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Old 31-03-2006, 05:40 PM   #3301
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I'm going on coming Sat, 1st Apr.
Taking Jetstar. Reach there 6plus-7pm, if all things go smooth sud reach city ard 8pm.
Check into Paradise hotel, settle down, go haf a bowl of Ah zhong mian xian.
Then take MRT to Shilin walk walk. Return to hotel ard 2330hr.

2nd day wake up 0930hrs, go down McDonald's eat breakfast.
Ard 1000hrs go Taipei Main Station area walk2 look2 see2.
At noon, take train to Zhong Xiao Dun Hua MRT to haf buffet lunch @ Xi Duo Wu (Ming Yao Dept Store). Suppose to surpass our Pariss Restaurant here.
After lunch will go Wu Fen Pu, shop till drop or dinner time. Whichever come first.
Cross over Songshan train station to Rao He nite market.
And if still haf time or energy, drop by Tong Hua Street nite market.

3rd day wake up 1000hrs go find breakfast, then proceed to railway station to take train to Ruifang. Upon reaching change bus up to Jiufen. Find lunch.
Explore old street till 1700hrs, then take bus to keelung.
Walk ard abit then go Miao Kuo nite market find dinner.
2200hrs take train back (or bus? which better?)

4th day 0830hrs wake up. As usual, find breakfast.
Take MRT to XinBeiTou. Find a decent & cheap Tang Wu to soak.
After dat go Hell Valley see see, then go Hot Spring Museum.
Sud be hungry liao, take MRT to Danshui station.
Go old street to look for food. Buy a carton of tie dan.
Then take a boat ride to Yu Ren Ma Tou. Take some pics b4 & after lights up.
Find some seafood to eat. Take bus back to old street for dinner part 2.
If got time, drop by Shilin nite market again.

5th day, morning dunno wat to do yet. But will go 101 take some pics & walk ard dat area.
Then if my wife can't get enuff of Wu Fen Pu still can revisit.
After lunch go Jiantan to Taipei Sea world then maybe astronomy museum too.
1700hrs take shuttle bus to Miramar see Ferris wheel.
Then go back Shilin nite market once again.

6th day walk ard Ximending
Till check out. I requested for late check out.
Anyway, how early muz check in for flight uh?
1825hr flight muz check in wat time?

Well, datz my trip. Hope everything goes well....
Oh yah, is it feasible to stroll from Ximending up to Taipei Main station to Zhong Xiao Dun Hua? Can't gauge from maps....
ok bro, i'll wait yr return ... i'll be heading to taipei on the 8th
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Old 31-03-2006, 07:03 PM   #3302
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there is a Xiao Tokyo here?? Where??.
According those hotel booking site, its at Zhongshan station.
I know many forumers came over and bought comics and Mangas but did not post locations!!!!
You do that when you get back , okay
Will do dat if I manage to find..
Better than Macdonalds
I know, but muz at least try one day of their breakfast mah.



So is it feasible to stroll from Ximending up to Taipei Main station to Zhong Xiao Dun Hua?
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Old 31-03-2006, 08:11 PM   #3303
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So is it feasible to stroll from Ximending up to Taipei Main station to Zhong Xiao Dun Hua?
No, As there is a huge gap in the Middle from Zhongxiao E Rd Sec 1 - Zhongxiao E Rd Sec 3 with nothing there. It is not going to be a cool walk now.

I will have to go and checkout this Little Tokyo during one of my lunch Breaks.

Hey, have a good trip.
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Old 31-03-2006, 10:27 PM   #3304
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just wondering, can we bargain, slash prices in wufenpu?
how about shilin?
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Old 31-03-2006, 10:30 PM   #3305
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No, As there is a huge gap in the Middle from Zhongxiao E Rd Sec 1 - Zhongxiao E Rd Sec 3 with nothing there. It is not going to be a cool walk now.

I will have to go and checkout this Little Tokyo during one of my lunch Breaks.

Hey, have a good trip.
Noted~!
Thx man!
I believe there are lan shops in Ximending rite?
And... nobody knows where I can find cheap toys shop?
But not looking for cheapo toys. Looking for collector types.
Like Plastic models(Gundam & Warplanes), Kubrick, Ciboy, AVP, spawn types.
Any idea?
Oh yah & another thing.
Tw use 110V, here use 240V.
If I juz use a travel plug to fit the shape, no transformer to step up.
Does it mean dat it'll take longer time to charge?
Juz wondering....

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Old 31-03-2006, 11:43 PM   #3306
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just wondering, can we bargain, slash prices in wufenpu?
how about shilin?
Forumer jess_sg posted
i just came back from Taipei. You can bargain at Night markets, but don't slash their prices like in China. Taipei is different. Nice things are not cheap. Nice shoes can be selling at NT 390 onwards.
Just a piece of advice: Buy more and you can get it cheaper like NT 300. But areas like Xi Men Ding usually give you like NT40 - NT50 discount if you asked only.


AAples
Ya the part on bargaining. Cant slash much. But u decide if it's worth the price. the quality is not too bad. so I tink it's ok. They are nice n friendly salesperson, even when u say no, they will smile n say goodbye. I appreciate it.
my purchases are usually ard NT380 for skirts, tank tops NT200.
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Old 31-03-2006, 11:54 PM   #3307
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Zeo,
For your digital camera and notebook,check if they are already 90v~240V Auto or not. Most electronics are dual voltage now a days. What you need is the adapter tochange your2 pin round plug to a 2 pin flat plgu.The cost a few cents at any Electrical shop. Here about NT20/-
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Old 01-04-2006, 12:37 AM   #3308
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Zeo,
For your digital camera and notebook,check if they are already 90v~240V Auto or not. Most electronics are dual voltage now a days. What you need is the adapter tochange your2 pin round plug to a 2 pin flat plgu.The cost a few cents at any Electrical shop. Here about NT20/-
Plug Adapter
I got a 2 flat pin adapter. Actually mine comes with interchangeable pins.
Juz dat it doesn't tweak the voltage. For digital cam is ok.
Cuz uses AA rechargerable. & I've check my batt charger, its 100~250V.
The only thing I'm worried is my Consus OTG portable hdd.
If it can't work, then I can't take much photo liao...

Oh btw, ya pic link can't work...
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Old 01-04-2006, 06:03 AM   #3309
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Hi ,

Does anyone know how is the weather in Taipei during June period? ( I am travelling from Early to Mid June). Any websites for me to refer to? And what are the recommended souvenir to purchase in Taipei.

Thanks
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approaching typhoon season. will be close to singapore weather. humid and hot.
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Old 01-04-2006, 10:35 AM   #3311
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approaching typhoon season. will be close to singapore weather. humid and hot.
Last year,we had very few typhoons.Those that were supposed to be strong were not, Dont worry too much about it. It will start to get hot.
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My PDA charger is 250V. So cannot work?
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Old 01-04-2006, 12:40 PM   #3313
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At airport now waiting for boarding...
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At airport now waiting for boarding...
enjoy ur trip!
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Old 01-04-2006, 02:43 PM   #3315
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Zeo, I hope some forumer who has been here recently can answer that for you. Nothing like experience.

Oops!! too late Lovely day today. Zeo will arrive ingood weather.
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