Taipei is fast becoming one of the top places to travel, for the great sights, shopping and even better food. As the capital city of Taiwan, many flock to Taipei to have a taste of their interesting culture and indulge in fun activities.
There is a lot more you can do in Taipei, such as visiting the Taipei 101 tower or enjoy some street food and affordable shopping along Shilin Night Market or Xi Men Ding. If you are planning to visit anytime soon, you might have to snap up a good hotel quick.
However, there are a considerable number of great 5-star hotels in Taipei and all you need is to pick your favourite. Feel like a baller at these 13 lavish 5-star hotels in Taipei under S$200 a night.
Time to book a flight to one of the best cities in the world!
Le Castella, a famous Castella cake shop from Taiwan, opened in Singapore back in May 2017 and it kickstarted a new trend for castella cakes in Singapore.
For the uninitiated, a Castella cake is a sponge cake from Nagasaki, Japan, known for its pillow-like appearance and moist interior. Its ingredients comprise sugar, flour, eggs and starch syrup, however, the baking process remains a trade secret.
At Le Castella in Tampines One, people begin queuing for this jiggly, yummy sponge cakes literally an hour before the shop even opens.
EagleWings Loft is a new nautical-themed cafe and bar at the King Albert Park Residences Mall.
This humble week-old establishment by EagleWings—a popular luxury yacht charter in Singapore—features a cosy yet sophisticated ambience that is perfect for a weekend family brunch or any typical work-week meal.
FIVE-TEN is the latest addition to the developing restaurant scene located along South Bridge Road. If there is any way to describe their food, it is total comfort inspired by the dynamic street food scene of Taipei.
During lunchtime, they offer a spectacular array of innovative dishes such as their take on the popular Taiwanese street food, Lu Rou Fan, and at night, the humble and seemingly innocent establishment transforms into a bar where you can enjoy a tipple.
At FIVE-TEN, you can expect quality Taiwanese-style comfort food at super affordable prices.
British Hainan is a quaint family-run restaurant tucked away along Carpmael Road in the estates of Joo Chiat. They serve a myriad of classic British dishes with a Hainanese twist, but the dishes to die for include their signature oxtail stew and their braised lamb shank.
The owner, Mr. Frederick Puah, considers himself an aficionado of antiques and all things vintage, so dining here will no doubt give you a feel of the good old days. Expect to find age-old vinyl records, old gramophones, and even a public pay phone.
Combining great food, old-school vibes, and exceptional service standards, British Hainan is a place that deserves a visit by generations old and new.
A slew of eateries—including Lunar Coffee Brewers, 6 Oz Espresso, Venue by Sebastian—has opened at the new Downtown Gallery in the Central Business District.
The newest addition is The Autobus—a bicycle-themed cafe that serves up healthy salad bowls as well as good coffee and tea. This is undoubtedly every bicycle enthusiast’s dream because not only do they sell food here, they also carry a huge range of bicycle equipment and apparel.
Brace yourself for long queues as Malaysia’s Ah Mah Homemade Cake—famous for its castella cake—is opening their very first outlet here in Singapore on 14 July 2017.
For the uninitiated, this baked treat craze originated in Nagasaki, Japan, and it comprises sugar, flour, eggs, and starch syrup. The Taiwanese rendition, with additions such as cheese, inspired the cakes made by the Ah Mah brand.
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Good news to all rum aficionados! There is a rum and Caribbean-themed festival happening in Singapore from 10 July 2017 to 15 July 2017 at Keong Saik. Immerse yourself in a Caribbean oasis and get savvy with rum, hearty eats, and Caribbean culture at Rasa Fiesta Singapura 2017.
Those of us who are passionate about rum will know the sugarcane-based spirit hardly gets as much attention as whiskeys and craft beers. But the Rasa Fiesta Singapura is surely reason for lovers of rum to rejoice!