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Old 17-10-2007, 11:51 PM   #8521
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Hi,
I've confirmed my 5-day taipei trip from 31 Jan 08 to 04 Feb 08 travel via jetstar and stay at TS hotel thru online booking. I booked my airtix thru jetstar promo last month. If ur schedule is not fix, U may wait for some airlines promo as savings may range from $100 to $300/pax on airtix.
Thanks all for the heads up, I checked Rainbow hotel 4 night stay durin 27 jan period around $350++ then jetstar tickets now per pax for that period ard 350++ too so two of us roughly around 1K for plane and hotel
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Old 18-10-2007, 12:23 AM   #8522
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Thanks Shadus...

Care to share whats interesting in HuaLian??
I believe can take the bullet train there, very fast!

Taipei i am left with Yu Ren Ma Tou, Yang Ming San i have not yet visit.... shld be going this time round thou!

Great Country! I love taiwan!


dun go kaoshiung if u hvnt really explore nearer places than taipei. in my yrs in taiwan, kaoshiung nvr really hold much as far as i remember le. mainly used it as a transition city to the south for holidays.

nearer taipei, hualien is v. interesting.

most western coast cities are v. similar, any particular reason why u just want to visit cities?
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Old 18-10-2007, 10:00 AM   #8523
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i'm migrating to taiwan soon.. dad's business..

yeah i love taiwan too.. and thr gurls there.
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Old 18-10-2007, 10:46 AM   #8524
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i going by jetstar cox sq no more seats le n 1 of my frenz has to come back earlier than us so canot tk sq.

ur taipei main station new yr celebration is e one near taipei 101?
Yeah..the celebration should be around Taipei 101. Heard that its going to be super crowded leh..have to reach there early around 7pm...to get a good standing space. But I'm not sure if I can DONG until 12am for the countdown leh..hahaha..
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Old 18-10-2007, 10:49 AM   #8525
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Hi BubbleQoo

What is the payment method for stay at Future Star? Do they accept credit card?
I only called to book the room. They dun require any payment 1st until u reach there. So I will pay by NT cash when I reach there loh..
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Old 18-10-2007, 11:56 AM   #8526
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Yeah..the celebration should be around Taipei 101. Heard that its going to be super crowded leh..have to reach there early around 7pm...to get a good standing space. But I'm not sure if I can DONG until 12am for the countdown leh..hahaha..
dunno whats the celebration about hor.. got fireworks?
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Old 18-10-2007, 02:04 PM   #8527
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Anyone knows how to go hualian from taipei, i will be living near the taiwan president office building.
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Old 18-10-2007, 02:40 PM   #8528
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take train from taipei to hualien. 3hrs
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Old 18-10-2007, 03:13 PM   #8529
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Over at hualian, what can i do over there? Is that any hot spring?
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Yeah..the celebration should be around Taipei 101. Heard that its going to be super crowded leh..have to reach there early around 7pm...to get a good standing space. But I'm not sure if I can DONG until 12am for the countdown leh..hahaha..
wahz, lidatz i oso duno whether i can dong also if haf to go so early.
somemore weather so cold
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dunno whats the celebration about hor.. got fireworks?
NYEve Celeb- Lots of music starting about 7pm till 2am with excellent fireworks from the 101 building.Stephanie Sun came over the last few years-+ Mayday, Jay Chou,Jolin Tsai e.t.c.
Near Taipei City Hall MRT/101 building NOT Taipei Main Station
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Old 19-10-2007, 12:04 AM   #8532
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just booked my last min trip to taipei for end nov...... surprised tat by now, almost alot of airlines fulli booked, same goes to hotels

in d end, settled for jetstar airline, price is not cheap, but at least i can stay there till evening b4 i come back.... Eva, Cathay, SQ, all morning 7 early 8 early come back, wah lau, lousy timing, n exp somemore!!!

rainbow hotel fullhouse, settled for royal castle..... was told its similar location as rainbow.... any1 went? few of my frens stayed there b4, review is not bad....

airfare -- 500++ for each, including taxes
hotel -- 200++ for 3 nites

total spent -- 600++ per pax

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just booked my last min trip to taipei for end nov...... surprised tat by now, almost alot of airlines fulli booked, same goes to hotels

in d end, settled for jetstar airline, price is not cheap, but at least i can stay there till evening b4 i come back.... Eva, Cathay, SQ, all morning 7 early 8 early come back, wah lau, lousy timing, n exp somemore!!!

rainbow hotel fullhouse, settled for royal castle..... was told its similar location as rainbow.... any1 went? few of my frens stayed there b4, review is not bad....

airfare -- 500++ for each, including taxes
hotel -- 200++ for 3 nites

total spent -- 600++ per pax
I just came back today. Stayed in royal castle too. Nothing much to complain about and I feel it's better than rainbow based on my experience. Pretty satisfied.

Like:
- bathtub
- location (5 minutes walk from xi men station - along chengdu road so it's easier to tell the taxi driver which road name to go if they do not know the hotel name)
- many tv channels as compared to other hotels I have stayed in before
- good service by receptionists

Dislike:
- lighting a bit dim, sorta romantic feel but not suitable for book reading (i guess)
- bed not that soft.

Overall give it 8/10 as it's really worth the $ for budget stay.
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tks what about bullet train?
They call it high speed rail ( 高 铁 )

http://www.thsrc.com.tw/
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hey there. any good eating places in taipei. going there in 2 weeks time.
Actually nothing much.

If you wanna look for those lower end restaurant, you can try the stretch of shophouse along 復興南路二段. There is one porridge restaurant called 小李子清粥小菜 very nice, especially their fatty pork meat. There is also one 永和 soya bean shop there too although you can find many other outlet elsewhere. Think both of them open 24 hours.

As for 小吃, most are pretty much the same in taipei and not much variety. Maybe you wanna try night market like raohe, ningxia, shida. The good stuff are mostly in Taichung night market.

Also, you may wish to try out their Mala steamboat, it's very different as compared to those you find in Singapore. Singapore one like diluted like that, not nice.
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