Friends Star

3 out of 5 stars3 Stars

No.11, Sec. 1, Ho-Ping West Road, Taipei, Taiwan
Friends Hotel-Yo Xing Regency
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Rated 12% lower than similarly priced 3 star hotels

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Forum Posts

question about sign language in taipei

by rkearns

hello friends,

so, i can't grasp any of the taiwanese language (or mandarin, for that matter). i will have to be using lots of smiling and hand signals. so if i go to a night market and want one skewer of meat, and i use my index finger to indicate that, is that hand signal offensive? i know in brazil that the "ok" hand gesture means "f-you". you have to do the thumbs up thing to indicate "it's all good".

i have also been told they start counting on the thumb. is that true?
thanks for your replies.

Re: question about sign language in taipei

by sirgaw

LOL on this thread and I can well imagine the cultural cringe towards the strange foreigner making skewer signs in a market. No I have not been to Taipei, but interested in answers you receive.

Re: question about sign language in taipei

by yktee99

As far as hand sign is concerned, only pointing middle finger is taboo, just like any other countries. What you have highlighted i.e. pointing with index finger, thumbs up, ok sign and any other ways of counting are perfectly OK. Taiwanese is very tolerant towards foreigner. You will enjoy your trip.

Re: question about sign language in taipei

by rkearns

i'm here now. have been here a week and a half. everyone uses the middle finger when pointing, i have noticed. so maybe it's not too bad...
i'm getting along fine. thanks for your response!

Re: question about sign language in taipei

by nautalius

yes i found it fascinating too while i was there...
in Taiwan they do not use the"middle finger" as a rude sign... i asked my Taiwanese friends, and they said they didnt know that it was a rude finger to use until they got to Australia
over there, holding up one finger(i used my index finger) and then pointing is perfectly acceptable for ordering skewer foods :D

Travel Tips for Taipei


by gotravel123

YongKang Street is the place. Start with value for money Japanese food at ˜a“c‰® (No. 3), then end off with dessert few steps away at Ice Monster. And just for the memory, take back a bottle of fresh orange juice from the make-shift stall just next to Ice Monster. People are amazing. The food was awesome. Shopping rocks.

How Dr Sun got his revolutionary ideas (part5)YAWN

by budapest8

In January 1887, the 21-year-old Sun was transferred to the Hong Kong
College of Medicine for Chinese. He graduated 5 years later.
This was the period that greatly influenced Sun's revolutionary and career pursuits
In Hong Kong, Sun Yat Sen, Chen Shaobai, Wang Lie and Yang Heling often
discussed political affairs at Yang Heling's shop, Yao Ji. Their debates about
revolutionary ideologies and problems lasted over the years they were at medical school
These discussions gave much inspiration to Sun Yat Sen. The foursome was known
as "the 4 Desperadoes".

During that era, Hong Kong was orderly and honest compared to China under
Manchu rule. The British and European systems of administration were better.
This led Sun Yat Sen to realise that a reform in the government will lead to
a better society. China has been without a good government for many years.
Hence, Sun Yat Sen decided to launch his revolutionary career after graduation
and give up his chances of becoming a doctor. He mentioned,
"All my revolutionary thoughts originated from Hong Kong."

The tallest building in the world

by kiely about Taipei 101

Great shopping mall. It's one of the most popular tourist spot. You can find almost everything and also from low price shops to high standard shops, they are all in the same mall. They also have a nice bookstore there. Most people loves shopping for books there. Among the foreigners, they have a great opinion on it.
It's near another shopping centre, and within 5 mins walk, you can go see a movie if you want.

Fruit @ MRT stations

by ExoticGal

... not real fruit, though. They are advertisement on post/column, featuring different kinds of fruit by a beverage company. You'll find it at many MRT stations. MRT is the cheapest & most convenient means of transportation for tourists in Taipei, just like other big cities in Asia

Famous Tainan noodles and little dishes

by beaverk about Tainan noodle king

Ymmy little dishes from the Tainan region. Though food in Taipei has gone up in price, these little dishes restaurant still have fair pricing. AND They are delicious!! tainan noodles and the lobster salad


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Address: No.11, Sec. 1, Ho-Ping West Road, Taipei, Taiwan