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Old 29-12-2005, 12:24 PM   #2851
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Dec 31st Street party in the Xinyi District:

http://english.taipei.gov.tw/TCG/ind...&recordid=7175

More than 180,000 people came to last year’s party. This year’s event will feature Stephanie Sun, A-mei, Elva, SHE, and Mayday amongst others. . Once again, Taipei 101 will explode with fireworks.

So if you are already here or arriving in the next 3 days, , Don't Miss It.
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Old 29-12-2005, 02:27 PM   #2852
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Hi Everyone

Needs help here. Anyone book with Rainbow Hotel (Taipei) b4? I did that but did not receive any confirmation from them, hence quite worried now.
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Old 29-12-2005, 05:03 PM   #2853
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Hi ViNe_Gal

Did you email them for your reservation?? If so , they dont usually entertain Emails. You have to call or fax them. Then the reply is very quick.

http://www.ncznhotel.com.tw/rainbow/intro/all.htm
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Old 29-12-2005, 07:49 PM   #2854
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Hi ViNe_Gal

Did you email them for your reservation?? If so , they dont usually entertain Emails. You have to call or fax them. Then the reply is very quick.

http://www.ncznhotel.com.tw/rainbow/intro/all.htm
I made the reservation by online booking. However, I think I'm on waiting list as the room is full (red colour). So I am worried about that. Did tried to call them but the contact no. is invalid.
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Old 30-12-2005, 01:15 AM   #2855
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anyone going taiwan recently? can help mi buy a dvd?

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Old 30-12-2005, 07:50 AM   #2856
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I made the reservation by online booking. However, I think I'm on waiting list as the room is full (red colour). So I am worried about that. Did tried to call them but the contact no. is invalid.
got waiting list for online booking? Tot if no rooms on yr desired hotel, they will not book it and ask u to either amend or cancel yr booking... I gave up on online booking liao, too much ding dong....

Go to CTC travels, they also helped people to book hotels. At least u can tell them yr first choice is this hotel followed by wat hotel... they will help u book it in the order. Moreover, u pay in SGD and got the voucher here so u will have a peace of mind when u leave for taipei....

Rainbow very hot.... I only managed to book Flower hotel....
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Old 30-12-2005, 08:06 AM   #2857
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hi nutty,

just a couple of questions;

1.) can tourists like us buy the mrt concession tiks to take mrt? Much like our own stored value cards ie if value finished liao, we go top up rather than buy single trip tiks...

2.) any idea where is the Wnhua wholsale area, saw someone mentioned that it is between area J and K at the Lungshan Temple MRT Stop. Got see J but not the K. Able to let me know the location or is it just very close to the Lungshang MRT where u can see it at the locality map?

http://home.trtc.com.tw/EINFO/bigmap.asp?number=bl5 - Area between J & K

3.) Where is this Miramar ferris wheel? Near any MRT station? Wat is the best way to go fr taipei main station?

4.) I need to take the Guoguang bus at the taipei main station to CKS airport, do u think it is advisable for me to buy the bus tickets (or they use the ezlink card) first for the fact that scared no bus to get me to the airport in time? The Guoguang bus trip take ard 1 hr to reach CKS?

Appreciate any feedback... Flying off tomorrow so need to tie up some loose ends here. Not sure if there is internet services I could use over there....
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Old 30-12-2005, 10:00 AM   #2858
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Hi Tidal Storm,

1) Easy card, you can pick it up at the nearest 7/11 NT500/--(refundable NTD100) Top up at the MRT Station NTD100s. (Refund amount and balance -get back on your last day) The Taipei card not so complicated as in Singapore where it does too many things. Just for MRT and City Bus(Not Guoguang Bus)
2)Someone is me!! My mistake, Sorry, it is on either side of "H"in the Map.
3)Miramar Ferris Wheel: MRT stop is Jiantan: There is a Free Bus Service outside. If the line is too long or no bus, Take city Bus 167, it will get you there. NTD15 (NTD8 if transfer from MRT to bus)
From there Take their free bus back to Jiantan, or from across the main road, Bus 247 or 287 back to Taipei Main Staiton. (Flowers location is pretty good. not to worry)
4)Guoguang bus very frequent from their terminus near Taipei Main Station . No need to buy advance Tickets. ( 5.30am ~ 11pm)
http://crazy_azn1.tripod.com/taiwan/id10.html
5) You are arriving tomorrow: Just go to 101 for the Party, eat something first, It's an experience like no other in Singapore. MRT and Buses running all night.
Dec 31st Street party in the Xinyi District:Till 5am on the 1st.
http://english.taipei.gov.tw/TCG/in...6&recordid=7175

