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The Best Places to Introduce Your Kids to Thai Food in Singapore

There’s something quite charming about eating Thai cuisine. In Thailand, dining is a family thing. All dishes are shared at the table at once, allowing brothers and sisters, mothers and fathers to enjoy the fragrant flavours of Thai cooking together. On the whole, Thai food relies heavily on its combination of spicy and sour flavours. Of course, there are many other ingredients that add further subtle dimensions and aromas, but Thai food is certainly considered some of the spiciest in south-east Asia. If you’re thinking of helping your children become acquainted with delicious Thai food, you’ll be pleased to know there are many fantastic Thai restaurants throughout the Lion City.

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One major bonus for Thai over other Asian cuisines such as Chinese is that it’s easier for youngsters to eat. Traditionally, Chinese food is eaten with chopsticks, which can be somewhat off-putting for little ones that can’t get to grips – quite literally – with their new found eating devices. Meanwhile, Thai food is more often eaten with forks and spoons, with chopsticks only used to eat noodle-based soups and broths. Without further ado, let’s take a look at some of the best family-friendly Thai restaurants in Singapore.

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Jai Thai Restaurant, Purvis Street

If you’re looking for a wide range of dining options, look no further than Jai Thai’s extensive menu offering over 100 Thai dishes. They also offer individual set menus for families that aren’t overly fussed about sharing different plates. The restaurant’s specialities include Pandan Chicken and a mesmerising Thai Green Curry that goes down perectly with a side of sticky pineapple rice.

Joe’s Kitchen, Bukit Merah Lane

As casual, laid-back Thai restaurants go, Joe’s Kitchen must be up there with the best. Established for more than a decade, Joe’s Kitchen has become a go-to eatery for families looking for authentic Thai snacks at reasonable rates. Joe and his team can also tailor the spiciness in each dish depending on the tastes of you and your bambinos. Their stuffed chicken wings are the ultimate fun Thai-style finger food!

Aroy Dee Thai Kitchen, Middle Road

Specialising in north-eastern Thai cuisine, Aroy Dee Thai Kitchen offers a great-value hawker centre-style dining experience. Lots of Singaporean and Thai families like to convene here, with their generous portions, as well as extensive starter and main options. Better still, you’re more than likely to get change from $10 per head here.

E-Sarn, Ridgewood Close

Nestled away neatly in a quiet cul-de-sac near North Buona Vista Road is the casual family-run E-Sarn Thai restaurant. At the front of house, mother Neng and son Guy are extremely accommodating when it comes to recommending dishes and adhering to requests on levels of spice. If your family are fish fiends, they’ll love tucking into the steamed sea bass, topped with toasted coconuts, lime and fried baby shrimp.

Of course, an alternative option would be let your kids experience Thai food and flavours in the comfort of you family home first. Deliveroo deliver restaurant-ready Thai food to homes across the city state. This allows your children to sample the dishes they do and don’t like without the trauma of going out to eat in a busy restaurant. Once you’re aware of their likes and dislikes, it will make ordering out at your favourite Thai joint that much easier – and cost-effective too!

As Singapore is in the same peninsular as tropical Thailand it’s unsurprising that the Lion City specialises in Thai flavours. Who knows, if your children fall in love with Thai cuisine just as much as you do, it could transform extra-special occasions in the future.

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Harbin 哈尔滨 Travelogue – (Part 3): Russian Town, Harbin 哈尔滨植物園, Ji Le Temple 极乐寺, Confucius Temple 哈尔滨文庙 and Teresa Teng Music Restaurant

A brand new morning, a brand new experience. We hopped onto a cab outside our hotel after agreeing to a fare of CNY240 for a day trip. The Harbin of today is still very much influenced by its Russian past. Due to the strong decades’ presence of Soviet Russians, it is not uncommon to see glimpses of Russian style in architecture, education, art, food, clothing, language and more aspects of life.

Our first stop was to visit the Russian Village which was located near to Sun Island.

The river was literally frozen.

Russian Village

Russian Style Town or Artist Village in Harbin Sun Island by the north bank of the Songhua River, is a Russian architecturally-styled village with small detached houses within. During winter, this place seemed more like a ghost town albeit with curious tourists coming to explore the vincinity and experiencing Russian foods and products.

We were discouraged from entering the Russian Village by our driver as this attraction was quiet and nothing much exciting to explore. He did, however, drove us around the outskirts of the Russian Village to take a view from the outside.

