Kaohsiung City is sunny throughout all four seasons and the sea is an important part of its life. The city has a military port, a commercial port, a fishing port, and various yacht ports. These unique features allow for shipping, ship building, and other yacht related businesses to prosper and create potential for other marine science and technology education. Easy access to the ocean makes Kaohsiung the perfect ocean city! To promote the development for the tourism industry, the Marine Bureau combines cultural and industrial aspects of the city at the Kaohsiung Expo and Boat Exhibition which takes place during summer. This event attracts thousands of visitors who wish to come for a relaxing time.