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Old 04-11-2018, 03:50 PM   #8146
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hey guys, you all would say Scoot to Taipei better or China Airlines to Taipei better?
the dates im going, 7/8th - 13th Nov, China Airlines $310.
Scoot $288 (axs charge included), timing very nice but cannot check in luggage ....
Any advice?
Fly China airlines for this price.
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Old 04-11-2018, 03:51 PM   #8147
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Hi can i ask some qns about shopping district in Taipei:

西門町 is it like our bugis street? I check online opening hour until 11pm, true for shops and departmental stores selling cloths/accessories?
What about 五分埔? equivalent to where in SG
Lastly, what's the equivalent of Orchid road in Taipei?

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Eh... u writing a blog or recommendation?
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Old 04-11-2018, 05:31 PM   #8148
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Eh... u writing a blog or recommendation?
No lah, I going next month but have limited time in Taipei. Want to find out more so can target the correct place to go.
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Old 04-11-2018, 05:33 PM   #8149
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Ximengding is akin to bugis street plus plus.

Wufenbu, i see it as similiar to bugis street (less makan) and alot of wholesalers. There's generally 2 parts to this place; one to cater for individual purchases, one to cater for bulk purchases (where they don't entertain individuals).

As for orchid road equivalent, 101 and vicinity?

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Thks! Then I think xmd is more suitable
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Old 04-11-2018, 08:04 PM   #8150
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Thks! Then I think xmd is more suitable
Actually no one street fits all.
Guys or Ladies too.
Sometimes underground malls also have good stuff.
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Old 04-11-2018, 08:35 PM   #8151
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Hi can i ask some qns about shopping district in Taipei:

西門町 is it like our bugis street? I check online opening hour until 11pm, true for shops and departmental stores selling cloths/accessories?
What about 五分埔? equivalent to where in SG
Lastly, what's the equivalent of Orchid road in Taipei?

Thanks.
Personally I find Singapore shopping industry quite different from Taipei, so it's hard to identify a Bugis or Orchard equivalent in Taipei. Our Orchard is whole stretch of high-end and middle shopping, I don't recall Taipei has something similar. 101, Mitsukoshi, Xinyi comes close but they are not a stretch. XMD is unique too, has a stretch of cinemas, steamboat restaurants, food pushcarts, small boutiques. You may want to consider 忠孝東路 too, there are quite a number of independent labels but they can be quite hard to find even if you use Google maps...
I notice the same in Kaohsiung too, don't have like our Orchard whole stretch of shopping.

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Old 04-11-2018, 08:50 PM   #8152
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hey guys, you all would say Scoot to Taipei better or China Airlines to Taipei better?
the dates im going, 7/8th - 13th Nov, China Airlines $310.
Scoot $288 (axs charge included), timing very nice but cannot check in luggage ....
Any advice?
It's an extra $11 per way. I'll take China Airlines for the seats, meals and check in bags.

China Airlines is more comfortable than the budget airlines.
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Old 04-11-2018, 11:45 PM   #8153
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Wanna ask, i understand that 11/24 is their election day

So will most of the eateries, restaurants and night markets be closed?
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If i go to Taipei during last two weeks of Jan, is there a chance to see Sakura?
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It's an extra $11 per way. I'll take China Airlines for the seats, meals and check in bags.

China Airlines is more comfortable than the budget airlines.
yup thanks alot guys, i booked China Airlines when i saw the price dropped further to $278!
and it's difficult not to check in luggage when theres so much snacks to buy. LoL~
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Old 05-11-2018, 06:37 AM   #8156
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If i go to Taipei during last two weeks of Jan, is there a chance to see Sakura?
Got.
Likely yangmingshan area.
But it is still 50/50 chances.

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Old 05-11-2018, 06:38 AM   #8157
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Wanna ask, i understand that 11/24 is their election day

So will most of the eateries, restaurants and night markets be closed?
No leh.
Voting is not compulsory.
U no go ask ur EVA Zehzeh ah?
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Old 05-11-2018, 06:38 AM   #8158
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yup thanks alot guys, i booked China Airlines when i saw the price dropped further to $278!
and it's difficult not to check in luggage when theres so much snacks to buy. LoL~
278 return???
It is a STEAL!
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Old 05-11-2018, 07:53 AM   #8159
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Wanna ask, i understand that 11/24 is their election day

So will most of the eateries, restaurants and night markets be closed?
voting is optional, so many eateries will be open, so are shopping malls.
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Old 05-11-2018, 08:07 AM   #8160
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No leh.
Voting is not compulsory.
U no go ask ur EVA Zehzeh ah?
The funny thing is they not even sure

Fly here fly there fly until dunno
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