Monday, March 15, 2010

Taiwan So Much Fun!!!

We used to watch Taiwan channels where they introduce lots of yummy foods in Taiwan, I wanted to go there for quite some time, since Air Asia do offer cheap fares to Taipei & my bro, cousins are interested to go as well, we just Booked & Go! 11 of us including 2 kids.

When we talk about Taiwan, food is the first thing that come to mind. In fact, there are variety of foods to taste though, you just can't stop eating as most of the foods looks so special.


WuFenPu – Garment Wholesale (五分埔)

As for shopping, the first shopping haven we used to know is Hong Kong. We are very impressed with the shopping in Taiwan though. If you looking for local brand clothing, you may visit WuFenPu – Garment Wholesale (五分埔). You can get a good bargain there.

Where we stay in Taipei?

We stayed in KDM Hotel which is recommended by our travel agent from Taiwan. A very good location as the hotel is located just next to the 'Zhongxiao Xinsheng' MRT Station. The Rooms were small & a bit old but it is clean. Room rate around RM 220 nett per room per night, a resonable price at this convenient location.

Where we eat?


Hello Kitty Sweet Cafe

The first day we arrived, we went to Hello Kitty Sweet's Cafe for dinner. This is a must visit cafe I couldn't miss out. I guess everyone of us enjoyed the dinner eventhough some are not a Hello Kitty fans.


Ximenting

As you all know, Taiwan is famous on snack foods where you can easily find in their night market, this is why peoples travel there so often just because of craving for foods. In fact, The most famous & well known night market is Shilin Night Market. An excellent place for snack craving. Besides that, Ximenting is also famous on their Ay-Chung flour rice noodle. For those who visit Ximenting, do take note of one of the fruit stall, do not buy fruits from there, it was the most expensive fruits we ever had, it cost us almost RM 100 for just the normal fruits. We got a shocked of the price when we pay. We then checked with our tour guide, and according to him, this is the only fruit stall in Ximenting just to earn money from tourist.

Where we go?

We booked a 3 days 2 nights tour to Hualien & Yilan from Giant Travel. Well, in Taipei, we visited the famous 101 Shopping Mall, Eslite Bookstore 城品书店 (open 24hrs), WuFenPu – Garment Wholesale (五分埔), Taiwan Democracy Memorial Hall (民主纪念馆), Danshui (淡水) & JiuFen (九份(known as the “little Shanghai”). As Taiwan Night Market is one of the attractions places to visit, we picked these few for this trip. XiMenDing (西门町)& Shilin Night Market (士林夜市).

Some photos of Taipei for sharing:


Taipei Night View from 101


Lover's Bridge @ Danshui (淡水)


Taiwan Democracy Memorial Hall (民主纪念馆)


Hello Kitty Lover

Some of you might know there is a Hello Kitty themed maternity Hospital opened in Taiwan.

Well, there is also a Hello Kitty Lounge at the Taoyuan International Airport Terminal 3. Here are some photos taken for sharing.

You can pay a visit to this lovely terminal if you are in Taoyuan Airport.

Overall for this trip

We love Taiwan! The peoples there are nice & friendly. We love the peoples, love the foods & also SHOPPING!!! Will we visit Taiwan again? Yes, we probably will visit there again, next places to visit maybe Kaohsiung (高雄), the second largest city of Taiwan, Taichung or Tainan.

Where?
KDM Hotel

No.8, Sec. 3, Jhongsiao E. Rd., Da-an District, Taipei City 106,
Taiwan (R.O.C.)
Tel : (+886) 27211162
Fax: (+886) 27119096

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