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#1 Tropiculp

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Posted 16 September 2004 - 12:49 PM



Hi-
I'm going to Taipei for a long weekend in October (day off from my job in HK, insanely cheap Cathay Pacific flights!), and I've never been there before. Does anyone have suggestions on cool bars, clubs, restaurants, galleries, shops, cafes, streets, sites, etc?
Let me know,
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Posted 11 December 2005 - 01:12 AM



going to taipei over new years. anything worthwhile there?
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Posted 11 December 2005 - 02:59 AM



There are a lot of good places to check out in taipei. I know some japanese brands have stores in taiwan but I forgot some of them that opened up there....

Anyway these places seem pretty damn cool. I will definitely visit them next time I'm in Taiwan:

http://www.freshness...hoice/index.php
http://www.freshness...ndard/index.php
http://sweemie.com/summit.htm

There is a map on the summit link that shows the nearby stores too.

Edit: You should check out the 45rpm stores in Taipei:

http://www.45rpm.jp/....jsp?id=foreign
Edited by super on Dec 10, 2005 at 08:04 PM
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Posted 14 December 2005 - 07:13 AM



There are a bunch of good stores... check out "Maltose" in Ximen Ding, they had the lowest prices on co.jp shoes and whatnot... also around that whole area there is good shit. The people at maltose are real cool too, if you get chummy with them they'll hook you up.
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Posted 30 December 2005 - 02:20 AM



Hey everyone.

I am in Taipei right now and I wondering if there are any recommendations for interesting things to do here that people would recommend as locals and tourists.

Generally, I like things that I can't get anywhere else other than the city I am in.

Thanks!

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Posted 30 December 2005 - 05:13 AM



go to shi-lin night market, fucken fun, u could get there by the MRT or the subway system....its a fun city, enjoy
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Posted 05 January 2006 - 09:27 AM



The night markets are pretty cool for food and souvenirs. I checked them out the last few nights.

The only bar/club-ish type place I have been so far is Coyote and it is pretty funny/bad with lots of girls singing American (and some Chinese) songs. It is funny, but probably not worth the money for most people.

Are there any clubs or bar recommendations?

I'll give a full report with what I find later...

Thanks!

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Posted 28 February 2006 - 01:49 AM



I will be flying back to Taipei next Tuesday for two weeks. My mandarin and Taiwanese is pretty good, but I have no idea where to go. Any suggestions for shopping, clubbing, nightlife, food, will be much appreciated.
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Posted 28 February 2006 - 02:09 AM



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as for food, any where u go will have good food.....no joke,
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Posted 19 July 2006 - 06:19 PM

Hi I'm currently in Taipei right now and was wondering if there're any reputable places to hem my jeans here because I'd like to start wearing them ASAP cause I'm going to be here for another couple weeks. Any help would be appreciated, thanks.

PS. I'm staying in the Da-an district (I think that's what it is), which is a couple minutes away from Ximending and the Tokyo 101
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#11 englandmj7

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Posted 19 July 2006 - 07:40 PM

Holy god man, there are tailors and seamstresses on every block in Taiwan, and anywhere else in Asia for that matter. If it is a simple hem, you don't need anyone "reputable." Take it to the local tailor and I am sure he will do it while you wait for less than $5.
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#12 Cue

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Posted 23 August 2006 - 11:39 AM

howdy geezers,
any recommendations? nothing flash, nothing crap.
I am only there one night, so if anyone knows of anything half decent for under $100 a night that would be ace.
Or - something totally amazing that is worth spending up on ...
Thank you all muchly in advance ...
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Posted 23 August 2006 - 01:48 PM

where exactly in Taipei r u staying?

