Wander Taipei’s bustling streets, learn the art of tea appreciation at Jiufen, or ride a horse along Tamsui Beach
For most of us, a quick getaway from Singapore (more often than not) involves a jaunt to nearby cities like Bangkok and Hong Kong. But let’s not forget about Taiwan, a crowd favorite that’s been trending on our radars for a while – not too late to pop that cherry if you haven’t planned a vacay there yet! After all, who can say no to amazing street food or panoramas of nature? In Taiwan, you get the best of both worlds when you sign up for these unique experiences with travel booking site KKday.
Explore the streets of Taipei on a bicycle
Watch the city come to life at night during a guided bike tour that takes you to various historical sites around central Taipei. The trail kicks off at the Taiwan Main Station, before stopping at attractions such as the Presidential Office, 228 Memorial Park and the South Airport Night Market, where you’ll be regalled with trivia and intriguing tales of Taiwanese history. Book now!
Go horse riding on Tamsui Beach
A popular tourist attraction, Taipei’s Tamsui Fisherman’s Wharf and its beautiful sunsets is a main draw. But why suffer the crowds when you can enjoy the scenery on a breezy beach? And even better, on horseback! This guided tour includes a one-hour riding lesson and a 30-minute ride along the surf, so beginners get the full low-down on how to handle a horse. Book now!
Experience Taiwanese tea culture in Jiufen
The former gold-mining town of Jiufen, which served as an inspiration for Studio Ghibli’s animated movie Spirited Away, is famous for its old-world charm, views of the lush mountains and traditional tea houses. When you’re done checking out the shops along the old cobblestone steps, stop by a 100 year-old tea house for a warm cuppa and get a 101 on the art of tea appreciation. Book now!
Soak in a scenic hot spring at Wulai
If there’s one thing you absolutely must do in Taiwan, it’s to check out the country’s natural hot springs. Rest your feet at Volando Spring Spa & Resort, which features an outdoor hot spring and spa facilities such as a pool, sauna and steam rooms. This spa session also includes a tea set for one, so you won’t be leaving hungry! Book now!
Indulge in steamy mala hot pot in Taipei
After being out and about for a day, reward yourself with a comforting mala hot pot dinner in an alleyway restaurant at Yanji Street. The spicy soup base is boiled with medicinal Chinese herbs, and added to the mouthwatering broth are ingredients like shabu shabu, fresh leafy greens, tofu and (if you dare) duck’s blood. Bon appetit! Book now!