Some sights at the entrance…

Food vendors selling sweet potatoes, sausages and Bing Tanghulu Candied Hawthorn Stick or 冰糖葫蘆.

Bicycle rental available.

Address: China, Heilongjiang, Harbin, Songbei, Pingyuan St, 平原街

Harbin 哈尔植物園

It was a weekend and the traffic was quite bad in the morning. It took us one hour to reach the next destination which was appealing to Big and Small M. What’s in store here?

Visitors who want to visit Harbin 哈尔滨植物園 definitely have to come with reserved transport as after entering, you would need to drive up to 1km before reaching the spot with fun-filled activities.

This is the only restaurant here for us to catch a lunch.

Our order – a tad saltish and not very appealing though it did fill our stomaches.

And we had fun after that! Building a snowman 🙂

During winter in Harbin, the temperature is usually below 20 degrees. One of the most popular activites is the winter swimming event which is a physical activity showing off the strong physique and iron of local Harbin people. Over here, the swimming pool was dug for winter swimming.

The performance takes place every hour. We were standing in the freezing cold awaiting for the show to start.

Would you dare to try this? Certainly not us!

Dog sledding but we did not try as we would need to pay extra (which we didn’t know after paying an exorbitant price for the tickets). We had no regrets not trying dog sleeding as the dogs did not look excited to run at all, so unlike of our experience in Finland where every husky were given a name, trained to perform a specific role in sleigh-ridding and much more excited to run.

Pony ride.

Family-friendly rides that we get to enjoy here.

Alas, we wished we could stay longer to maximuse the ticket value but the temperature was really overwhelming today at -24°C. Our bodies were smarting from the cold. We had to cut short our fun and returned to the car.

Ji Le Temple 极乐寺

Who says visiting Harbin is all about ice and snow?

Ji Le Temple or Temple of Bliss is located at the end of Dongdazhi Street, Nangang District in Harbin. It is the biggest Buddhist building complex in the Heilongjiang province. The entrance gate, Hall of Heavenly King, Grand Hall, Sacred Hall, Sutra Depository, Bell Tower, Drum Tower and the Seven-storey Buddhist Pagoda are the main buildings.

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The entire building of Temple of Bliss is magnificent, elegant and dignified, retains the style and features of temple architecture of China. Before reaching here, our driver brought us to his neighbourhood to buy a winter coat for Big M. It was a good buy as the price was almost half of what we need to pay at shopping malls. It was about 4pm when we reached here and the temple was already closed, unfortunately.

We thought it is a lovely temple that offers a peaceful break from the busyness of the city where one can soak in its tranquility and understand more about Chinese Buddhism. Big M wearing her new winter coat 🙂

Along the streets were lined with shops selling Buddhist wares.

Address: 9 Dongdazhi St, Nangang Qu, Haerbin Shi, Heilongjiang Sheng, China, 150001

Harbin Confucius Temple 哈尔滨文庙

Harbin Confucius Temple was built in 1926 and completed in 1929. The temple ground occupies an area of 25,000 square meters and its construction area is 5,674 square meters. In 1996, the temple was listed on the key historical sites under state protection.

The temple’s symmetrical structure consists of three courtyards dotted with old trees and rare flowers. Due to its likeness to the Imperial Palace, it has earned the moniker “the Forbidden City of Harbin”.

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inside the Confucian Temple
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Address: 25 Wenmiao St, Nangang Qu, Haerbin Shi, Heilongjiang Sheng, China

Harbin Food at Its Best

Night falls and we were craving for food. The best time to try chinese hotpot is during winter and our driver brought us to this restaurant.

Great service – the staff opened the door for us when he saw us walking up the stairs.

Chinese hotpot 火锅 , also known as Chinese fondue, is one of the most popular meals in China. It consists of a simmering metal pot with broth at the center of a table, and all raw ingredients placed beside the metal pot, so people can add and cook whatever they like in the broth.

A hearty meal for us after a long day out!

The spirit of Northern Chinese cuisine lives on the wholesome goodness at Lao Beijing Roasted Duck 老北京明炉烤鸭. We took a stroll at the streets and caught the sight of a chef roasting the duck which inevitably drawn us into the store.

Specially-bred and fattened ducks are glazed and hung in a wood fire to roast until the browned skin is crisp and the meat succulent.

Noticed the QR code below? Everyone is using e-payment in China now. The presentation of the duck was just like any other chinese restaurant in which the chef carved the duck in front of us.

Heavenly goodness at its best.

