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Posted 16 January 2011 - 08:20 AM

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Hi MO,

My wife n I will be making a FnE trip to Taipei Taiwan. We will be flying there by Jetstar and staying at Wonstar hotel in March this year. I need some advise from you.

1) I see that there is no train service from Taoyuan airport to Ximending where our hotel is. What is the best and cheapest way to travel from airport to city??? I see the cab fare from airport to hotel is NT$1300-1400 blink.gif ........I am only a peasant, cant afford that kind of cab fare.

2) I saw on the map, Taoyuan High Speed Rail is only a distance away from Taoyuan airport. Can we take a cab/bus from airport to the railway station? From the Taipei main railway station, we can take the MRT to Ximending station.

3) How is the weather in Taiwan in March? Cold and rainy??? Or cool and sunny??? I hope its not their rainy season.

4) Our this trip, we will stay in Taipei only and will not visit other cities(been there, done that during the group tour last time). I hope you can advise us on the daytime itenery.

Day 1 : SG -> Taoyuan -> Ximending -> Walk ard Ximending
Day 2 : Daytime visit Danshui and Danshui old street. Nite time visit Shilin nite market
Day 3 : Daytime visit Wufenpu and Taipei 101. Nite time visit Tung Hwa nite market
Day 4 : Daytime and nite time Ximending..................??????????
Day 5 : Ximending -> Taoyuan -> SG

We are not interested in those museum or memorial hall, we have been to these places during our last group tour. Any other shopping/eating places to visit????

5) What is the must eat stuff in Taipei???

6) Which is the most popular nite club/disco/pub there to visit???

7) Which is the most popular pineapple tart in Taiwan. The last time we went to this shop which the tour guide brought us and its tasty!!! Can u tell from the pics where this shop is???

Thks,

Adrian

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Posted 16 January 2011 - 09:19 AM

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Hi MO,

My wife n I will be making a FnE trip to Taipei Taiwan. We will be flying there by Jetstar and staying at Wonstar hotel in March this year. I need some advise from you.

1) I see that there is no train service from Taoyuan airport to Ximending where our hotel is. What is the best and cheapest way to travel from airport to city??? I see the cab fare from airport to hotel is NT$1300-1400 blink.gif ........I am only a peasant, cant afford that kind of cab fare.

2) I saw on the map, Taoyuan High Speed Rail is only a distance away from Taoyuan airport. Can we take a cab/bus from airport to the railway station? From the Taipei main railway station, we can take the MRT to Ximending station.

3) How is the weather in Taiwan in March? Cold and rainy??? Or cool and sunny??? I hope its not their rainy season.

4) Our this trip, we will stay in Taipei only and will not visit other cities(been there, done that during the group tour last time). I hope you can advise us on the daytime itenery.

Day 1 : SG -> Taoyuan -> Ximending -> Walk ard Ximending
Day 2 : Daytime visit Danshui and Danshui old street. Nite time visit Shilin nite market
Day 3 : Daytime visit Wufenpu and Taipei 101. Nite time visit Tung Hwa nite market
Day 4 : Daytime and nite time Ximending..................??????????
Day 5 : Ximending -> Taoyuan -> SG

We are not interested in those museum or memorial hall, we have been to these places during our last group tour. Any other shopping/eating places to visit????

5) What is the must eat stuff in Taipei???

6) Which is the most popular nite club/disco/pub there to visit???

7) Which is the most popular pineapple tart in Taiwan. The last time we went to this shop which the tour guide brought us and its tasty!!! Can u tell from the pics where this shop is???

Thks,

Adrian


pineapple tart we bought from chia te...

the cranberry one nicer though... laugh.gif laugh.gif

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Posted 16 January 2011 - 09:38 AM

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Hi MO,

My wife n I will be making a FnE trip to Taipei Taiwan. We will be flying there by Jetstar and staying at Wonstar hotel in March this year. I need some advise from you.

1) I see that there is no train service from Taoyuan airport to Ximending where our hotel is. What is the best and cheapest way to travel from airport to city??? I see the cab fare from airport to hotel is NT$1300-1400 blink.gif ........I am only a peasant, cant afford that kind of cab fare.

2) I saw on the map, Taoyuan High Speed Rail is only a distance away from Taoyuan airport. Can we take a cab/bus from airport to the railway station? From the Taipei main railway station, we can take the MRT to Ximending station.

3) How is the weather in Taiwan in March? Cold and rainy??? Or cool and sunny??? I hope its not their rainy season.

4) Our this trip, we will stay in Taipei only and will not visit other cities(been there, done that during the group tour last time). I hope you can advise us on the daytime itenery.

