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Taipei City aims to charm Singaporeans with new ‘Free and Easy’ travel packages at the Travel Revolution fair

- Itineraries to include cycling tours, wedding-photo shoots, and street culture -

Singapore, July 23 2015 – The Taipei City Government today launches an extensive variety of travel highlights and ‘Free and Easy’ packages for the upcoming Travel Revolution fair, to be held at the Marina Bay Sands from July 24 to 26. This is the first time that Taipei City is participating at the travel fair, and the city government is sparing no efforts to attract Singaporeans to discover new experiences in the vibrant Asian city. 
To sweeten the deal, travellers who are ready to take in new sights and sounds – from outdoor cycling tours to cultural immersion and overseas wedding-photo shoots – can now have it all with the latest ‘Three Days Two Nights Free and Easy’ packages introduced at the fair starting from SG$320. 

Taipei City rolls out green tourism as the first Asian City to host Cycling Festival and Cycling Tours as part of Velo-city Global conference
Taipei City is ready to welcome cycling and green enthusiasts as it hosts the first ever Velo-city Global conference in Asia in 2016. The conference was established by the European Cyclists’ Federation to promote cycling as a key mode of transport for living and recreation. With 112 kilometres of riverside cycle paths, 382 kilometres of urban bike lanes, and over 8500 bicycles for rent, the city government is reaching out to those who are keen to explore the cityscape off the beaten path and in a more environment-friendly way. Scenic cycling tours will be an easy adventure to “hop on and off,” whisking through city landmarks and back alleys like a local. 
Get first-hand experience travelling on a Taipei public-rental bicycle at the Travel Revolution fair, as efficient YouBikes, part of the city’s bicycle-sharing system, will be available for a ride.

Sign up for Fun Taipei ‘Free and Easy’ packages to enjoy deals and savings up to SG$1950 
In conjunction, the city government has also partnered with key travel vendors to launch four new FUN TAIPEI ‘Free and Easy’ itineraries – cultural, food, shopping, and outdoor – for those keen to enjoy the city through its unique street culture.  Travelers who sign up from today till end-November get to take home a limited-edition FUN TAIPEI Energy Pack containing the new itineraries to explore, S$1950 worth of F&B and shopping vouchers, as well as the multi-functional pay card, the EasyCard.
In addition, the first 50 customers who sign up for the exclusive ‘Free and Easy’ package by China Airlines (special promotion 3D2N tour at $320) at the Travel Revolution fair will also get to add on a half-day tour or free high tea session at the W Taipei hotel. 
Other early-bird goodies for the first 50 customers will include a Taipei 101 Memorabilia T-Shirt, Free Hot-Spring Redemption Voucher from the Atami Hotel Taipei Onsen, a VIP Pass to the Puppetry Art Center of Taipei, and a ‘Bring a Friend for Free’ Foot Massage Coupon for Kin Raku. 
Taipei City reaches out to couples planning their wedding with photo-shoot vouchers
The city government has also tied up with the well-known bridal salon Ivy Bride to launch ‘Free and Easy’ packages targeted at couples in the midst of planning for their wedding. The first 50 early birds who sign up for a package will get to take home a gift coupon to snap two creative portraits with the provision of make-up and gowns.
Experience Taipei fun at Travel Revolution
From July 24 to July 26, travellers can drop by the Taipei City booth to experience elements of the itineraries that the city government is sharing. From DIY artisanal handicrafts to taste-testing the latest trendy street foods in Taipei, handpicked vendors will be showcasing highlights that bring out the Fun Taipei experience.
Scale Taipei 101 at the travel fair and get a chance to win return tickets to Taipei
Join the contest to climb 101 storeys of the iconic city landmark – Taipei 101 – on a special app and get a chance to win a pair of free return tickets to Taipei. One lucky winner will be chosen every day from July 24 to 26.

For more information on FUN TAIPEI, visit http://www.travel.taipei.

Taipei City Government / Ms. Serene (LAST NAME NEEDED HERE)
TEL: +886-2-27208889, ext. 3369
Hot Taiwan Co. / Ms. Ariel Lu & Ms. Bella Yen
TEL: +65-8280-7429

Taipei City Launches New FUN TAIPEI ‘Free and Easy’- Travelers Can Enjoy Deals and Savings Worth Up to S$1,950 -

The Taipei City Government today introduces four new FUN TAIPEI ‘Free and Easy’ itineraries with the aim of drawing travelers to enjoy the vibrant Asian city through its unique street culture – hopping across districts and snaking through alleyways like a local. Travelers on the lookout for new experiences can now count on Taipei City to offer novel sights and sounds to add to the already never-ending list of things to do in the city.

