On December 15th, 2011, Mayor Norman S. Edelcup, Vice Mayor Lewis Thaler and city commissioners voted unanimously to appoint Mrs. Fang Oliver as Sunny Isles Beach “International Ambassador to Asia.”
The international community of Sunny Isles Beach is growing! Our city is fast becoming world renowned throughout Asia and popular Asian communities within the United States. This is particularly due to the global travels and diligent work of our resident Fang Oliver. At the December commissioners meeting, Mrs. Oliver expressed herself humbly and respectfully, vowing to continue working hard to promote Sunny Isles Beach in every city she visits around the world.
Fluent in Mandarin Chinese, Taiwanese and English, Mrs. Oliver is owner of Fang Oliver International Realty and Director of Taiwanese Chambers of Commerce North America. Fang is also current Vice President and 2012 President designate of local Taiwanese Chamber of Commerce Miami.
The Sunny Isles Beach International Asia Ambassador appointment recognizes Fang’s international knowledge, local achievements and community service. As an active member of the World Taiwanese Chamber of Commerce, Fang has widely promoted Sunny Isles Beach to thousands of her fellow Asian community leaders while traveling many months in Taiwan, China, Thailand, Canada, France, Spain, England, Belgium, Netherlands, Austria, Guatemala, Australia and throughout the USA.
Working with Ms. Ibis Romero, Executive Director of the Sunny Isles Beach Tourism and Marketing Council, Fang is delighted to see our international residents, visitors and tourism grow. Fang is currently working with city officials, Florida Taiwanese dignitaries and Senators in Taiwan to develop a Sunny Isles Beach sister city tourism partner with Toucheng Township in Yilan County, Taiwan. Toucheng is a fast growing oceanfront resort community popular with tourists for natural hot spring hotels, whale watching, yacht marinas, fishing, surfing, museums and a black sand beach with a view of the only active volcano in Taiwan. The volcanic “Turtle Island” is located just five miles from the Toucheng coast!
Born in 1971 in Taiwan, Fang experienced personal poverty but always directed her struggle to complete her education. Fang was ridiculed and discouraged by many but vowed to travel to the United States and successfully earned her Master’s degree from Columbia University in NYC. While working on her doctor’s degree, Fang taught English in Passaic County College in New Jersey before moving with her husband to Sunny Isles Beach in 2004. Since then, Mrs. Oliver has returned on business with invitations to meet many dignitaries and statesman within Taiwan. In 2008, Mrs. Oliver was honored to become a United States citizen.
Today as a licensed Real Estate broker, Fang is actively introducing our Florida’s Riviera lifestyle to distinguished Asian students and affluent investors worldwide. Our growing Asian community of residents in Sunny Isles Beach includes dignitaries and business owners that greatly appreciate the values of their waterfront purchases creating increased demand on our local inventories. In Sunny Isles Beach, our new Chef Phillip Ho restaurant on Collins Avenue is sure a welcome treat for Asian travelers and residents to enjoy Chinese authentic delights.
In her concurrent role as Vice President, Asia Division with J. Milton & Associates, Fang is welcoming new clients from Asia, assisting a smooth transition for EB-5 green card relocation to Sunny Isles Beach. You may contact Mrs. Oliver via Info@FangOliver.com or www.FangOliver.com for more information of the growing Asian community and learn about American citizenship through real estate investment. Someday we may envision direct flights from Asia to Miami Int’l Airport and a nearby Asia village to include a variety of Asian grocery, tea house, restaurants, cultural entertainment and specialty shops.