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_________________________________________________________________ "SOC.CULTURE.TAIWAN" FREQUENTLY-ASKED QUESTIONS -- TOURISM by Tung-chiang Yang (tcyang@netcom.com) _________________________________________________________________ ***** FAQ'S OF SCT ***** TOURISM * (T. 1) Where should I go when I visit Taiwan? * (T. 2) What are the prohibited and restricted articles when I enter/leave Taiwan? * (T. 3) Where can I find foreign books in Taiwan? * (T. 4) Can I bring some electrical appliances into Taiwan? * (T. 5) Is there any Internet cafe in Taiwan? * (T. 6) I am a foreigner in Taiwan. Is there anything I should know? * (T. 7) Where can I find the representative offices for Taiwan in other countries? _________________________________________________________________ (T. 1) Where should I go when I visit Taiwan? Well, this is a tough question ...... The answer really depends on what you are interested in. Different friends might give you different answers. The list below at least gives you some rough ideas. Taipei Zoo (Taipei City) This zoo is located in the Wen-shan District in Taipei, and also the southern terminus of the Brown line (Mu-cha) Metroline System. It covers 182 acres and is considered one of the major zoos in Eastern Asia. Among the displays the "Butterfly Aviary" and the "Nocturnal House" are two musts. For the former, there is a large greenhouse in which the visitors walk through a wooden walkway while observing the flying butterflies. For the latter, smaller nocturnal animails are in the indoor display where the lighting conditions are reversed as compared to the outside. The male Indian elephant "Wang Lin" is a legend of the zoo. It served in WWII and it is now 78 years old. 228 Peace Park(Taipei City) This park, previously known as "New Park" which is close to the Presidential Building, can be regarded as a good place to take refuge from the downtown chaos. Taiwan Provincial Museum (currently in a reconstruction phase and is close to the public) lies in the north side of the park, where some interesting artifacts made by Taiwanese aborigines are in display. This park becomes a totally different place in the evening as transvestites and gays took it over. Hua-shi Street (Taipei City) Hua-shi Street, also known as the Snake Alley, reminds people of the snake soup and snake bile, though currently some wildlife protection laws in Taiwan have effectively removed this business here. Nevertheless, it is a decent night market and worth your visit if you enjoy crowds. It is usually active from around 19:00 to midnight. Traditional Chinese herbalists consider the snake meat as an aphrodisiac, and therefore some brothels exist in adjacent alleys. Recently the thug-like pimps might become more aggressive for business. Try to have a buddy with you if you are a male. National Palace Museum (Taipei City) This museum, located in Waishuanghsi, Shihlin, is considered one of the four best museums in the world, in line with Louvre, British Museum and Metropolitan Museum of Art. It also holds the greatest collection of Chinese antiques in the world, around 700,000 items. Among the collections, the "Jade Cabbage" might be the most famous one which was carved on a piece of partially-green jade. Free English, Spanish, French, German, Japanese, Korean and Chinese tours are available. Tanshui Hung-mao Cheng (Taipei County) This fort, previously named Fort Santo Domingo, was built by the Spanish and later held by the Dutch. At that time local people called the Dutch "the red-haired people", and this name is used until present times. There are four antique cannons in front of the fort which were built during the early nineteenth century. Yehliu (Wild Willow) (Taipei County) Yehliu is noted for its fantastic rock formations due to constant erosions by the waves. Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village(Nantou County) This Village is a 62-acre outdoor museum with exhibitions on the culture and art for the nine surviving aborigine tribes, namely Ami, Atayal, Bunun, Paiwan, Puyuma, Rukai, Saisiat, Tsou, and Yami. Tribal dance performances are available. East-west Cross-island Highway (Hualien, Taichung Counties) This highway, officially Provincial Route 8, is rated as one of Asia's most beautiful mountain road, especially the section from the eastern entrance at Taroko to Tienhsiang, which is around 10 miles (16 km) long. Swallow's Grotto, Tunnel of Nine Turns and Tienhsiang are some of the most scenary points along the road. They are also the points of interests of Taroko National Park. A branch of this highway connects Tayuling and Wu-she, climbs up more than 10000 feet high and passes a grassland formed by arrow bamboos. Hohuanshan, Taiwan's only skitraining center, is accessable from this branch. Yushan National Park This is the national park with the largest hinterland in Taiwan. Yushan, with a height of 3950 m, is the highest peak in eastern Asia. A pedestrian trail, Patungkuan Ancient Trail, connects Shuili, Nantou and Yuli, Hualien. It was built up in the Ching Dynasty. Chaotien Temple (Yunlin County) Peikang Chaotien Temple might be the Matsu Temple in Taiwan with the most believers. It shows the typical temple architecture style in Taiwan. Lanyu (Orchid Island) (Taitung County) Located in the southeast of Taiwan, Lanyu is still inhabited by around 2000 oborigines, who still preserve their traditional lives, like wearing loincloths and rowing canoe-like small boats decorated by mysterical marks. (Note: In some areas in Taiwan, especially for the wilderness area and/or some villages inhabitated by the aborigines in the mountainous region, a Class A/B Mountain Permit might be required for people other than the local residents. Class B permits are easily obtained with a nominal fee and they are usually issued at the checkpoint with a valid ID in minutes. Class A permits must be applied in advance and they are quite difficult to obtain. Contact Foreign Affairs Office, Taiwan Provincial Police Administration, 7 Chunghsiao E. Road, Section 1, Taipei, Tel: 886-2-321-9011, Fax: 886-2-394-0584 for further information.) (T. 2) What are the prohibited and restricted articles when I leave/enter Taiwan? First of all, prohibited and restricted articles for tourists traveling into or out of Taiwan might be changed frequently. For the most up to date information, please contact Directorate General of Customs 85 Hsinsheng South Road, Section 1 Taipei, Taiwan 106, ROC Tel: 886-2-741-3181, 752-3355, 772-2392 or Taipei Customs Bureau Chiang Kai-shek International Airport Taoyuan, Taiwan 339, ROC Tel: 886-3-398-2293, 2292, 2298, (080)311-006 (toll-free in Taiwan) Listed below is a partial list for the prohibited and restricted articles when you enter Taiwan in addition to arms, opium, poppy seeds and other synthetic narcotics. For some of them, you might declare them and place them in the warehouse of Civil Aeronautics Administration until departure. * Gambling tools, including lottery tickets issued in foreign countries. * Obscene or indecent books, pictures and films. * Publications propagating Communism. * Articles produced, manufactured, originated and/or published in Mainland China. * Restricted substances and drugs of non-prescription and non-medicine nature (including marijuana). * Toy guns and gun-shaped appliances. * Articles infringing the rights of patents and/or copyrights. * Endangered species of wildlife or their products, unless a statement of concordance to import is obtained in advance. Due to the change of the political climate across Taiwan Strait, there are in fact many literatures from Mainland China freely distributed in Taiwan now. Nevertheless, it is still advised for foreign tourists not to bring in articles from Mainland China. Each inward passenger is allowed to bring in New Taiwan Dollars no more than NT$40,000. The excess amount should be mandatorily deposited in bonds. There is no restrictions on the amount of foreign currencies which must be declared. If the foreign currency exceeds US$5,000 and it is not declared properly, the excess portion will be confisticated. When you leave Taiwan, there are also certain articles prohibited in addition to arms and the narcotics. A partial list is listed below. Some items in the previous list are also prohibited from being taken out of the country. * Copies of books, phonograph records, tapes and video tapes reproduced without authorization from the original sources, unless they are for personal use. * Genuine Chinese antiques. * Contraband articles as specified by other laws, like false or prohibited medicine and animal specimens. There might be some constraints for the amount of gold, silver and cash allowed to be brought into and/or taken out of Taiwan, which might be changing frequently. Check with the customs office in advance. Recently the amount of foreign currencies which can be brought out of Taiwan becomes unlimited, though you might have to declare them should they exceed some certain