Milu Huang is a native of Taichung. She quit her job in the civil service, which is the aspiration of many job-seekers, and launched a career in the utterly unrelated field of art. In 2011, she founded “Petit Deer”, and began to work as a torchbearer for artists, doing everything from managing exhibition venues to illustration brokerage and curatorial activities, and her style is diverse and unlimited. She has been working in Taichung's Tuku Village for nearly a decade, and has expanded her art into the neighborhoods, injecting artistic and cultural energy into everyday life and making it accessible. Last year, she was asked by The Place Taichung to explore the characteristics of her favorite shops and places, and she created the first itinerary of the Backpacker’s City Tour, “Hidden Beauty - Alleyways”. Since the launch of this tour last year, more than 400 travelers have experienced and shared in the beauty of the “Taichung style” hidden in the alleys.
Taichung is a “watershed city” that is full of culture, and the waterways not only gave birth to the city but also bear the marks of life and the contours of the city’s culture. This time, the Royal Explorer and Milu Huang collaborated to launch a new itinerary called “In the Midst of Rivers - Transformations”, with a special focus on the tastes of Taichung's cultural elites, leading travelers to explore and savor the textures of Taichung life one by one, layer after layer, at a slow pace.
This year, through Milu Huang, the Royal Explorer will be led on a journey to explore the local characteristics of Taichung through the smells and the paths that amble through the city, and to feel the unique leisure experienced by Taichung youth.