Taipei, Taiwan – Travel Tips by Jessy

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What type(s) of travellers would your recommendations for Taipei, Taiwan suit?

My recommendations for Taipei, Taiwan will suit foodies, backpackers and those who love shopping!

How many days would you recommend for one to spend in Taipei, Taiwan?

One week to comfortably visit the many attractions that Taipei has to offer!

The following food and sight recommendations for Taipei, Taiwan are saved in a list here to help you plan your trip.

What are the top things to do in Taipei, Taiwan that you would recommend?

  1. Shih Lin Night Market
Shilin Night Market
Shilin Night Market

– Huge variety of food

– Temple inside the night market

– Da chang bao Xiao chang

Address: No. 101, Jihe Road, Shilin District, Taipei City, Taiwan 111 (View on Google Maps)

  1. Taipei 101 – Observatory
Taipei 101 Observatory tower at Taipei, Taiwan
Taipei 101 Observatory tower

– Quick tour of the building

– Amazing view from 90th plus level

Addresses: No. 7, Section 5, Xinyi Road, Xinyi District (View on Google Maps)

  1. Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall
Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall
Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall

– Easily accessed by MRT

– Entrance is free

Address: No. 21, Zhongshan South Road, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, Taiwan 100 (View on Google Maps)

What are the top things to eat in Taipei, Taiwan that you would recommend?

  1. Orange Shabu Shabu
Orange Shabu Shabu House
Orange Shabu Shabu House

– Best shabu shabu in Taipei

– Always remember to order seafood to enhance the taste of your soup

– Request for porridge to be cooked with the soup at the end, that is the best part of the meal!

Address: No. 29-2, Section 4, Ren’ai Road, Da’an District, Taipei City, Taiwan 106 (View on Google Maps)

  1. Fu Hang Dou Jiang

– Super delicious soy bean milk and shao bing you tian (traditional Taiwanese breakfast)

– Only downside is the long queues

– Recommend to go either super early in the morning or closer to 12 noon when they’re about to close

Address: 100, Taiwan, Taipei City, Zhongzheng District, Section 1, Zhongxiao East Road, 108號 (View on Google Maps)

  1. Sen Sushi
Sen Sushi Omakase
Sen Sushi Omakase

– Japanese omakase

– One of the most affordable and high quality omakase. Amazing ingredients.

– Lunch set is super affordable, roughly SGD50 per pax. (about 8 dishes)

– Reservation is a must! (+886 970 554 724)

Address: 1105, Taiwan, Taipei City, Zhongshan District, Lane 59, Section 2, Zhongshan North Road, 7號 (View on Google Maps)

The above food and sight recommendations for Taipei, Taiwan are saved in a list here to help you plan your trip.

Any recommendations on where to stay in Taipei, Taiwan?

AirBnB, choose areas near MRT, such as  Zhongxiao Fuxing, Zhongxiao Dunhua and Ximen! These are more convenient areas and buses are very easy to take as well as long as you follow the googlemaps instructions!

When is a good time of the year to visit Taipei, Taiwan?

Spring or Autumn (March-May, Sept-Oct), avoid summer

How should one get around in Taipei, Taiwan?

MRT, Buses (use Google Maps)

What are the acceptable payment currencies and modes in Taipei, Taiwan?

Always have sufficient cash around. Taipei is not very card friendly. A lot of food places only accept cash.

Any other tips/things to be aware of in Taipei, Taiwan?

People are super helpful and friendly but don’t really speak English.

As much as Taipei is a generally safe place, do still be careful of your belongings and avoid secluded areas at night.

How should one stay connected to the internet in Taipei, Taiwan?

Prepaid cards for varying periods are very affordable and offers unlimited 4G network.

Cost of Trip

Airfare – Singapore to Taipei – Scoot off-peak can go as low as roughly SGD200

Accommodation – AirBnB is about SGD50 a night depending on location

Food – A range from SGD3 for street food (and they are filling, e.g. spring onion pancakes, dumplings, fried chicken, meesua) to SGD20 per pax at an average restaurant

Transport – Short distance taxi rides cost about SGD10-15, MRT fares are about SGD1 a trip.

Tell us a bit about yourself

I’m born in Taiwan, moved to Singapore when I was 7 years old. I enjoy travelling and of course, promoting my home country Taiwan!