Singapore Artscience Museum

One of the most memorable experiences I’ve had on my recent trip to Singapore was when we visited the ArtScience Museum located in Marina Bay Sands! At that time, there was an ongoing exhibition named “FUTURE WORLD: WHERE ART MEETS SCIENCE”. The exhibition is mainly about how the future world would look like with a twist of art in it. They included a lot of high-tech stuff in that gallery which made it cooler since it’s not a traditional art gallery style where you walk in and look at a ton of pictures where you don’t what means. But this one is very interactive, it’s also because its target audience is children and young adults for Instagram pictures haha!

I took a ton of pictures on that exhibit. Go and check it out!

Relax and appreciate the waves! Bean bags are lined in front of the screen for you to relax and unwind. My sister and I stayed there for about an hour haha!
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Doing the most famous pose in the virtual waterfall.

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Not only are the cute boxes displayed, but also you can create your own pile beside! So cute!


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I went with my little sister!
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I honestly don’t know why we bothered smiling in the picture since our faces can’t be seen haha
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Glow in the dark balls for you to play with!
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They change colors too! How cool is that?

Crystal Universe

The most famous part of the exhibit and I understand why!

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Look how pretty the Crystal Universe is!

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The most famous pose and shot when in Crystal Universe exhibit!

If you guys were able to catch them somewhere in the world, I do recommend you to go because it’s definitely fun and you can take a lot of Instagram worthy pictures!

For your convenience, I put in a few useful information about Artscience Museum so you can go check them out!

Address: 6 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018974

Phone: +65 6688 8898

Opening hours: Monday to Sunday, 10AM – 7PM

*For the admission fee, there’s definitely a price to pay for you to enter. They have set price ranges in accordance to how many exhibits you wanted to visit. You can go check out the official website of Marina Bay Sands Ticketing link for more accurate information!

Hope you all have a great rest of your day!




Baishawan Beach 白沙灣

If you ever felt like you needed to get away from the busy life of Taipei, Baishawan Beach is a good way to relax and chill. The laid back vicinity of the beach will make you forget the stress you feel in the city.

As a Filipino, I have high standards when it comes to beaches. After going to this beach, I can still say that the Philippines has the prettiest beaches in the world. But since I am currently residing in Taiwan and I wanted a quick a getaway, this beach is the easiest to go to.

This beach is covered in white sand and is surrounded by mountains. A lot of tourists and locals visit this beach in summer. So I urge you guys to go there on weekdays.

We have decided to put our things on the farther side of the beach since it’s very crowded in the front. Somehow most of the people decided to all occupy and swim in that part of the beach. This is why when you want to go to this beach, you guys should be more diligent and walk further so you won’t have a hard time finding space in that crowded area.

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The view from the hill

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The path you’ll take to go up the hill

Baishawan Beach TaipeiDon’t worry if you find yourself covered in sand when you want to leave the beach, the stores nearby offer showers for NT$20. There are also cafes and dining areas in case you get hungry. Small shops also offer varieties of products for you to shop.


How to get there:

We rode the MRT to the end of the red line which is Tamsui Station. After arriving in Tamsui, ride the bus 863 or any other buses that go straight to the Baishawan Beach.

It should only cost around NT$200 back and forth and it’s going to take you around 2 hours to get there.

Location: No. 1-2, Bajia, Shimen District, New Taipei City


Hope you all enjoyed reading! See you in my next post!




Tainan Day 2

Tainan is unlike any other city in Taiwan. Get a hint of their history and culture by visiting historical places. In addition to this, indulge in the flavorful food this city has to offer! Even though there were thunderstorms in the afternoon, nothing stopped us from getting the most out of this very insightful city! If you wanted to experience something different, keep scrolling!


Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia)

This place has a very rich history. Personally, I am very interested as to how this place was built and the story behind why this structure is still being preserved until now. As I’ve said in my previous post, Tainan Day 1, Tainan is the oldest city in the country, therefore, you would get a lot of insights and experiences the country has endured to become the present day Taiwan. If you are into the history of Taiwan, then I really recommend you to visit this place.

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Admission: NT$50

Hours: 08:00 – 17:30 (Sat extended until 21:30)

Phone: 06-2235665

Location: No. 212, Minzu Rd., West Central Dist., Tainan City, Taiwan (R.O.C.)


