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Taipei - part 1

Sunday, July 10, 2005

Back for a quick post to commendate the Taipei Trip from 30 Jun - 04 Jul.

A pleasant and short trip amidst the busy busy schedule that everyone is facing...maybe it's not that a vocation break-away...

30 Jun
Onboard with SQ airline in the early morning to board the flight to taipei, reaching the destination ard 1pm. Took us a while to locate the hotel, and have a lesson learnt. Didn't realised that the hotel doesn't have a proper building name, but is a storey level managed hotel inside a shopping/commercial building. As what Hena would have concluded, it's like those 3 hours quickie hotel like the aka Hotel88 back at Singapore ahaha...

The afternoon was spent at Shilin market, walking around the streets of pasa malam and trying out local foods. Yummy yummy hao da da chicken cutlet, tou huei, and bubble tea. Evening was exploring the neighbourhood near our hotel, but the guys don't really like shopping went back hotel earlier. Or should say much ofthe shopping alley and all that are target to the gals!

01 Jul
Busy busy day! Went to Yang Ming Shan for mini-hiking! Climbing track, viewing mountain scenary and volcanco sprouting sulphur sights and all that, fun but most importantly the air is refreshing and cooling than what is compared hot and dry in the city.

Next we headed off to Long Shan Temple, one train station away from Ximen. Don't really know much of this temple, as there was a praying ceremony in progress, but took a quick walk inside the temple and praying to the gods. There got so many gods statue, and oh yeah, exam fort the taiwanese folks around the corner, got many students praying for good results.

By the time we went over to
Ximen it was past evening and night time liao. We were caught in a rain earlier and have long dinner at the Long Shan Temple vicinity. Ximen was fascinating was like the jap. Shibuya. It seems like a area designated for the youngsters to hang about. Another round of busy shopping, some toys, some shirt bought by ppl in the group, and bookstore I bought Jimmy's jigsaw puzzle sourvenir.

Part 2 to be continued for day 3 and 4, but won't be exciting as I got sicked...

** ps: thanks ms puurfect for the correction ^_^

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  1. Blogger bitchrepublic | July 11, 2005 7:43 PM |  

    welcome back! nice to read yr blog again! awaiting for part 2, 3, 4, 5 :D

  2. Blogger JY | July 12, 2005 11:44 PM |  

    yeah.....at that temple....
    a few of them pray to the Yue Lao hor....
    ah yew being one of them....hehhe

  3. Blogger saffyz | July 13, 2005 3:51 PM |  

    today still dun hv part 2 yet... hmmm.. ah yew ah...
    Too busy since coming back from TW ah? Yue Lao in the works already??

  4. Blogger purrfectz | July 20, 2005 5:46 PM |  

    yew, we went to ximen after longshan.. not shilin :P

    But reading this, it brings me back to taipei again!!

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