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Secrets of 228 Park | Part 3: Coming Full Circle
By Adam Hatch | Published 2014/02/18

*In my last two articles I talked about the original use of the area by the local population and Qing authorities, then its development by the Japanese colonial administration (check those out here, and here). The final chapter of 228 Park is a story of some of the darkest atrocities in Taiwan, but thankfully, also […]

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Holiday Market
By TT | Published 2013/10/02

Celebrating the holidays you so cherish and love can be a bit of a task in Taipei. However, if you are feeling the need to get festive, there is a market located close to Taipei Main Station. With available products changing by season, you will be able to get Halloween decorations and costumes, Christmas lights, […]

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XiMen Costume Street
By TT | Published 2012/10/09

As it gets closer and closer to Halloween, you might be starting to freak out if you haven’t found a good costume yet. Well, there’s no need to worry. If you don’t have the time to put one together yourself, you can always rent one of the super high quality costumes from the stores in […]

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Wilbeck Café (XinYang)
By TTdude | Published 2012/06/14

If you ever find yourself feeling in need of a quick pick me up, you can get an amazing cup of coffee for an awesome price at Wilbeck Café. This small and unique chain of coffee shops offers great quality and a nice atmosphere at a couple of different locations around Taipei.

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JiuFengJi Beef Noodle
By TTdude | Published 2012/05/29

The area around Taipei Main station is filled with plenty of coffee shops and restaurants, but if you are feeling adventurous, a little walk west on ZhongXiao Rd. will reveal a remotely placed beef noodle shop named JiuFengJi (九豐記). Known for its unique flavor and award-winning dishes, JiuFengJi is one of the best beef noodle […]

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Qsquare
By TT | Published 2011/12/01

Taipei is department store paradise when it comes to shopping centers. The only problem with that is many of the department stores are fairly bland with their white walls and floors, and come packed with stodgy high-priced brands that may be better suited for grandma and grandpa.  Qsquare, however,  is different. Not only was the […]

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Arashi
By TT | Published 2011/11/29

Taking it on good authority (from an actual Japanese person), Arashi is apparently a fairly authentic Ramen shop located on the second floor of Taipei Main Station. Though the cafeteria-chain style of the restaurant cast some doubts on the actual quality of the food, we were surprised to discover that Arashi offers a very nice […]

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Camera Market
By TT | Published 2011/09/15

Whether you are looking to purchase a top of the line camera or a simple point and shoot, there are a lot of really good camera shops around Taipei. However, there is no area as comprehensive as the camera market near Taipei Main Station.

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Video Game Market
By TT | Published 2011/09/05

There are plenty of places to go in Taipei where you can have a good time, meet with friends, meet new people, and really enjoy the city…or you could just stay at home and play video games. If you choose the latter, then you’re gonna need to keep stocked up on new games. Although there […]

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