General Information

Taiwan situated in the heart of Asia Pacific. Many airlines fly to Taiwan making it become the perfect travel destination. Taiwan is a quality convention destination, high-quality human resources, and successful development of the capital and technology-intensive industrial sectors. With natural sceneries, convenient transportation and delicious cuisine, Taiwan will guarantee an enjoyably journey.

Language

Mandarin is the official language. English is spoken quite extensively.

Climate

Taipei enjoys warm weather all year round and is extremely suitable for travelling. The average temperature in July is 28.0℃. For more weather information, please visit Central Weather Bureau (http://www.cwb.gov.tw/eng/index.htm).

Time Zone

Taiwan is 8 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).

Currency

The currency of Taiwan is the New Taiwan Dollar (NT$). Foreign currencies can be exchanged at the banks, airport and hotels. Payment by major credit card is accepted almost everywhere around Taiwan.

Electricity

  • Taiwan uses an electric current of 110 volts at 60 cycles. Many buildings also have 220-volt sockets.

  • Visitors with appliances of different voltages are urged to bring adapters with them.

Exchange rates

The New Taiwan Dollar (NT$) is the currency used today in Taiwan. The exchange rate is around US$1 to NT$32. Like most countries, they come in the forms of bills and coins. Foreign currency exchanges are easy to access. Exchange service is available at the airport. banks, hotels and large department stores. For up to date exchange rates, travelers please visit the currency website.

Tipping & Tax

Sales tax is included in the listed price in Taiwan. Tipping is not customary in Taiwan, but some hotels and restaurants automatically add a 10% service fee to the bill.

Telephone & Wi-Fi

Public telephones are easy to find in Taipei. Free public Wi-Fi service is available across Taipei city both indoors and outdoors. The SSID of Wi-Fi access is TPE-Free. Visitors who wish to use the service can set up an account with valid passport or entry permit at twelve Tourist Information Center at Taipei included Taipei Main Station and Songshan Airport. To check the free public Wi-Fi service in Taipei, please click here.

In addition to the free Wi-Fi access, payable Wi-Fi accesses are also available in most of 7-11 convenience stores across Taiwan, and in coffee shops and restaurants like Starbucks or McDonald’s. Prepaid access cards can be purchased over the counter at the stores, and the costs vary.

Access

There are two international airports in Taiwan:

Airport Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport Taipei Songshan Airport
Introduction The Taipei TTY Airport is the main gateway of Taiwan. It can be accessed via over 190 non-stop and direct flights from 56 major cities throughout the world. Situated in Metropolitan Taipei, the Taipei International Airport is the hub of domestic air transportation. It is easily accessible from the town centers.
Taxi Time to the Fullon Hotel Tamsui Fishermen’s Wharf (congress venue): 45 Minutes Time to the Fullon Hotel Tamsui Fishermen’s Wharf (congress venue): 20 Minutes
Shuttle
(Only from MRT Tamsui Station to the hotel)
The shuttle service should be booked at least 3 days in advance. The service is free of charge for staying guests. NT$150/person for non-staying guest for one ride. The shuttle bus can carry up to 8 passengers for a time. We recommend you book the service 3 days ahead for seat reservation. 
1. From the hotel to MRT Tamsui Station: Depart every hour on the hour from 10:00 to 17:00. 
2. From MRT Tamsui Station to the hotel: Depart every half hour from 10:30 to 17:30.
Bus & Metro Time to the Fullon Hotel Tamsui Fishermen’s Wharf (congress venue): 1 Hour 40 Minutes
Metro & Bus: Take Taoyuan Airport MRT from MRT Airport Terminal 1/ Airport Terminal 2 Station to MRT Taipei Main Station. Then transfer to Tamsui-Xinyi Line and get off at MRT Tamsui Station. Then transfer to the bus route “R26” or “836”. Get off at the Fisherman’s Wharf terminal station and our hotel is just around the corner.
Time to the Fullon Hotel Tamsui Fishermen’s Wharf (congress venue): 1 Hour
Metro & Bus: Take MRT Wenhu Line from MRT Songshan Airport Station to MRT Daan Station. Then transfer to Tamsui-Xinyi Line and get off at MRT Tamsui Station. Then transfer to the bus route “R26” or “836”. Get off at the Fisherman’s Wharf terminal station and our hotel is just around the corner.
Link www.taoyuan-airport.com/english/index.jsp www.tsa.gov.tw/tsa/en/home.aspx

Getting Around

Taiwan High speed Railway

The THSR goes through 10 main cities along the western part of Taiwan at the moment.

Taiwan High speed Railway  (http://www.thsrc.com.tw/en/?lc=en)

Railway

Trains on the round-the-island rail network provide extremely convenient services. Tickets may be purchased three days in advance