The Office of the President opens today to the general public from 8:00 am to 16:00 pm, during which period a total of 34,673 persons have toured the building.
In the square in front of the presidential building, folk dance and folk art performances are held in connection with the opening of the Office of the President. And Dr. Huang Kun-huei, secretary-general to the president, accompanied by his two deputies, Mr. Stephen S.F. Chen and Mr. Hwang Jeng-Shyong, in the morning walks around the square to thank the performers and greet the people.
The Office of the President was first opened to the public on January 2, 1995. It is now open four times a year, on January 2 and a Sunday in April, August, and November. Inside the building, visitors can tour the Entrance Hall, the President's Office, the President's Reception Room, the Auditorium and two newly-installed gardens. Moreover, ten life-sized cardboard cutouts of President Lee Teng-hui and Vice President Lien Chan are put on display for visitors to take pictures.