The price of a whole duck including the wraps and sauces – SGD 12.

The Heart of Harbin

Not to be outdone by the likes of bigger stores such as Mykal Supermarket, the supermarkets in the heartland are possibly one of Harbin’s best-kept treasures. It was a pleasant experience browsing through the store products and discovering the local produces.

Most of the product prices were much cheaper compared to those in the shopping malls.

Salted promfret fish.

Mantou, often referred to as Chinese steamed bun, is a type of cloud-like steamed bread or bun popular in Northern China. The name mantou is said to have originated from a tale about Zhuge Liang.

Some sights during our walk.

Bing Tanghulu Candied Hawthorn Stick or 冰糖葫蘆. These two guys were shouting at the top of their voice to attract customers to their store. A nice try. We stopped and bought one to try out.

Teresa Teng Music Restaurant

We blogged about Teresa Teng during our trip to Taiwan 金寶山 Chin Pao San which you can read it here. Our Harbin trip brought us back to the memory lanes where Teresa Teng Music Restaurant allows fans to reminisce the evergreen hits of 邓丽君that bring you back to the 70’s and 80’s.

Dine, wine and enjoy live performance of her songs.

Harbin’s charm lies in the way it yields glimpses of a timeless China. Our experience thus far has been magical. Planning to visit China? Try Harbin 哈尔滨.

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MyTaiwanTour: Taipei Culinary Experience

Bitten by the travel bug and can’t wait to explore Taiwan? Every visitor personal interests may differ but when planning your itinerary, MyTaiwanTour offers custom curated journey that is bound to make your trip even more enjoyable. Continue reading “MyTaiwanTour: Taipei Culinary Experience”

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{Giveaway!} Travel to 九份 Jiufen @ Taiwan with Round Taiwan Round Custom Shared Tour

Sometimes when it sounds too good to be true, it is probably true. Round Taiwan Round, the number one online travel planning and tour site in Taiwan, is proud to be the only online travel planner that has the know-how to travel Taiwan from the heart, with their smart programming team to help visitors provide the most efficient way to travel. Continue reading “{Giveaway!} Travel to 九份 Jiufen @ Taiwan with Round Taiwan Round Custom Shared Tour”

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Travel to Taipei Main Station by Taoyuan Airport MRT!

Planning a getaway trip to Taipei has never been easier! After 11 years of construction, Taiwan’s Taoyuan Airport MRT will officially open to the public on 2 March 2017. Travellers can look forward to see their travelling time to Taipei City in just 35 minutes. Continue reading “Travel to Taipei Main Station by Taoyuan Airport MRT!”

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Taiwan Travelogue: 10 Street Foods You Must Try in Taiwan

Tempting foodies with its mixture of 台湾小吃, Taiwan’s night markets have won over fans. We have seen many Taiwanese franchise stores popping up in Singapore but we know very well nothing beats tasting the real deal in the home country. In this blog, we bring you the 10 street food you must check out in Taiwan! Continue reading “Taiwan Travelogue: 10 Street Foods You Must Try in Taiwan”

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Taiwan Travelogue: 6 Kids-Friendly Amusement Parks in Your Itinerary

Planning a trip to Taiwan and travelling with kids? There are many kids friendly activities you can do over in Taiwan. Here, we pick out 5 amusement parks that can make your family trips with little ones extra enjoyable. Continue reading “Taiwan Travelogue: 6 Kids-Friendly Amusement Parks in Your Itinerary”

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Itinerary Compilation: Taiwan Travelogue in a Nutshell

We were asked about our Taiwan itinerary by many parents. Well, school holidays are coming and there’s nothing better than for the whole family to explore the best of Taiwan. This is a compilation of our Taiwan travelogue in a glance. All you need to do is to click onto the individual blog title and it will direct you to the blog post. Happy sharing and reading 🙂 Continue reading “Itinerary Compilation: Taiwan Travelogue in a Nutshell”

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10D9N Taiwan Travelogue – (Part 10): Day 10 @ Anning Clothing Street 安寧成衣街 and Dream Mall 夢时代

We have come so far in penning down our adventure in Taiwan. Never did we imagine this travelogue would stretch up to 10 blog posts. A word of thanks to some readers out there who were asking us if we are going to continue blogging on Taiwan. And there are still many parts of Taiwan we have yet to visit. Till next time. Hopefully soon?

