Our story - The Making of WaGaliGong

How dreams became a reality

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Taitung..Dulan..everybody is an island and the bridge to connect us is music and art. Good things are happening here in Dulan, where we thrive on the unique mix of people, artists, music and the energy of the ocean. WaGaLiGong Surf Hostel Bar & Restaurant is waiting to show you around, feed you delicious home cooked food and provide very reasonably-priced accommodation to anyone with an open mind. Get a taste of what we are about - watch our one-minute-long film.

It took 24 months to finish

Somewhere around 2012, South African English teacher Teunus "Tienie" Wessels grew tired of throwing sticky balls and approached fellow South African Mark Jackson with the idea of throwing music festivals instead. They realized they needed a physical base first, a 'hub' from which to base their operations. Having a building meant they could explore a whole bunch of other options too, like pizza, surf shop, bar, etc, and so the festival idea morphed into a hotpot of other options, which involved music, art, the ocean, and good food, a place that would bring different kinds of people together. They decided to join forces and the concept of 'WaGaLiGong' was born.