Salt Mountain

If you’re one of those people who haven’t experienced snow before (like me) and you wanted to have your picture taken in something that looks a lot like a snow mountain, then don’t worry! Visit the Salt Mountain and you’ll get your perfect snow mountain look-a-like shot! Being the name of this mountain, Salt Mountain is really full of salt. There are tons of salt located in this mountain which makes the mountain as white as snow. Now, this is just one of a kind! You don’t have to travel to cold countries just to get that picture!

There are a lot of ways on how to go to this place; usually, buses are the most common means of transportation since you don’t really have subways in Tainan. It takes about an hour to reach this place. Don’t worry if it takes too long to arrive because the view is really worth it.

Salt Mountain Tainan

If you wanted to shop for souvenirs, there is a shop that sells anything that is made of salt like soaps and a lot more! Since the scorching heat got the best of us, we were really so thankful that outside the souvenir shop, there is a store that sells salt ice cream! You can choose from a variety of flavors but my personal favorite is the Salted Egg flavor!

Salt Mountain Tainan

Admission: NT$50

Hours: 9 AM – 5:30 PM

Phone: 06 780 0698

Location: 724, Tainan City, Qigu District, 鹽埕里69號


吻鑽糖 (Wěn zuān táng)

There’s something distinct about this shop that made us stop by while we were walking along the street. Something about this shop has sparked our curiosity. When we went in, we were greeted by the very fragrant smell of cheese!


The taste of this cheese tart is, as the Italians would say, “Squisito!”. I immediately fell in love at my first bite. This has got to be the best cheese tart I’ve ever tasted. You can all get the plain flavor for just NT$40.

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Phone: 0987 496 694

Hours: Thursday – Sunday, 1-5PM

Location:  No. 48, Section 3, Guohua St, West Central District, Tainan City, 700


鄭記土魠魚羹 (Zhèng jì tǔ tuō yú gēng)

We had Fish soup and fish eggs for lunch. The fish eggs don’t look quite appetizing at first and I think it’s quite exotic if you cook it this way but when you taste it, it’s really delicious!

The food is quite cheap since it’s only around NT$40-50 per dish.

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土魠魚羹 Fish soup and 土魠魚卵 Fried fish eggs

On the side note: Be careful when throwing trash, the lady can get really cautious about the things you throw.

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Honesty Shop Tainan
It’s kinda cool to have an honesty shop near the restaurant. You can just drop your payment in the storage in the middle of the shop. 


I have always admired how honest the Taiwanese people can be. The presence of this shop says a lot about the discipline of Taiwanese people.

Hours: 8 AM – 8 PM

Phone: 06 224 0326

Location: 700, Tainan City, West Central District, 國華街三段16巷3號


Old Tait & Co. Merchant House

The main attraction of this museum is all about an artist’s calligraphy works. Besides all of his wide variety of works, the museum is also interactive. They allow you to practice calligraphy in a cement table and the likes.


Admission: NT$50

Hours: 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Phone: 06 391 3901

Address: No. 108, Gubao Street, Anping District, Tainan City, 708


Anping Tree house

The interesting thing about this tree house is how the roots and branches of the could cover the whole thing! Even though it will be scorching hot when traveling during summer, the place is quite cool and windy because of the presence of plants. The place is also quite a maze inside, you have to go up and down flights of stairs.

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If ever you all feel like bringing something back to your hometown, a souvenir shop could be located near the tree house. A cafe is also present inside the souvenir shop, don’t worry if it gets too hot outside. You can always chill inside the cafe.

Admission: NT$50

Hours: 8:30am to 5:30pm

Phone: 06-3913901

Location: No. 194, Anbei Rd., Anping District, Tainan City 708


Hope you all enjoyed reading! See you all in my next post!



Tainan Day 1

Good day everyone! I am fully aware that I haven’t posted anything for quite a while; my life has been incredible these past few days. National Taiwan University’s summer program is really fun and educational. You can meet a lot of great friends all over the country. In fact, these friends could be one of the people you’ll treasure the most in your life. I am really grateful that I made the choice of joining this program; I didn’t regret anything at all! For those who wanted to do something spectacular this summer, I suggest you join this program!

During the second weekend of this program, I have had the privilege to visit a beautiful city in Taiwan. Tainan is a very lovely city. In most of my travels around the country, Tainan is one of the places that I will gladly go back to. When I got to know the city for two days, I have felt more and more admiration towards it because of the rich history that it has since it’s the oldest city in Taiwan and the places we’ve been to. I love everything about this city!

