Some 400 players from China, Hong Kong, Vietnam and Malaysia competed in a survival game at a former military base in Kinmen on Saturday, an activity that was organized by the offshore county to help boost its tourism.
Dressed in camouflage outfits and equipped with military gear priced at NT$50,000 (US$1,570) to NT$100,000, the players had great fun shooting at each other with BB guns, the Kinmen County's Transportation and Tourism Bureau said Sunday.
Chen Mei-ling (???), director of the bureau, said the bullets used in the BB guns are made of a biodegradable material that is environmentally friendly and safe for the players.
The bureau said it plans to develop the survival game into a regular tourist attraction in Kinmen, which was the frontline of an artillery battle between the Kuomintang and China Communist troops six decades ago.
Many of the former military camps and bases in Kinmen are now idle and will be put to other uses, mainly as tourist sites, the bureau said.
Part of the plan for the sites is to host survival games, which would not be affected by seasonal factors, the bureau said.
Kinmen, one of Taiwan's island counties, lies 4 kilometers off the coast of Xiamen City in China.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel