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Old 11-12-2007, 03:32 PM   #8896
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but sgp issnt considered as a international licence? cant be used in taiwan ah?

well. in that case like veri trapped in taipei.. for a 7 days trip
possible transport within taipei is the metro MRT..
den like that .. hua lian.. kao siung.. nan tou.. by tour?
or any other suggested ways?
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Old 11-12-2007, 05:02 PM   #8897
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You should change in OCT - NOV.
Dec normally low rate.

Try the Indian stall inside a Fabric shop at Lucky Plaza Basement or China town
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Old 11-12-2007, 05:35 PM   #8898
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hotels and program in GaoXiong

Might not be the rite thread, but there's so many seasoned tourists to taipei here... any recommendation on hotels and program for kaohsiung?

I'm planning to stay over for 2 nites in kaohsiung after 4 days in Taipei.
Experts, any advice?

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Old 11-12-2007, 08:14 PM   #8899
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Hi there .... Need a little help from you guys....

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Just need a small flavor.. its around NT$618

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Old 11-12-2007, 10:08 PM   #8900
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Taiwan - 17th-24th Dec

hi all,

I will be travelling to TAIPEI for the first time with my family for an free and easy tour.
I was browsing thru the thread and saw quite a number of posts stating the "WU LIN MI JI". Was wondering what is it??

Can some kind soul kindly send it to me at tyc_85@hotmail.com ??

Thanks
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Old 11-12-2007, 10:49 PM   #8901
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Day 1 – TUES 15TH JAN
Check in TS Hotel- Transit to hotel via Freego Bus 飛狗巴士 - Fare NT$135 (S$6.46). (Get contact - to check on return to airport on last day)


Day 2 – WED 16th JAN

• Sun Yat Sen Memorial 國父紀念館 – MRT ,Get off Sun Yat Sen Memorial station
• Taipei 101 - Get off at Taipei City Hall stn (市政府捷運站), take free shuttle bus 11am-10pm, every 20min
Warner Village (theater) / NewYorkNewYork shopping mall - nearby Taipei 101 mall, walk
• WuFenPu - get off at Houshanpi Stn 後山埤站, Exit 4, walk.
4:30PM-10PM during weekdays, until 1-2 AM for Fri & Sat (Monday is a wholesale day)
• Raohe St. night market 饒河夜市 - Wufenpu is on one side and the other side is Raohe night market. Across the road at the松山火車站and use the overhead bridge to get to 饒河夜市


Day 3 – THURS 17TH JAN

• Yangmingshan- YMS opens early and the first bus up the mountain starts at 5.30am
Yangmingshan Xiaoyoukeng Volcano • Yangmingshan National Park
• Beitou hot Spring Museum- 9-5pm free
• Spring City Resort – Free shuttle Bus Xin Beitou Mrt Station
• Danshui Street – Alight at Dan Shui Mrt
Lover’s Bridge - (Best to view Sunset)
Fisherman Wharf - Take MRT to 淡水站 Danshui Stn and transfer bus Red 26 or ferry
• Shilin Night Market - Take MRT to Jiantan station, the night market is just opposite the station. 07:00 PM - 01:30 AM



Day 4 – FRI 18TH JAN

• Longshan Temple - daily 6am-10pm - MRT Ban-Nan Line (blue line) - Longshan Temple Station - walk north, across Mangka park.
• CKS - daily 9am-5pm free- Take the MRT Danshui Line and get off at the CKS Memorial Hall Station and take Exit 5.
• Wulai - Danshui line (red) change to Xindian line (green). From Xindian Station, take right hand exit to busstop outside. Take Xindian bus to Wulai - every 20 min
• Nanshih Bridge - walk to the falls for 20min OR take the miniature railway
Wulai Falls
Cable car - across river to Yunsian Dreamland on top of waterfall




Day 5 – SAT 19TH JAN

• National Palace Museum: (0900-1700 hrs)
Take the MRT Danshui Line to the Shilin Station , look for Zhongzheng rd exit and take bus R30 (Red 30) to the National Palace Museum. Other routes that will take you to and near the Museum plaza are buses 255, 304, Minibus 18 and Minibus 19.
• Martyrs Shrine daily 9-5pm, free - Danshui line, get off at Jiantan stn, 1km east of Jiantan station not far from Keelung river
• Miramar Entertainment Park 11:00am-00:00am - new shopping mall in Dazhi, just north of Keelung river
Take MRT to Jiantan 劍潭站, exit right and transfer free shuttle bus. If the line is too long, take public bus 167
• Miramar Ferri Wheel 台北美麗華摩天輪 (Tickets : NT$200 on weekends;NT$150 during the week.)


