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					                       AREA GUIDE
                Welcome to Taiwan!

2009 Herbalife University, September 11th – 13th 2009
                          Taipei, Taiwan
    Taipei World Trade Center Nangang Exhibition Hall (TWTC Nangang)
        No.1, Jingmao 2nd Rd, Nangang District, Taipei City, Taiwan
                      Telephone: +886 2 2725 5200
                          Fax: +886 2 2788 8353
                      http://www.twtcnangang.com.tw




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ABOUT TAIWAN
Local Taiwan Time:
GMT + 8 hours

Business Hours:
   Most offices are open from 9.00am to 6.00pm, Monday to Friday with the exception of public
   holidays.
   General banking hours are Monday to Friday 9.00am to 3.30pm.
   Department Stores/Malls are open from 11.00am to 9.30pm during weekdays, and close at
   10.00pm during the weekends.

Electricity:
110V AC/60 Hz (two prong outlets)

Currency:
US $1 = 33.11 NTD

Internet Services:
Internet is available in most leading hotels in Taiwan and through many ‘Cyber Cafes’ within the
metropolitan area.

Telephone Services:

    When calling Taiwan internationally add +886 and omit the 0 that precedes the number.
    When making international calls from Taiwan add 002 + country code + area code + telephone
    number

Emergency Phone Numbers:
  Central Emergency (Ambulance and Fire Department): 119
  Police: 110
  Tourism Bureau: 886 2 2349 1500
  Ministry of Foreign Affairs: +886 2 2343 2888
  English Operator: 106

Social Norms:
   The official language in Taiwan is Mandarin.
   The Taiwanese people are extremely friendly and standards of hospitality are high.
   A handshake is a very common greeting in Taiwan and casual wear is widely acceptable.




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TRANSPORTATION
Taxis:
The fare system is based on both distance and time. Fares are NT$70 (US$2.15) for the first
1.5km and NT$5 (US$0.15) for each additional 300 meters. If the taxi is moving at less then
5km/hour an additional charge of NT$5 per 2 minutes is added to the fare. The fare between the
Taoyuan International Airport and downtown Taipei is usually around NT$600 (US$18.15)
including the toll, however it can be higher due to congested traffic. An additional NT$20 (US$0.60)
is charged per ride between 11.00pm and 6.00am.

City Buses:
The bus system is very extensive and covers the majority of the city. Fares can be paid upon
boarding with cash (NT$15 – US$0.45). To stop the bus at your destination, push one of the stop
buttons located along the interior of the bus as you approach you preferred stop.

MRT:
There are 7 MRT lines in Taipei. An MRT map is usually located above the ticket window, most of
them are written in Chinese and English. The numbers next to the station name on the map
indicate the MRT fare to the destination from the present station. For every 12 km passengers are
charged NT$20 in cash (US$0.60). There is an NRT line to the venue of the Herbalife University
available from any major MRT station (Line 5). Below is the route map.




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SHOPPING

Taipei offers a wide variety of shopping opportunities such as arcades, department stores, local
markets and duty-free shops. Major department stores are open from 10.30am to 9.30pm, 7 days
per week. Convenience stores are open 24 hours per day and are easily accessible through out
the city.

Department Stores:
Sogo Department Store – http://www.sogo.com.tw
No. 45, Sec. 4, Chung Shiao E. Rd., Taipei
+886 2 2776 5555

Shin Kong Mitsukoshi Department Store – http://www.skm.com.tw
No. 9, SongShou Rd., Taipei
+886 2 8780 5959

Shopping Malls:
Breeze Center – http://www.breezecenter.com
No. 39, Sec. 1, Fusing S. Rd., Taipei
+886 2 6600 8888

Miramar Entertainment Park – http://www.miramar.com.tw
No. 20, Jingye 3rd Rd., Taipei
+886 2 2175 3456

Night Markets:
Shihlin Night Market
Between end of Wenlin Rd., Jihe Rd. and Zhongshan N. Rd. of Taipei

Raohe Street Night Market
Raohe St. of Taipei




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SHOPPING TIPS
Credit Cards:
Major foreign credit cards (VISA, MASTER, etc.) are accepted at all department stores, large
discount marts, sizable book stores, restaurants and other major establishments. Smaller
establishments and local markets typically deal in cash.

