Taiwan Travelogue

Taipei, from Elephant Hill
My family and I travelled to Taiwan in December 2013. The reason why we chose Taiwan is to use the expiring KrisFlyer miles that my dad has accumulated. The tax for Taipei is expensive as compared to Hong Kong which cost around S$125. Both countries will require 25500 Miles (15% off online redemptions) for a return ticket. Nevertheless, we decided to go ahead with the trip.

The trip is possible without the use of mile redemption. I have seen flights to Taipei by JetStar (Friday Sales) and Scoot (Tuesday, Morning Glory) during promotional offers at $300-400/- including baggage and tax. Thus, travelling to Taipei may not be as expensive! Just grab a group of friends to share a cab to travel to outer Taipei!

Here is a quick break down of my trip.

Exchange Rate
(1 SGD : 23.94 SGD as of 3rd June 2014)

Airfare & Hotel
Airfare: S$357.80 +25500 Miles (KrisFlyer redemption)
TS Hotel (5 Nights): NT$5260/S$219.72
Sub-Total: S$577.52

Airport Kuo Kuang Bus: NT$150/S$6.27
Airport Taxi (From Taipei): NT$900/S$34.80
Hua Lien Taxi: NT$700/S$29.24 (Ms Tiffany Chang - 5 pax @ NT$3500/S$146.20)
Hua Lien Train: NT612/S$25.56
Public Transport: NT$280/S$11.70
Taipei 101: NT$500/S$20.89
Taipei Taxi: NT$760/S$31.75 (Mr Sung - 5 pax @ NT$3800/S$158.73)
Yeh Liu Geopark: NT$80/S$3.34
Sub-Total: S$163.55

Grand Total: S$741.07/-
Price shown does not include meals.

Click on the title to navigate to the respective blog posts. (Posts are in the process of writing!)

Day 1
SIN-TPE, Wu Fen Pu, Formosa Chang, Rao He Street 

Singapore Airlines A330-300 interior

Day 2 

Chang Kai-Sheik Memorial Hall
Chang Kai-Sheik Memorial Hall

Day 3 Part 1Hua Lien: Taroko Gorge,
Day 3 Part 2Taipei: Shi Lin

Taroko Gorge

Day 4 Yehliu Geopark, Jiufen Old street, Shifen Old Street

Sky Lantern at Shi Fen 

Day 5 
National Palace Museum, Dan Shui

National Palace Museum

Day 6 TPE - SIN

Sanrio at Taoyuan International Airport

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About Haoming Koo

Koo Haoming. Founder of The Fat Chemist. Currently an undergrad at the National University of Singapore with a burning passion for science! Inspired to start a blog after reading the book, "Napoleon's Buttons, How 17 Molecules Changed History". The book fills the gap between Chemistry and History. Adapting the style of the book, posts written by me highlight the chemistry in the food we eat.
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