Would the solar eclipse be visible in Hsinchu?

Question by …: Would the solar eclipse be visible in Hsinchu?
Ahh, I happen to be working the day of the solar eclipse that will be happening July 22, in Taiwan… I was wondering if it would be visible in Hsinchu (where I would be…) and how long is it going to last?? Pleaseeee help me! 🙂

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Answer by Ak3la
You will see a partial eclipse in Hsinchu; you will be about 600 km too far to the south to see the total eclipse. It should still be quite noticeable, but less dramatic than the near-night-time conditions in the path of totality.

At your location, the eclipse will last just under six minutes, and will occur a little after 1:30 PM (UT).

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Will the solar eclipse be visible in Hsinchu, Taiwan?

Question by …: Will the solar eclipse be visible in Hsinchu, Taiwan?
Ahh, I happen to be working the day of the solar eclipse that will be happening July 22, in Taiwan… I was wondering if it would be visible in Hsinchu (where I would be…) and how long is it going to last?? Pleaseeee help me! 🙂

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Answer by Qualkar
http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/SEplot/SEplot2001/SE2009Jul22T.GIF

Shows the path of totality for July 22 2009, the path on earth where you can see a Total Solar Eclipse. Looks like it misses Taiwan to me, though you are most likely close enough to still be in the penumbra.

Which means that you can witness a partial solar eclipse, which is still sweet.

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Q&A: want to see sivaji – the boss in Taiwan?

Question by balaji v: want to see sivaji – the boss in Taiwan?
Hi Iam in hsinchu, want to watch sivaji-the boss in tamil in taiwan.
If not possible, where is the nearest point where it can be watched on big screen.

I also looked at air fare to singapore (http://www.singaporeair.com/saa/en_UK/content/local/TW/promo_fares/index.jsp)
it looks like the ticket fare is available for minimum 2 people in the package and for NT00 per head. If anyone willing ping me.

Also would like to know if singapore visa is needed to visit s’pore fir 2-3 days.

Thanks
Balaji

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Answer by Royal
From Taiwan nearest place …………..
is Japan near frm Taiwan, u may watch there ? If it is for Singapore or Malaysia , u need a visa….. official release date is 15th June, Tickets will be on hot sale on the day itself for advance booking.

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Employment Options in Taiwan for the Middle-Aged?

Question by Sierra Up: Employment Options in Taiwan for the Middle-Aged?
After a 20 year career as a civil servant in the U.S., I’d be interested in job options in Taiwan. I’ve reviewed job listings in Taiwan, and most seem to be teaching English or engineering positions in the Hsinchu area. Engineer is a non-starter. Armed with a solid elementary grasp of Chinese, I think English teaching would be rewarding and a good break from pushing paper. But seems difficult to make ends meet with the limited salaries. Six figure positions with U.S. multinational corporations seem far and few in between, and reserved for a select few insiders. But it seems there has to be quite a few other opportunities somewhere in between English teaching and a major MNC. What other options for making a decent living in Taiwan could be available?

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Answer by Pagan Dan
I’m in a good position to answer your question, having just returned from Taiwan after two years, and having lived there off and on since 2001–and I’m middle-aged too. I was an English teacher, in a public junior high school in Hualien County on the east coast of Taiwan

Unless you have financial obligations back in the US, you will find that the income from teaching English provides for a very good standard of living. It cost the equivalent of USD 120 to insure my wife’s car for a year, and USD 65 for my motorbike insurance. My wife didn’t work. We had top-drawer medical insurance–Taiwan National Health. For example, yhe user fee for professional physiotherapy treatments was USD1.50. The government medical plan includes prescriptions and dental care as well.

Our rent was cheap, and we were able to travel extensively in Asia.

In other words, you can’t look at what your income in Taiwan would be, and say “I’m not working for that kind of money.” It goes by how much you can save, and how far your money goes, as opposed to the dollar amount of your income compared to what you can make in the USA.

The government restricts the kind of work that foreigners are allowed to do. You can forget about working for an MNC, unless you already were an employee and you get transferred over.

I’m an agent for a major recruiting company in Vancouver, Canada. We place teachers in Korea, PR China, and Taiwan.

If you have a four year degree from an accredited university, a native accent, and a US passport, I may be able to find a good placement for you. There is no charge to the teacher for our services.

pagan.dan@hotmail.com

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Are there any hotels in Chupei City, Taiwan? If so can you send me a phone number.?

Question by fishnman33: Are there any hotels in Chupei City, Taiwan? If so can you send me a phone number.?
I am going to be staying in Chupei City, TW for a vacation. I would perfer to stay there rather then Hsinchu. Can anyone send me info on hotels there. I have looked on the internet and can’t find any.

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Answer by Jeff L
Chupei city (???),Taiwan
There’re some hotels there.