Lost Credit Cards:
For lost cards please call the following numbers:
American Express Tel: +886 2 2545 9090
Visa Card Tel: 0080 1 444 123
Master Card Tel: 00801 10 3400

Tipping:
Tipping is not a traditional Taiwanese custom. A 10% services charge is added to your bill at all
tourist hotels and some big restaurants.

VAT Refund:
Purchases that exceed NT$3,000 (US$90.60) in one single charge can get a refund on VAT. In
order to receive the refund you must depart Taiwan within 30 days of purchase. Please note that
this refund is only available from stores that specify that they are a "Tax Refund Store.”




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TAIWAN SIGHT SEEING – Northern Taiwan
Taipei 101
Taipei 101 is the tallest building in the world, with a mass of shops
on the lower floors, incorporating many top brands under the LVMH
group, such as Louis Vuitton, Dior, Celine, etc. The fourth floor
houses the Page One bookstore from Singapore, with the highest-
roofed coffee house in Taipei and many fine restaurants.

   Homepage: http://www.taipei-101.com.tw
   Business Hours: 11.00 am – 9.30 pm Monday to Sunday
   Address: No.45, Shihfu Rd., Taipei
   Tel: 886 2 8101 7777


The National Palace Museum
The National Palace Museum houses the world's largest collection of priceless Chinese art
treasures, one which spans China's nearly 5,000-year history. Most of the museum's 620,000 art
objects were part of the Chinese imperial collection, which began over 1,000 years ago in the
early Sung dynasty.

   Homepage: http://www.npm.gov.tw/
   Business Hours: 9.00 am – 5.00 pm Monday to Sunday
   Address: No. 221, Sec. 2, Zhishan Rd, Taipei
   Tel: 886 2 2881 2021
   Transportation: Take MRT green line and get off at Shilin Station then take taxi to the National
   Palace Museum (around a 15 minute ride)




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Tianmu Business District
Tianmu Business District used to be a residential area for
expatriates and foreigners. Taipei American School and
Taipei Japanese School are located here. The streets are
enriched with signs of foreign language and creative shops.
There is exotic flavor. In recent years, the district has
become a trendy place in Taipei for clothes and cuisine.
Fashion sensitive young people gather in this district as it is
a good place for shopping, dining and sight seeing.

   Business Hours: Business hours vary by stores
   Transportation: Take MRT Yellow or Green line and get off at Shipai Station, then take taxi to
   Tianmu Community (around a 5 minute ride)
   Address: Around Tianmu W. Rd., Tianmu E. Rd. and Sec. 6 & Sec. 7, Zhongshan N. Rd., and
   Zhongcheng Rd., Taipei



National Taiwan Democracy Memorial Hall
National Taiwan Democracy Memorial Hall is located in the
heart of Taipei City. The area is 250,000 square meters.
The great building has become a landmark of Taipei City.
There is a National Theater and a National Concert Hall for
international art performances, world famous musicians
and renowned playgroups that have conducted
performances here. The garden with beautiful flowers,
miniature hills, plants, ponds, ornamental bridges and
waterfalls as well as green grass, presents scenery and
beauty. The walls surrounding the area are beautifully
designed. The place is enriched with the beauty of
traditional Chinese gardens, providing precious plain views
among the tall buildings of Taipei.
    Address: No.21, Zhongshan S. Rd., Taipei
    Transportation: Take MRT Yellow or Green line and get off at National Taiwan Democracy
Memorial Hall and take Exit 5




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TAIWAN SIGHT SEEING – Central Taiwan
Donghai International Art Street
This art street that was established along the steep
incline close to Donghai University has created a
utopian community of art lovers. The area showcases
of postmodern stores and coffee shops which possess
individual color and taste. Truly a place to experience a
bohemian lifestyle!
    Address: Yishu St., Longjing Township, Taichung
    County , Taiwan
    Transportation: Take High Speed Rail to Taichung
    station and take taxi to go there


