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Taiwan Favorites

  • Stay Online while in Taiwan

    In Taiwan, you can stay connected on the internet easily with the pre-paid unlimited broadband mobile plans. These pre-paid package can be bought just outside the arrival hall of the Taoyuan International Airport.There is the 1 day, 3 days or 7 days continuous package at affordable...

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  • lend a helping hand to take a photo

    Some people carry tripod stand but more people just have a camera on the go. Some who are without a tripod stand take their photo by holding the camera to themselves and the angle would most of the time out of the expectation. I would ask others to help me to take my group photo, so I always ready to offer help to those who need a helping hand for...

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  • typhoons

    In Taiwan, typhoon would come from north, east or south but it's predictable. And due to special geographical positions, west and Southern areas like Maoli, Taichung, Tainan, Kaohsiung... are protected by Central Mountains in duration of typhoons hit so hardly influence those areas. But it pours in mountainous areas sometimes when typhoons...

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  • Enjoin your trip at Kenting, Taiwan

    If you are planning to travel Taiwan, Kengting (¤’š) is one of advisable places you should not miss. KentingThe Spring Break & Summer Vacation destination in Taiwan. I'm studying in Kaohsiung (taiwan) now, it's convinient for me to travel Kenting, and I've been there 2 times. You can enjoin beautiful and clean beaches, blue sky and windy days in...

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  • Adaptor plugs in Taiwan

    Taiwan uses 110V, 60Hz.Standard plug is the USA (NEMA) & Japanese 2-pin flat blade, types A & Bhttp://electricaloutlet.org/type-ahttp://electricaloutlet.org/type-bNice hotels may have universal outlets that accept European 2-pin and British 3-pin rectangular blade plug.http://electricaloutlet.org/type-chttp://electricaloutlet.org/type-g

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  • Length of stay in Taiwan

    Typhoons are possible during all months of the year. However statistically, they happen more frequent in the months of August, September and October. Now the other odds come into play about how often those storms make a particular landfall such as Taiwan and chances are not high being a one time visitor you will have any problem.Taiwan in my...

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  • Great Food

    The food is great here. LOTS of FRESH local vegetables and tropical fruit. Bananas, guava, mangos, papayas, Lychee, Cherimoya, plums etc....YUMMY! Central mountains where industrialization has not completely destroyed.

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  • Alishan and Hualien

    Hi,Alishan is a small mountain top village where people go for hiking from one village to another. It is a beautiful place to visit, particularly if one takes the Alishan train from Chaie to Alishan (72 Km) which takes 4 hours. Keep in mind that, a portion of the rail was damaged by hurricanes back in 2004 (one train would take passengers to the...

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  • Visa free?

    Visa is no longer for Malaysians visiting Taiwan up to 30 days.Per website: http://investintaiwan.nat.gov.tw/en/env/guide/visa_reside_work/short_stay.htmlVisa-free Entry - non-extendableEligible to passport holders from Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Costa Rica, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Japan,...

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  • Formosa

    It's the meaning of beautiful in Potugese. So, when you decide to come visiting this island, all you need to prepare is be ready to recieve. People are warm, caring, and kind here. We have plenty kinds of delicous food. First, go to the map site to know what you can see from a satellite. TAIWAN MAPFor looking for what to do, go to TAIWANFUN and...

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  • 10 Sights in Taiwan

    Taipei 101It is the tallest building in the world. Helight 508meters.Construction completed on October 17,2003.Observation deck is on 89th floor.National Palace MuseumIt is one of the four greatest museums in the world. Founded in 1925.Collected more than 650,000 artifacts. recently renovated.Sun Moon LakeScenic lake in the central of Taiwan....

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  • Ask me what are my favourite...

    Ask me what are my favourite things to do here in Taiwan ?! Well , go and ask Taiwanese people on the street , you will get the answer . We love Taiwanese food , nightmarkets and 'scootering around the city 'Not lying , Taiwan has the coolest scooters in the world .

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  • To be honest , I didn't know...

    To be honest , I didn't know Taiwan has a fabulous & fantastic amusement park until yesterday(Nov. 25) .'Leofoo Village' We spent an afternoon here and of course didn't get to try all of the facilities in the park . ( It's just huge , I'll suggest , if you do wanna try everything and see everything , you really have to come here ealier in the...

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  • Tung Blossom of HAKKA Festival

    From April to May every year is the Tung Blossom season in Sanyi, which is a small town of Miaoly. In the middle of April, Tung Blossom is getting blooming, then the flower dropped to the ground, like snowy; even in May, you still can see this landscape.

