Welcome 2 Taiwan

These photos were taken sometimes ago.

Taipei 101 (台北101) is currently the world’s tallest inhabited building standing at 509.2 m. A panoramic shot from the observation deck. Breathtaking, isn’t it?

The design of Taipei 101 is inspired by bamboo plant, an icon of learning and growth. And Chinese like the lucky number eight, as you can count in this photo, there are eight clearly delineated exterior sections of the building. If you are observant, you can even see at least a Chinese ingot on the lower exterior of this tower.

Someone asks me to post some scenic view of Taiwan. I have this scenic panoramic photo after stitching  the successive shots that were taken from our hotel room. This is a nice view of vast Pacific Ocean. Click on image to enlarge or scroll left-right.


By |September 20th, 2008|Taipei, Taiwan|37 Comments

Taipei Shilin Night Market

Taipei (台北市) is the capital of Taiwan. It’s easy to travel around Taipei city. We toured around the city by taxi most of the time as it’s convenient and reasonably cheap. In the past, I only heard Singapore National Service men going to Taiwan for army training. In the recent years, more and more Singaporeans like to visit Taiwan. Perhaps we have been watching a lot of Taiwanese entertainment shows and inspired to see the island?

Simply Irresistible.

Shilin Night Market is the largest and most famous night market in Taipei city. There are two sectors: one is a food court and the other one has specialty shops. At Shilin Night Market Food Court, the Taiwanese sell all kind of innovative foods such as (大餅包小餅) a small bun wrapped in a big bun.


By |September 12th, 2008|Taipei, Taiwan|33 Comments