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Old 22-01-2008, 08:38 AM   #9166
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Taipei...what are you looking for scenery or eating?
The best chicken cutlet (chi pai), is in front of Jungle City, She Lin night market.
It's honey coated chicken cutlet.

From Airport CKS to Taipei, take bus, you can take either kuo kuang hao (Govt one) NT$ 250 - 300
or Fei Gou Bus (commercial bus, the seating much better than kuo kuang hao).

The best place to visit is Tai Chung, especially feng chia night market, a lot of eating there..hahahah
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Old 22-01-2008, 01:20 PM   #9167
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Hi all,

I will be going to Gao Hsiung for 1 day and 1 night (30/1/2008). Can anyone recommend anything below while i stay at there?
- Cheap (ard SGD50 to SGD60) and easy access hotel (near to train and mrt)
- Any popular and happening pubs (plenty of cho bu)
- Any must visit place
- Any must eat/buy stuff

Btw, anyone gg to Taiwan from 26/1 to 3/2 too???
Heard that the flowers are blooming in Taiwan at this time. But anyone been to any flower farms with lavender, daisy, sunflower over there at this time???

Thanks!!!

Counting down liao... 6 more days to Taiwan!
now is strawberry season~ can visit strawberry farm and pluck strawberries~
small and sweet! NICE!!
if in taipei can go Neihu~
http://tw.knowledge.yahoo.com/questi...=1105051309997
From now till around april~ do call up the farm before heading down~
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Old 22-01-2008, 10:08 PM   #9168
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any other impt stuff i must pack for my tw trip? am going during cny period...
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Old 24-01-2008, 04:44 PM   #9169
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any one knows where to check for concerts during the cny period? will be there from 5th feb till 9th feb.

These sites give you the details on Whats happening:
Live Concert and Ticket Information:

http://www.ticket.com.tw/
http://www.dadaarts.com.tw

Autograph and Promotions by Celebs in Taiwan:
http://www.g-music.com.tw/event/storesp/storesp.asp

Other pop events/promotions :
http://www.mtvchinese.com/News/Event/Index.html
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any other impt stuff i must pack for my tw trip? am going during cny period...
Keep your eye on the weather:It's a cool 12C tonight.
http://www.cwb.gov.tw/V5e/index.htm
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Old 24-01-2008, 04:56 PM   #9171
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is there any mahjong shop in taipei?
http://www.eastking.com.tw/index.php

There is also a shop in the Shihlin Night Market Along WenDe Road near the Pet shops.
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Old 24-01-2008, 05:04 PM   #9172
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thanks alot once again nuttyazn~
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Old 25-01-2008, 02:19 AM   #9173
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wow thanks~! btw if i decided to go visit ALISAN...from XMD....1day can finish about half? don't intend to stay overnight there..
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It is not worth the trip to visit Alishan in one day. One is the trekking on the trails take time and two is that without staying overnight you dont get to see the sunrise over the sea of clouds which is one of the highlights of the visit and last but not least the Mountain railway timing is such that you really have to overnight there to get the experience-1.30pm and return is about 4.30pm except on weekends they have a train up at 9.30am.
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wow thanks~! btw if i decided to go visit ALISAN...from XMD....1day can finish about half? don't intend to stay overnight there..
cannot be done. travel time to alishan is 6-7 hrs liao from XMD. moreover the real attraction of alishan is its sunset & sunrise.
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Old 25-01-2008, 05:56 PM   #9176
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I got a Jetstar air ticket here from 24th March to 28th March but due to some reasons I cannot go. Letting go at SGD347 so any butties who wants can pm me.
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It is not worth the trip to visit Alishan in one day. One is the trekking on the trails take time and two is that without staying overnight you dont get to see the sunrise over the sea of clouds which is one of the highlights of the visit and last but not least the Mountain railway timing is such that you really have to overnight there to get the experience-1.30pm and return is about 4.30pm except on weekends they have a train up at 9.30am.
Just to check are you also taiwanese?
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It is not worth the trip to visit Alishan in one day. One is the trekking on the trails take time and two is that without staying overnight you dont get to see the sunrise over the sea of clouds which is one of the highlights of the visit and last but not least the Mountain railway timing is such that you really have to overnight there to get the experience-1.30pm and return is about 4.30pm except on weekends they have a train up at 9.30am.
wah thanks guess will go there if i have a 2nd trip to tw ba...
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Old 26-01-2008, 12:08 AM   #9179
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Hi,
I just came back from my taiwan trip! It was certainly enjoyable and I must thank the forumers who had given me great info for my trip planning.

To summarize my trip:
19/01 Taipei CSK airport -> Taichung for 1 night stay. Went to nearby night market (cant remember name)

20/01 Taichung -> Puli -> Cingjing
Took 830am Nantou bus to Puli and switch another bus to Cingjing. Bus was superbly crowded and I was stuck with my big luggage (no space to put). Reach Vienna hotel almost 1130am. Check-in and went to Cingjing Farm the whole afternoon. Stayed overnight @ Vienna, caught the nice sunrise.

21/01 Cingjing -> Taipei
Left to tour Vienna's own organic farm early morning. Check-out and left Cingjing around 12am, managed to share cab down (@ cheaper cost than bus and more comfortable) to Puli. Took Nantou bus back to Taichung, grab Sun biscuits and switch train to Wurih to take HSR to Taipei. Reached Taipei around 6pm and check-in to Minyi Hotel. Went to walk around Dihua street (to see CNY goodies).

22/01 Taipei -> Jiofen -> Keelung -> Wufenpu (Drizzle whole day)
Left for Jiofen ard 10am and had an enjoyable time over there, strolling ard and enjoyed tea and snacks. Left for Keelung ard 3pm. Drizzle again and ended up just going to Miaoku to eat and walk ard. Along the way back to Taipei, decided to pop by Wufenpu. Shop from almost 630pm to 1030pm before heading back to Taipei. Tiring and filfulling day.

23/01 YMS -> Beitou -> Danshui -> Shilin (Drizzle whole day)
Left for YMS ard 10am and found YMS shrouded in mist. Could only tour YMS by bus and decided to have a short hike @ mountain foot. Left YMS for Beitou ard 3pm (Too late!!) for hotspring. Missed the sunset view of danshui as only managed to reached DS @ 6pm. Fisherman wharf was quite deserted and very cold and windy. Decided to skip Old Tamshui and proceed to shilin night market.

24/01 Taipei101 -> XMD -> Airport
Rush day, went to Taipei101 but was also shrouded in mist. Went to XMD to take a look and had another fix of Ah-zhong mian. Rushed back to Hotel to pick up luggage and took Guo Guang to Airport. Missed going for the Games fair @ World Trade Convention.. ;(
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Just to check are you also taiwanese?
Actually I am an Indian. Been here 22 yrs .
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