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Monday, November 17, 2008

Highlights of Taiwan Trip

My husband came home from Taipei a few days ago after a two week business trip to Shenzen, Shanghai and Taipei. It was my hubby's first trip to Taipei and I thought I'd share some of those pictures with you. Since hubby and I have been to China quite a few times in recent years, no photos were taken there.

The National Dr. Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall was built in memory of the national founding father of the Republic of China, Dr. Sun Yat-Sen.


The Presidential Office Building, Taipei houses the Office of the President of the Republic of China

Taipei Confucius Temple is the symbol of Chinese Confucian culture. The temple holds yearly ceremony on September 28, the birthday of Confucius in conjunction with Teacher's Day.

The entrance of National Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall. Incase you are not familiar with Chinese history, Chiang Kai- Shek was the first president of the Republic of China.


The Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall

Taipei's big attraction is Taipei 101, currently the tallest Skyscraper tower in the world since 2004 which beats Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur. The Burj Dubai will take that record upon its completion by the time it opens in mid-2009.


As night falls, various parts of Taipei come alive and bustling with activities. It's a night market where the locals gather to sell their speciality or local delicacies.


Popular taiwan sausages. Apparently, these Taiwan sausages came with larger sizes compared to the ones we had in Malaysia. Hmmm, not my cup of tea though.


Fruit juice stall with a wide range of fruits

oyster pancake


The locals fishing for shrimps. The ones caught were barbequed right there, poor little shrimps.


a flock of doves cooing and fluttering on the ground


The city looks pretty cool, with sweeping views of the mountains and valleys surrounding.


12 comments:

  1. I am celebrating one year aniversary, that company does not send me out for any business trip, after last year Dec went to Taiwan for supplier audit. Aiii...

    Taiwan night market is super good. I visit different night market when having one week over there.

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  2. I think Hong Kong is better than Taiwan. That's just my opinion: ) The Taipei 101 may be the tallest building, but I still prefer our very own Twin Towers, don't you agree? Twin Towers looks more beautiful and majestic.

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  3. nice place..and I would love to visit there one day!

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  4. I've never been there but the place looks cool :D

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  5. Very nice pictures of Taiwan, I like to go there someday too :) I've never seen sausages so big though!

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  6. wah, very nice photos - makes me wanna go there too!

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  7. chin weng,
    wow, that's cool. Yeah, visiting the night markets is one of the main highlights of visiting taiwan.

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  8. foong,
    i personally think that each country has its own unique, interesting and beautiful places to visit. you're so right that taipei 101 is not as beautiful as the twin towers.

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  9. monica,
    yeah, i'd love to try the wide variety of cuisines.

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  10. nick,
    yeah, i'd love to visit the place someday. :D

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  11. ms o.d,
    i am not a big fan of chinese sausages actually, regardless big or small. hehehe

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  12. lina,
    haha, i thought you'd only visit japan.

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