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Institute of Statistical ScienceInstitute of Statistical Science, Academia Sinica, Taiwan

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National Science Council, TaiwanNational Science Council, Taiwan

MLSS Taipei 2006
Taipei, Taiwan.     July 24 - August 4

Travel Information

Introduction

Taiwan 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 high-tech products. 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.

Taipei, 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.

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Weather
Spring: 15~25 oC Summer: 28~36 oC
Autumn: 19~29 oC Winter: 13~23 oC
Central weather Bureau website
Attractions
For more tourism information of the city, please click here to visit the website of the Tourism bureau of Taiwan.

Taipei 101
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.

National Palace Museum
containing excellent art collections from China. In terms of other sightseeing interests.

Yangming Mountain
Good for a charming one-day tour or a hot-spring getaway.

Tamsui
watch the Tamsui sunset by the waterfront.

Visa

Visa-Exempt Entry
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.

Landing Visas
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 of China
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 cases.
For detailed information, please visit the Immigration Office website: http://www.immigration.gov.tw/immig_eng/aspcode/maina.htm

Money

Currency Exchange
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! Finance)

Credit Card
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.

ATM(Cash Dispensers)
ATMs are plentiful in Taipei, located at banks and in most convenience store.

Tax Refund
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: 03-398-2308. CKS International Airport Terminal 2-Taiwan Customs Service Counter tel: 03-398-3428

Miscellaneous
Emergency Numbers
* Emergency assistance
tel: 119
* Police
tel: 110
* Police (English speaking)
tel: 02-2555-4275
* English directory assistance
tel: 106
* International directory assistance
tel: 100
* Taiwan Visitors Association
tel: 02-2594-3261
* 24 Hour Toll Free Travel Information Hotline, The Tourism Bureau
tel: 0800-011-765
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All information is tentative and subject to change without notices
Last update: 2006/04/21
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