What is the weather and season in taiwan like in july?

Question by ndria_oreo: What is the weather and season in taiwan like in july?
i am travelling to taiwan for the 1st time so i want to know what is the season and weather in there like around july. pls provide me some information.

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Answer by D.R
Temp – can be anything from 26 – 32 during the days and 24 – 30 during the nights.

Humidity – high, as always!

Rain – You will have missed the rainy season, but in Taiwan the weather is pretty random. You don’t need to pack water-proofs as you can buy an inexpensive poncho in any 7-11/ family store/ OK store… (don’t worry, you’ll find these stores on every street corner – open 24 hours!).

Nat disasters – during the summer Taiwan is prone to the odd Taiphoon, but they’re ‘not usually’ all that big of a deal. Taiwan does suffer from earthquakes and they can occur all year around.

Mosquitos will be a problem so make sure you keep your accommodation windows shut, avoid wearing black (mosquitos are attracted to balck). Be prepared to see cockroaches on the streets at night.

Have a wonderful time – Taiwan is a wonderful place – check out my 360 blog to see some photos of places to visit in Taiwan!

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would like to open an Indonesian restaurant in Taiwan?

Question by rudolf: would like to open an Indonesian restaurant in Taiwan?
am Indonesian, would like to open an Indonesian restaurant in Taiwan (Kaohsiung), i need some info about Taiwan, such as;
how to open a business for foreigner?
how much money do I need to have to open a business & to survive the business? (in US$ please)
is there any some of the area in Taiwan that the people are speak English?
are they (Taiwanese) gonna accept a foreigner food? (coz’ i heard they like their own product)
serious answer only please, Thank you…

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Answer by We never left!
Do to visa and ownership restrictions, trying to come here and open a foreigner-owned small business is like trying to row a boat upstream against a raging river.
You’ll likely need a Taiwanese business partner.

Good luck.

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I would just like to know how can I make my children study in Taiwan.?

Question by Arbee: I would just like to know how can I make my children study in Taiwan.?
We are Filipinos,who has a 14 year old,11 Year old, 9 year old, and a 4 year old kids. We want to move particularly to Kaohsiung and want to have their education there. Want to know the requirements and process, and legalities of this.

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Answer by matt_of_asia
You and your wife would need to aquire job offers here. Then you can acquire working visas. Then you can bring your kids. Most employers don’t hire married workers and require you to stay in shared accomodation with other workers.

This may be different if either you and your wife have degrees in Engineering, Nursing, or Medicine. Arts/Admin/Law degrees wont help you much out here, unless you want to teach english- which unless you have a passport from the USA, England, Canada, Australia, New Zealand or other native first language speaking country will be harder to get offers.

If you already have a job with a company out here it is much easier.

Check this site for more info:

List of embassy addresses:
http://www.boca.gov.tw/lp.asp?ctNode=125&CtUnit=72&BaseDSD=18&mp=2

Visa excempt country list:
http://www.boca.gov.tw/ct.asp?xItem=1443&ctNode=536&mp=2

Visa fee list:
http://www.boca.gov.tw/ct.asp?xItem=1307&CtNode=532&mp=2

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Taichung–any restaurant or place U.S gay like to gather together ?

Question by specialsomeone: Taichung–any restaurant or place U.S gay like to gather together ?
wanna to meet american gay in taichung, where should I go ?

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Answer by CAPTAIN BEAR
Taichung ? I thought Bush’s next target was Iran.

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Q&A: How much digression to you like in a ‘train of thought’ type book?

Question by Asmodeous: How much digression to you like in a ‘train of thought’ type book?
I thought Catcher in the Rye was perfect with its amount of Digression, but maybe that’s just me.