amount. There is still a limit for taking New Taiwan Dollars outside Taiwan. (Reference: "The Republic of China Customs Hints for Passengers", published by the Directorate General of Customs, Taipei, October, 1994; "Chinese Customs: Inward Passenger's Declaration" form, May, 1994) (T. 3) Where can I find foreign publications in Taiwan? In Taiwan, "foreign language" usually refers to English, especially American English. Sometimes it also refers to Japanese. Publications in other languages also exist, but they are "endangered". Most of the stores mentioned below carries the newspaper "USA Today". In some stores, "New York Times" and "San Francisco Chronicle" are also available. Check out Tung-hua (Marco Polo) Bookstore at No. 77-1, Section 1, Chung-ching South Road, Taipei, if you are looking for more newspapers from the U.S. Kuang-tung Department Store for Books at No. 60, Section 1, Chung-ching South Road, Taipei seems to carry a wide selection for American magazines, including those on computers (PC Magazine, BYTE and even Computer Shopper), fashions, and recreations. Their prices are around 2 to 4 times those in the U.S. The bookstore which offers probably the widest selection of American publications might be the Cave Books (Tung-huang) at No. 103, Chung-shan North Road, Section 2, Taipei. Another branch of the Cave Books is nearby, but this branch is for Chinese books only. The branch in Tienmu at No. 5, Lane 38, Tienyu Street might be more convenient for people living in Northern Taipei. In eastern Taipei you can visit Kinokuniya Bookstore of Taiwan, which is located on the 7th floor of SOGO Department Store at No. 45, Section 4, Chung-hsiao East Road with phone number 886-2-721-2304. This is probably the largest bookstore in Taiwan which offers a wide selection of Japanese books. It also offers the service to order Japanese books which are not available in the store. Branches of Kinokuniya in Taichung and Kaohsiung are located at 7th Floor, A Building, Chung-you Department Store No. 161, Section 3, San-min Road, Taichung, Tel: 886-4-225-0695 and 10th Floor, Ishitan Ta-lih Department Store No. 59, Wu Fu San Road, Kaohsiung, Tel: 886-7-272-5120. Kinokuniya also has another branch in Tienmu area, Taipei. At least the Kinokuniya in eastern Taipei also carries a lot of English books. Hsin-shueh-you Bookstore (New Schoolmate) at No. 259, Section 1, Tung-hua South Road, Taipei is also in eastern Taipei. It has less collections for American books and Japanese magazines, but it still deserves your visit if you are a lover for American glossy-covered paperback bestsellers. In the basement level there is a small section for DIY materials, including those for autos and gardenings. Like Kinokuniya, Cave Books and Hsin-shueh-you Bookstore also have branches in Kaohsiung and Taichung. Their addresses are as follows. Cave Books: No. 302 Taichung Kang Road, Taichung, No. 76-78, Wufu-4 Road, Kaohsiung, Hsin-shueh-you Bookstore: No. 32 Lyuchuan East Road, Taichung, No. 18, Chungcheng-2 Road, Kaohsiung; Tower Records has branches in Taipei, too, where you can find some CD's, cassettes and laserdiscs for pop songs, classical music and movies. It also carries CD's from Taiwanese and Hongkong singers. The largest branch is located at No. 12, Cheng-tu Road, Taipei, which is around the removed circle in the Chung-hua Road area. Another branch is in the eastern Taipei around Ting-hao Market, just above a KFC restaurant. This eastern branch also carries a few US newspapers and some magazines, though most of them are music or pop oriented. (T. 4) Can I bring some electrical appliances into Taiwan? In answering this question, we will concentrate on the technical issue instead of the legal and tax ones. Of course, here only some small personal appliances are discussed (cellular phones cannot be brought into Taiwan without prior permission from Ministry of Transportations and Communications). Eletricity company in Taiwan, like the United States, provides power at 110V AC rating (sometimes you might see people using 110/117/120 instead. They are all equivalent). Therefore in most cases, small appliances originated from the U.S. can be brought to Taiwan and ready for use without power incompatibility. Sometimes some receptacles in Taiwan were provided with 220/240V AC rating for air conditioners, but it should be easy to tell them from the common 110V ones. The power rating might be compatible, but it is not necessarily the case for the plugs and receptacles. In Taiwan, most wall