On our very first day, we rode the HSR/bullet train to Tainan. I know you may all be thinking, “Wow, what a way to save money as a student!” But we were able to grab an HSR promotion for about 2500NTD which includes a two-way HSR ride, free bus within the city, and a free dinner. Not bad right? For me, it’s already worth it! Okay, moving on, we took the 2 PM train and we were able to arrive at Tainan around 4 PM. Please be mindful of promotions whenever you are travelling since it will definitely help you save a lot of money.

HSR Promo for Tainan
HSR Promo (front)
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HSR Promo (back)

The first agenda in our list was to visit the most famous museum in the city which is Chimei Museum. It’s only one bus stop away from the Tainan HSR Station. The museum only opens until 5.30 PM, so we also weren’t able to go inside and have a look. Nonetheless, we still enjoyed so much!

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Fountain in front of Chimei Museum

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I am not sure what this tree is but it’s very pretty ❤

Location: No. 66, Section 2, Wenhua Road, Rende District, Tainan City, 71755

Tainan Huayuan Night Market (Tainan Flower Night Market)

After checking in at our hotel, we went straight to the night market. Tainan Huayuan Night Market is a HUGE night market! Not only do they have Taiwanese food, but they also have Thai, Indonesian, Korean, and much more! This is the first night market that I have seen such huge variety of food.  There is one food that has made my trip at Tainan memorable, it’s this Deep Fried Crispy Cricket! It’s not as bad as you think, actually, it’s not bad at all! You can’t even taste the crickets, it just tastes crispy. The taste of the potato in between crickets is much stronger than the crickets itself! If you’re feeling adventurous like me, you can give this a try.


Deep fried crispy crickets


Of course, games wouldn’t be missing in any Taiwanese market. Tainan Huayuan Night Market has a whole alley full of games! You can play darts, archery, easier kind of mahjong, etc. It was fun to go to these kinds of places with friends!

I am going to talk about my Tainan day 2 in another post, so stay in tune! Hope you all enjoyed reading this post. Please do forgive my lame writing skills since I haven’t posted for quite some time. If you guys have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

I also wanted to thank my friend, Toniao for allowing me to post some of his photos!



Temple Hopping at Taipei

We went Temple hopping at Taipei. But in reality, we only went to two temples. Namely, Confucius Temple and Dalongdong Baoan Gong. These two are just across each other so it’s really easy for you to reach these places. Will definitely put the location addresses of these temples!

As a Chinese, it always fascinates me whenever I get to know more about the Chinese History. It is only now that I was able to appreciate where I came from, what my ancestors did to defend the country and their way of living in the early times. So when we were at the temples, I would always have realizations. I am very amazed at how some things came to be.

Here are some of the pictures I took:



Fish gods at the corners of the posts. Hope you could see this picture clearly.



Bao An Gong

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Where they burn things?




Confucius Temple (Taipei): No. 275, Dalong Street, Datong District, Taipei City, 103

Dalongdong Baoan Gong: No. 61, Hami Street, Datong District, Taipei City, 103

Hope you all enjoyed!


Yilan Day Trip

I was able to visit Yilan with my classmates last weekend. In case you don’t know, I am currently enrolled in a summer program at National Taiwan University (NTU). It was so much fun just to go out of Taipei with your new found friends! We all were able to bond and get to know each other on that trip.

Yilan for me was like Keelung. If you haven’t read my blog post We went to Keelung City!!,  please do! So, you’ll know why I think the both cities are very much alike. Yilan also has harbors and ports (see images below!) which Keelung also has. But Keelung’s port is much bigger as compared to Yilan’s. Also, Yilan’s port offers tourists and visitors to watch dolphins and whales at Turtle Island which I haven’t found in Keelung port.

Lanyang Museum

It was fun to learn more about Yilan at this museum. This museum is very educational and interactive. For me, I enjoyed reading the information written in every display. My personal favorite part of the museum that I enjoyed reading was about tectonic plates! I don’t know why but I am interested to know anything about tectonic plates. Please do read it and I hope you’ll enjoy it as much as I do!


Lanyang Museum in Yilan

Lanyang Museum In Yilan


Location: No. 750, Section 3, Qingyun Road, Toucheng Township, Yilan County, 261

Yilan Port

It can be really hot to go outside and walk in this area. It will also be humid since you’re near the water. Luckily, the port has an air-conditioned cafe for you to chill.