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  • Buildings...about Worship....

    l am not understanding to buildings method of worships....how they are making to models of humans and animals on the stones.....????

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  • People

    Taiwan's population surpassed 22.45 million in June 2002. Taipei City is the largest and most densely populated metropolitan area, followed by Kaohsiung City in the south. About 60 percent of Taiwan's population is concentrated in four metropolitan areas--Taipei, Kaohsiung, Taichung, and Tainan. Over the past few decades, the average age of...

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  • Postal Information

    Postal agencies are open from 09:00 until 17:00 from Monday to Saturday (except the second and fourth saturdays). The Taiwan postal service is generally quite reliable though envelopes with English addresses should be written in a clear hand to ensure prompt delivery. Red postal boxes are for airmail (usually the left hand slot) and prompt delivery...

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  • Telephones

    The basic local telephone rate is NT$1 for 2 minutes. Coin phones accept NT$1, NT$5 and NT$10 coins. Some phones now require NT$2 as the minimum.Public pay phones are also widespread throughout Taiwan and separate phones are available for coins or cards. Local telephone cards are widely available at kiosks and convenience stores. Cards cost NT$100...

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  • Big Cows

    Taiwan: Small country, BIG COWS.... They must be giving them Franken-feed or something...This particular bovine monster is located near Fenglin in the Huatong Valley...

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  • Signs along the Road

    Sometimes the signs in english don't quite convey their intended meaning...(Actually a scooter repair shop, I believe.......)

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  • Chinese Food

    Chinese Food - Chinese food tastes very good and is also nutritious. The food is prepared with great care and cooked quickly so as not to lose its vitamin content. Vegetables are finely chopped or diced and because of the quick cooking, retain their fresh taste and garden colours. Spices and sauces such as soy, oyster, sesame and aniseed are used...

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  • Buddha

    Buddha - Buddha refers to Prince Siddhartha Guatama, an Indian prince who lived more than 2,500 years ago. After years of study and contemplation, Siddhartha founded the Buddhist religion, based on the "Eightfold Path". Buddha means "The Enlightened One", and by following the teachings of Buddha a person may overcome the craving of earthly...

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  • Jade

    Jade - Jade, the green stone, is sold everywhere in Taiwan. From bangle bracelets and images of Buddha, costing only a few dollars, to expensive carved dragons, jade is a popular item to the Chinese and visitors alike. The inexpensive articles are not jade, but are soapstone. Real jade is expensive and sold in quality shops. The emperors of China...

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  • Lanterns

    Lanterns - Lanterns have been part of Chinese life for centuries. Chinese emperors had lanterns hanging in their gardens, on boats, in their homes and temples. This tradition continues to the present day. The colourful lamps appear throughout the Chinese year, especially at festival times. At the end of the Chinese New Year celebration, on the...

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  • Kites

    Kites - Kites are, and always have been, an intricate part of Chinese culture. It takes many years to become a master kitemaker, although most Chinese boys and girls learn to make their own kites at an early age. Traditionally, kites appear mostly at festival times, especially in the late autumn at the Festival of Climbing the Heights. On this...

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  • Incense

    Incense - Incense is a substance which produces a sweet aroma when burned. The Chinese use it during most festivals and burn it in honour of the gods and in memory of deceased family members and, for good luck.

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  • Ginseng

    Ginseng - Ginseng is a plant from China. It has an aromatic root which is used in medicine by the Chinese. The Chinese believe it cures many ills. A favourite way of staying healthy is to drink ginseng tea.

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  • Gwai-lo-(

    Gwai-lo-(female, gwai-paw) - This is the name given to Caucasian men by the Chinese. The term means "Foreign Devil" in Chinese. In years past, gwai-lo was considered an unpleasant name to call someone, but it is now an accepted word without causing bad feelings.

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  • Fung Shui

    Fung Shui - "Fung Shui", translated as, the influences of wind and water, is the Chinese science of "reading" nature in order to ward off evil spirits and bad luck. By the twelfth century, fung shui played an important role in all aspects of Chinese life, from birth till death. A compass with a magnetic centre and seasonal markings is used by an...

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  • Eggs

    Eggs - "100 year old eggs", is a term referring to aged eggs, by no means 100 years old! The eggs sold in the markets and restaurants are usually a few days old. They are duck eggs which are soaked for a few days in a solution of tea leaves, lime, soda and rock salt. These eggs are eaten with ginger and are considered a delicacy among the Chinese.

