General Information
About Taipei
Taipei is situated in a basin in northern Taiwan that was inhabited by aboriginal peoples until settlers from China moved into the area about 300 years ago. 

Eastern Taipei was largely underused fields until the nineteen-seventies, when the city began to develop the area as a financial and commercial district. Here, the modern face of Taipei shines through, with its glass and steel skyscrapers, wide boulevards, and the world’s tallest building, Taipei 101. 

Taipei also boasts dozens of world-class performance venues, where you can enjoy world-class theater and concert events. The city also offers a wide range of other diversions -- shopping malls, nightclubs, live-music bars, quality hotels, and exotic restaurants.

Access
There are two international airports in Taiwan:
  • Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TPE)
    The Taipei TTY Airport is the main gateway of Taiwan. It can be accessed via over 190 non-stop and direct flights from 56 major cities throughout the world.
    http://www.taoyuan-airport.com/english
  • Taipei Songshan Airport (TSA)
    Situated in Metropolitan Taipei, the Taipei International Airport is the hub of domestic air transportation. It is easily accessible from the town centers.
    http://www.tsa.gov.tw/tsa/en/home.aspx

Arrival at the International Airport
It is required to go through the following steps in order to enter Taiwan:
“Please make sure you have a valid visa to enter Taiwan”


Taiwan conducts onboard quarantine inspections after H1N1 novel influenza. All passengers will be walking through a fever screening station in order to measure passengers' body temperature for quarantine inspections by remote sensing.
Quarantine officers

Quarantine officers
Disembarkation cards are required for non-citizens entering Taiwan. The cards will be either given by flight attendants or acquired at the counters close to passport checking booths of immigration entrance.
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After getting your luggage at baggage claim area, please proceed to pass through the "Nothing to Declare" counter if you have no restricted items with you.


Time Zone
Taiwan is 8 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)

Currency

The currency of Taiwan is the New Taiwan Dollar (NT$). The exchange rate in recent months is around NT$32 for US$1, foreign currencies can be exchanged at the banks, airport and hotels. Payment by major credit card is accepted almost everywhere around Taiwan.

Electricity
  • Taiwan uses an electric current of 110 volts at 60 cycles. Many buildings also have 220-volt sockets.
  • Visitors with appliances of different voltages are urged to bring adapters with them.
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Tipping & Tax

Sales tax is included in the listed price in Taiwan
Tipping is not customary in Taiwan, but some hotels and restaurants automatically add a 10% service fee to the bill.

Getting Around

There are two international airports in Taipei:
Airport Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport Taipei Songsang Airport
Introduction The Taipei TTY Airport is the main gateway of Taiwan. It can be accessed via over 190 non-stop and direct flights from 56 major cities throughout the world. Situated in Metropolitan Taipei, the Taipei International Airport is the hub of domestic air transportation. It is easily accessible from the town centers.
Taxi Time to Taipei International Convention Center (Meeting Venue): 1 Hour 
Terminal 1 Taxi Service Center: 
+886-3-3982832
Terminal 2 Taxi Service Center: 
+886-3-3983599
Time to Taipei International Convention Center (Meeting Venue): 20 Minutes
Bus Time to Taipei International Convention Center (Meeting Venue): 1 Hour 30 Minutes
  • Bus Number: 1819 to Taipei Main Station→Taxi to TICC.
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Metro Time to Taipei International Convention Center (Meeting Venue):  50 Minutes by Metro
  • Metro: Taoyuan Airport MRT to Taipei Main Station→Transfer to Tamsui-Xinyi Line (R Line)Tamsui-Xinyi Line (R Line) to Taipei 101/World Trade Center Station.
Time to Taipei International Convention Center (Meeting Venue): 45 Minutes
  • Metro: Wenhu Line (BR Line) to Daan Station→Transfer to Tamsui-Xinyi Line (R Line)Tamsui-Xinyi Line (R Line) to Taipei 101/World Trade Center Station.
Website www.taoyuan-airport.com/ english/Index/ www.tsa.gov.tw/tsa/en/home.aspx
  • Taiwan High speed Railway
    The THSR goes through 8 main cities along the western part of Taiwan at the moment.
    Taiwan High speed Railway: http://www.thsrc.com.tw/en/?lc=en
  • Railway
    Trains on the round-the-island rail network provide extremely convenient services. Tickets may be purchased three days in advance
    Ticket information: http://www.railway.gov.tw/en/

Taipei City Transportation

Taxi
Taxis are the most convenient way to travel within Taipei City. Taxi charges start at TW$75 (approx. US$2.3). An additional TW$5 (approx. US$0.15) will be charged after the first 1.65 km or the first 2 minutes and for each additional 300 m or 1 minute.

MRT

The Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) system run by the city government provides the most convenient commuting service between downtown and the suburbs of Taipei. .
Website: http://english.metro.taipei/

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