- 4D3N stay for 1 at Saual Keh Hotel for $1,588 (rrp. $1,983)
- 4D3N stay for 1 at Taipei Garden Hotel for $2,338 (rrp. $2,774)
Hotel at a glance
Saual Keh Hotel
A city-centre getaway nestled into a cosy little nook in Taipei’s Zhongzheng district, the Saual Keh Hotel stands out for its vibrant, deep purple exterior that belies the tasteful, muted colours and decor of its interior. Located just across the way from the Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall, guests can find a range of eateries, subway stations, and local landmarks and monuments to visit.
Taipei Garden Hotel
Towering over the city skyline of Taipei, guests can step up onto a rooftop garden oasis overlooking the panorama of Taipei while soaking in their outdoor hot tub. Sample their fusion cuisine or range of on-site restaurants serving Japanese, Western, and Asian cuisine for those seeking a stay-in holiday, or walk along the streets to the nearby subway stations for easy mobility to local sites and eateries.
Hong Kong - Taipei
- Departure time: 8.20am
- Arrival time: 10am
Taipei - Hong Kong
- Departure time: 6.40pm
- Arrival time: 8.05pm
Taipei, Taiwan: What to see and do
One of Asia’s youngest cities, the 300-year-old metropolis stands at the forefront of one of the region’s most computer-savvy capitals, while at the same time, reconciling from her tumultuous past with her mainland cousins and former captors from the Land of the Rising Sun. Nicknamed Ilha Formosa (or ‘beautiful island’), Taiwan holds a destination of national parks and scenic spots, historical sites and enriching culture, and one of the world’s tallest eco-aware skyscraper.
Step into her historical pages as you scramble past the thousands of shutterbugs at the National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, which was built to memorialise the olden ruling days of Chiang Kai-shek, the former President of the Republic of China. Nestled within a flourishing park and near the historical National Concert Hall and the National Theater, the republic’s landmark holds on to the memory of olden days with its memoriam of red brick buildings, long paved walkways, and the 228 Peace Memorial Park, built during the ruling of the Japanese colonial government.
Then, jump into your foodie’s tour of the city as you walk past the many night markets that are hidden behind old buildings and between narrow streets. Shielding the shackled stalls that sell a mixture of local food, Hakka fare, and some of the best in Japanese outside of Tokyo, the Taipeiers’ buffet line of stinky tofu, oyster omelettes, and shrimp rolls are best savoured with a cup of famed Taiwan tea.