transportation from taipei other places?

Question by hy: transportation from taipei other places?
Hello, I am visiting TW for 6 days.
I will spend the first 3 days in Taipei and then go to Sun Moon Lake (and Ali Mounntain if I still have time).
Here’ s my question: how do I get there? I guess I will take a train. Which one should I take? How much (estimate) will it cost me? Is it a few hours’ trip? Do I have to go to TaiChung first, and then transfer to Sun Moon Lake? I can’t find anything interesting in TaiChung. Is it feasible to spend 1.5 day visiting Sun Moon Lake and another 1.5 day visiting Ali Mountain?
Yes, I know what to do in Taipei. CKS Memorial Hall, National Palace Museum, Shilin Night Market, Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall,Rao He Street Night Market,
Taipei 101.
BTW, is it expensive to have a lunch or dinner in Taipei 101?
Thank you in advance.

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Answer by Ajeet M
Hi,

Lunch at 101-It depends whether you want to go to one of the restaurants or the excellent food court in the basement.
It is not over priced as there is a lot of competiton nearby in the Xinyi District.

To SML from Taipei: Take the Bus, It not bad and the bus is really comfortable:
http://www.greenbusgroup.com/p4.htm,
Greenbus has hourly departures. Taipei-SML round-trip costs TWD830.

If you dont have a place to stay at SML: Laurel Villa is highly recommended by forumers:
http://laurelvilla.nantou.com.tw/

From SML, you have to get to Puli, then Puli to Taichung, then Taichung to Chiayi, Then Train or bus it up to Alishan.

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Is there a website for concert or theatre listing in Taipei?

Question by pkth: Is there a website for concert or theatre listing in Taipei?
I’m going to Taipei from Nov.24-28. I love to know if there is a website that list the concert or pub performance.

Taiwanese aritst – I love Kay Huang, Stellar Chang, etc.

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Answer by Kingston D
For concert listing and their ticketing details:
http://www.ticket.com.tw/main_concert.asp

For any other happenings in Taipei:
http://www.taiwanfun.com/north/taipei/index.htm

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I will be flying one-way to Taipei in 2 weeks and want to know if I should fly First Class. Is it worth it?

Question by ABCDE: I will be flying one-way to Taipei in 2 weeks and want to know if I should fly First Class. Is it worth it?
I ask because it is a really long flight and I hear that people get really cranky, and even sick in Coach because of it being uncomfortable and being surrounded by lots of people. How does it feel to fly First Class? Is it worth it?

Thanks!

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Answer by silentnonrev
I don’t know if you are making k/year or million, so hard to say what kind of dent this will make in your budget. How does it feel? well, more like being in a taxi than at the back of a bus, plus good food and very attentive service…much better chance to sleep, with lie-flat bed….nice lounge before you get on the plane, you get to get off first and your bags should be first on the carousel.

For business people, an argument is that they bounce back from the long flight faster, so can go to work sooner….and if time is $, you want your high-dollar talent being productive, not holed in hotel room getting over jetlag!

So…”worth it” is a value judgement; me, I couldn’t afford it, but if you place a premium on comfort, spend the $ (or Euro or…)…..or better yet, have your employer spend it!

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Where can I book the cheapest wholesale fare from the Americas to Taipei during the summer?

Question by Albert K: Where can I book the cheapest wholesale fare from the Americas to Taipei during the summer?

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Answer by Steve S
I am going to give you the only piece of advice that was given to me for finding cheap travel deals, and it works to this day… Compare as many travel websites as you can as often as you can. Since you have a few months, start searching today and search the flights or hotels or whatever you need every week until the month before you are going. If anything is unusually cheaper, book it on that date. I would definitely recommend checking out the website BookMe. You can compare ALL the reputable travel sites from one location, and save tons of money. Good luck and check out the link below, and you will be all set.

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What is there to do/see in each station of the Taipei MRT?

Question by noanswer: What is there to do/see in each station of the Taipei MRT?
I know it’s tiring to enumerate all the stations. Hehe. Just share the ones you know. By this, I mean places to see and things to do within the proximity of the station by just walking. I haven’t been to all the stations, especially the “brown” and “orange” lines. I’m only familiar with Ximen and Shilin.

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Answer by Ajeet M
Hi,
I think you can get all the info you need on this link:

http://www.tit.com.tw/upimg/ebig/60503155419060506030.jpg

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If Taipei were to host the Olympics, what do you think the stadium would be called?

Question by Ikron21: If Taipei were to host the Olympics, what do you think the stadium would be called?
I know its far fetched, so please dont flame it.

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Answer by Catch-22
For the opening and closing ceremonies, it would probably be the now-remodeled Taipei Municipal Stadium, which can hold 50,000 people at the most. This is a multi-purpose stadium that includes track and field and soccer.

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Is there any good white pages websites or anything similiar in chinese for finding people in Taipei, Taiwan?

Question by Shawn: Is there any good white pages websites or anything similiar in chinese for finding people in Taipei, Taiwan?
Looking for any webpages in Taiwan that are white pages or similiar to find a friend who lost contact.

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Answer by Taiwanese Girl
There are a group of websites, links, etc. associated with this URL — http://www.taiwanfriendfinder.com

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Where can I print something in Taipei?

Question by Thomas D: Where can I print something in Taipei?
I need to print a new copy of my travel itenerary out of the country as my old copy disappeared. I was wondering if anyone knew of an internet café in Taipei where I can print it, Thanks in advance!

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Answer by Ajeet M
Where are you staying?? There are 24 hour Internet joints all over.
Ask someone around you.

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How much will it cost to ship something to Taipei, Taiwan?

Question by General Msq: How much will it cost to ship something to Taipei, Taiwan?
It’s a small pillow w/ a red ipod nano. How much?

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Answer by Nick
As much as it costs to get ripped off because you’re never going to get your money.

When will ppl learn…

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