Anning Clothing Street 安寧成衣街

It was our final day in Kaohsiung and we planned to do some shopping in the morning. We were recommended to visit Anning Clothing Street 安寧成衣 which was reminiscent to Wufenpu 五分埔 in Taipei. It is located behind The Kaohsiung Railway Station,running parallel to Jiouru 2nd Road. The wholesalers feature the latest fashions and accessories. The clothings were real cheap! The best part of Anning Clothing Street was that it is just a few minutes car ride from Kindness Hotel.

The apparels, bags, shoes and accessories being sold in Anning Clothing Street come from China, Hong Kong, Korea and Taiwan. Do you know that this is southern Taiwan’s largest off-the-rack clothing market with over 300 clothing stores?

The prices were up to 70% cheaper than standard retail. Some items cost as low as NTD $50!

When you visit Taiwan, remember to bring along a relatively empty luggage as you are going to shop till you drop.

Address:

Anning Street, Sanmin District. At the back of the Kaohsiung Main Station, runs parallel to Jioru 2nd Road.

How to get there:

Take the Red Line to Houyi Station (R12). Take exit number 2 then it is about a 10 minute walk.

Dream Mall 夢时代

The Kaohsiung Dream Mall is the largest mall in Taiwan as well as in East Asia. There are 10 floors of shopping in addition to a B1 and B2 food court/shopping space. Each floor of the mall is designated by type of store and product.  For example, there are mostly children’s stores on the 5th level and sports apparels stores on the 6th level. There is a Japanese Department store at one end of the mall, as well as a Muscle Asia health club, and a large Ferris wheel on the roof.  Another great aspect of the mall is the movie theater complex on the 8th floor.

If you have been to Vivo City in Singapore, this is how big Dream Mall is. We arrived here and headed for the food court which was really huge.

There was a section in the food court specially designed for family and kids to dine. Look at this tea-cup seat.

On the right is a choo-choo train.

We missed Singapore food

Right after our lunch, we explored Dream Mall.

You will be spoiled for choices which level to go! For us, we would be going to the last level to a place where kids love … amusement park 🙂

This is the place where Big and Small M are looking forward to. Honestly, it is a far cry from Disneyland but if you were to think of having an amusement park inside a shopping mall where adults can dine and shop while kids can be entertained, it sounds great.

One of the most famous features of the Dream Mall is this Ferris Wheel. It is the only Ferris wheel in Taiwan that allows both city views and ocean views. After dark, the neon lights from the Ferris wheel continuously changes colors and patterns like the fireworks.

Kids being kids. Big and Small M simply love getting a thrill from the Viking.

Can we go again please?

Rides and more rides!

As it was a weekday, there were not many visitors here.

This means we do not need to queue up for any rides.

And off they go. It looked scary from this angle but rest assured it was totally safe!

They hoped it could be faster though. We guessed the park wanted the riders to ride slowly to admire the views of Kaohsiung.

 Address:
No. 789, Zhonghua 5th Rd, Qianzhen District, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan 806
Direction:
By train -> Kaohsiung KRT -> Dream Mall Shuttle Service:
Take train to Kaohsiung Train Station (高雄火車站) -> Take Kaohsiung KRT (高雄捷運) from KRT R16 Station to KRT R6 Station -> Dream Mall Shuttle Bus (夢時代購物購物中心免費接駁車) at exit no. 3 of KRT R6 Station.

Falling in Love with Taiwan

Going to Kaohsiung airport was a breeze. So easy for visitors as all it takes is to hop onto the MRT to the airport station. We had so many sweet memories for the past one week plus in Taiwan. Many miles were covered and many places were checked.

It will be unjust to say which places in Taiwan are better. To us, every place is beautiful in its own rights. It symbolizes the spirit of Taiwan and the friendliness of its people. We enjoyed ourselves thoroughly.

Memory notes written by a visitor in Kaohsiung International Airport

Video credits to Expedia on travel guide to Kaohsiung. Enjoy planning your itinerary 🙂

Till we meet again. Thank you Ms. Taiwan 🙂

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10D9N Taiwan Travelogue – (Part 9): Day 9 @ Kenting National Park 墾丁國家公園, Eluanbi Park 鵝鑾鼻公園, Longpan Park 龙磐公园, Kai Xuan Night Market 凯旋夜市 and Liu He Night Market 六合夜市

So, we visited Cijin Island 旗津島 in our last blog and thought that would be our only encounter to get near the seas. In this episode, we surprised ourselves with much more places to sight-seeing. But first, we had to check in to our new hotel.