Taroko National Park
Taroko is the second largest national park in Taiwan.
It is famous for its spectacular mountains and marble
canyons which stretch along Li Wu River. Four million
years ago, the island of Taiwan was formed by the
collision of plates. After millions of years of wind
erosion, the marble rocks were exposed and cut by Li
Wu River, creating impressive grand canyons. Yen
Tze Kou and Chiu Chu Tung are the most impressive
natural scenes in Taroko and the canyons here are
the narrowest. Tourists can appreciate the natural
beauty along the track tour. Swallows nest on the cliff,
chirping and flying back forth. The Taroko monumental is designed in Chinese style and Chang
Chun Temple is to remember those who sacrificed their lives for building the central highway.
     Address: Heping Township, Taichung County, Taiwan
     Transportation: Take High Speed Rail to Taichung station and take taxi to go there.




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TAIWAN SIGHT SEEING – Southern Taiwan
Lover's Wharf
At the Lover's Wharf, you can see a beautiful sunset at dusk,
people windsurfing at nightfall, and white birds flying above
the sea. In the proximity, a tourist fish market featuring a
main street that sells fresh seafood provides an ideal place
for dining and shopping. The Seaside Cafe and Lovers'
Wharf are the place to go for visitors who enjoy feeling the
harmony of the ocean. Visitors can take a stroll along the
seaside wooden footpath and enjoy the romantic
atmosphere of Europe. The footpath extends into the sea
with a supporting structure. Its descending stairways create
step height as well as a space for seating. You can walk along the wooden footpath and pause
anytime you like to appreciate the changing faces of the sky at different times of the day.
    Address: No. 88, Dafa Rd., Jiading Township, Kaohsiung County, Taiwan
    Transportation: Take High Speed Rail to Zuoying station and take taxi to go there.

Lioho Night Market
Lioho Night Market is renowned island wide for its restaurants;
you will be impressed by the striking characteristics of steak and
seafood restaurants as shown through a forest of billboards,
serving consumers at affordable prices. The fold booths serve
you seafood, special mountain products, cold drinks, and ice
cream, etc.
   Address: Lioho Night Market of Kaohsiung City, Taiwan
   Transportation: Take High Speed Rail to Zuoying station and
   take taxi to go there.




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DINING OUT
You can enjoy a variety of exotic cuisine as below


Din Tai Fung (Chinese)                                  A Mei Restaurant (Taiwanese)
No. 194, Xinyi Rd., Sec 2, Taipei                       No. 81 Gi Lin Rd., Taipei
PHONE: +886 2 2321 8928                                 PHONE : +886 2 2523 5115


Shanghai Shanghai (Chinese)                             Five Dime(Taiwanese)
B1, No. 129, Sec. 3, Min Sheng E. Rd., Taiepi           No. 8, Lane 32, Sec. 1, Nei Hu Rd., Taipei
PHONE: +886 2 8770 6969                                 PHONE: +886 2 8501 1472



Dian Shui Lou (Chinese)                                 Hachiogi Japanese Cuisine (Japanese)
No. 61, Sec. 4, Nan Jing E. Rd., Taipei                 No. 276, Fu Hsin N. Rd., Taipei
PHONE: +886 2 8712 6689                                 PHONE:+886 2 2507 9900



Fei Chien Wu (Japanese)                                 Le Ble Dor (Western)
No. 13-2, Lane 121, Sec. 1, Chung Shan N. Rd., Taipei   No. 20, Jingye 3rd Rd., Taipei
PHONE: +886 2 2562 8701                                 PHONE:+886 2 2175 3739



Chilis (Western)                                        Thai Town (Thai)
2F, No. 22, Songshou Rd., Taipei                        7F, No. 9, Songshou Rd., Taipei
PHONE : +82-2-2005-1007-8                               PHONE : +886 2723 9987




                           SEE YOU IN TAIWAN!




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