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Old 13-11-2007, 09:54 PM   #8716
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per day 2500NT. more ppl divide moe so will be cheaper mah...
ie. 3000NT/4 1pax abt 700plus NT

BTW anyone know the current rate for NT? hope to buy this wk if 1SGD = 22NT
U can try the money changer at chinatown, next to Lin Zhi Yuan.. I always saw long Q there and I think the rates should be good..or else u try the one at Suntec...saw the rates sometimes back..quite good..
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Old 13-11-2007, 09:55 PM   #8717
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A personal cab, Honda Stream, from Taichung Train Station to few places such as SML and Wine Puli etc from 8plus morning till night, cost 2500NT....
Is that normal rates?
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Old 13-11-2007, 10:11 PM   #8718
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Taxi fare from Airport to Town

anyone taken a cab before from Airport to town area? what's the rate like? thanks
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Old 13-11-2007, 11:07 PM   #8719
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NTD1100/- - cab into town
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Old 13-11-2007, 11:13 PM   #8720
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Hi folks, only managedto read up to post 560. I'm leaving for Taipei on Wed and will be staying at rainbow hotel. anyone knows if freego or Kuokang stops directly in front of Rainbow hotel? Or if there are other bus recommendations? Thanks in advance.
Freego goes Very close to Rainbow: as Ximenting is a pedestrian area and Rainbow is smack in the center.

How many of you travelling together to Hualien.


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http://www.kkholiday.com.tw Contact: Tina Lin

KuoKuang Travel Service Agency started this service recently.
P.S. They will have Business Class Compartment for the Hualien Trains from Dec 1st (I think)
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Old 13-11-2007, 11:35 PM   #8721
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A personal cab, Honda Stream, from Taichung Train Station to few places such as SML and Wine Puli etc from 8plus morning till night, cost 2500NT....
Is that normal rates?
I think if you take the Green Transit bus directly to SML and then take a local tour, it should cost less , Mybe NTD1200/- (Just guessing)

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Green Bus - Outside MRT Zhongxiao Fuxing Station Exit 2、bus departs from No. 274 Zhongxiao E. Rd. Sec. 3
台北市忠孝東路三段274號<忠孝復興捷運站二號出口旁> 
Reservations: (02)2752-2988 Bus Service: 6:00~22:00
NTD830/ return fare ( I think)

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Old 13-11-2007, 11:42 PM   #8722
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Freego goes Very close to Rainbow: as Ximenting is a pedestrian area and Rainbow is smack in the center.

How many of you travelling together to Hualien.


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http://www.kkholiday.com.tw Contact: Tina Lin

KuoKuang Travel Service Agency started this service recently.
P.S. They will have Business Class Compartment for the Hualien Trains from Dec 1st (I think)
thanks for the info!

There's only my friend and me going to hualien, will be taking the taiwan rail there if i didn't get it wrong. Gee, heading for taipei tomorrow (14th nov) and coming back on 20th nov, dun think can catch the business class compartment liao.
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Old 14-11-2007, 03:53 AM   #8723
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U can try the money changer at chinatown, next to Lin Zhi Yuan.. I always saw long Q there and I think the rates should be good..or else u try the one at Suntec...saw the rates sometimes back..quite good..
Yup, just changed $$$ today at chinatown (next to LZY), rate's 1SGD = 21.85 NT, my friend got 1SGD = 21.2NT at AMK Hub, B2 (opp Poh Kim)
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Old 14-11-2007, 08:17 AM   #8724
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thank you..... one more question Nuttyazn... do you think it will be difficult to take the bus with kid... and is it raining in taipei this past few days? just worry i have to lug the luggage with the kiddo......... and thinking maybe it will be more comfy by taxi n then save on the return trip... this also gives me headache....

NTD1100/- - cab into town
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Old 14-11-2007, 03:05 PM   #8725
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must try the pork rib and beef maggie mee... very nice.... Not selling in Singapore.. if wanted to bring some back home... can go to any carrefour over there to buy.. they will pack them in boxes for u...
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Hi folks, only managedto read up to post 560. I'm leaving for Taipei on Wed and will be staying at rainbow hotel. anyone knows if freego or Kuokang stops directly in front of Rainbow hotel? Or if there are other bus recommendations? Thanks in advance.
it won't stop at the door step because rainbow hotel is not by main road (like what nuttyazn said, in front of rainbow is for pesdestrian).

you still have to walk about 3-5 metres from drop off point.

some images of how it looks like in front of rainbow entrance.

http://taipei.mmmtravel.com.tw/index...=taipei_wanhua

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Old 14-11-2007, 03:26 PM   #8727
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thank you..... one more question Nuttyazn... do you think it will be difficult to take the bus with kid... and is it raining in taipei this past few days? just worry i have to lug the luggage with the kiddo......... and thinking maybe it will be more comfy by taxi n then save on the return trip... this also gives me headache....
if you are lugging lotsa luggage, maybe can choose those hotels by the main road.

as for your concerns with kids/luggage/convenience, freego coach is right at the side of the airport.

first, load in the luggage then board the coach. upon reaching, the driver will inform you. then alight and collect all your luggages yourself at side of bus. then navigate your way to the hotel. if hotel is facing main road, then the coach will most probably drop you at door step.

if you are taking taxi, make sure you know where your hotel is and the chinese name of your hotel/address just in case some drivers do not know the way.

so you can judge whether is it ok for you or not.

weather wise, refer to http://tw.weather.yahoo.com/ few days before you depart.

hope this helps.

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Old 14-11-2007, 04:42 PM   #8728
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anyone taken a cab before from Airport to town area? what's the rate like? thanks
when i went there 2 weeks ago... there are cab drivers hanging around the Bus ticket counter at the airport. 1 quote me 700 NT to ximending....
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Old 14-11-2007, 04:47 PM   #8729
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it won't stop at the door step because rainbow hotel is not by main road (like what nuttyazn said, in front of rainbow is for pesdestrian).

you still have to walk about 3-5 metres from drop off point.

some images of how it looks like in front of rainbow entrance.

http://taipei.mmmtravel.com.tw/index...=taipei_wanhua

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Old 14-11-2007, 06:37 PM   #8730
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Anybody got lobang for cheap air ticket to Taiwan?

Fly around 24-26 Nov (Depart)
Come back to Sin around 30Nov

&@#(*@&# Jetstar $5XX...
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