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Old 08-08-2009, 01:30 AM   #13516
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[QUOTE=nuttyazn;39453418]Tourism Bureau and TRA issue passports to stimulate local tours
TAIPEI, Taiwan -- The Tourism Bureau and Taiwan Railway Administration (TRA) yesterday jointly launched a “Tour Taiwan Passport” that allows holders to travel around the island by train and tour bus at low cost and enjoy various privileged treatment during their trips, according to tourism officials. The officials said that online reservation of the passports will be kicked off at 12:00 noon at a unit price of NT$1,499. But the first 1,000 passports will be sold at a discounted price of only NT$999. The passports will remain valid through December 31, 2009.
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any idea when the sale kicks off? i've been trying to get into taiwantourbus website the whole and its down
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Old 08-08-2009, 01:43 AM   #13517
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Wow! You earn. I also bought NTUC Income. Cheaper. This sun
??? No lah, my actual flight is on Saturday Morning. think not affected. I just giving an example. But i think it is highly possible it would be delay, maybe better to go after the typhoon?
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Old 08-08-2009, 02:03 AM   #13518
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juz back from taiwan this wednesday..

i booked meeky yang for jiu fen ye liu and keelung travel..
he is good.. worth it if u have 6 person...

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Old 08-08-2009, 12:10 PM   #13519
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For my case 1st 6 hrs - 1k, subsequent 6 hrs - $100 each. (NTUC Income). So when u flying?

Hope when i reach tpe later in the afternoon, everything will be fine.
anyone here claim before?
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Old 08-08-2009, 01:22 PM   #13520
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Dan shui also a nice plc to visit as well.

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Old 08-08-2009, 04:49 PM   #13521
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just get them at the airport will do...gif them ur passport..they will settle everything for u.....immediate usage

it much more cheaper than ur autoroam or ICC card

prepaid card is for hp
ICC card is for public phone
i see. may i know what is the pricing of the pre-paid card?
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Old 08-08-2009, 05:13 PM   #13522
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i see. may i know what is the pricing of the pre-paid card?
depends on wic coy u using .....
usually u will see these 3 most common prepaid cards
台灣大哥大
遠傳
中華電信
all ard $300-$500NT(more than enough to last u for 1 wk in tw)
unless u keep calling back or sms back to sg
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Old 09-08-2009, 01:33 AM   #13523
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any idea when the sale kicks off? i've been trying to get into taiwantourbus website the whole and its down
Should have started. Lines could be down because of the Weather or overload. Try again on Monday. I'll follow up from here and see what's Up!!
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Old 09-08-2009, 05:33 PM   #13524
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first timer here, very lost and confuse. need some advice for traveling in taichung. in my opinion, i feel tat taichung is so messy. unlike taipei, ximending is like the heart of taipei. so where is the central of taichung? is feng chia night market in the central area? can any1 recommend me some budget hotels less than 100?
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Old 09-08-2009, 09:07 PM   #13525
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[QUOTE=_wendee;39468770]
Tourism Bureau and TRA issue passports to stimulate local tours
TAIPEI, Taiwan -- The Tourism Bureau and Taiwan Railway Administration (TRA) yesterday jointly launched a “Tour Taiwan Passport” that allows holders to travel around the island by train and tour bus at low cost and enjoy various privileged treatment during their trips, according to tourism officials. The officials said that online reservation of the passports will be kicked off at 12:00 noon at a unit price of NT$1,499. But the first 1,000 passports will be sold at a discounted price of only NT$999. The passports will remain valid through December 31, 2009.
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any idea when the sale kicks off? i've been trying to get into taiwantourbus website the whole and its down

Saw someone said the TR-PASS have some limitation,refer to the below link,it's Chinese forum.

http://www.bbkz.com/forum/showthread.php?t=229940
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Old 09-08-2009, 11:31 PM   #13526
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Hi all, need help with itinerary. Need to know quite a few things so i bold them out.
Hope to get replies as i am leaving for taipei soon with gf and gf's family and have not much idea on taiwan except taipei. Thanks in advance!!!