When a book is in First Person how much inner thought and rambling do you like in its descriptions? I’m writing right now just for practice. Here’s an example of a passage, talking mostly about rain but I feel it digresses way too much: :::::

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I was walking to school for my third or fourth day. I just kept thinking about how Beautiful Taiwan looks in the rain. It really does look perfect, to me anyway. Back in the United States it’s different. Things there look as if they’re supposed to be in the sun. The glowing green grass, freshly lacquered wood fences, mothers with their strollers. Always mothers with their strollers; and those neon yellow, plastic signs in the shape of a man that say “Slow: Kids at Play”. The signs were always jutting out halfway into the road, too, so cars pretty much had to slow down to avoid crashing into the things. I liked seeing those in the rain, at least. In Taiwan, though, everything was already dirty. Rusted grating on the windows, broken bicycles leaning against metal garage doors. Houses stacked upon houses. Shopping for clothing while kids watched TV and ate their lunch’s right in the same room. A chaos I could never create, so disorganized but so perfect. It all reminded me of my school desk back in fourth grade, how everything was all out of place but I still knew where it all was.
Taiwan was meant to be in the rain, that’s all I was thinking. It calmed me down.
“You like it? Because it’s like ‘end of the world’?” My first host mother said to me that morning as I was talking about it.
Moreover, though, it helped me feel better since I was so new to the country. I was only sixteen years old at the time, and never had been in a situation like the one I was in. Moving to a foreign country is strange, all by your-self too. I wasn’t in some pansy country like Germany, either, where everyone is white. I think, honest to god, I was probably one of the only white kids in the city. I mean, unless the rest of them just stayed inside. I lived in Tainan, Taiwan which is way south of the Capital, Taipei. Taipei is where they send all (most) of the exchange students. I was a special case, though, since I was last minute. They set me up with the family of a girl that was in my town back in New York, but she studied so much I never saw her. I heard her coughing a few times, maybe. She didn’t even come down for dinner; her brother brought it up to her.

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Answer by Purple Orchid
Digression or not I didn’t find it to be all that interesting… Rambling and such should be avoided unless you are a master writer really.

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What is Tainan (city) like?

Question by Taiwan90851: What is Tainan (city) like?
specifically, as compared to other cities in Taiwan…regarding such matters as teaching English there (I’m from the USA), weather, public transportation (buses), friendliness, quality of life, shopping essentials (e.g., food, clothes, ‘everyday’ stuff)…

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Answer by matt_of_asia
Its a pretty nice city, but lots of old roads = traffic messes at busy times. I cant say much about buses there (I never used the bus there)
There is train access and buses. Like every city in Taiwan, its quite dense and everything is generally available in walking or at most 5 minute scooting distance. A good crowd of expats live there. Nice beach area quite close. Hot weather in the summer. Taiwanese are among the friendliest people in the universe and they still love Americans.

There are some nice old areas in Tainan that are quite picturesque. Teaching there is probably an ok deal. I wouldnt know about the money average in the area, however, and likely if its your first year you will get stuck with kindy and bushiban night classes from hell. If you have taught before (and liked it) its easy to deal with. If you havn’t taught before you will either be broken in quickly or you will break and cut out early.

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what is the weather in taipei like on july?

Question by sophia: what is the weather in taipei like on july?
i will be arriving on taipei on july 23rd. what type of clothes should i bring? what is the temperature range during those days? thanks!

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Answer by barceloni_cataloni
Min: 24 c
Max: 33 c

The Average High Temperature is 67 F with a historical range of 48 F to 73 F
The Average Low Temperature is 57 F with a historical range of 42 F to 64 F
There is a 0% chance of a Hot Day (temperature over 90°F).
(0 days out of 11 in historical record)
Most consecutive days found in historic record: 0
There is a 91% chance of a Warm Day (temperature over 60°F).
(10 days out of 11 in historical record)
Most consecutive days found in historic record: 1
There is a 0% chance of a Freezing Day (temperature below 32°F).
(0 days out of 11 in historical record)
Most consecutive days found in historic record: 0

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What is Kaohsiung City like today?

Question by Taiwan90851: What is Kaohsiung City like today?
Check out the below excerpt from Wikipedia about Kaohsiung City. Is this still true today?

In recent years the city has made great strides in transforming itself from a primarily industrial city into a modern Asian metropolis, and several areas of the city, such as along the banks of the River Ai (Love River), have benefited from major beautification projects under the tenure of former mayor Frank Hsieh. The city is often known as Taiwan’s “Harbor Capital” (??) because of its close connection and heavy reliance on the ocean and maritime transportation.

