Going to university in Taiwan. I have a few questions.?

Question by angelmae3995: Going to university in Taiwan. I have a few questions.?
Hello ^.^
This fall I am going to Kaohsiung to attend a university. (I will not say the name of the school, I feel that is not safe so do not ask) I know it is a good school though.
what I would like to know is:
~What kind of plug adapter will I need for my laptop.
~How safe is Kaohsiung at night.
~What areas should I avoid.
~How is the public transportation Network
~What items should I bring
~How hard are university classes in Taiwan
~How much can I earn tutoring English/French/Spanish
~How friendly or racist are the people in Kaohsiung
~What should I visit, Besides Love River and Dream Mall when I am in Kaohsiung?

Yeah it’s quite a few, but I am going to be in Kaohsiung for anywhere from 2-4 years so…..
Thank you guys so far! I would really like some more opinions too so please keep posting.
Thanks, classy! I will get a surge protector!

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Answer by matt_of_asia
Ok, check out http://tealit.com
to get an idea of what living in taiwan is like and positions/jobs available and the rates.

Then check out http://taiwansouth.com
To get an idea of what living in Southern Taiwan is like and the places to see/go/do in the south.

Check out http://forumosa.com
to speak with other forum members and get questions answered.

If you are from N. America no adapter will be needed most likely for your notebook computer. If your laptops plug has 3 prongs you may need a small, cheap adapter to get it to plug into the common 2 prong plug ins here. The voltage is the same.

Kaosiung is safe at night. It has an MRT (subway) system now, so I would imagine transportation there is an improvement on Taichung’s.

From what I hear university is easy in Taiwan.

You can earn 700NT and up per hour tutoring.

People are positively racist towards whites. Somewhat negatively racist towards other Asians but not to their face. Neutral towards blacks and friendly to their face. Everyone is generally friendly.

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BQ. How are West Ham fans feeling about this 11th hour activity and are you staying up?

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Answer by Zeid
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Question by punso_ca2: Are there any fee-free ATMs in Taipei? Travelling to Taipei and going to use my US ATM there?
I am travelling to Taiwan and I have a Wells Fargo card. I was told by my Wells bank that they won’t charge me international withdrawal ( I have this premium account with them due to my mortgage is tied to them) so I wonder if there are any banks or ATMs in Taipei that will NOT charge me for withdrawals?

Much appreciated!

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Answer by matt_of_asia
Hmm. I haven’t seen any Wells-Fargo outlets here, but if you do a search on google you may be able to find some outlets. (If you use your own bank’s ATM you dont get charged.)
It is possible that your bank may have a partnership with another local Taiwanese bank. You can probably check the Wells Fargo website and look up partnerships. This probably will allow you to withdraw at either a free rate as your bank told you, or a reduced rate of payment.
The fee is generally quite small, if you have Cirrus on your ATM card or a Mastercard or Visa it is very easy to use most machines here will use those standards of international transfer at a low cost. (should be less than 100NT or 3$ US, a transaction for international ATM, probably someone else can get you a more specific cost, I haven’t done that in years.)

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Question by Mr.Supes: I’m Going to Taichung,Taiwan Where is the best massage parlors, KTVS and Barbershops Located in Taichung?
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Answer by jm
go there and find out, many ppl who even live in Taichung will not know this in that they have different tastes than you

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I will be in the following cities:

Beijing, China
Nagasaki, Japan
Shanghai, China
Okinawa, Japan
Taipei (Keelung), China
Hong Kong, China
Nha Trang, Vietnam
Ho Chi Minh City (Vung Tau), Vietnam
Singapore
Bangkok (Laem Chabang), Thailand
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Answer by unnga
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Answer by Food Eater
*BOOM*

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What is the fastest way of going to Hualien from Taipei?

Question by sonia: What is the fastest way of going to Hualien from Taipei?

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Answer by chububobcat
Which part of Taipei are you starting from?
The easiest is probably taking a train, which takes around 3hrs to get from Taipei to Hualien, if you drive it takes from 4hrs~5hrs under good conditions.

At Taipei Main Station, board a railway train to Hualien Railway Station. One-way fare: NT7 to NT5 Travel time: About 2 ~ 3.5 hrs (depending on type of train)

Taiwan Railway Administration (TRA): new.twtraffic.com.tw/TWRail_EN/index.aspx

TRA train ticket prices: service.tra.gov.tw/tw/ticketprice/excel.aspx

The railway ticket fares can be found in the Chinese version of website, not the English version.

TRA station distances: …tra.gov.tw/tw/CP/11366/mileages-1.aspx

Hope this helps a little

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