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Thursday, January 3, 2008

The Taipei Aftermath

I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone from TheBearProject a Happy New Year and may many good things to come and to look forward to in the year of 2008!

2007 ended rather quickly for some of us and many things had happened since then. Especially the founding of TheBearProject and knowing many wonderful friends. Of course in this new year, there would be many more projects and activities that we have in mind and I hope that you guys will continue to give us the support that you have already been giving us relentlessly.

As for Taipei, I believe all of us had a wonderful time and I must say it definitely brought us closer together in many different ways. Singaporeans being Singaporeans, we avoided the crowds and stayed somewhere "safe" during the countdown and so we missed the Taipei 101's fireworks and the party at Jump. But nonetheless, we had a great time at G-Mixi (a local pub owned by a Singaporean @ the Bear Village in Taipei) and the boss was extremely accommodating. I suppose he found it meaningful to have celebrated with us (as Singaporeans) and it was the Bear village's 1st New Year Party which was significant for the future and survival of these chains of pubs & cafes.

So for those who didn't go on this trip, I believe there will be plenty more to come. *apart from the headaches of logistics*

Here is a clip of what we missed in Taipei. Thank you YouTube! (Its as good as being there, only please turn down your speakers, there is a very annoying & noisy woman in the background...)

Once again, Happy New Year to all!

19 comments:

stonedwin said...

Currently, cheapest tics to Taipei during that period is Jetstar at ard $450. China Airlines is at abt $550 and SQ is abt $600 plus.

VitalAuto said...

hey guys, possible dates are:
24 Dec – 2 Jan
20 Dec – 27 Dec
27 Dec – 2 Jan
what do you guys think?
I've not been to taipei, some said that from 24/2 – 2/1 could be way too long.

asimov_22 said...

Rookcub said its too long if we go from 24/12 till 2/1... cos theres nothing much to do in Taipei. UNLESS... we can go somewhere else after Taipei, like BKK (cheapest) or HongKong? Maybe Christmas in Taipei & New year in HongKong or ViceVersa...

Wishful thinking hor hehehe...

sg_pup said...

Hello all. Just my 2 cents. Last year, we took Thai Airways to Taipei and even though we had to stopover at Bangkok, the good thing is that we get to celebrate Christmas in Taipei and New Year in Bangkok. 24/12 till 2/1 is really too long even if you report to "Office" for work most of the time. Unless you travel out of Taipei to other parts of the country?

stonedwin said...

There's actually lots of gems in Taiwan which is little publicised. For ppl who have not visited Taipei b4, 3-4 days is max to explore Taipei . After that you can take lots of day trips out to JiuFen, WuLai, YangMingShan and hotsprings. A trip to Taizhong, KaoHsiung or Hualien will nicely fit in between Christmas and New Year. Couples can also consider going to sun-moon lake. quite romantic.. ;)

asimov_22 said...

Wow stonedwin,
You sound so expert... See I've never been to Taiwan before. I suppose it will be nice if the couples enjoys these scenery watching stuff, nature, hot springs etc.

But its a good suggestion as well! If I'm doing this might need yr advice where is where & what is what hehe

alaskan said...

wah lau, siberian and me have been going to taiwan twice each year, at least 11 days each trip, and we've never run out of things to do. the trick is to travel out of taipei during the weekdays.

Relicz said...

Go 20 - 27 lah ~ :P

Relicz said...

Stonewin and Odac going?

asimov_22 said...

Relicz...

Comment columns are not for short one-liner answers or questions leh... pls don't waste space can? :P

stonedwin said...

most likely. we went last Oct and fell in love with the smelly beancurd after trying for first time. Wan to go back again for it. Hah

Anonymous said...

hmm... should come out with a Rules and Regulation Session then :D
........ no edit buttons leh wat to do :P

quest said...

i tok jet star with tax only 440 this is what i check,

quest said...

btw vita i feel we going on 20-27 is the best a nice trip ,we also can go a day trip to KaoHsiung becasue now the train is so conveitnet to there....... anyway we may stay in wonstar hotel,is recommend from my taiwan fried and he may help us book the hotel,let us make sure how many will join our trip ok,

hardcore said...

me going too...never been to taipei before...

:p

Relicz said...

my flight is fixed

27 dec 1300 depart
2 Jan 08 1835 depart... no options >.<

martinn said...

Hi Guys, just a little note;
Normally between Sept, Jetstar will be having promotion for Dec tickets (2 to go or 2 for 1) and only on sale for a short period. For Cathay (1hr transit in HK) will be up in Oct and of course, Taiwan's carrier, Eva & China Airlines will also be having their promotions subsequently. Lastly, our very own Singapore Expensive Airline, SQ does have a 2 or 4 to go promo. Do Check Out!

netfinity said...

Hi all,

Just to see if anyone are looking for a cheap hotel to stay in Taipei(Ximen area). We found a nice little hotel by the name of RedCabinon the net. Spoken to the staff on the phone and find their staff quite nice and friendly. You can check out their site at http://redcabin.mmmtravel.com.tw. We already made out reservation for our Dec trip. :-P

bearyhorny said...

I definitely hope I can get to go tour with you guys next time round. =)