浪屿轮渡附近货摊都有售。
厦门导游:只聘正规导游(我吃尽苦头才认识到)。他们佩带淡紫色“中国厦门旅游”徽章,形绘奔马(中国旅游标记)和飞燕(因为有些野导的故事难以“下燕”)。

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附录 鼓浪屿——最受欢迎的国际停泊港口

鼓浪屿和厦门是全世界最受欢迎的商船和军舰停泊港口。1908年10月30 日,鼓浪屿驻扎了8艘美国战舰的7000多名水兵:路易斯安娜号、弗吉尼亚、密苏里号、俄亥俄号、威斯康辛号、肯塔基号、依利诺伊号和奇尔沙治号。毕腓力牧师在1912写道:
“他们约早上9:00进港,加煤和补养,广受达官贵人款待,上自于琅(?)及其尊敬的翻译,下至地方法官的欢迎。
一些人,尤其是中产欧洲人,很是怀疑小小厦门能否承受7000名美国水兵同时上岸度假,但他们或花时间购买礼物,或在青年会帐篷里给家人和甜心写信。
今天,在厦门南普陀(厦门大学旁)后面的岩石上,书法镌刻着纪念这一重要事件和中美永恒友谊的碑铭——这友谊30年后在厦门挽救了数万名中国人的生命。
1938年5月,美国潜艇阿什维尔号在厦门征调了一条米水驳船,挽救了约6万名中国人的生命,他们当时被日本人断水断粮扣押在鼓浪屿上。(日本人在1941年12月偷袭珍珠港后占领了鼓浪屿。关于日军在鼓浪屿海滨旅社投降,请看鹿礁路一章。)

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