Day 1 : SG -> Taoyuan -> Ximending -> Walk ard Ximending
Day 2 : Daytime visit Danshui and Danshui old street. Nite time visit Shilin nite market
Day 3 : Daytime visit Wufenpu and Taipei 101. Nite time visit Tung Hwa nite market
Day 4 : Daytime and nite time Ximending..................??????????
Day 5 : Ximending -> Taoyuan -> SG

We are not interested in those museum or memorial hall, we have been to these places during our last group tour. Any other shopping/eating places to visit????

5) What is the must eat stuff in Taipei???

6) Which is the most popular nite club/disco/pub there to visit???

7) Which is the most popular pineapple tart in Taiwan. The last time we went to this shop which the tour guide brought us and its tasty!!! Can u tell from the pics where this shop is???

Thks,

Adrian


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Posted 16 January 2011 - 01:16 PM

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Posted 16 January 2011 - 03:12 PM

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During my last visit to TPE, my friends and I decided to try the airport transfer from the buses located at one side of the airport. It's quite cheap and have service to and fro from our hotel.

http://www.taoyuan-a...jsp?cnid=100150

You might want to try 'cos we found it quite fast as well.

If you want to see the change of the ceremonial guards, you can try the Zhong Lie Tzi 'cos the one at Zhong Zheng Memorial Hall has been "removed" during the times of DPP rule. If visit Zhong Zheng Memorial Hall, just walk about 200m to try the main shop of Din Tai Fung.

Hope that you have a good trip....... happy.gif
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Posted 16 January 2011 - 05:34 PM

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During my last visit to TPE, my friends and I decided to try the airport transfer from the buses located at one side of the airport. It's quite cheap and have service to and fro from our hotel.

http://www.taoyuan-a...jsp?cnid=100150

You might want to try 'cos we found it quite fast as well.

If you want to see the change of the ceremonial guards, you can try the Zhong Lie Tzi 'cos the one at Zhong Zheng Memorial Hall has been "removed" during the times of DPP rule. If visit Zhong Zheng Memorial Hall, just walk about 200m to try the main shop of Din Tai Fung.

Hope that you have a good trip....... happy.gif



Yep...but can see the COC at 国父纪念馆aka Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall. I remember the timing around 2.45pm. Took pictures and video clips of it too.

TS bro can take the bus services from the counter close to the exit area of Taoyuan Airport, got Freego and Guoguang bus. NT125 per pax. Let the bus driver know if you wana get down to Tapei Main Station. But there would be lots of people getting up and down from there and you wun missed it. Then you can walk to Ximending which is about 5-10mins walk depending on your speed. Wonstar is just opposite the Taipei main station if I am not wrong.

Remember to eat steamboat there, lots of bbq steamboat and plain steamboat shops there ard 399-599 eat all you can. Shiok ar!!! laugh.gif PA270006.JPG

Btw Guoguang bus is till midnight but Freego ends earlier.

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Posted 16 January 2011 - 06:45 PM

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If you are going to Taipei, try this hotel, one of the best I ever stayed in


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Posted 16 January 2011 - 08:58 PM

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very nice bro.. how much per night was it? and location of the hotel?

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Posted 16 January 2011 - 10:03 PM

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very nice bro.. how much per night was it? and location of the hotel?


close to S$200 when i stayed there two years back. in front of a train station, i think is something zhongshan

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Posted 17 January 2011 - 08:41 AM

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I PM you. You and me bro. So no need post, call me can liow. biggrin.gif I lazy to type nowadays, busying making
Nonya kuah kuah and achar lah. tongue.gif


I have returned ur PM. Will call u once I confirmed and booked my tickets. biggrin.gif Thks in advance.

Actually I wana go there and visit all the 20+ hobby shops and r/c heli maker there. But my wife stared at me real hard when I told her that. So got to plan some activities she interested like shopping. laugh.gif

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Posted 17 January 2011 - 08:44 AM

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Thks for the link on the bus. Will definately take the bus, its so affordable!!!

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Posted 17 January 2011 - 08:49 AM

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Thks for the tip. We have already seen the change of guards the last time we went there. Nothing much to see actually. lipsrsealed.gif My last trip to Taiwan was two years back, spent 7 days with the tour package and seen all of Taiwan's tourist spots.

Now we just wana stay in Taipei and enjoy the shopping and eating. I hope to visit as many r/c heli hobby shops as possible. biggrin.gif

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Posted 17 January 2011 - 09:16 AM

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Thatz a nice hotel. But my wife prefer a hotel next to Ximending which is Wonstar. It is right smack in Ximending. Also its near to Ximen MRT too.