Have a lovely Trip.
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I made the reservation by online booking. However, I think I'm on waiting list as the room is full (red colour). So I am worried about that. Did tried to call them but the contact no. is invalid.

The number is correct. Someone else had similar problem but got through in the end.
886-2-23119193

If you cant get booking in this hotel, try these, all are okay, I would try East Dragon first. :

Royal Castle (Chengdu Hotel -Same group as above)
http://www.ncznhotel.com.tw/chengdu/intro/all.htm

Hotel East Dragon:
http://www.hoteleastdragon.com

One Star Hotel (NEW)
http://www.starshotel.com.tw/en/index.php
Stars Hotel
82, Chung-Hua Road. Sec. 1, Taipei, 108
Tel:886-2-2382-0889 Fax:886-2-2382-0719
Service:service@starshotel.com.tw
(Note:Booking by fax or phone)
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The number is correct. Someone else had similar problem but got through in the end.
886-2-23119193

If you cant get booking in this hotel, try these, all are okay, I would try East Dragon first. :

Royal Castle (Chengdu Hotel -Same group as above)
http://www.ncznhotel.com.tw/chengdu/intro/all.htm

Hotel East Dragon:
http://www.hoteleastdragon.com

One Star Hotel (NEW)
http://www.starshotel.com.tw/en/index.php
Stars Hotel
82, Chung-Hua Road. Sec. 1, Taipei, 108
Tel:886-2-2382-0889 Fax:886-2-2382-0719
Service:service@starshotel.com.tw
(Note:Booking by fax or phone)
haha....think sometimes they r packed quickly esp when stars sightings alweays happen there.......i also tried to book there but apparently no more liao.....

haha....anyway, anyone got there who has just changed their currency? what's the best rates and at where? i m going to change most prob this weekend....
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Old 30-12-2005, 09:28 PM   #2862
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got waiting list for online booking? Tot if no rooms on yr desired hotel, they will not book it and ask u to either amend or cancel yr booking... I gave up on online booking liao, too much ding dong....

Go to CTC travels, they also helped people to book hotels. At least u can tell them yr first choice is this hotel followed by wat hotel... they will help u book it in the order. Moreover, u pay in SGD and got the voucher here so u will have a peace of mind when u leave for taipei....

Rainbow very hot.... I only managed to book Flower hotel....
But I've already paid for the booking!
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haha....think sometimes they r packed quickly esp when stars sightings alweays happen there.......i also tried to book there but apparently no more liao.....

haha....anyway, anyone got there who has just changed their currency? what's the best rates and at where? i m going to change most prob this weekend....
market rate is ard 19.5 at chinatown. Got mine at 19.58 cos me changing 3k.
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Old 30-12-2005, 09:45 PM   #2864
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But I've already paid for the booking!
but u got no room leh and u pay? Like dat very difficult cos u on waiting list and pay liao. Now cannot look for alternatives, if got other hotels and Rainbow say they got room then die liao...

If Rainbow dun have room and last min tell u, u also no time to book other hotel.... Stuck liao...

How abt tell Rainbow to cancel yr booking and refund u cos no room was booked. Then go book some other hotel... Else without a confirmed accomodation, it is pretty stressful to go there.

maybe u email Royal Castle hotel
hotel23831123@yahoo.com.tw

They wanted to reserved a room for me but they came too late cos I booked another hotel liao... Email them and check for availbilty on yr date. If got, they can reserved the room for u....
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