About Us 關於我們
Welcome to the UBC Formosa Reality Club! We are a student club bent on making Taiwanese culture a reality at UBC. Our purpose is to promote Taiwanese culture through Taiwanese food and friendly people. And as a first lesson, let us take you back in time!
In 1542, Portuguese sailors on their way to Japan came across an island not identified on their maps. Amazed at the forest-cloaked land, they shouted, “Ilha Formosa,” meaning “Beautiful Island.” The island had thus come to be known as Formosa, which was to become what we know today as Taiwan.
On another note, you don’t need to be Taiwanese to join the club. We love to share Taiwanese food and culture with people of all cultures!