From the monthly archives: "March 2012"

Wufenpu garment district

If you want to buy great quality clothing at extremely cheap prices, then Wufenpu Wholesale Garment District in Taipei’s Songshan area is the place to go!  This place is unbelievable, it is called a district because it is that big.  The Wufenpu area is essentially an entire neighborhood on its own with over 1000 shops selling fashionable clothing at wholesale pricing.  This must be on your itinerary if your traveling to Taipei to do some shopping.  Now let’s get started and see what’s around Wufenpu!     Read Full Article →

taipei 101 - worlds tallest building

Looking at the lone tower soaring throughout Taipei’s skyline, it is quite easily to notice Taipei 101, which is the former worlds tallest building.  The bamboo inspired landmark is located in the eastern end of Taipei city in which is one of the newer areas of Taipei.  The Taipei 101 tower was the worlds tallest building, taking the title from its predecessor, the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.  However in year 2010, the Burj Khalifa tower in Dubai, took the worlds tallest building title by eclipsing Taipei 101 by over 300 meters!  Nonetheless, the Taipei 101 tower is still a remarkable piece of architecture.       Read Full Article →

sun yat sen memorial hall

Compared to the Chiang Kai Shek Memorial, the Dr Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall in Taipei is more down to earth and less flashy.  The Memorial Hall is dedicated to Dr Sun Yat Sen, who is regarded as the revolutionary founding father of the People’s Republic of China (Mainland China), and the Republic of China (Taiwan).  Even the communist government in Mainland China give full credit to Dr Sun Yat Sen as its founding father, as without Sun Yat Sen, there would have been no revolution to bring down the former Qing Dynasty in China.       Read Full Article →

taipei night market - snake alley

One of the oldest parts of Taipei city that has a distinctive character would be the area surrounding the infamous Snake Alley area near Longshan Temple.  Here in the evening the area comes to life as a giant night market littered thru its many streets and alleyways.  The area was once known as the red light district where people would venture to Snake Alley to get their fix on herbal tonics made with snake to supposedly give them that extra “man” boost (if you know what I mean).  Nowadays however, the place has cleaned up significantly, and while you may not see the red lights anymore, the Snake Alley name still lives on… Here is a quick tour thru Snake Alley and the surrounding areas.     Read Full Article →

modern toilet restaurant

In my previous post about the Hello Kitty Sweets Restaurant, I wrote about one of the many themed restaurants in Taipei City, Taiwan.  Another themed restaurant I visited in Taipei during my recent trip there, was the famed Modern Toilet Restaurant.  I have heard of great stories about this restaurant, and wanted to see what the hype was all about!  So what’s so special about the Modern Toilet Restaurant?  Well, read on and you’ll find out!  😉     Read Full Article →

Taipei Shopping, Ximending

If your looking for the latest fashion trends in Asia while doing your Taipei shopping, then Ximending district is the place to go!  Located right outside the Ximen MRT subway station, you will find this amazing place for your shopping fix.  It is the hang out place for the youngsters in Taipei.  So if you are like in the 30’s like me then you are forewarned!  =)

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