YOU'RE HIRED: Taiwan's Jun Ting Lin  has moved to Kingaroy and will soon start work at Swickers.
YOU'RE HIRED: Taiwan's Jun Ting Lin has moved to Kingaroy and will soon start work at Swickers. Matt Collins

Taiwanese man settles in Burnett town

TAIWAN born, Jun Ting Lin will move to Kingaroy this week and he is the first to say he has a lot to learn about the South Burnett town.

"I know about Swickers and you produce some peanuts,” he said.

"Lots of peanuts. That's all I hear about.”

The 28-year-old has secured regular employment at Swickers Bacon Factory and is now looking for accommodation before he starts his first shift next week.

Mr Lin moved to Australia from Taiwan 13 months ago, spending time in St George and Kilcoy before coming to the South Burnett.

Before his move south to the great southern land, Mr Lin worked in a museum in Taiwan.

"It's kind of an art museum, with weapons and arms from the mid-century,” he said.

He was doing some fruit picking for a short time in St George before spending the past ten months at the meat works in Kilcoy.

He is now preparing for his time in Kingaroy.

"I only drove here this morning,” he said.

"I am going to move here in the next couple of days.”

In the future, Mr Lin would like to see more of Australia and go to Slovakia or Canada.

"I think I'd maybe like to do a round trip of Australia,” he said.

"I have been to Europe five years ago for travelling.

"I really like the style in eastern Europe.”

He had only been in town a short time, but Mr Lin was all ready impressed with the region.

"It's good so far,” he said.

He was looking forward to getting involved in the community and joining in some of the local activities.

"I am here for living style, not only work,” Mr Lin said.