In conjunction, the Taipei City Government has also worked with travel partners such as China Airlines and Scoot to roll out travel packages with deals and savings up to S$1,950. Travelers signing up from today till end-November will also take home a limited-edition FUN TAIPEI Energy Pack containing over S$1,950 worth of F&B and shopping vouchers as well as an  EasyCard.

Get a sneak peek at the FUN TAIPEI Pop-Up Café at Bugis+

From July 17~July 19, travelers can drop by the FUN TAIPEI Pop-Up Café being held at Bugis+, where they can get a preview of selected street-culture highlights from the new itineraries.  Those interested in artisanal handicrafts can look forward to hands-on sessions with a stamp-making craftsman and a tie-dye print expert from Studio inBloom, taking home unique pieces of creative Taiwan art. Get another taste of the local cultural scene as renowned Taipei street performers Jiang Mu Chen and Jacky Ho wow with their modern-dance creations. Foodies can get an update on the latest trending street foods in Taipei, as handpicked vendors such as Sun Merry Bakery, SUGAR & SPICE Nougat, and Mao Kong Da Cha Hu share their most delectable snack offerings with visitors.  

Early Birds to enjoy sweeter deals

The first 30 travelers who sign up for any of the FUN TAIPEI ‘Free and Easy’ packages each day of the roadshow will bring home an additional goodie bag worth S$50, as well as the opportunity to take part in a lucky draw – where the winner will walk away with a pair of return air tickets to Taipei!

For a sweeter deal, pop over to the “Fun Taipei in Singapore” Facebook page, ‘Like’ the page, and redeem a free cup of bubble-milk tea at the Pop-Up Café.

Learn more about the itineraries on travel variety show - Super Taster (食尚玩家)

Travelers who would like to know more about the new itineraries can also tune in to the widely popular variety show Super Taste (食尚玩家), during which they’ll see the hosts share their experiences as they discover novel sights and sounds around Taipei City. These episodes will air in August on the TVBS Asia cable channel.

For more information on FUN TAIPEI, visithttp://www.travel.taipei.

 


DOIT Kickoff for the FUN TAIPEI Café Individual Travel Fair (July 16th) in SG

Taipei City invites well-known bloggers from Singapore to join sharing sessions and introduce best of Taipei.

The FUN TAIPEI Café Individual Travel Fair is promoting Singaporean travel to the city, and offering incentives worth over SG$1,950 to every Singapore visitor

Taipei City is sponsoring the 2015 FUN TAIPEI CAFÉ - Afternoon Tea in Taipei @ Bugis+ from July 17th-19th at the Atrium, Level 2, Bugis+, with plenty of food and fun for everyone

“FUN TAIPEI Café ” Individual Travel Fair Welcomes Malaysians to Experience Taipei City’s Tourist Enticements and Muslim-friendly Environment; Offers Travelers a Taipei “Power Pack” Stuffed with Over RM4,500 in Discounts and Incentive Gifts

The Taipei City Government’s Department of Information and Tourism (DOIT) held the kickoff ceremony for its “FUN TAIPEI Cafe” Individual Travel Fair today (June 25th) at the 1 Utama Shopping Centre in Kuala Lumpur. Over the next three days (June 26th-28th ), DOIT is promoting Taipei City’s wide-ranging opportunities for individual tourism to Malaysian travelers at 1 Utama through its “2015 FUN TAIPEI CAFÉ - Afternoon Tea in Taipei @ 1 Utama” activity. China Airlines, Air Asia, and seven travel agencies are making good use of this event to offer promotional discounts and exclusive deals to individual travelers from Malaysia. This event will also be the first ever to highlight Taipei’s many enticements for Muslim travelers, including Muslim-friendly hotels, Halal-certified restaurants, and selected cultural sites and attractions. Taipei City is pleased to extend a warm hand of friendship to all Malaysians, along with a sincere invitation to come enjoy Taipei’s friendly and convenient travel environment, many unique charms, and world-famous culinary landscape.


