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Taiwan Trip

Posted on: December 24, 2008

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Haiz! I didn’t wanted to go to Taiwan in the first place de…. I wanted to go to the country above Taiwan, which is JAPAN!

Day 1: Taipei

This is my first time to Terminal 3, look abit more grand than Terminal 2 or 1 but the store is still the same as what already have in 2 and 1.

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The moment we reached there, we had our dinner and headed straight for the Taipei 101 building.

Taipei 101

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The inside of Taipei 101 look more like Singapore’s Paragon, all branded stuffs can be found in there.

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Shilin Night Street

Our last stop for the day is the famous Shilin Night Street. Best known for their variety of food and shopping district.

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The recommended food to try here is the 豪大大鸡排 and 大饼包小饼.

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Imperial Hotel Taipei

Here is the hotel for my two days stay in Taipei.

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Day 2: Taipei

Lover’s Bridge

Hmmm… nothing special about this, only the scenery is beautiful, maybe I feel this way is because I don’t have a gf Lol xD

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Tamshui Old Street

It is shopping time again after the boring lover’s bridge :X

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The famous “iron-eggs”.

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*P.S – Claireto!!! If you want to know to where I bought the bag for you, it is here lor 😛

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Five Cent Diftwood Restaurant

This is the first time I came across a restaurant which look more like a museum than a restaurant, Haha unique sia.

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After lunch, we have the whole day off so we head to one of the biggest shopping center in Taipei. The outer shape look like a giant ball, it look even weirder on the inside. xDD

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Dinner is on our own so we decided to try out all the different food there. We had xiao long bao, Hakka BBQ chicken & beef, baked rice, a Japanese side dish (rice with salmon) and mee fen.

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Shilin Night Street (AGAIN!!)

We came across a very interesting restaurant which uses toilet as their theme. Lol, this idea sound so smelly yet so innovative. xD Even the seats are in the shape of toilet bowl (make me want to shit when sitting on it lor..).

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We tried out their 大便 ice cream hahah, and it really does look and taste like one LOL.

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They even use the shape of a urinal for drinks. xD sound disgusting lol.

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Santas Claus!!

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After that we decided to try take their MRT (same name sia) train back to our hotel, but in the end we got lost and it took us an hour to figure our way back.

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Day 3: Hualien

Chiufen

From day 3 onward, we will be going from places to places, I find that quite tiring yet exciting too 😛

So from Taipei, we started to go to Hualien, and so we stop by Chiufen for lunch.

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We had lunch at one of the restaurant but I forgot the name of it le. lol

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Soon after that, we head to Ilan National Centre for Traditional Arts.

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Most of the building inside are based on traditional houses which is quite interesting for me ba. But my parent are very excited about it and keep telling us stuffs that they uses in the past like my dad describing about the bicycle while I and my bro are spacing out. Lol…

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Haha, my weird mother keep trying to take pictures of me while I was busy exploring around.

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Wah.. food again… it was just about 2 hrs before we last ate xD

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Day 4: Taitung

Taroko Gorge

On our way to Kaohsiung, we will pass through this Taroko Gorge so we stop by to view scenery such as the Nine Turn Grotto and Swallow Caves.

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Wondering what I am doing everyone was busy taking pictures? Haha

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After looking at rocks for awhile, I also start to stone there le..

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This is dunno how many times that my mother take pictures of me while I am not aware or doing other things like taking pictures of the scenery in this case … xD


We stop by this cafe here which has the best coffee in the world (maybe?). Drinking coffee in a cool weather while looking at the beautiful scenery, kimochi ne!!

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Now we are heading to the southern part of Taiwan and we stop here for a break. The tour guide say that this tall-looking thing is to separate between the cold and hot region. Sound chim o.O

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Today our hotel is consider one of the best hotel in term of the room quality and services. They also have famous hot spring in their hotel so they don’t have to go to those public spring.

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There are also events like dances held outdoor in the hotel.

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Day 5: Kaohsiung

Fokuangshan

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Tung Po Zuiyuelou

Can you imagine going to a restaurant with just S$10 ++ and eat all you can, even more the waiter will serve you and the potion of food is huge too.

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Bullet Train

Wah lau.. Soon after my stomach almost burst from eating, we are taking a bullet train to Kaohsiung. Eat, sit, sleep, not fat also can become fat lor… Haha

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Nanyuan Leisure Farm

Wow, this has to be the biggest room I have ever been to. Somehow it feel scary to sleep alone too 😛

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Finally I get to do some exercise after so many days of eat-sleep lifestyle. Anyway I find it quite stupid for them to organize golf so late in the night cause we can’t even see where is we are shooting.

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Day 6: Alishan/Sun Moon Lake

Nanyuan Leisure Farm

Yesterday reach here is so late (in fact is not that late but the sun set much more earlier than in SG) so I purposely woke up early today to explore and take pictures.

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This is where I stay for the night.

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Alishan

Alishan has nothing but trees that is able to live for thousands of years and having three different generation. It is amazing though but I am not really that interested in trees. Haha

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When I heard from my tour guide saying that we will be walking/climbing for 4 hours, I thought it was a piece of cakes but I am wrong.. especially when I need to lend a support to my mum which is so damn fat and heavy. LOL

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Is it just me or did that tree has a shape that looked like a heart? Lol romantic le 🙂

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After climbing for such a long time, we are able to rest up a bit while doing some window shopping.

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Our lunch is not that good as compared to what we have for the past few days in Taiwan but still I eat the most and find it nice. Now I know why my tour guide say the restaurant has the best food, cause after climbing for 3 hours, any food that is served to me is delicious de. Whahaha…

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Sun Moon Lake

Sun Moon Lake is best known for the their good fengshui location and beautiful scenery. Sometime it is also nice to go to places like these after living in the city for so long, quite relaxing.

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Day 7: Taoyuan

Hoho~ Finally left two more days before the tour end le 😛

Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village

Here is where they have Taiwan’s nine hill-tribes houses and living style. But who cares about that??! I just want to go explore and look for anything that is fun and exciting. xD

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Hmm Most of the entertainments here can also be found in SG also and that is why I don’t like trying it out le.. even though everything here is free after buying the ticket..

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Cable car

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Here is where they film the romantic drama “公主小妹”.

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Next is a strawberry farm where we can even pick our own strawberry.

*P.S. I was thinking of buying some for Claire after trying it out but they said mus eat instantly, if not it will go bad..:(

My Chocolate Strawberry 🙂 Hehe

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Day 8 : Taipei

The last day is mostly buying some of the well-known snack/food back to Singapore and also some last min shopping.

We stopped by Vigor Kobo to buy back some pineapple tarts.

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Then last min shopping at Ximenting.

Ximenting

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We decided to try out their fruit ice cream even thought the weather is so cold, and we didn’t regret it. The fruit was so fresh and the ice is very different from normal “ice-kacang” that we eat in SG, the ice is very soft and so even people with sensitive teeth can eat it without any pain at all. 😀

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How is it possible to shop Ximenting in just an hour time, and that why in the end I didn’t manage to buy anything at all. That’s alright, I tell myself that there is also a next time whereby I will come back here and shop like siao Haha.

Tong Yuan International Airport is our last destination after this, and that is how my Taiwan trip ended. Overall I find it quite enjoying even thought I don’t really like to travel with my parent, especially my brother.. I have learned about their history, visited most of the attractive places and tried out a lot of different local food.

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