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
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/
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.