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Old 25-03-2018, 09:26 AM   #6001
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thanks a lot bro
Same for japan.
Refunded at counter, but at airport also have to throw the slips into the tax refund bin.
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Old 25-03-2018, 11:40 AM   #6002
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You need to check in and then proceed to do tax refund with receipt.
Even though you got the money, some how they expect you to bring on board.

Yes quite rediculous.
But nvm, just tell them u checked in liao.
They understand.
I usually check in alr.

But they have the rights recall your luggage to ask u to open and show.

They want to ensure taxes are paid.

Just imagine IRAS.
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Old 25-03-2018, 02:07 PM   #6003
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I usually check in alr.

But they have the rights recall your luggage to ask u to open and show.

They want to ensure taxes are paid.

Just imagine IRAS.
Agree.
My friend wore the items, they say next time cannotX
Dun need argue.
Says okZ
Next time no do that.
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Old 25-03-2018, 04:16 PM   #6004
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Agree.
My friend wore the items, they say next time cannotX
Dun need argue.
Says okZ
Next time no do that.
If not too expensive, they will close eyes I feel.

But depending on the mood 1.
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Old 25-03-2018, 04:38 PM   #6005
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Same for japan.
Refunded at counter, but at airport also have to throw the slips into the tax refund bin.
I think TW follows JP and KR. But I have never kena checked before and always checked in. JP is very strict and always sealed your items. But I always open and use and repack lol

The place I kena check most often is in my home country. WTF they always aim locals rather than checking the foreigners.
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Old 25-03-2018, 04:42 PM   #6006
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I think TW follows JP and KR. But I have never kena checked before and always checked in. JP is very strict and always sealed your items. But I always open and use and repack lol

The place I kena check most often is in my home country. WTF they always aim locals rather than checking the foreigners.
I guess u got 坏人脸。

I donít get Checks.
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Old 25-03-2018, 04:45 PM   #6007
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I guess u got 坏人脸。

I donít get Checks.
I guess u got 穷人脸.

Thats why they dont check u lol
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Old 25-03-2018, 08:58 PM   #6008
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I think TW follows JP and KR. But I have never kena checked before and always checked in. JP is very strict and always sealed your items. But I always open and use and repack lol

The place I kena check most often is in my home country. WTF they always aim locals rather than checking the foreigners.
Lone traveler?
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Old 27-03-2018, 12:54 PM   #6009
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i only have 3 nights in taipei on 1st april reach taoyuan airport around 4-5pm .

after which will go to hotel at xmd area then going over long shan temple and huaxi / guangzhuo night market for the 1st night.

2nd day will be at jiu fen / shifen area till late afternoon to evening . after which don't know where to go already. any recommendation ?

2nd day evening and 3rd day not sure where to go . any more recommendation ?


my wife would like to go shida night market . other than that no other planning .
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Old 27-03-2018, 01:54 PM   #6010
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i only have 3 nights in taipei on 1st april reach taoyuan airport around 4-5pm .

after which will go to hotel at xmd area then going over long shan temple and huaxi / guangzhuo night market for the 1st night.

2nd day will be at jiu fen / shifen area till late afternoon to evening . after which don't know where to go already. any recommendation ?

2nd day evening and 3rd day not sure where to go . any more recommendation ?


my wife would like to go shida night market . other than that no other planning .
Replaced shida with ningxia.
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Old 27-03-2018, 06:44 PM   #6011
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You need to check in and then proceed to do tax refund with receipt.
Even though you got the money, some how they expect you to bring on board.

Yes quite rediculous.
But nvm, just tell them u checked in liao.
They understand.
I think TW follows JP and KR. But I have never kena checked before and always checked in. JP is very strict and always sealed your items. But I always open and use and repack lol

The place I kena check most often is in my home country. WTF they always aim locals rather than checking the foreigners.
But when there are Chinese tourists who are unable to show their goods, things might change. Most customs are generally nice to Singaporeans or maybe I do not claim huge amount. However, I had to show my purchase once at Taoyuan as one idiotic Chinese tourist was unable to show her purchases as she had already checked her luggage in (that was what she claimed). She blamed the custom officer for being difficult and insisted on watching him checked the purchase of every tax refund he processed. He was in a foul mood throughout the whole time I was there.

I can't help but to blame the Chinese tourists for making a bad name for themselves. They are always checked thoroughly. Perhaps it is not just because they purchase a lot, but also because they try to beat the tax refund rules to their own advantages. In Changi Airport, there are already cases where the goods that received tax refund continue to remain in Singapore.

My advice is thus to stay clear of them whenever possible. All sorts of nightmare can happen around them. At BKK airport, the whole village started cutting the queue to collect the cash and they ganged up to protect their own people.
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Old 27-03-2018, 07:11 PM   #6012
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I just came back a few days ago, those who did small tax refunds at the shop, that will be end of the story. don't need to show at the customs or anything

I stupidly listen to the shop say what cannot open the items. end up I go the customs there and ask, they say once done the small claims at the shop, the process ends
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Old 27-03-2018, 11:43 PM   #6013
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I just came back a few days ago, those who did small tax refunds at the shop, that will be end of the story. don't need to show at the customs or anything

I stupidly listen to the shop say what cannot open the items. end up I go the customs there and ask, they say once done the small claims at the shop, the process ends
dont say u r stupid, u just to be extra safe also.

anyway, good to hear u r back safely.
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Old 28-03-2018, 12:01 AM   #6014
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Hello guys, we will be going on a 5D4N trip with my in-laws in april.

We were thinking of going to try the hotspring at beitou. However I remember reading that we have to wear swim suits, (which my in laws do not want to).

So can I get any suggestions if there are hotsprings to recommend where we dont have to wear swim suits as madatory.

thanks
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Old 28-03-2018, 09:06 AM   #6015
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Hello guys, we will be going on a 5D4N trip with my in-laws in april.

We were thinking of going to try the hotspring at beitou. However I remember reading that we have to wear swim suits, (which my in laws do not want to).

So can I get any suggestions if there are hotsprings to recommend where we dont have to wear swim suits as madatory.

thanks
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