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Answer by matt_of_asia
Hmm… I went to the areas mentioned, and they are nice and shiny and modern. When you go in on the freeway inwards though, it is a bit of a depressing ant industrial ant warren appearance to me. I don’t live there, so I cannot say if it is terribly wonderful. (it does not look too great to me.) I just know I don’t want to live there, personally. Taichung is overdeveloped and overcrowded enough for my needs. I couldn’t handle even hotter and more polluted…

I am sure that Frank Hsieh did a fantastic job changing the area around to a more tolerable place, don’t get me wrong, it was nice… in the BEAUTIFIED areas. It’s just that the town in general has a ways to go before I would consider it beautiful in general to the point I would want to be there. Air pollution controls and actual ENFORCED regulations to maintain healthy standards of air would do miracles in Asia as far as keeping educated professional workers actually WANTING to stay in their area of birth… and keeping the current producers healthy and productive and giving them the edge needed to stay near the top of the heap, rather than the disposable ‘Microsoft human’ method. A 3 year expiry date on human labor is not a sustainable model, but it seems that is the model Asia has chosen, (not without reason- England, USA, and Japan all did it too at one stage in their development.) It just would be nice if we didn’t keep repeating all the same mistakes and magnifying the impacts each time…

I liked the Love River at night. It is nothing like the famed american “Love River” (no toxic waste APPARENT anyways!) , it is actually a clean looking, good smelling park next to a large canal with boat rides. Its a nice escape. The downtown developed area is wide open, has nice pavestones and statues and randomly spaced small trees. Shade is a bit limited in parts, however. The air conditioned MRT station underground is OK. Taipei’s is better, but they have 10 million people to tax and were the beneficiaries of most of the cash on the island for the last 50 years! Other than that it seemed like every other western Taiwan town, outside of the developed areas, same clutter, same lack of sidewalks and overabundance of street signs and the same old facades of street level shops selling the same stuff.

I still basically remember Kaosiung as the place I need to transfer my bus at to get to Kenting and Pingdong. I realize this description isnt flattering but it didnt strike me in a hugely positive way, but it does have its positive parts that without Frank Hsieh making a difference, would not be there today. It is too bad he didn’t get in and didn’t have the same amount of name recognition the ‘anoited one’ had. Frank Hsieh knew how to get things done to make long term positive change for an area. Ma just knew how to suck up to party members and use them against each other to get ahead and get placed in areas- and not to screw up too badly- but didnt really do much to make long term positive changes.

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i just like to ask if the chairman hotel in Han Kow St. taipei far from the union century bldg in keelung road

Question by kuh-kuh: i just like to ask if the chairman hotel in Han Kow St. taipei far from the union century bldg in keelung road

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Answer by Ajeet M
Hi,

It is not close BUT you are very close to the Taipei Main Station MRT and from there it is 6 stops away to Taipei City Hall and a short cab ride from there (Less than NTD100/-) to Union Century Bldg.

Could be walking distance but I have not walked there.

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What is Hsinchu City in Taiwan like? (teaching English at standfu? school)?

Question by eschroed1000: What is Hsinchu City in Taiwan like? (teaching English at standfu? school)?
I got a job offer to go teach English in Hsinchu City at the standfu school. I was wondering if it is a nice place to visit or live.
I have lived in Taipei and really enjoyed that. I have never been to Hsinchu. I couldn’t tell if Hsinchu was big or small or what the city was like. Would it be a good place to live for a year?
Any information about the school would be nice as well.
Any information would be helpful. Thank you very much.

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Answer by mattfromasia
Hsin Chu is nice. It’s a pretty big city, though clearly not as big as Taipei. You’ll also find you will miss the MRT for getting around.

I’ve been to Hsin Chu a few times, but only have one friend that lives there. I am not sure if this is “normal,” but one of the nice things about where he lives is it seems like a much quieter neighborhood. Hsin Chu seems more “residential” to me, but that just might be my perception from my friend’s place.

There are quite a few bars, good restaurants, and shopping that you’d expect from a larger city, though there don’t seem to be as many events as there are in Taipei, Kaohsiung, or Taichung. One nice advantage is that you’re not too far from either places on a regular train or you are easily able to jump on the high speed rail to get you there quickly if you want to take that option.

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