Didnt know Google had street-view for Taiwan too, until I was doing my research. Its great virtually walking ard the streets and along Ximending pedestrian mall!!! Google is power!!!

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Posted 17 January 2011 - 09:53 AM

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I have returned ur PM. Will call u once I confirmed and booked my tickets. biggrin.gif Thks in advance.

Actually I wana go there and visit all the 20+ hobby shops and r/c heli maker there. But my wife stared at me real hard when I told her that. So got to plan some activities she interested like shopping. laugh.gif


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Posted 17 January 2011 - 10:55 AM

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Thks for the tip. We have already seen the change of guards the last time we went there. Nothing much to see actually. lipsrsealed.gif My last trip to Taiwan was two years back, spent 7 days with the tour package and seen all of Taiwan's tourist spots.

Now we just wana stay in Taipei and enjoy the shopping and eating. I hope to visit as many r/c heli hobby shops as possible. biggrin.gif



hah no problem. the COC is ok for me coz never see 1 so close up before. And they are really professional, their eyes totally dun move at all.

My next trip would probably go towards the southern part of Taiwan...and perhaps for my wedding photography+honeymoon...2 in 1. laugh.gif

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Posted 26 January 2011 - 12:19 PM

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Hi MO,

Is there any building/street in Taipei like our Sim Lim Square that selling every kind of computer/electronics/electrical products for me to look see look see???

I know there is one in Kaoshiung, its called Nova building or something like that. The whole building sellings computer stuff and the streets also have lots of stuff. Its near to the Kaoshiung train station.

Any building like that in Taipei???

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Posted 27 January 2011 - 12:15 PM

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Found the building I used to visit for computer stuff when I was in Kaoshiung.

Kaoshiung_computer_plaza_001.jpg


Any such building in Taipei???

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Posted 27 January 2011 - 12:50 PM

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Hi MO,

Is there any building/street in Taipei like our Sim Lim Square that selling every kind of computer/electronics/electrical products for me to look see look see???

I know there is one in Kaoshiung, its called Nova building or something like that. The whole building sellings computer stuff and the streets also have lots of stuff. Its near to the Kaoshiung train station.

Any building like that in Taipei???


Not sure if 八得路桥 is still a computer paradise or not...was there couple yrs back. Can find nice gadgets for 'spying'... laugh.gif

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My revised itinerary :

Day 1 : SG -> Taoyuan -> Ximending -> Walk ard Ximending and Wan Nian Building
Day 2 : Daytime visit Bali, Danshui and Danshui old street. Nite time visit Shilin nite market
Day 3 : Daytime visit Infinity Hobby Shop, Wufenpu and Taipei 101. Nite time visit Tung Hwa nite market
Day 4 : Daytime visit Jiufen, OAIRC Hobby Shop. Nite time visit either Shilin or Raohe nite market or Ximending
Day 5 : Ximending -> Taoyuan -> SG

Infinity Hobby
No. 141, Xinming Rd., Neihu District, 114 Taipei City
Taiwan, R.O.C.

ORIENTAL ASIA INTERNATIONAL CO LTD (OAIRC)
1F, NO 83, TZ CHIANG ROAD SECTION 3
SAN CHONG CITY TAIPEI 24158
TAIWAN R.O.C.



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Posted 22 March 2011 - 02:53 PM

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My revised itinerary :

Day 1 : SG -> Taoyuan -> Ximending -> Walk ard Ximending and Wan Nian Building
Day 2 : Daytime visit Bali, Danshui and Danshui old street. Nite time visit Shilin nite market
Day 3 : Daytime visit Infinity Hobby Shop, Wufenpu and Taipei 101. Nite time visit Tung Hwa nite market
Day 4 : Daytime visit Jiufen, OAIRC Hobby Shop. Nite time visit either Shilin or Raohe nite market or Ximending
Day 5 : Ximending -> Taoyuan -> SG

Infinity Hobby
No. 141, Xinming Rd., Neihu District, 114 Taipei City
Taiwan, R.O.C.

ORIENTAL ASIA INTERNATIONAL CO LTD (OAIRC)
1F, NO 83, TZ CHIANG ROAD SECTION 3
SAN CHONG CITY TAIPEI 24158
TAIWAN R.O.C.


Ello, ah tee, the two hobby shops/factories, far leh from your planned places to depart from. Taxi no joke leh, you think Taiwan like Singapore,
suka suka MRT taxi chow chow no more then $20+ ah? Neihu and San Cheong, you go see map. I no need see also know.


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