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Taking The Train From Taipei To Hualien And Savouring The Railway Bentos

We went to Hualien after spending a week in Taipei. We decided to take the train from Taipei to Hualien because it would be the quickest and most convenient mode of transportation. However, as the Taiwan High Speed Rail (HSR) does not operate on Taiwan’s east coast, we can only rely on Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA), […]

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Exploring Dihua Street & Dadaocheng: A Look at Taipei’s Oldest Street

Brand new day, brand new adventure! After having breakfast at Yong He Dou Jiang Da Wang, we took a 20-minute walk towards Dihua Street and Dadaocheng, a historic neighbourhood in Taipei’s Datong District. Along the way, we passed by a number of interesting sites. Taipei Post Office (臺北郵局) One of Taiwan’s oldest post offices, Taipei […]

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Soypresso 二吉軒豆乳

After dinner at Din Tai Fung, we decided to walk off some of the calories by exploring the surrounding area. That’s when we discovered Soypresso on Lishui Street. Soypresso is a cafe that specialises in drinks and desserts made with soy milk. Aside from regular soy milk, they also offer black sesame soy milk, tie […]

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Smoothie House 永康街思慕昔

We spent the day walking from Longshan to Dongmen, exploring the city. Enjoyed visiting the Lungshan Temple, the Bopiliao Historical Block, the 228 Peace Memorial Park, and the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall. We decided to end the tour in Dongmen so that we could have dinner at the original Din Tai Fung restaurant on Xinyi […]

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Lungshan Temple | Drawing Divination Lots

龍山寺 Lungshan Temple (also known as Longshan Temple) is a popular Chinese temple located in the Wanhua District of Taipei, Taiwan. The temple was founded in the 18th century and is known for its ornate architecture and cultural significance. It is a major tourist attraction in Taipei and is considered a symbol of the city’s […]

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Fuzhou Shizu Pepper Cake

Stumbled upon Fuzhou Shizu Pepper Cake (a.k.a. Fuzhou Ancestral Pepper Cake) when we were exploring the neighbourhood where our hotel was located in. Thought we could only get these 胡椒餅 (pepper cakes) from their stall at Raohe Street Night Market so it was a pleasant surprise to see this outlet near us. We had planned […]

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Yong He Dou Jiang Da Wang | Authentic Taiwanese Breakfast

No Taiwan trip would be complete without having an authentic Taiwanese breakfast at a local establishment. Yong He Dou Jiang Da Wang 永和豆漿大王 is one of such popular breakfast joints in Taipei. Same name but different entities You may not be aware but there are actually many other Taiwanese breakfast places with the same name. […]

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Yangmingshan National Park | Conquering Taipei’s Highest Peak

Yangmingshan National Park is a mountain range located in northern Taiwan, north of Taipei. It is known for its hot springs, hiking trails and beautiful natural scenery. It is a popular destination for tourists and locals alike, and is especially crowded during cherry blossom season in spring time. Some of Yangmingshan’s main attractions include the […]

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Taipei M Hotel Main Station

We began our Taiwan trip by first spending a week in Taipei before heading to Hualien and Taichung, after which we would come back to Taipei again for a couple more days. For our first hotel in Taipei, we chose Taipei M Hotel Main Station as it was within walking distance from Taipei Main Station, […]

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How to Get from Taoyuan Airport to Taipei City Centre

OMG, so excited to be in Taiwan! The last time I was here (donkey’s years ago, haha!), it was when I had a 24-hour layover when flying back to Singapore from New York via EVA Air. My mates and I took the opportunity to explore Taipei city but we barely had the time to do […]

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