Taiwan is a great option for a getaway, to indulge in shopping, eating and sightseeing
Why not head to Taiwan over the September school holidays, to recharge your batteries with picturesque scenery, fruit-picking, delicious food and shopping?
Explore National Parks
Join the 7D6N Rejuvenating Taiwan tour, which takes you to Taipei, Taichung, Tainan, Cingjing, Puli, Sun Moon Lake, Kaohsiung and Kenting. Enjoy the breath-taking views of one of the eight national parks in Taiwan, Yangmingshan National Park, also the only park in Taiwan with volcanoes and hot springs.
Get a glimpse of rural life at the stretches of agricultural land at Kenting National Park, Taiwan’s oldest and most densely-populated national park with sand dunes, coral reefs, pastures, beaches and mountains.
There is also another taste of nature at Tai Yi Ecological Leisure Farm, where all rooms are equipped with hot springs. If you get tired of soaking in your room’s hot spring, check out the Flower Lodge where the floral scents make it a paradise to soak in.
The Water Garden Restaurant sits on the water, where guests have their meals surrounded by romantic flowers. The Flower Feast is specially-blended with flower ingredients.
Besides being close to nature, the tour also takes you to interesting cultural attractions such as the Martyrs’ Shrine, which commemorates the men whose lives were sacrificed during the Sino-Japanese war and the Chinese Civil War.
You will also see a church made of paper tubes called Paper Dome, which was moved to Puli after the 1921 earthquake. Originally built by a famous architect after the Great Hanshin earthquake, it was a religious centre for the survivors and is a culture centre today, home to art exhibitions, concerts, performances, shops, restaurants and leisure areas.
Shopping and Eating
You won’t be missing out on Singapore’s favourite pastimes of eating and shopping in Taiwan, as you can sample all sorts of delectable snacks such as fried chicken cutlet and smelly tofu at the bustling Shilin Night Market, and pick up prized finds at the trendy Ximending shopping district and the new Juejiang shopping area at Kaohsiung.
With such a complete itinerary planned for you, all you need to do is head to SingExpress Travel to book your trip, and you’re set.
Visit www.singexpress.com.sg for more.
SingExpress Travel, People’s Park Complex, Tel: 6438 2221; or 10 Toh Guan Road, Tel: 6823 1668
Republished from Issue 42.