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Fish Spa

After the port, we rode the bus to do fish spa. The experience was unique. In this fish spa, they have two kinds of fishes. The first one is the small ones which they bite of dead skin but it’s not as ticklish as the big ones. But they’re also nice since they also eat your dead skin. On the other hand, the big ones are much better for me. The big ones are really ticklish at first since you can really feel the bites. But my adviser said that the big ones really go into your pressure points so it kind of relieves stress as well. With regards to the price, I remember that it’s not that expensive!

I’m sorry if I don’t have pictures for this one but I hope this helps!

I hope this will help when you plan to visit Yilan. It’s a great place for relaxation!

Take care!




My Thoughts about Taipei

I have just moved to Taipei last weekend and I am going to share with you guys my initial thoughts about the place. Obviously, it’s going to be really different than just visiting but my comments will be mostly about my impressions of my first days here as a new city girl.

Taipei is a really good place in general. It is one of the safest places for women in the Asian country, so that’s a plus, right? The city is also a place where you can actually experience the hustle and bustle since it is the capital of the country. It is a good place all in all, so I am going to share with you guys my impressions about the place as a resident.

1. Food is expensive. Some of may totally disagree with this but before you say something, give me the chance to explain first. haha I used to live in Taoyuan City which is a rural area in Taiwan.  So, everything in Taoyuan is cheap like food, water, and rent. But now that I am living in the city, everything is much much more expensive.

If anyone plans to live in Taipei for a long term, definitely have to check your budget.

2. A little bit of old in the new. For me, when I first came to Taipei, I immediately noticed that the city is very modern. They have a lot of beautiful, tall buildings which implies that the architectural structures of the city are quite advanced. But what amazes me is that with all of this modernization, they still haven’t forgotten their historic side. They have still preserved old streets, museums, relics, temples which is very patriotic to me in a sense. I believe that a country who makes the current civilization remember their past experiences, all of the hardships, trials, joy, and pride that their ancestors have experienced will make them appreciate what their country has today.

3. Convenient Transportation System. One of the main reasons why I moved to Taipei is because of the convenient subway system (MRT). In the country, only Taipei and Kaohsiung have subways. As a city girl who came from Manila, Philippines and became a rural girl that moved to Taoyuan where there’s only buses, railway, and taxi makes me miss taking the subways. I just think that subways make commuting so easy!

4. Accommodating Taiwanese people. There is a saying in Taiwan that the best view in Taiwan is the people. I couldn’t agree more with that saying. The people who live in the country are very warm and helpful to foreigners. Although the country is not that proficient in English but they would pull our Google Translate just to help you.

Hope my observations and initial impressions of the country could help you if you plan to visit or settle in the country. Taiwan is a lovely country! Please do not hesitate to message me if you want more advice.




Something from the Philippines

The Philippines is my home country. I was born and raised in this beautiful archipelago (sense the bias?)

Last summer, my family and I went to Bohol. We went to a lot of tourist spots like the famous Chocolate Hills, Man-made Forest, and Alona Beach (pictures below!) This beach is one of the most photogenic places I’ve been to.


Alona Beach, Bohol
Alona Beach



Dragonfruit ice cream
Dragonfruit Ice Cream


Bought this ice cream at The Buzzz Cafè – Alona Beach. This ice cream comes in a lot of flavors most of them are in fruit flavors. This ice cream is so unique because it is dragonfruit. It’s my first time ever to try this flavor and I definitely will eat a lot more next time!


The Buzzz Cafè – Alona Beach: Alona Beach, Alona Beach Rd, Panglao, 6340 Bohol, Philippines


double rainbow at Alona Beach
Double rainbow at Alona Beach


We are very fortunate to be able to see a double rainbow after long hours of rain at Bohol. At first, we were disappointed that it rained on our first day because who likes a rainy weather when traveling? However, God has something better planned which is why He told us to stick through the rain and gave us this beautiful view. The double rainbow is really magnificent, the picture doesn’t do it justice!


Coconut trees at Alona Beach
Coconut trees at Alona Beach

To all the people who wanted to visit The Philippines, please do go to Bohol. The island has not yet been modernized, so if you want an island life you may check this out! If you want to know more about this place, please don’t hesitate to ask me.

Hope you all enjoyed a little snippet of my Bohol trip! 🙂




Jiufen and Shifen Trip!

Hi guys!

Hope you are all having a good day!

