We took the midnight flight, operated by Scoot @ 0045. :-) It was the ideal flight because we do not waste a day in Taipei. So super excited!!! We departed from Changi Airport's Terminal 2 ☺️ Here are some pictures!
We reached Taipei's Taoyuan Airport Terminal 1 @ 515! Which is 10 minutes earlier than our scheduled timing ☺️👍 We headed to collect our portable wifi (from the iVideo website) and I highly do not recommend it. It started our journey on a very horrible note because I was supposed to collect it from the Hi-Life store located @ B1. When I went there, the staff there couldn't find my package. I insisted and told him we booked the portable wifi almost a month ago. He scolded us and said something along the lines of "Where got people book one month earlier one. They at most book a week ago" Like what even? Step up your service game really. How has it became our fault that we booked it 'too' early when on the website, it just states that we have to book the portable wifi >5 days before we arrive. The other reviews I read were positive but well, here's a negative one.
Our first day was practically a misfortunate day. I assumed that we'd spend some time @ the airport and told the Airbnb tenant to meet at 9AM. But well, we were early but she was late by 15 minutes... And the best thing was, the first floor of the apartment we booked were infested with cockroaches. Oh gosh. Next best thing was, I had to catch a cockroach in our apartment. But to be honest, the apartment is decorated really nicely. However, it's slightly on the dusty side and the sofa is really dirty. Will upload pictures of the apartment etc.
I guess the series of unfortunate events ends here. HAHA. We then headed out and went to Wufenpu wholesale garment market. That place is huge oh my. It is really like Singapore's Bugis Street. Just bigger and slightly more interesting because they do not really sell repetitive clothes (like Bugis). As for price wise, you really need to look through as many shops as possible before settling with something that is worth the money for the material purchased. It wasn't as cheap as I expected and the style of clothing were a little towards the older side. But I still managed to find something :-)
Here's what I bought at Wufenpu hehe (guess the price pls)
We spent quite a lot of time there as it was interesting for three out of four of us, but boring for poh cause' she hates shopping HAHA. She's a rare gem. But anyway, after Wufenpu, we headed to Raohe Night Market.
Super happy because I got to eat my favourite smelly tofu!!! (it's a must try really) We ate 臭豆腐，炸鲜奶 and sweet potato balls? (which tasted heavenly w lots of plum powder, surprisingly) The night market is filled with a variety of shops, mainly food & clothing though! Night markets are a must go in Taiwan. Oh right, adding on, try out the night market game stalls although to be honest, some are extremely difficult to play and win. So choose your game carefully!
Had a great first day there! Day 2's post will be up soon hopefully :-)