DOIT’s partnership with top airlines, hotels, and travel agencies for this year’s FUN TAIPEI Café fair plugs Malaysian travelers directly into great deals and insider itineraries. Fair organizers are promoting 4 distinctive general itineraries, plus an itinerary that has been tailored especially for Muslim vacationers, with exclusive deals worth up to 30% off the retail price of trips lasting 3 days or more. Additionally, travel-fair visitors can pick up a gift packet that includes a coupon booklet with discounts valued at a total of RM4,500 (NT$45,000) on a great selection of products and services, a limited-edition EasyCard, and a commemorative travel pouch. Also, exclusive to FUN TAIPEI, the organizers have brought a number of Taipei’s signature high-end retailers to Malaysia, such as Sugar & Spice (famous for nougat candies and crispy sesame flat rolls), Smith & Hsu (trendsetting teahouse), and O’Ringo (quality handmade leather shoes), as well as a Lego scale model of Taipei City’s landmark Miramar Ferris Wheel. This special gift is launching on June 26th and from this travel fair until the end of November, there are totally 10,000 packs with free & easy packages on sale in Malaysia.


The 2015 FUN TAIPEI CAFÉ - Afternoon Tea in Taipei @ 1 Utama event is open to the public at 1 Utama Shopping Centre for three days, June 26th-28th. Everyone is welcome to take advantage of the huge discounts and exclusive incentive offers for individual travel bookings being offered on-site. The first 30 customers on each of the three days will receive a super-value travel goodie bag filled with over RM100 worth of free gifts. Furthermore, everyone who books a trip to Taipei during the event is eligible to enter a lucky draw, with the chance to win free round-trip tickets from KL to Taipei!


The three-day event at 1 Utama is designed to give everyone a tempting taste of Taipei City’s enticements. Join in one or more of the various DIY activities, including gift-card making, papercutting, painting, and lessons on how to make Kuo Yuan Ye’s famous green mung-bean cakes. Adding to the excitement, the Taipei street-performance group Handpat will stage two of their energetic musical performances each day. Those wanting to sample Taipei’s culinary flavors should arrange to attend the Taipei Culinary Xchange, featuring popular Taipei treats like pearl milk tea, nougat soft candies, Kuo Yuan Ye green mung-bean cakes, Maokong tea candies, and the Sunmerry Pineapple Pie. Clip the coupon in the June 21st edition of the Sin Chew Daily or the June 25th edition of The Star, or “like” FUN TAIPEI in Malaysia” Facebook page, to earn a free glass of pearl milk tea during the event (150 free servings daily).


DOIT Senior Specialist Yung-hwa Shen states that to encourage more Muslim friends to visit Taipei, the department recently invited Malaysian actress Yana Samsudin and her husband, director Fadzil Zahari, to visit Taipei to film episodes of the Astro travel program Romantika. Program contents highlight the Muslim-friendly aspects of Taipei tourism, introducing DOIT’s travel itinerary recommendations for Muslims as well as the comprehensive list of Muslim-friendly accommodations and Halal-certified restaurants that is has prepared to help ensure that Muslim families fully enjoy their stay. The Romantika episodes filmed in Taipei are scheduled for broadcast in July.


For more information and updates on the FUN TAIPEI Café Individual Travel Fair being held at the 1 Utama Shopping Centre, please visit Taipei City’s official travel website: http://www.travel.taipei/

A NEW WAY TO EXPERIENCE TAIPEI

The Taipei City Government, in cooperation with China Airlines, is introducing the super economical FUN TAIPEI tour! The event is set to start on June 25th, during which an assortment of Taipei memorabilia will be given out to visitors who participate in this introductory tour package. Designed for visitors from Singapore and Malaysia, Taipei is planning a series of FUN TAIPEI Café promotional activities; these are set to debut at the Kuala Lumpur 1 Utama Plaza (FF Highstreet-Warehouse) and at the Singapore Bugis+ Plaza (Level 2, Atrium)

 In recent year, the international media has shined a spotlight on Taipei as one of the Top Ten Best Food Destinations in the World, as well as a Top Budget Travel Destinations, and amongst the Best Places for Solo Travel. With that in mind, FUN TAIPEI is proud to introduce new destinations and innovative ways of having fun. We cordially invite Singaporean and Malaysian visitors to come and experience the entertainment and warm hospitality that Taipei offers.