[OFFICIAL] Taiwan Guide and Taiwan related matters - Part 8

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normally use sgd ...
if use other currencies, would be based on the bank rate ?
might not be very favorable ...
Ar ok
My taipei i nv rebooked cos its full liao...that one most exp and Agoda charging me in sgd for this booking
I will compare and see lol

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i use booking.com, show me SGD

but go there still paid in NTD

the SGD shown is just the rough figure based on the exchange rate that they r using

agoda should be the same, cuz agoda and booking.com under the same corporation

just now the price quoted under agoda excluded tax while booking will include the tax
so in the end, still the same same

how i know, cuz i had tested and tried
 
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I will check agoda and also the hotel's website.
At times, hotel is cheaper.
 

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I find booking on 3rd party website is cheaper generally ...
there are discounts provided by 3rd party website.
having said , there might also be chances where direct is cheaper ...

so far all the hotels that I have stayed, usually from 3rd party websites.
mostly used agoda, expedia.com ... rarely use booking.com and hotels.com
 

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usually 3rd party cheaper but a few times book direct from hotel cheaper especially early bird offer
I find booking on 3rd party website is cheaper generally ...
there are discounts provided by 3rd party website.
having said , there might also be chances where direct is cheaper ...

so far all the hotels that I have stayed, usually from 3rd party websites.
mostly used agoda, expedia.com ... rarely use booking.com and hotels.com
 

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won't that feels even colder?
jeans are not windproof, doesn't dry fast, so not the ideal cold weather clothings
In the car, please put internal air circulation if cold.
And select the right direction of air flow.
 

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Hi guys when booking hotel using website like agoda, should i get them to charge me sgd or nt$?

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Thought Agoda only charge in sgd?
If you manage to see it in foreign currency, do select that.
Unless it is v obvious price is a huge margin, then select sgd.

You didn't use hotelscombined to look for cheapest pricing from all the ota?
Hotels.com, if member also give special price.

I prefer to use sgd, other currency there is a charge I think.

It is usually cheaper to choose their local currency, eg. NT$ or US$. The exchange rates they use for SG$ is usually not good. Or apply for a new service call YouTrip. It is sort like a debit/credit card where you will be charged the current exchange rates with additional costs like processing fees. Comparing to xe.com exchange rates, YouTrip is very close, sometimes even providing better rates. I've used it several times to buy things from amazon already.
 

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won't that feels even colder?
jeans are not windproof, doesn't dry fast, so not the ideal cold weather clothings

For travel, long days. I will go with jeans.
Even in snow.
If really snowing a lot, then proper gear.
Dry fast , nope.
But who goes out in jeans when it rains?
If wash, try put in toilet let ventilation clears it a bit.
Borrow iron if you need to.
Speeds up a lot.
 

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snow is still water
what if you get caught in the rain

anyway me still prefers high tech material that are comfy, light, quick dry. definitely not going back to jeans :)

For travel, long days. I will go with jeans.
Even in snow.
If really snowing a lot, then proper gear.
Dry fast , nope.
But who goes out in jeans when it rains?
If wash, try put in toilet let ventilation clears it a bit.
Borrow iron if you need to.
Speeds up a lot.
 

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snow is still water
what if you get caught in the rain

anyway me still prefers high tech material that are comfy, light, quick dry. definitely not going back to jeans :)

I also wear jeans, rain or shine.
 

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snow is still water
what if you get caught in the rain

anyway me still prefers high tech material that are comfy, light, quick dry. definitely not going back to jeans :)

I do agree with you.
Have good fabric is impt.
If you travel often and do not think you need them, dun need to buy.
I do go ard in my royal robbins. They serve me well.
Columbia is too ex.
Of course if you can afford mont bell, TNF, patagonia, why not?
 

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Who here have been to Kaohsiung? What are your experiences? How many days is good?
 

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Yes I saw its quite nice. One day just for cijin enough?

cijin can spend half to quarter day. before going over to cijin, you can also visit the takao railway museum and pier2 art center.

then there is also the fo guang shan that is a bit further away from the city, formosa mrt stn for the beautiful ceiling, 漢神巨蛋 for shopping. just some places i'd go if i'm in kaohsiung.
 

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cijin can spend half to quarter day. before going over to cijin, you can also visit the takao railway museum and pier2 art center.

then there is also the fo guang shan that is a bit further away from the city, formosa mrt stn for the beautiful ceiling, 漢神巨蛋 for shopping. just some places i'd go if i'm in kaohsiung.
How many days you spent in KHH in total.?
 
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