I would like to share my Jiufen and Shifen trip with you all! Last weekend my friend and I went to Keelung City. Being there, we decided we would visit Jiufen and Shifen since it’s nearer as compared to coming from Taoyuan or Taipei. We then rode a 400NTD taxi to Jiufen. I know what you are all thinking, not very practical for students right? But whatever, I don’t want all of our time wasted on riding the bus or train. So yeah, we went to Jiufen as you can see in the picture below. That is actually the first photo of myself that I have posted on this blog.

Jiufen Old Street

We are actually quite lucky by the time we went to visit Jiufen, there aren’t a lot of people and it’s a Saturday! So if you guys want to visit this place, you have to go there on weekdays for you not to risk going there with a lot of people. You don’t want a crowded place amidst a hot and sticky weather! (Gross!) I also suggest you should go there around 3 PM in the afternoon, so the sun would not be as bright and it will be much cooler.

Jiufen Old Street is really interesting because of the old architecture and red lanterns. I really love how they designed the whole place with red lanterns because it just really makes you feel like you are in the ancient times. I also love how the Taiwanese government decided to preserve this place which I really agree with. I think it is a great idea for the government to preserve these things and places because it will give the youth an opportunity to know more about the country’s history. It gives them the opportunity to know the lifestyle, culture, and thinking of their ancestors. If you are into these kinds of old streets like me, there are a lot of old streets actually around the country. Here is a link of all the old streets in Taiwan.

Mode of Transportation:

I will just link a guide for you to click on Guide to Jiufen.

Get a glimpse of Jiufen Old Street (My first ever photo of me posted in this blog, FYI) haha
Overlooking the sea


For our lunch, we have decided to have it in this restaurant. This restaurant is actually quite new because I was trying to find the location of this restaurant in Google Maps and I actually can’t find it yet. This restaurant serves good food and it’s not pricey at all!! The pictures are there down below. If you’re finding a restaurant in this place, I will recommend you to go to this restaurant. Also, if you went there on a really hot day, you can drop by this place since it has really cold AC. The interior of this restaurant is kind of like Japanese style which is quite ironic since this place is a Taiwanese old street. But I don’t know, maybe they would also want to cater to the Japanese market (Marketing side of me is actually showing haha).

The name of the restaurant


If you are a tourist and you would want to try local cuisine, you should try these 3 dishes.


Xiao Long Bao


This. is. a. soup… I’m sorry I don’t know the name of this soup haha but I’m pretty sure it’s the only soup on their menu.


Taiwanese Braised Pork Rice Bowl

 小師父 Xiao Shi Fu

We have passed by also with this place but we weren’t able to dine here. They serve Hainanese chicken (for all the Singaporeans out there, love your Hainanese chicken btw!). I have heard a lot of great reviews about this place. I would love to try this restaurant next time if I am able to visit Jiufen again. So if you guys are into Hainanese chicken, you can check this place out!


Address: No. 155 台湾, Jishan Street, Ruifang District, New Taipei City, 224

Hanlin Tea House

Let me start off by saying, I really love this place!! This place is really cool since you can go to the basement of this tea house and enjoy the scenic view of Jiufen! Well, actually they have the first floor and the basement for you to enjoy the view.

They serve milk teas and other Taiwanese desserts. Their serving sizes are really big which is why they charge much more when you’re going to dine in. It would much cheaper if it’s taken out. I remember this Panda Milk Tea is only around 85NTD for take outs and 175NTD for dine in. You might me wondering why they call it Panda Milk Tea when it’s usually just Bubble Milk Tea, I actually didn’t have the opportunity to ask them about this. So, sorry guys haha but don’t worry, the milk tea is fantastic!! In my opinion, this milk tastes creamier which means you can taste more of the milk than the tea. They also have to kinds of boba in this drink. One is the pearl which is the black one and another is a much smaller, white colored Boba.

Again if you went there, it’s  hot, and you’re a cold-blooded person like me, you can check this place out since they provide a very cool AC.

The place calls this their Panda Milk Tea
Scenic view of the cafe

Location: No. 148 Jishan street Ruifang District, New Taipei City, 224 (224新北市瑞芳區基山街148號)

Side trip

After Jiufen, my friends and I have decided to go back to our hotel at Keelung ( I know, we’re so lazy). We rode the taxi again and we’re on our way. But in that ride, the driver asked us if we wanted to go to the other places like Shifen Waterfall, Shifen Lantern Street, and Golden Waterfalls for only 2000NTD. For me, that’s a good deal since it’s the 4 of us in the taxi and each of us would only be paying 500NTD. That is a really good deal for me since the cost of riding trains would be time-consuming, tiring and not practical. By riding the taxi, you can save energy and time. The cost is also quite the same, so the money you would be paying is already worth it. Sometimes you can ask the driver to take you to more places but be sure to haggle to get cheaper prices!

