Taipei Tower is one of the world's tallest buildings, rising over 1660 feet above the city. This scale model accurately reproduces the amazing...... more
Taipei Tower is one of the world's tallest buildings, rising over 1660 feet above the city. This scale model accurately reproduces the amazing architecture of the tower, and measures 49cm once the 216 high quality plastic puzzle pieces are assembled. You can either assemble your building 'by eye' (using the printed design representing the steel and glass), or you may prefer to refer to the reference numbers printed on the reverse side of the pieces. Put the pieces together in sequence and see this amazing skyscraper appear before your eyes. The finished building comes with a printed baseboard for display. This would make an excellent pastime or gift for someone interested in architecture or tourism, a lovely memento of a visit to Taiwan and may appeal to traditional puzzle fans after a new challenge. We reckon it might just appeal to those who enjoy model railways too ' a really unusual way to introduce substantial international 3D buildings to an existing set up.
Advantages: A must see in Taipei, although you can't really miss it Disadvantages: Expensive for Taipei, parts of it are a shameless tourist trap
...am to 10pm, entry to the observation decks is through the mall at the bottom. Entry costs a substantial 400TND (Taiwan New Dollars, about eight pound fifty, but in comparison entry to the Taipei Zoo, which is the biggest in Asia, is a paltry 25TND). To get to the queue to the elevators you first have to pass through an Apple store. If your wallet isn?t loosened by that, another effort is made...
Advantages: cheap, fast, clean, safe ... everything really Disadvantages: Nothing at all
...Taipei Mass Rapid Transit (MRT)
If London Underground is the worst metro system I?ve ever been on (and frankly, IMHO, it?s nothing short of an embarrassment to an otherwise great city) then Taipei MRT in Taiwan has to be the best.
Opened in 1998, Taipei MRT has four main lines (plus a couple of short annexes) that cover the majority of the city. With signs in English, it is very easy to...
Advantages: Everything! Disadvantages: nothing major
...Friends for Asia
I decided that for some of the summer I wanted to go abroad somewhere and do some volunteering. After some deliberation I decided upon going to Thailand (I?m still not entirely sure why, I just felt like going there). After I had decided upon my destination I then began trawling through various websites in an effort to find a volunteer organisation that was...