Protect Lanyu's culture and land today for our generation tomorrow

What is Tao Passport?

Tao Passport is the first self-sovereign ID Card in the world.

  • Permanent e-identity on blockchain
  • Access community financial services in Orchid Island (for community members)
  • Available to any global citizen
  • Eligible to “Cultural Mining” participation (for community members)

How to apply

Fill out online form

Click “Apply now”, enter information and email.

Write down your Recovery Key and set a password

Please write down the Recovery Key shown on the screen, and set your password.

Submit your payment

We will charge 1,000 TWD for each Tourist Passport issuance. The fee will be waived if you present your "Long Time No Sea" movie ticket stub. For details, please visit our Facebook Page.( keyword "TaoPassport")

Pick up your Tao Passport

When picking up Tao Passport, please bring your IDs and Encryption Key to certification center.

Fill out online form

Click “Apply now”, enter information and email.

Write down your Recovery Key and set a password

Please write down the Recovery Key shown on the screen, and set your password.

Pick up your Tao Passport

When picking up Tao Passport, please bring your IDs and Encryption Key to certification center.

Apply now

Blockchain technology implementation is no longer a theory. In Orchid Island Sustainable Project, from e-identity to cultural asset preservation, what this technology can bring us has exceeded what we had imaged. With tourist passport, individual who contributes to environment preservation can be certified and rewarded. We can eventually build a virtuous cycle by encouraging more environmentally friendly activities.

Ocean Writer
Syaman Rapongan 夏曼.藍波安

My father once said: “If we are to know the ocean tides, we only need to check the amount of water in our taro field. They are linked to each other.” The negative impact caused from either spilling oil or throwing trash into the ocean will eventually return to human beings. Humans and the nature share the same fate. In the past we had to spend 80% of our time to fight with our mother nature for the sake of surviving. We could not be the way we are today. Now, we spend 80% of our time aggressively producing for our convenience, which leads to excessive waste and serious trash issues. We should focus on innovation and problem solving so that we could save the environment for the next generation.

Lanyu Environmental & Educational Association President
A-Wen 林正文

Orchid island has been through major changes in modern area development. From simple and cultural based lifestyle, things have changed for the worse in Orchid Island. We have to put more effort and attract people to join us to alleviate the impact from cultural changes and environmental abuse. Orchid Island is isolated and resources are limited. However, we believe it can be changed by trusting and helping each other. We are looking forward to your help in reviving this island.

Lan An Cultural & Educational Foundation CEO
Maraos 瑪拉歐斯

Since 60 years ago, what’s so called as the modern knowledge has influenced Tao on traditional ecological understanding. Tao people leverage their traditional wisdom and knowledge. They lived in the island for more than a thousand years. Time has proved that Indigenous knowledge has helped Tao people shape up their adaptability and resilience in Orchid Island. As the island is undergoing serious environmental and societal changes, modern environmental governance should be made based on traditional ecological knowledge in order to achieve Tao’s expectation of sustainable Orchid Island.

Tao Foundation Chairman
Dr. Syaman Lamuran 董恩慈 博士

ABOUT ORCHID ISLAND SUSTAINABLE PLAN

Orchid Island sustainable plan is a blockchain based project with self-sovereignty as its goal. Certifying and promoting by Lanyu Environmental & Educational Association and Lan An Cultural & Educational Foundation, Tao people and tourists can create their own e-identity, issue their own community currency, and access to many social finance services. Part of the revenue will be used in environmental protection, education, and culture related activities.
With tourist passports, we are taking the chance to seek for tourists’ supports and understanding in Tao’s culture. With blockchain technology, we are promoting economic autonomy in every indigenous community and introducing use cases in tourism, agricultural product trading, cultural art and more. We believe this is the way to connect with all the indigenous culture supporters and co-create a sustainable indigenous economy.

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