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  • Dynasty

    Dynasty - A dynasty is a group of rulers from the same family who succeed one another in power. This group usually has great wealth and power for several generations. China is the home of great dynasties, dating back centuries. This form of rule in China ended with the overthrow of the Manchu Dynasty in 1912.

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  • Dragon

    Dragon - The dragon is a mythical monster in fairy tales and legends. For a long time the dragon stood for evil. Tales of serpent monsters roaming the earth devouring everything in their paths have been recorded for centuries. However, the Chinese adopted the dragon as a symbol of nobility. Until 1912, the dragon was the national emblem of China....

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  • Chopsticks

    Chopsticks - The Chinese eat their food with chopsticks. Chopsticks are a pair of slender sticks made of wood, ivory, bamboo or plastic. It does not take long to learn to use chopsticks, just patience. Trial and error is the best method of mastering the sticks.

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  • Acupuncture

    Acupuncture - Acupuncture is the centuries old Chinese method of piercing the body with needles to relieve aches and pains. Chinese legend holds that over 5,000 years ago a soldier was struck with an arrow. He felt a numbing sensation in a different part of his body. The Chinese tell that from this incident came the art of acupuncture. This method...

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  • Abacus

    Abacus - An abacus is a calculator, rectangular in shape. It has an outside frame with sliding beads strung on thirteen wires or wooden slats. The abacus was used widely before the nine plus "O" counting method was adopted. The Chinese have used it for hundreds of years and still use it today. You will see it used in some Chinese shops. It can...

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  • Taiwan in General

    In the north is the city of Taipei, the capital. (`Taipei' means `North Taiwan'.) In the south are the cities of Kaohsiung and Tainan (`Tainan' means `South Taiwan'), with Kaohsiung a little farther north. Halfway between is the city of Taichung. (`Taichung' means `Middle Taiwan'.) These four cities are the four largest in Taiwan and are spread...

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  • Plumbing

    Taiwan has squat toilets. A squat toilet is basically a hole in the floor that flushes. They are OK but take a little getting used to. Bathrooms with squat toilets in Taiwan smell funny (not particularly bad; just funny) but then all of Taiwan smells funny, so that was not particularly disconcerting.

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  • General Notes About Taiwan and its...

    A significant fraction of the Taiwanese population does not speak the language very well. The native language of Taiwan is Taiwanese which is not like Mandarin Chinese and which is not like Cantonese. Many of the older people in the country do not speak much Mandarin and many of the younger people do not speak much Taiwanese.The languages are all...

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  • Gaoliang

    The favorite type of local fire water, which is around 130 proof. It is usually drinken straight up during Ganbei parties. As an added bonues, Gaoliang could easily be used as a suitable alternative for paint thinner or lawn mower fuel if the need ever arises...

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  • general info

    Taiwan is located in the Pacific Ocean only 160 km (120 miles) from Mainland China. The island straddles the Tropic of Cancer and offers a subtropical environment. Taiwan is only 394 km (236 miles) long and 144 km (86 miles) at its greatest width, but boasts a population of 23 million people, a progressive democratic government, a bustling economy,...

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  • Betel Nuts

    If you ask yourself: "How can those truck drivers in Taiwan possible drive so fast?? The answer, in a word: BETEL NUTS.' These small narcotic fruits of the local plam tree can help any truck driver, who's been on the road for the last 36 hours, find that extra gear, and somehow push his rig well beyond the structural design limits of his...

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  • Landmarks

    The two landmarks that you can always count on in Taiwan are (Suprising enough for those who haven't been here before): McDonald's and 7-11. Giving directions usually go something like this: Turn right at Mcdonalds, go straight pass two 7-11, left at the next Mcdonald, then park in front of the 3rd 7-11 on your right....They are EVERYWHERE....

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  • Give Way

    When Driving in Taiwan, be aware the the big cement trucks have right-of-way over all other vehicles. (little blue trucks, taxis, scooter, etal) But what happens if two big cement trucks meet at an intersection ?

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  • Chunghsing Pagoda

    This is the seven tiered pagoda at Cheng Ching Lake near Kao Shung, said to have been Chiang Kai Shek's favorite pagoda. It is 43 meters tall.

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  • nice country, nice city

    eating, night market many many things from there.... nice people, delicious food, fresh air in tai-chung, gorgeous places esp at night with the stars in the sky! i will never forget the days at my pla's place with his nice family!!

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