Day 1
-take guoguang to TaiChung (drop where?)
-Stay In @ enterprise hotel taichung (any other better hotel to recommend?)

Day 2
-Rise and shine
-Board a Nantou bus from Taichung Railway Station to Sun Moon Lake ( Fare: NT$200,starts 0810 every hourly, travel for 2 hrs 35 mins )
-Sun Moon Lake (how much time will we spend there?)
-take bus (last bus 730pm) to Tai Chung HSR
-feng jia night market
-Stay In at taichung

Day 3 (what are the attractions of alishan other than the sunrise?)
- Rise and Shine (what time must we set off?)
- HSR to chia yi
- Board complimentary bus from Chiaiyi HSR to Chiayi train station (travel time 20min).
- Chiayi station to Alishan Station is about 4 hrs 30 mins (train time NOT DEFINITE! MUST CALL EVEN AFTER BOOKING!???)
- take train midway need to walk around 500M to take another)
-Tour at alishan
-Stay At alishan

day4
alishan tour
stay again at alishan

day5
rise and shine
take back to chiayi
HSR to kaoshiung
Check in to king's town hotel (any other hotels?)
Liuhe NM

day6
rise and shine
lotus lake confucius temple dragon tiger pagoda (how long would all this take?)
liuhe NM (any other NM or better things to do?)


day7
kaoshiung dream mall
HSR back to taipei
wufenpu
raohe NM

day8
rise and shine
beitou / yms (tentative)
danshui
yurenmatou
shilin miramar

day9
rise and shine
taipei meeky yang tour
yeliu jiufen keelung miaokou NM shifen

day10
to hualien (recommended to stayover?!!)
taroko gorge and call Mr. Zhuang (0)932-142-590 or mr looi (0)928-569-081

day11
CKS memorial hall
taiwan storyland
taipei 101 shopping area.
liaoning NM (how to get there)

day12
Eat at modern toilet
shop around XMD
back to Singapore
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Old 09-08-2009, 11:39 PM   #13527
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alishan trains only run twice a day....
got to take the 0900hr..if not u wont b able to enjoy the mountains

otus lake confucius temple dragon tiger pagoda..nothing much to tour(dun waste ur time)
go xiziwan for sunset
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Old 09-08-2009, 11:49 PM   #13528
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alishan trains only run twice a day....
got to take the 0900hr..if not u wont b able to enjoy the mountains

lotus lake confucius temple dragon tiger pagoda..nothing much to tour(dun waste ur time)
go xiziwan for sunset
hey thanks for the help
so i have to leave taichung by 8 for the train?
will i be able to buy the tickets for the train there?
what's there to do at alishan? need two days there or i can leave the next day to kaoshiung?
as for xiziwan's sunset, that will be in the evening so what else can we do in the day?

thanks in advance!!!
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Old 09-08-2009, 11:53 PM   #13529
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hey thanks for the help
so i have to leave taichung by 8 for the train?
will i be able to buy the tickets for the train there?
what's there to do at alishan? need two days there or i can leave the next day to kaoshiung?
as for xiziwan's sunset, that will be in the evening so what else can we do in the day?

thanks in advance!!!
for alishan,u can enjoy the coldness of being at a high mt (2880m above sea lvl),seas of clouds,sunrise,sunset etc
u need at least 2d 1 n for alishan to enjoy
for khh night,there is liuho,n mani shopping district ard to shop
must go love river to take pic
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Old 09-08-2009, 11:56 PM   #13530
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if im goin...this is wat i will do
take a night bus to chaiyi,den take the 0900hr foresty train up alishan.
should reach alishan ard 1300hr,check in hotel,walk ard to enjoy the scenry n sunset @ ard 4-5pm
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