MLSS Taipei 2006
Taiwan. July 24 - August 4
is a picturesque “green silicon island” of 23 millions people in
population. Among Taiwan’s great
natural assets are its stupendous mountains, beautiful coastal scenes,
and a diverse topography that endows the island with a wide range of
plants and wildlife.
Taiwan leads the world market in various
Taiwan’s fledgling democracy has fostered the most open and hospitable
people in Asia. We hope you’ll enjoy
the warm hospitality during your stay in Taiwan.
one of the most boisterous metropolitan cities of Asia, boasts a diverse
mix of local and urban cultures, cuisines, and a vibrant nightlife. Taipei is also the cultural center of many major
universities, research institutions, and museums.
|Spring: 15~25 oC
||Summer: 28~36 oC
|Autumn: 19~29 oC
||Winter: 13~23 oC
Central weather Bureau website
For more tourism information of
the city, please click here to visit the
website of the Tourism bureau of Taiwan.
a must-visit, is Taiwan’s
architectural wonder and currently the tallest building of the world (
at 1671 feet). The 360-degree view of the city from the observatory
tower has recently become one of the most popular tourist’s attractions.
containing excellent art collections from China. In
terms of other sightseeing interests.
Good for a charming one-day
tour or a hot-spring getaway.
watch the Tamsui sunset by the waterfront.
Visa-exempt entry is afforded to citizens
of the following 31 countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium,
Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Costa Rica, Denmark, Finland, France,
Germany, Greece, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea,
Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Monaco, the Netherlands,
New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland,
U.K. and the U.S.A.
Citizens from Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland are eligible for
landing visas. Citizens from other countries need a visa to visit Taiwan.
For Passports Holders of the People's Republic
Residents in the Mainland China may apply to the Immigration
Office through the help of their relatives or the sponsoring organizations in the
Taiwan Area. It is advised that Mainland Chinese residents start to apply
for a visa 2-3 months ahead of the conference because it usually takes 2 months
to process the visa. Therefore, Chinese participants must register
early and an extra charge of NT$2000 will be charged for handling their
For detailed information, please visit the Immigration Office website:
New Taiwanese dollars include two forms: paper bills and coins. The face
value of the paper bills are: NT$2000, NT$1000, NT$500, NT$200 and
NT$100. For the coins: NT$50, NT$10, NT$5 and NT$1. For foreign currency
exchange, you can visit banks appointed by the government or
international hotels. When you exchange your money, you will be given a
receipt. Before you leave Taiwan, you will need the receipt to exchange
your cash back to your own currency. (Yahoo!
It is easy to use credit cards in Taipei. VISA, Mastercard, JCB and
American Express are all widely accepted. Most bank ATMs(cash
dispensers) can be used for cash withdrawals using credit cards.
ATMs are plentiful in Taipei, located at banks and in most convenience
Travelers purchasing items at shops bearing a "TRS" mark for items
exceeding NT$3,000 will be entitled to a tax-refund. To get a refund,
travelers need to fill-in specific forms at the airport tax bureau
before their departure.
CKS International Airport Terminal 1-Taiwan Customs Service Counter tel:
CKS International Airport Terminal 2-Taiwan Customs Service Counter tel:
* Emergency assistance
* Police (English speaking)
* English directory assistance
* International directory assistance
Taiwan Visitors Association
* 24 Hour Toll Free Travel Information Hotline,
The Tourism Bureau
information is tentative and subject to change without notices
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