Kindness Hotel

Kindness Hotel is a chain of hotels in the Kaohsiung city. Ideal for fun and relaxation, Kindness Hotel – Kaohsiung Station Chen Chien is located in the Sanmin District area of Kaohsiung. Before booking this hotel, we were looking for one with cheap rates and good review. Looking at a review of more than 9 in Agoda, it didn’t take us too long to consider booking and here we are.

Kindness hotel is not posh-looking and some parts may look dated. However, we think they made it up with their good customer service.

After a long day of shopping, the hotel’s cafe is where you would like to chill out. If you are the hotel guests, free supper (Taiwanese porridge and usual food items) is included every night.

There is this soya-bean ice cream machine at the lobby. It is all-day free flow for the guests.

This is how our room looks like. Decent and spacious in the most important part – our beds! How much we paid for it? S$158.81 for 1 day.

The beds are soft and fluffy. How can they resist chilling out over here?

The view from our hotel room.

Good morning, everyone! Let’s try out Kindness Hotel breakfast buffet. Earlier on, we mentioned of the good customer service. Yes, the hotel staff would walk around the tables to ask the guests how was the food quality and anything they can improve or assist. We thought it was a very nice touch by the hotel. Thumbs up for them 🙂

Look at the spread. It seemed more than a lunch buffet.

Soya-bean milk

Nice coffee-making machine for the caffaine addicts.

We would call this as our brunch. The hotel is not stingy in the food servings. We were really full by the time we finished our breakfast and that would last us till the late afternoon.

Another plus of Kindness Hotel. One of the beautiful things of visiting Taiwan is the availability of bicycles for guests to rent and explore the city.

Our overall experience at Kindness Hotel was pleasant. The room could be better but what’s more could we ask for when the rate was just S$158? This is inclusive of breakfast and supper buffet as well. The hotel is clean and is the kind of no-frills stay many are looking for. This is Kindness Hotel address if you intend to book it.

Kenting National Park 墾丁國家公園

We booked a cab to bring us to the Kenting National Park 墾丁國家公園 in Pingtung. This trip took up to 4 hours travel on the road. This is so because Kenting is located at the extreme southern tip of Taiwan. It is famous for its beautiful beaches and lush vegetation, and plenty of differents corals. Along the way, we stopped at some rest points for toilet breaks.

Exhausted from the long road ride but the smell of fresh air and being near to sea waters brought great respite for us!

Kenting National Park is a tourist attraction and don’t be surprised to see flocks of visitors here. Low mountains and hilly terraces prevail over much of the land in the park, along with rugged high cliffs and sandy deserts. The swimming beaches with yellow sands and turquoise waters are wonderfully suited to recreation, and sightseeing on a scooter or bicycle is highly enjoyable.

Local shops lined up near the entrance. We had seen the best of Taiwan night markets so there was nothing much to shop here.

How good is this! Near to the sand, near to the beach. Head down to Kenting which boasts some of the most pleasant climate in the country. We don’t get such natural wonders back in Singapore. Treasured every bits of our trip.

The wind was so strong and chilly.

A further walk up will bring you to Maobitou Park. As a result of the movement of the waves on the limestone reef coast, the terrain of this area resembles a crouching cat looking out at the sea. The inshore fishermen of Taiwan used to refer to the prominent cape as a nose (“bi” in Chinese). Therefore, it was named “Mao(cat)-bi(nose)-tou (head)” (Maobitou), meaning “cat’s nose”!

Definitely relaxing to laze on the grass patch

 Up next, we are going to get nearer to the waters.

Address: No.32, Ln. 125, Hengnan Rd., Hengchun Township, Kenting

Our driver drove us nearer to the coast.

Where we can get up close to the sea waters. Not a good idea to swim here as the currents were strong. It was winter season and definitely no go into cold water.

One trip but many memorable moments were captured.

Lunch at Kenting

On our way to Eluanbi Park, we stopped by at this restaurant for our lunch.

Ordered the local cuisines. A sumptuous spread of dishes right here.

Eluanbi Park 鵝鑾鼻公園

Eluanbi Park was created in 1982 to provide an appropriate venue for people coming to visit Taiwan’s southernmost point and one of the peninsula’s most notable landmarks, the Eluanbi Lighthouse, also called “The Light of East Asia”. It stands 21.4 meters high and is reputedly the brightest lighthouse in Asia.

The admission tickets cost NT$30 (adults) and NT$15 (children).

However, please note that the park will be closed during typhoons period.

