Finally, after managing to clear my backlog of posts, I will start by sharing more details of my second sponsored trip to Taiwan, aka 农游台湾，幸福体验. Also, some good news over here – I will be going on the third one real soon. ❤
Once again, I would like to thank the Taiwan Leisure Farms Development Association for inviting me again. I feel so honored to be chosen as #visit Taiwan blog 2014 and #travel to Taiwan blog 2014!
[Lion Travel 雄狮旅游]
This time round, on the first day of the trip, all bloggers and press were brought on a tour of one of the largest travel companies in Taiwan! It is called Lion Travel (雄狮旅游). The previous trip that I went on was organised by them and I must say.. They really did a superb job! There was never a time that I felt neglected. 100% VIP treatment and the tour guides are highly experienced too. I guess Lion Travel is sort of like Taiwan’s version of our Chan Brothers. 🙂
Lion Travel prides itself for its great services and amazing interior design. Its ground floor is open for events like book launch and talks. It even hosts a mini cafe. Staff who feel like chilling after a tired day at work can relax and have a cup of coffee over here.
Here is their website. You can book tour packages through this webpage.
And voila, I discovered that there is a free half day tour provided for tourists if they are transiting at Taiwan.What a wonderful way to spend time and immerse in the beauty of the place, albeit for a short period of time!
This free tour of Taiwan is valid for foreigners who are transiting in Taiwan and have between 7 to 24 hours before their next connecting flight. However, these foreigners need to have a valid Republic of China visa or are from countries eligible for visa-exempt entry. This includes Singaporeans (proud to be a Singaporean!), Malaysians, Aussies, Koreans etc. You will be brought to places like Taipei 101 and pottery haven, Yingge. Do check out more details in the link provided above.
Carrying on with the tour of Lion Travel…
We were brought to their conference room for a short briefing of the farm tour.
Really honored to be the only Singaporean blogger to be part of this “Visit Taiwan, Enjoy Farm” (农游台湾，幸福体验) trip again and being able to share with Singaporeans the other side of Taiwan they are able to see. These farms are very well-managed and are definitely worth visiting.
Address: No. 152 Sec 6 Zhongshan N. Rd., Shihlin District, Taipei
Email add: EnglishService@liontravel.com
[Din Tai Fung 鼎泰丰]
After the briefing, we were brought to Din Tai Fung (鼎泰丰）at Taipei 101 for dinner. It is like one of the many food pilgrimages in Taiwan. And so, as expected, it was packed with people.
Read up more about Taiwan’s Din Tai Fung in my previous post.
Address: B1F, No 45, Shifu Rd, Xinyi Dist, Taipei 101
Telephone: (02) 8101-7799
Opening Hours: Sun-Thurs: 11:00-21:30, Fri/Sat: 11:00-22:00
[Hotel B, 台北碧瑶饭店]
Thereafter, we went back to our hotel for a good rest before the farm tour officially commences the next day.
We stayed at Hotel B, 台北碧瑶饭店 that night. The room is rather small but it is quite clean.
Address: No.367, Sec.2, Bade Rd., Songshan Dist., Taipei City 105
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P.S: If you are visiting Taiwan and you are finding the best accommodation for the whole family, I would strongly recommend City Inn Hotel at the Taipei Main Station. The room is rather spacious, very well-managed and the location is extremely good. It is just like staying beside Orchard MRT Station in Singapore. Prices start from NTD1920 per night. Click here to book the hotel. 🙂
I will be sharing about the new farms in Taiwan that I have visited on this trip in the next few posts. Thanks for reading! ❤