(1) ?????? (The Young hotel)
http://flower-young.com.tw/
TEL?886-3-5516490?Fax?886-3-5510292?
E-mail?flower.young99@msa.hinet.net
????????????102? (????????)?No.102, Sintai Rd., Jhubei City, Hsinchu County Taiwan.
(At the back side of Chupei train station)

(2) MAGIC MOTEL (MAGIC ????)
http://hsinchu.mmmtravel.com.tw/index_m.php?ptype=ieb_c&L1_id=4&L3_id=3614&town_name=jhubei
TEL:886-3-5559900 ? FAX: 886-3-5539939
Address:??? ??? ???329?
(No.329,ChungHwa Rd,Chupei city,ShinChu county)?

(3)??????
http://hsinchu.mmmtravel.com.tw/index_m.php?ptype=ieb_c&L3_id=3588&town_name=
TEL:886-3-6566677
?????????116?

(4)????? (LOTUS HOTEL)
http://hsinchu.mmmtravel.com.tw/index_m.php?ptype=ieb_c&L3_id=3616&town_name=jhubei
TEL: 886-3-5518171
?????????33?

(5)???? (SHAUNG POUNG HOTEL)
http://hsinchu.mmmtravel.com.tw/index_m.php?ptype=ieb_c&L3_id=3620&town_name=jhubei
TEL: 886-3-5551170
?????????663?3?

(6)?????
(NEW NEIGHBOR GARDEN HOTEL)
http://hsinchu.mmmtravel.com.tw/index_m.php?ptype=ieb_c&L1_id=4&L3_id=3590&town_name=jhubei
TEL: 886-3-5519678
?????????1432?

(7)????????
http://www.twmotel.com/motel.php?membersn=88
TEL: 886-3-6560016
?????????439-1?

(8)????? (High Spot hotel)http://www.heitop.com/highspot/www/home.html
TEL: 886-3-5555799
?????????7?

(9)????????
TEL: 886-3-5511331
?????????102?

…….etc

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On a jailbroken iPod touch 2G I have the HTC lock screen, how do you change the town for the weather?

Question by Marc: On a jailbroken iPod touch 2G I have the HTC lock screen, how do you change the town for the weather?
On the lock screen with the slider on bottom I have the HTC screen with time and weather. It is on Hsinchu for the town. I live in Houston so the weather is a little different. I tried changing the city on weather icon for the ipod but no luck. I have downloaded it from cydia (which works great by the way!)

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Answer by Dodo
You can contact the customer care of HTC

http://www.htc.com/europe/CA_Hotline.aspx

http://www.htc.com/europe/CS_Mail.aspx

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How can I find work in Taiwan?

Question by rocdirector: How can I find work in Taiwan?
I am looking for work in Taiwan. I am possibly moving with my wife to Taiwan (near Hsinchu city) and I am looking for employment. She will be teaching English. I have not finished my degree so I can not legally teach english while over there. Since I am in the states it is kinda hard to find a job in Taiwan for someone with no degree. My experience is managing restaurants, and working with people (I currently work with youth in a church). The thing is I need to know ASAP as we need to make our decision in the next few days. She will only be making 600 ntd an hour and working 21 hrs a week. Plus substitute teaching on the side…. I dont think that will be enough.

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Answer by mattfromasia
I don’t know much about your legal status to work since you’re married to someone who works here. I don’t know what kind of job you can find.

If you don’t get any answers here, you may also want to try www.forumosa.com They have a Work questions page that always brings good answers for me.

Matt

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where can i buy corsages and boutonnieres in Taiwan?

Question by what are you TALKING about?: where can i buy corsages and boutonnieres in Taiwan?
I live in Hsinchu but anywhere in taiwan where they sell corsages and bountonnieres is fine. thanks.
hsinchu is in the northern part of taiwan.

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Answer by cigam l
well what part of Taiwan are you in?

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how far is Lung Tan Taiwan from Hsinchu Taiwan?

Question by princesskaury: how far is Lung Tan Taiwan from Hsinchu Taiwan?

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Answer by matt_of_asia
your pinyin may be off- do you know what county ‘Lung tan” is in? Is ‘Lung Tan’ a village, a tour destination, a hot spring or what? you need more details for a good answer.

The Lung Tan I am aware of is in Tao Yuan county, should be less than 1 hour drive.

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I’m moving to Hsinchu TAIWAN to teach English in October.?

Question by teachme1672: I’m moving to Hsinchu TAIWAN to teach English in October.?
Is there anyone that knows something about Hsinchu, Taiwan? I am an American and I don’t know much about the city. I love the beach and body surfing. Any nice beaches close by? Whats the water temperature? Do they get typhoons there? Any nice entertainment spots or clubs? How will the people greet an American? I respect all cultures and will make a big effort to fit in. Will many people like shop owners etc speak English? Thank for your help.

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Answer by jerry4_fun
I’m also moving to Taiwan soon to teach English, in January. I have found a few very good sources of info. on Taiwan to be message boards dedicated to esl. Try tealit.com, and forumosa.com………I think all your questions can be answered there.

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