there are heaps of stuff to check out in Taipei, they do also have a Bape and Undercover store too if u r interested

other than that there are the usual places that resells kicks, jeans, etc what ever
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Posted 23 August 2006 - 01:50 PM

heres a random place that looks nice to stay and economical
http://www.wonstar.com.tw/en/index.php
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Posted 23 August 2006 - 02:16 PM

cheers dude, will have a look at the link
really will only have one day to have a shop, and after three months travelling before I get there funds may be a touch low - still, i'm keen to have a gander at what is on offer - def will have a look at undercover
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Posted 23 August 2006 - 02:30 PM

oh, and flying in and out of Chiang Kai-Shek airport at 9 at night ... I remember my parents saying traffic is killer, so dunno if it's better to stay somewhere near there and get the bus/ train/taxi into the city in the morning

thoughts from locals in the know?

cheers again
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Posted 24 August 2006 - 01:08 AM

well, the airport is approx. 45 minutes away from the city area (non-peak hr traffic) and there is absolutely nothing around the airport

so i reckon as soon as u get off the plane, get urself a taxi or bus into the city, i recommend u reading a travelling guide for more details
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Posted 24 August 2006 - 08:55 AM

sweet, cheers fella ...
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Posted 13 September 2007 - 06:30 PM

theres a possibilty that I will be in taipei for a couple nights on my way back from the philippines in january (im flying EVA) does anyone have any general suggestions for the city? links? places to buy cheap stuff and eat good street food? will a filipino american boy get by not speaking a lick of mandarin?

also any suggestions for a decent hotel that ISNT the hyatt near 101 ?

thanks!
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Posted 13 September 2007 - 06:57 PM

street food: Shilin night market.

shopping: the neighborhoods/blocks behind the big malls on Zhongxiao East road.
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Posted 13 September 2007 - 07:02 PM

I just checked - we stayed at a ropey old hotel called Paradise - 39 quid a night

it did the trick however, we were only there two nights

the transport system is really good, so it doesn't matter too much if you are out in a cheaper area

oh, and go up 101 - pretty amazing.


edit: re language, I only speak English (badly at best) and was sweet
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Posted 13 September 2007 - 07:11 PM

My friend just flew to the PI last night and has stop-overs in Taiwan as well. The Sogo area on Zhong Xiao East Road is probably a good place to be. Mostly young people and great food and shopping for miles. Most of them can speak a bit of english as well. If not, hand gestures always works.

Also, the night markets are a must. Deals everywhere.
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Posted 13 September 2007 - 08:47 PM

i think xing men ding has some pretty good stuff
what are your looking for?
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Posted 14 September 2007 - 06:58 PM

basically anything that can be covered in a day and a half and very little sleep hah.

any ideas as to parties/clubs that are foreigner friendly?
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Posted 18 September 2007 - 12:50 PM

NIGHT MARKETS and FOOD

i don't think any of the clubs are foreigner unfriendly... i was only there for 2 days and i didn't make it out to a club even though that was supposedly my job. i hear the party scene is pretty crazy though, probably commercial, huge clubs like luxy would be a safe bet.
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Posted 26 September 2007 - 05:50 PM

are night markets hard to navigate or order from for an english speaker? also anyone suggest any good local clothing brands?
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Posted 26 September 2007 - 06:38 PM

i don't think it's hard. Most of the night market are on one street. Make it simple, you look, you like, you point, you pay, you eat
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Posted 26 September 2007 - 08:17 PM

It's easy to buy anything at any markets, esp food. They want your money, simple as that.
You'll be fine and dandy.
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Posted 26 September 2007 - 08:39 PM

any ideas as to parties/clubs that are foreigner friendly?


Luxy, on Zhongxiao Dong lu (zhongxiao east road)


are night markets hard to navigate or order from for an english speaker? also anyone suggest any good local clothing brands?

night markets should be pretty straight forward. some places might get really crowded and kinda crazy on specific nights though. lots of food, clothes, and random shit. definately check them out.
as for local clothing brands, not sure what style you're into... theres a pretty big streetwear scene there though.. the only local brand that pops in my mind is Scenic, but the store is too hidden in the depths of Ximending.

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if you have time, just explore the blocks in the middle of this neighborhood (around the center section of this map). TONS of boutiques (many not named on this map), and graffiti art :P
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Posted 31 January 2008 - 09:48 AM

hey guys, anybody has the sneaker freaker link to shopping in taipei?
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