Day 6 – SUN 20TH JAN

• Yeliu - Take MRT to Danshui, take bus ply Provincial Route 2 towards Keelung(daily 5.50am-830pm, every 20-30min NT150) stopping at Yeliou (NT105)
Jiufen – how to go ??????
• Keelung Miao Kou Temple Plaza Night Market - Ren 3rd Road, between Ai 3rd Rd and Ai 4th Rd, open 24 hrs




Day 7 – MON 21ST JAN
Home Sweet Home!




Shopping Optional places :
• Underground mall 台北地下街 at Taipei Main station 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
• Huaxi night market 華西街夜市 at Long Shan Temple Mrt
• ZhongXiaoDongLu 忠孝東路SOGO商圈
• Tian Mu - 02:00 PM – 09:00 PM - 1) Take MRT to Shipai 石牌站, exit turn right across the street take Bus R19
• Donggua Nite Market ( DongGuan Mrt)
• Hard rock cafι / clubs /bars- Get off at Nanjing stn. Walk to Minsheng rd (hardrock) / Dunhua (clubs)





Pls advise if i cover most nice places in TAIPEI ? And whether all the location stated is in order for transportation. thks
any advise ??????
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Old 13-12-2007, 12:30 AM   #8902
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In Taiwan its left hand driving.

You might need to apply for international license.

However it will depend on the car rental company too.
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Old 13-12-2007, 05:53 PM   #8903
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but sgp issnt considered as a international licence? cant be used in taiwan ah?

well. in that case like veri trapped in taipei.. for a 7 days trip
possible transport within taipei is the metro MRT..
den like that .. hua lian.. kao siung.. nan tou.. by tour?
or any other suggested ways?
driving overseas always need to apply an international driving license. its not just taiwan.

hualien if u intend to visit tarako, can rent a cabbie is easiest, coz self-drive, u'll hv a real tough time knowing where to park. dun forget, overseas is not like SG so well organised. so my advice is to use a cabbie instead 1stly becoz even if u're familiar with tht area, u'll waste lots of time trying to find parking. 2ndly is becoz its not much more ex to use cabbie versus renting. 3rdly is tht cabbie can drop u at pt A then u walk on foot to pt B and pick u up from pt B rather than yourself hving to U-turn back on foot.

kaosiung depends on where u thinking of going, then can better advice u.
nan tou can take state bus there, not sure where u wanna tour in nantou too? can ask here.
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Old 13-12-2007, 10:20 PM   #8904
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I intend to change NT in taiwan since the rates is higher there....
My colleague's mother is going on a guided tour with this agency called Nam Ho. The tour leader told her that taiwan only accept USD in their money changer. I think its crap!!
Any comments about that?
The current exchange rates at Arcade is about 21.3 only leh!! haiz..
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Old 13-12-2007, 10:46 PM   #8905
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NT is a tightly controlled currency.

I'm doubtful that there are (legal) money exchangers in Taiwan. As such, you are restricted to change your notes in either Banks or Hotels.
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Old 13-12-2007, 10:55 PM   #8906
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How is this 1 day iternary ?
Is it bored, can anyone help me modify ? i very unclear on the transportation .

Day 6 – SUN 20TH JAN

• Yeliu - Take MRT to Danshui, take bus ply Provincial Route 2 towards Keelung(daily 5.50am-830pm, every 20-30min NT150) stopping at Yeliou (NT105)
Jiufen – how to go ??????
• Keelung Miao Kou Temple Plaza Night Market - Ren 3rd Road, between Ai 3rd Rd and Ai 4th Rd, open 24 hrs
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Old 13-12-2007, 11:57 PM   #8907
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err... i nvr knew rates are better in taiwan? u can only change in their bank and the rate sucks. other than banks, its only hotels and the rate sucks even further.
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Old 14-12-2007, 10:39 AM   #8908
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err... i nvr knew rates are better in taiwan? u can only change in their bank and the rate sucks. other than banks, its only hotels and the rate sucks even further.
Well, u may like to see this link. http://www.megabank.com.tw/bulletin02_02.asp
Take a look at their rates.
As compared to SG ones, the current rates are 21.2 to 21.3 nia at suntec, mustafa , people park , arcade. The most 21.4 only.
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Old 14-12-2007, 11:11 AM   #8909
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guy! help..

ask u all, if u all nvr go to taiwan before, and wan to visit taiwan with ur family and a kid below 2 yrs old in tow, you would prefer to go on free and easy? or go with tour better? things prefer to do is like to go to the night market, try the food of taiwan, some light shopping or other tourism spots of taiwan..

is it difficult to go on free and easy for ppl who nvr go be4? which month's weather is the nicest?

sorry.. alot of qns coz im really travellin idiot here, but wanna bring my mum to taiwan as she have been wishin to visit taiwan for very long time, and she had nvr been to country further than malaysia all her life..
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Old 14-12-2007, 01:58 PM   #8910
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either way if u hv kids below 2 yrs old, u need to think of a way to carry him/her for long period of time.
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