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.

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Determined to bring to the best of 台湾小吃 from the ever popular Taiwanese night markets, Taiwan Culinary Experience tour aims to bring you the full sights, sounds, fragrances and flavors of Taiwanese cuisine.

Image may contain: textYou will get to start at a historical market where to sample various traditional Chinese delicacies before heading over to Taipei’s undisputed gourmet ghetto, Yongkang street and the surrounding alleys. With an experience guide providing valuable tasty tips around the neighbourhoods, visitors get to sample several dishes in some famous restaurants.

They will be sure and save enough room for the movable feast’s ultimate destination, a guided tour of the world famous Ningxia night market, where you will sample a variety of dishes prepared by some of the city’s top street chefs.

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The Taipei Culinary Experience is fairly omnivorous, but with advanced notice we can customize the tour to accommodate specific dietary needs. To learn about more MyTaiwanTour’s Taipei Culinary Experience, click here.

ITINERARY

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    16:30 Meet your guide at MRT CKS Memorial Hall Station Exit. 2

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    16:40 Taiwanese traditional market

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    17:20 Explore Yongkang Street

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    19:00 Night Market Experience

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    20:00 Drop off at MRT Shuanglian or Zhongshan Station

    Inclusions

    • A professional English speaking tour guide
    • Food and beverages
    • Goody bag with a bottle of water and surprise gifts

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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.

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The interesting part of Jiufen custom shared tour is that it only cost USD30 per person (without English-speaking driver). This is an example of the standard package tour costing USD30 to book which brings you to 5 attractions. Transport is included back and forth from your Taipei hotel!

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If you decide to customize your tour, the best part of this is you can get to choose up to 6 attractions within Jiufen to visit all within a day! But to be practical, it is strongly recommended to keep your itinerary to around 4 or 5 attractions so as to get the maximum mileage of your anticipated trip to Taiwan. Here’s the list of the attractions you can choose from 🙂

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Well, we have been there and with this great deal to choose from, there are even more reasons to pick beautiful Taiwan in your itinerary.

Here we are at Shifen Waterfall. Shifen Waterfall (十分瀑布) is the most renowned cascading waterfall in Taiwan. Although not nearly the tallest the island has to offer, it’s is certainly the widest at an impressive 40 meters. Because of its horseshoe shape and powerful flow, it is nicknamed the Little Niagara of Taiwan. Recessed within a beautiful forested mountainside setting, this waterfall often delights visitors with a bright rainbow on sunny days. Its colorful spectacle has also lent the waterfall its other nickname of “Rainbow Pond”.

Shifen Old Street is a bustling hub for those eager to get a glimpse of an old railroad town which still retains the charm of yesteryear. Originally built to transport coal, the Shifen Old Street stop has now become one of the most popular on the Pingxi rail-line. It is easy to see why so many are drawn here – local food, souvenir shops and puffing trains add to the charm of this little gem, as well as make it a fantastic place for photography. A must try to light the lantern and fly it up to the sky!

At 九份 Jiufen Old Street which we blogged here.

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Houtong (猴硐), located in Rueifang District, is a mountain village in eastern New Taipei City. It was originally called Hou Dong (猴洞) because of a cave in the area that was once inhabited by a group of wild monkeys. The whole Houtong area is surrounded by mountains and located by the upstream portion of the Keelung River. A visit here will reveal a perfect scene seemingly handcrafted for the enjoyment of both photographers and landscape artists.

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–> Link to Jiufen Tripool Tour: 

https://www.rtaiwanr.com/jiufen/jiufen-custom-shared-tour

—> Exclusive coupon code for our readers when they book on the site: KatongKids

GIVEAWAY!

Special thanks to Round Taiwan Round, they are giving FREE LOCAL TOUR GIVEAWAY to 3 winners.

<Congratulations to the 3 winners>

Goh Kai Sin

Shiling Choa

Oh Hui Peng

All you need to do is:

  1. Like our Facebook at Katong Kids Inc
  2. Share this blog post of the giveaway on Facebook to as many friends, remember to set it to public.

Terms & Conditions:
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The winner must be agreeable to provide his/her contact details to Katong Kids Inc.
2. Judges’ decision is final. Closing date: 20 Sep 2017.

 

 

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.

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What You Need to Know

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Opening Hours (not 24/7)

From now till March 1: 8am to 4pm

From Mar 2: 6am to 11pm

What you get on board

– Free Wi-Fi

– Free wireless charging services

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How Much it Cost?

– From now till March 1: Free but commuters must queue for numbered tags handed out at 7:40am, 9:40am, 11:40am, 1:40pm

– From March 2 till April 1: 50% off on all trips

– From April: 40% off on all trips if commuters buy a 3-month pass

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The direct train ride to Taipei Main Station on the Taoyuan Airport MRT costs NT$160 (S$7.40).  Alternative transport is still available but prepared to pay at least NT$1,000 if you intend to travel by cab or longer travelling time if you go by coach. For more information on Taoyuan Metro, click here.

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With the opening of Taoyuan Airport MRT, that gives you another reason to visit beautiful land of Taiwan!

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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”

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”

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”

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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