Archive for the ‘Travel and Leisure’ Category

Taipei, Taiwan – Some Basic Information Tourist / Travellers Should Know

Monday, January 5th, 2009


Taipei, Taiwan basic tourist and visitor information

• Area: 271.8 square kilometers

• Location: Northern Taiwan, in the Taipei Basin.

Bordered on all sides by Taipei County

• Population: Approximately 2.62 million

• Languages: Taiwan’s official language is Mandarin; English and Japanese are also commonly used.

• Climate: Taipei has a subtropical climate with an annual average temperature of 22 degrees Celsius (71.6 degrees Fahrenheit) and an annual average rainfall of 2,325 millimeters. Summers are hot with occasional afternoon thunderstrom; winters are chilly with frequent drizzles.

Taipei Tourist / Visitor Information Center – Where and Operating Hours

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008

 Taipei visitor tourist information center

List of central Taipei Visitor Information Center

Station and Service Hours

Taipei Train Station – 08:00-20:00 (02)2312-3256

East Metro Mall – 10:00-19:00 (02)6638-0059

MRT Peitou Station – Mon.-Fri 09:00-18:00 (02)2894-6923
                            – Weekends 10:00-18:00

Taipei Songshan Airport – 08:00-20:00 I (02)2546-4741

MRT Jiantan Station – Mon.-Fri 14:00-20:00 (02)2883-0313
                             - Weekends 10:00-20:00

MRT Xi men Station – Mon.-Fri 14:00-20:00 I (02)2375-3096
                             – Weekends 10:00-18:00

Zhong Xiao East Road Shopping Area – Taipei, Taiwan

Monday, December 15th, 2008

Zhong Xiao East Road Shopping Area, Taipei, Taiwan 

The area around Zhongxiao E. Rd. is often referred to as the Eastern District of Taipei. This is the most fashionable and modern area of Taipei. Here you will find large department stores, pubs, boutiques, and fashionable restaurants.


• Department Stores Zhongxiao E. Rd., Sec. 4

• Pacific Sogo Department Stores 45, Zhongxiao E. Rd., Sec. 4

Tel: (02)2776-5555

• Ming Yao Department Stores 200, Zhongxiao E. Rd., Sec. 4

ShiLin Shopping Area – Taipei, Taiwan

Saturday, November 29th, 2008

Shi Lin Shopping Area - Taipei, Taiwan

The Shilin Night Market is the biggest Night Market in Taipei. It sells a tempting array of regional foods, clothing, and souvenirs. All sorts of shops, pub, restaurants, and night spots are located nearby. The snacks on offer include congee, sausages, dumplings, seafood and shaved-ice sweets.


• Sundry goods & Snacks

Shilin Night Market

Shi Lin Shopping Area Map - Taipei, Taiwan


• CiCheng Temple

84, Danan Rd., Shilin District, Taipei Tel: (02)2882-1 083

TianMu Shopping Area – Taipei, Taiwan

Saturday, November 29th, 2008

Tianmu Shopping Area, Taipei Taiwan

TianMu is a district with an exotic apperance. Here you can find a large selection of international pubs, boutiques, fine cuisine restaurants and cafes.


• International Cuisine

Tianrnu N./E./W. Rd. and Zhongshan N. Rd., Sec. 7

• Boutiques

Dexing E. Rd.

• Garments

Zhongshan N. Rd., Sec. 7

Tianmu shopping area Map, Taipei Taiwan



Tianmu E. Rd. and Zhongcheng Rd.

• Tianmu Park

Taipei 101 Documentary – Lots Of Facts And Details About The World’s Current Tallest Building

Friday, November 21st, 2008

Here is a documentary on the Taipei 101 building, in Taipei, Taiwan. It is currently the tallest building in the world. This documentary of the Taipei 101 building will pretty detail every aspect of the planning, and construction of this incredible structure. Taipei 101 is just only one of many things that has put Taiwan on the map.

Now Taipei 101 is currently the world’s tallest building / structure, but that will be changing within a year, as Dubai is currently constructing a structure that is much taller.

Return From Shanghai, Malaysia And Back Into The Cold

Sunday, October 26th, 2008

Shanghai, China, Pearl Tower, pudong area

Just got back from my Shanghai and Malaysia vacation.  Shanghai was awesome in terms of sight seeing and learning about its history and Malaysia as always is tropical and seeing a motorcycle grand-prix (MotoGP) live was truly an amazing experience. The getaway was just what I needed to recharge my batteries.

The Ultimate Taiwan Travel, Attractions Guide Coming Soon

Thursday, October 9th, 2008

Taiwan guide, taipei 101 light up colorsThe Ultimate Taiwan Guide will continue and be finished soon. I’ve been so busy lately, with work and preparing for my vacation to Shanghai, and Malaysia. I’m really looking forward to Malaysia where I would be watching the motorcycle Grand Prix – MotoGP at the Malaysia Sepang F1 Circuit.

My Recent Business Trip To Seattle, WA – Space Needle, SkyCity Restaurant, Union Square, Pike Place Public Market, Metropolitan Grill

Thursday, September 18th, 2008

Seattle, WA sky line in the day

On a recent business trip , I visited one of the my company’s largest customer…Boeing. Yes, that is right the airplane company. Basically, Boeing’s business for the company I currently work for is more than a quarter of a million dollar a year, so of course we have to pay them a visit and treat them well.

WanHua Shopping Area / District – Taipei, Taiwan

Sunday, August 31st, 2008

WanHua shopping area, Taipei, Taiwan

There are many temples in WanHua district. Some of the temples have been built more than two hundred years ago. Longshan Temple is the most famous one. The Night Markets around the area specializes in sundry goods & snacks.

Huaxi St. Night Market was the first international night market to open in Taiwan.


Sundry goods & Snacks

• Huaxi st
• Xiyuan Rd.
• Guangzhou St.
• Sanshui St
• Xichang St.
• Kangding Rd.
• Changsa St. Sec.2

Wufenpu Shopping Area – Songshan Station, Taipei, Taiwan, Big Night Flea Market – Jeans, Jackets, Sweaters, Clothes

Sunday, August 10th, 2008

shopping at wufenpu clothing market songshang station taipei taiwanDespite the fact that there are plenty of department stores in Taipei, Wufenpu, located across the street from Songshan Railway Station, is another prosperous shopping area. Many shops with clothes of latest Japanese, Korean, and Thai styles will surely quench your thirst for shopping.