This was the trip that we came to know Taiwanese love dogs so much. Many a times they would bring their furkids out together with them.

Take a stroll in Eluanbi Park. Honestly, it wasn’t that impressive when we entered. If we were to compare with Singapore’s Botanic Garden, it would be far fetch. But wait till we delved deeper into the park and find some really interesting spots.

One of the highlights of travelling overseas is to expect lots and lots of walking. When travelling with little ones, it would be wise to bring along your stroller.

Small M loves this shot very well. It looked so natural.

Visitors can choose to take a trail along the sea to enjoy the sea breeze and view or  explore the Eluanbi Lighthouse.

The famous Eluanbi Lighthouse 鵝鑾鼻燈塔 right here. Another attraction checked from our list 🙂

 The lighthouse was severely damaged on two occasions – during the First Sino-Japanese war in 1894 and allied bombing during the Aerial Battle of Taiwan-Okinawa in 1944.

An exhibition room at the park provides the history of Eluanbi Park.

Eluanbi Lighthouse gives a panoramic and unblocked view of the sea. This place is that serene and tranquil.

This is definitely a place to explore when you are in Kenting.

You should be here too 🙂

Eluanbi Park is open daily from 7 am to 5.30 pm. Hours of operation is extended from 6.30 am to 6.30 pm during the month of April to October.

Address: 946, Taiwan, Pingtung County, Hengchun Township, 鵝鑾里鵝鑾路301號

Longpan Park 龙磐公园

Situated in Pingtung County is Longpan Park. With a wide range of grassland, Longpan is lying between Jiae road and the Pacific Ocean, and is a spacious place for visitors to watch the sunrise, sunset, and the stars. As a coral limestone tableland, Longpan is rich in slumping cliffs, caves, and fissures eroded by rainwater.

It was beginning to rain when we arrived.

Small M’s hair was flying in the wind! These were our adventures in Kenting before making a long road journey back to Kaohsiung. We were supposed to go firefly watching but had to give it a miss as all the kiddos were totally knocked out in the car. We wanted the kids to experience this one of these days. You can also watch fireflies in other parts of Taiwan. Click here to find out more.

Catch a video on Longpan Park 龙磐公园 here:

Address:Jia-E highway, Hengchun, Pingdong County

Kai Xuan Night Market 凯旋夜市

If you are taking the MRT to Kai Xuan Night Market, take the subway Red Line to the R6 Stop.

Walk out of Exit 2. Cross the street heading south and turn left. You’ll be at the night markets within 5 minutes. If you don’t want to walk, there is a free shuttle to and from the station to the markets.

We read in the airline magazine that Kai Xuan Night Market is touted as the largest night market in Taiwan. So we were expecting the “Shilin” atmosphere when we reached here but alas, it was a big disappointment.

The place was big but the stalls were few. Not the kind of thriving night markets we visited previously.

We did a bit of shopping and eating and didn’t spend much time here.

We couldn’t resist these buttered grilled prawns.

The highlight of our Taiwan trip is about eating and eating.

Big and Small M favourite flour balls. Is there any of these in Singapore? We have a craving for them.

Liu He Night Market 六合夜市

The Liuhe Night Market is a must visit market if you are in Kaohsiung. It is located in the heart of Kaohsiung and is easy to get to by MRT. To come here, take the MRT Red Line and alight at the R10 stop or Orange Line O5 stop. It is the famous Formosan Blvd. station. Walk to Exit 11 which is the Liuhe Night Market Exit and you will be at the eastern end of the market.

Our eyes lit up when we arrived at Liu He Night Market. It was bustling with activities and visitors were thronging the streets. Do you know that the market open from 5pm to 6am!

We find the local Taiwanese are very appreciative of street arts and performances. They would slow down and be entertained by street buskers. Fancy singing “Country Road”?

The best thing to do here is to try the local cuisine.

Hot from the oven
This friendly stall owner invited us to try their soft oyster omelette and so we did.

Beef noodles stall.

We ate a lot and now we were craving for desserts.

Slurp down a bowl of warm beancurd in the cold weather. We also met a Singaporean couple visiting Kaohsiung and like us, stayed in the same hotel and travelled by the high speed rail.

This furkid was kind enough to allow us to snap a picture of him with Liu He Night Market in the backdrop.

Liu He Night Market has plenty of spaces for visitors to walk and overall it was a pleasant experience exploring it. If you visit Kaohsiung, never leave without visiting these night markets.

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