hi guys, just to share. I have book jetstarair tic online (15th to 20th dec) for 6D 5N + hotel from octupustravel.com. Total cost (tic + hotel(rainbow) + taxes) is $605. There is current promotion by citibank credit card, 10% off hotel rate.
This is a gd deal i think, travel by budget airline n splurge on food on clothing!
There are 2 branches of Din Tai Fung in Taipei. The main one is along Xinyi Road. The easiest way to go there is to take a cab. If the cabby doesn't know where it is, tell him the junction of Xinyi Road and Yongkang Street.
As for the other branch, you can take the MRT to Sun Yat Sen Memorial station and then ask anyone along the street. They should be able to direct you there...
I had only been here for like 2 weeks, just settle the hse issue becos the previous one was too creepy. Now I stayed at near Yong Chun MRT. Havent been too much places except the shopping centres but I am going to dan shui tomorrow.
I will be here till next yr march. But seemed like u are heading back to sg. My hubby is on a 2 yr training, 6 mth in every country. My last stop was over at Bangkok (also riot place haha)
Would like to know if anyone has booked ASA tour for the 8 days trip to Taiwan? Any comments?
I have booked & will be going on 22 Oct & hope to receive any feedback & comment as this is the 1st time I've booked with ASA, not sure how will the tour be.. thanks a lot!
Hi all, I am planning to visit Taiwan early December.. Still looking for cheaper air flight & hotel. Planning to stay there for 8D7N. Will visit Taipei (YMS, Yeliu, ChiuFen, taipei city), Hualien (Taroko Gorge, Hualien city).
Still thinking should I include Alishan as well in my schedule. Will it be too rush? It is worth to go Alishan?
Anyone here been to Asia Pacific Resort's (Ya Tai) Hot Spring before? Any Comments?
i am over at tp as expats, havent been much yet, except dam shui, shilin, zhong zheng memorial hall, me also planning iternary for my parents for 8D7N. Somehow quite filled up without ailisan already.
last week there was a good promotion at jetstar, i pax just $260, now it is over, just keep looking out.
Hi All, just came back from Taiwan trip last nite on F&E trip. There are lots of nice food there...
88rio, Taroko gorge is a real nice place. A must visit place. From Taipeh to Hualien, the train journey about 3 hours. Our activity at Taroko takes about 7 hours. We took local tour recommended by our hotel.
88, It depends if you are staying overnight at Hualien. There are early trains from Taipei to Hualien, where you can catch the Taiwan Tour Bus which starts at 1030, for a half day tour to Taroko. Or you can arrange to stay at a mingsu and take a day tour with the local cab driver.
I also failed to get the $74(one way) jetstar promotion.. only managed to book my flight @$350(incld taxes)/pax.. One hundred dollar more, so heart pain. I dun like Eva Air and China Airline's flight dep/ret time. As for SQ, too expensive liao, out of my budget.
Start planning my iteranery. Can't fix Alishan in.
. I will stay a night at Hualien and rent a scooter to tour around.
Day 1: Arrive @5.30pm. Walk ard XiMenTing
Day 2: Yeliu, ChiuFen
Day 3: YangMingShan, Beitou Hot Spring, DanShui
Day 4: Building 101, Marmara Ferry Wheel, LongShan Temple
Day 5: Hualien
Day 6: Hualien
Day 7: Taipei
Day 8: Back Singapore
Day 1: Arrive @5.30pm. Take Freego bus to taipei. Reach taipei ~7pm. check-in hotel. Walk ard XiMenTing / go shilin night mkt. Remember to get the "ezlink" card in MRT station for ease of travel thru'out stay in taipei. Tonight can be late nite
Day 2: Take 9am train to hualien. Reach ~11:30pm. Book minsu "shitou" hse. Owner will pick u up from train station. Reach her hse and hv lunch. Set off 1pm, (rent scooter?) and go taroko gouge. spend 3-4hrs slowly touring there. evening time (b4 sunset) get back to hualien. Go to night mkt / see local performance if any. At nite, talk to minsu lady abt next day plan
Day 3: Taroko is north of hualien. Today head south of hualien. Follow minsu lady's recommendation. Again, remember to head back hualien b4 sunset. or earlier if bored. if earlier, can go hualien cycling path & enjoy beautiful pacific ocean. after nite falls, visit there "triangle" area. lots of food & shopping!
Day 4: Take early train back to taipei. Afternoon visit Yeliu & Jiufen.
Day 5: Take very early train to Chiayi. Catch 11 (or is it 11:30) or 1pm bus to alishan. Reaching alishan just go tour the alishan national park area
Day 6: Next morning go see sunrise and then transport all the way back taipei (can catch 9am bus to chiayi). Arrive taipei late afternoon, visit taipei 101. At nite go shilin or if done tht liao, visit the other night mkts like huaxi night mkt
Day 7: YangMingShan, Beitou Hot Spring, DanShui
Day 8: LongShan Temple, Marmara Ferry Wheel. Go airport. I think the ferry wheel can also visit in day 6. otherwise, i dun find this worth visiting anyway.
was wondering if i will to take half day /1 day taiwan tour bus ( Taroko Gorge )from 1030. Do i need to do advance booking ? or just travel to Hualien by train, after reach Hualien train station, then go search for Taiwan tour bus?
yes, it is around $50 because it is like 45-1hr trip in the taxi.. and they surcharge 50% for trip leaving the airport. There is coach leaving the airport at certain timing but i am not sure if it is convenient if we had lots of luggage and the thing is they only stop at certain stops at taipei.. so u had to transfer bus/taxi again. Taxi is more expensive in taipei.
will be travelling to Taiwan mid dec.....anyone can advise on travelling time via coach from taipei to hualien, hualien to kaoshiung, kaoshiung to taichung, taichung back to taipei.....basically i hate coach rides so gota prepare myself for it.......
Jetstar having promo to taipei..50% off airfare...i only managed to book one way $74 but return is $148...after taxes $334 per pax. Intend to stay 4nites...the hotel is $109/room/nite so abt $552 per pax for 4 nights hotel + Airfare... anyone can advise other than taxi...any other mode of transfer frm airport to ximenting area??
I remembered a commercial with Zhang Huimei on advertising Taiwan/Taipei... there's a url in it... anyone recall the url address? I'm actually hoping to take a look for more information to plan a trip there...
Had not got the time to read thru the old treads... erm, bear with me if it had been asked before...
Hi, if you dont mind spending more, San Want is a very good hotel, centrally located with train and in the midst of the shopping area. if you have a budget constraint, go for cosmos, it is so far the best i think, cos of the location, it is within the mrt and train vicinity.... and the hotel is really not bad.... as compared to fortuna which i have stayed years ago....
for me, i normally go to agency to book the F&E, so that no need to worry about the hotel and air ticket confirmation etc.....