Taiwan: Far Eastern Plaza

Hotel Overview Shangri-La’s Far Eastern Plaza Hotel, Taipei opened in December 1994 and was comprehensively renovated in 2015, in keeping with the hotel’s elegant surroundings. Situated on the tree-lined Dunhua South Road, the hotel soars 43 storeys above Taipei’s business district and is five minutes from the Taipei World Trade Convention and Exhibition Center, 15 Continue Reading

Taiwan​: Miramar Garden

Miramar Garden Taipei boasts a classic European architectural design. The high-ceilinged lobby, spacious guest rooms, varied cuisine and fitness facilities, including a Vigor Health Club, swimming pool and meeting and conference rooms, go a long way towards satisfying the demands of the holidaymaker and the business traveler. You can enjoy Miramar Garden Taipei’s buffet at Continue Reading

Taiwan: Getting around

Taipei is very easy to get around. One of the easiest, cheapest and most reliable ways is the subway or MRT. Built since the turn of the century, it is world-class, comprehensive, clean and reliable. Announcements, signage and maps in English make it particularly simple. As with almost everywhere in Taiwan, personal safety is simply Continue Reading

Taiwan: The National Palace Museum

The National Palace Museum (NPM), located in Taipei and Chiayi, Taiwan, has a permanent collection of nearly 700,000 ancient Chinese artifacts and artworks, from the Neolithic age to the modern era. Most are imperial pieces collected by Chinese emperors, making the NPM’s ancient Chinese art collection the largest and the finest in the world. The Continue Reading

Taiwan: Books

A Pail of Oysters Vern Sneider First published: New York Putnam (1953) Republished: Camphor Press (2016) Historical fiction, White Terror period Vern Sneider’s A Pail of Oysters is the most important English-language novel ever written about Taiwan. Yet despite critical acclaim, this exciting and controversial book was long unavailable to readers. Set against the political Continue Reading