The taxi driver took us to this place as a side trip. This place is so amazing! It is an overlooking of the ocean and mountains of Taiwan.


Shifen Waterfall

When you’re going to Shifen Waterfalls, you have to walk for 10 minutes for you to get there. You would also pass by a hanging bridge and a railway which is still working. Trains pass by once in a while.

Shifen Waterfall
Enjoying my popsicle while I am amazed at how beautiful the waterfall is ❤
The other side of Shifen Waterfall

Location: 226, New Taipei City, Pingxi District, 乾坑10號

Golden Waterfall

This place is very beautiful since, by the name itself, it is covered in gold. The reason its gold is that of the huge amount of rainfall and a mining area beside the place. The waterfall is not the only location that has gold but when you’re going to take a look at the canal when riding a car or something, it is also gold! Amazing!

Golden Waterfall
A random mountain or hill across the street

Location: Jinshui Road, Ruifang District, New Taipei City, 224

I hope you all enjoyed reading as much as I did travelling. Let me know if you also went to these places. I would love to hear your stories! Hope you all have a great rest of your day!



We went to Keelung City!!

My friend and I had the privilege of traveling (most of) Keelung last weekend. We went there on Friday afternoon and went home on Sunday afternoon. It was not really hard to go there knowing we are living in Taoyuan, but thanks to the very convenient transportation system of Taiwan, we were able to reach Keelung by riding just one train! So glad that commuting is hassle free!

A super short background of Keelung (According to Wikipedia):

Keelung City is a port city near Taipei, in northern Taiwan. Surrounded by mountains, it’s known for its sheltered harbor.

With that being said, the first thing you see when you get out from the train exit are harbors, large ships, and water! We got off at the North Exit of Keelung Station btw! You can also get out of the South exit but we did not do that since our hotel is nearer at the North Exit. Upon arriving at Keelung, we had our lunch at Burger King. Then we went straight to our hotel.


At the ceiling of Keelung Train Station, North Exit side (so beautiful!!)



What you see when heading out of North Exit of Keelung Train Station



Keelung Port


Beidoo Hotel

We stayed at the Beidoo Hotel. The location of Beidoo hotel is very convenient since it is around 8 minutes walk from the Train Station. A bakery can be found near the hotel. A lot of restaurants are also near the place. So if you are hungry at night, you can just go out and eat. Miaokou Night market is also near the hotel. Plus, a 32-floor mall is also near the place! That 32-floor mall has Muji, Uniqlo, and other stuff. The room is very clean! Their employees are also very accommodating and warm. Don’t worry if you cannot speak fluent Chinese, some of them can speak English (not that fluent though, but enough to communicate).

We first chilled at the hotel for a few hours because we are still waiting for our friends and it’s really hot to walk outside, so we just decided to play Everwing to kill time! Yes, we love Everwing!! haha

Location: No. 319號, Xin’er Road, Zhongzheng District, Keelung City, 202

Phone: 02 2422 7899

Jasmine Cafe (茉莉森咖啡)

When our friends have arrived, we first went to Jasmine Cafe to catch up. They serve really good drinks. Don’t worry if you’re not into coffees and frappes because they also have fresh fruit juices for you! This place is a really chill place; the ambiance is also really cozy. The price is also not that expensive that is why if you plan to chill at Keelung City, you can visit this cafe!

Location: 200, Keelung City, Ren’ai District, 孝二路98號

Phone: 02 2429 5857

Miaokou Night Market

We had dinner at Miaokou Night Market. This night market is really unique for me because of the numbers located at the side of every restaurant sign. Most of the food they are selling is seafood and kiampong (Hokkien Chinese Rice Casserole). They are so good!! This is not the typical night market where you only find stinky tofu and milk tea which is why this night market is very unique for me.

Raw Sea Urchins


Huge Escargot


Roasted Suckling Pig or better known as Lechon for the Filipinos (Upper right) and Raw Sea Urchins (Bottom)
Bamboo shoot with Mayonnaise


Kiampong (love)
Strawberry Bingsu for dessert


Location: Rensan Road, Ren’ai District, Keelung City, 200

I definitely had a great time here! Would definitely come back! To all who are planning to go to Taiwan, visit this city for a unique experience!