Taipei 4days 3nights 29apr-02may 2015
Finally, a trip after being pregnant and giving birth. It's been 1 and half year since I last went for travelling. Although my Maldives and NZ trip got interrupted, but no worries... I gonna head there to Maldives once I got back in SHAPE. lol.
Ok, anyway this was my third time travelling to Taiwan. I just thought of having a short getaway trip with hubby, and since I been to other parts of Taiwan. I just wanna eat like a pig and relac at Taipei.
Also, I only got to realized that before you even head to Taiwan, you could actually get some freebies at Singapore - Taiwan Tourism Bureau.
You may check out at below site.
There's seasonal free gifts redemption for free & easy traveller. I read that some have gotten external chargers, local sim cards, coupons/vouchers. For myself, I got Taipei MRT card with 50NT credit inside.
You may drop an email to ask what's the free gift before heading down.
How to get to the Taiwan Tourism Bureau office.
- From Raffles place MRT station towards exit B, Chevron House is on your left. Take escalator to 3rd floor security counter to exchange pass and take the elevator to 10th floor.
Please bring along you Hotel confirmation (for at least one night stay), E-ticket depart from flight.
You may collect brochures & maps or visit the website for all kinds of information.
So, I have gotten the Taiwan MRT card and 2 coupons for a children theme park but am not going there.
Bought the Jetstar 1 for 1 ticket which cost about $600 for the two of us. Intended to only eat and relax, so we bought only 1 luggage 15kg to go and 25kg back. We have chosen the 1am flight, which we greatly regretted. Should have just gotten the 7am flight and hence can rest more. :(
We reached Taipei around 5.50am. Then, with all the retrieving of luggage etc... we are out around 6.20am bah. And of cos we both wanna get the local SIM card.
Ok, gotten our SIM card, all ready to head to XIMENDING liao.
We took the elevator down to the bus station.
Bought the bus tickets 1819 to Taipei main station, there will be a shuttle bus from there to ximen station. However, the shuttle bus service only starts at 11.30am.
Am pretty lucky this time round, as the train was so empty, probably due to the timing I went was around 4plus already. My friend who went the next day, was so packed that they have to stand throughout the journey.
The last time round when I was going to shifen, the train was also damn packed. So, maybe a later timing would be better to head to these places. Will be much cooling too.