receptacles are for two-prong plugs with blade prongs of the same width. Newer appliances in the U.S. are equipped with three-prong plugs, like laptop computers and camcorder battery chargers. Therefore if you are travelling to Taiwan with these devices, you are recommended to bring with you at least one extension cord with 2-prong plugs (usually one prong wider than the other) whose receptacles accepts 3-prong plugs. In Taiwan, television sets are designed to receive NTSC signals, and camcorders, VCR's, television sets and VHS video cassettes are compatible among the countries adopting NTSC system, like Taiwan, Canada, Japan, Korea, Mexico, the U.S. and some other countries in central America. If you come from other areas, your appliances might accept PAL or SECAM signals and these video appliances cannot be readily used in Taiwan. (Reference: "Electrical Wiring FAQ" by Chris Lewis at "clewis@ferret.ocunix.on.ca" and "Sony Video Camera Recorder CCD-V701 Operating Instructions" published in 1991) (T. 5) Is there any Internet cafe in Taiwan? Yes. You can go to http://www.hinet.net/hinet_v3/coffee.htm to take a look (Note: this page requires Chinese Big5 encoding/decoding environments). Some of their Web sites are listed below: * Taipei: East: o http://203.70.203.99/ (Internet Cafe Partner) o http://cafe.iwill.com.tw/ (Iwill Internet Cafe) o http://www.netcafe.com.tw/ (Net Cafe) o http://www.pomelo.com.tw/ (Pomelo Internet Cafe) o http://www.roamnet.com.tw/ (Roam Net Cafe) o http://www.wangloo.com.tw/ (WangLoo Cyber Cafe) o http://world.wonder.net.tw/~javacafe/ (Java Business Cafe) West: o http://www.easy-cafe.com.tw/ (Easy Cafe) o http://www.kramer.com.tw/ (Kramer Internet Cafe) South: o http://www.hypernet.com.tw/(HyperNet Internet Cafe' Centre) o http://www.bluestown.com.tw/ (Blues Town Music and Internet Center) o http://www.cafe.hinet.net/ (Cyber Te@ House) o http://www.shake.com.tw/ (Shake House Information Bar) North: o http://www.yado.com.tw/ (Yado Cafe) o http://www.yatai.com.tw/ (Yatai Cybercafe) * Taoyuan: + http://www.bitnet.com.tw/ (Bitnet Internet Cafe) + http://www.c17.com.tw/ (17th Century Internet Cafe) + http://www.threewell.com.tw/ (Net Start Cafe) * Ilan: + http://www.ctnet.com.tw/ (Earth Village Internet Cafe) * Hsinchu: + http://www.mercury.com.tw/ (Hyper Nova Internet Cafe) + http://www.fido.net.tw/ourstory/ (Our Story) + http://www.uranus.com.tw/ (Hyper Nova Internet Teahouse) * Taichung: + http://203.70.219.28/luici00.htm (Luigi Lavazza Cafe & Network Shop) + http://www.ada.com.tw/ (Ada Cybercafe) + http://www.etcafe.com.tw/ (ET & Cafe) + http://www.topweb.com.tw/ (TopWeb Cafe) * Chiayi: + http://203.73.142.253/ (Emotion Cafeteria) * Tainan: + http://www.enjoy.com.tw/ (Enjoy Internet Cafe) * Kaohsiung: + http://www.hotdisk.com.tw/ (Hot Disk Restaurant) + http://www.metnet.com.tw/ (Metro Internet Cafe) + http://www.ufo.com.tw/cafe/ufocafe.htm (UFO Internet Restaurant) + http://www.venus.com.tw/ (Planet Internet Cafe) * Taitung: + http://www.taitung.com.tw/ (Taitung Cyber Cafe) (T. 6) I am a foreigner in Taiwan. Is there anything I should know? If you are fluent in English, your life is easier. Many street names are displayed in both Chinese and English at intersections in Taipei, and many people (especially the younger generation) can exchange ideas with you in English, though they might be shy and make some mistakes in their words as they do not use English in their everyday lives. Nevertheless, understanding each other should not be a problem. In the country side you might encounter some problems though, since English displays might be rare. Taipei Municipal Police Department set up a Web page to cover some issues about foreigners' documents, which is located at http://www.tmpd.gov.tw/eng.html It includes information about extension of visitor visa, lost or stolen passports, alien resident certificate, reentry permit, registration of birth, death, marriage, divorce and address change, and so on. It also provides tips about handling traffic accidents and tips against pickpocketings. Some handy phone numbers are available, too. Some countries have representative offices in Taipei (Note: the country code "886" is omitted in the phone numbers below): _________________________________________________________________ American Institute in Taiwan (the United States of America) No. 7, Lane 134, Hsin-yi Rd., Sec. 3, Taipei, Taiwan Tel: (2)709-2000 5th Floor, No. 2, Chung-cheng 3rd Rd., Kaohsiung, Taiwan Tel: (7)224-0154 WWW: http://www.ait.org.tw/ Australian Commerce and Industry Office Suite 2608, 26th Floor, International Trade Building, No. 333, Keelung Rd., Sec. 1, Taipei 110, Taiwan Tel: (2)720-2833 ext 641 or 605 (for passports officer) WWW: http://www.australia.org.tw/ Austrian Trade Delegation (O"sterreichische Aussenhandelsstelle) Suite 608, No. 205, Tunhwa N. Rd., Taipei Tel: (2)715-5221 Fax: (2)717-3242 WWW: http://www.pristine.com.tw/AUSTRIA/ http://www.wk.or.at/aw/atc/taipei/ (European Mirror Site) E-mail: ahst.taipei@asiaonline.net.tw Canada Trade Office in Taipei 13th Floor, 365 Fu-hsing North Rd., Taipei 10483, Taiwan Tel: (2)547-9500 Fax: (2)712-7244 WWW: http://www.ctot.org.tw/ (T. 7) Where can I find the representative offices for Taiwan in other countries? Theoretically the representative offices of a country should be called "embassies", which are usually located in the capitals of the residing countries, while those offices in the other major cities are called "consulates". However, due to the diplomatic difficulties faced by Taiwan, Republic of China, most of these offices have alternative names. A partial listing of these offices are shown in the end of the answer part for this question. For a complete listing of the representative offices all over the world, please check out gopher://serv.hinet.net:70/11/government/department/EY/mofa/roc for a listing updated by Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Note that for tourists from some eligible countries, including Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States, waiver of visa are now good for 14 days for free, or you can apply a land visa upon arrival for 30 days for NT$ 1,500 (approximately US$ 60.00). Please check the WWW page at http://www.taipei.org/whatsnew/visa.htm for details. _________________________________________________________________ Embassy of the Republic of China, Pretoria, Republic of South Africa 1147 Schoeman Street, Hatfield, Pretoria 0083 Tel: (27-12)43-6071~3 P.O. Box 649, Pretoria 0001 (Mailing address) Office of the Press Counsellor Ground Floor, Momentum Building, 12 Baker Street, Rosebank 2196, Johannesburg, Republic of South Africa Tel: (11)788-0249 Fax: (11)788-0203 E-mail: roc-rsa@global.co.za WWW: http://south-africa.roc-taiwan.org.uk/ Embassy of the Republic of China, Vatican City, Holy See Ambasciata Della Republica di Cina Presso la Santa Sede Piazza Delle Muse, 7 00197 Roma, Italia Tel: (39-6)808-3166 Embassy of the Republic of China, Belize City, Belize P.O. Box 1020, Belize City, Belize Tel: (501-2)78744 Embassy of the Republic of China, San Jos'e, Republic of Costa Rica Del I.C.E. de San Pedro, 700 metros Sur, Carretera lateral izquierda (Contiguo Bar Zapoticos) San Jos'e, Costa Rica, C.A. Tel: (506)224-8180 Embassy of the Republic of China, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic Edificio Palic Primer Piso Ave. Abraham Lincoln, Esq. Jos'e Amado Soler, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic Tel: (809)562-5555 Embassy of the Republic of China, El Salvador Paseo General Escalon No. 5333, Condominio Penthouse 7 Piso, Colonia Escal'on San Salvador, El Salvador, C.A. Tel: (503)298-3464, 298-1789 Embassy of the Republic of China, Guatemala City, Republic of Guantemala 4a Avenida "A" 13-25, Zona 9, Guatemala City, Guatemala C.A. Tel: (502)339-0711~5 Embassy of the Republic of China, Port-au-Prince, Republic of Haiti 2, Rue Canape Vert et Ruelle Riviere, Port-au-Prince, Haiti Tel: (509)45-0363 Embassy of the Republic of China, Tegucigalpa, Republic of Honduras Colonia Lomas del Guijarros, Calle Eucaliptos No. 3750, Tegucigalpa, M.D.C. Honduras, C.A. Tel: (504)311-484 Embassy of the Republic of China, Managua, Republica of Nicaragua Planes de Altamira, Lotes #19 y 20, Frente de la Cancha de Tenis, Managua 5, Nicaragua Apartado Postol 4653 Tel: (505)267-4024 Embassy of the Republic of China, Panama City, Republic of Panama Edificio Torre Banco Union 10=Piso Ave. Samuel Lewis Panama, Republica de Panama Tel: (507)223-3424 Embassy of the Republic of China, Asunci'on, Republic of Paraguay Avenida Mcal. L'opez 1133, Asunci'on, Paraguay Tel: (595-21)213-362 Consulate-General of the Republic of China, Cape Town, Republic of South Africa 1004, 10th Floor, Main Tower Standard Bank Center Foreshore, Cape Town Republic of South Africa Tel: (27-21)418-1188 Consulate-General of the Republic of China, Johannesburg, Republic of South Africa 10th Floor, Safren House 19 Ameshoff St. Braamfontein, Johannesburg 2001, Republic of South Africa Tel: (27-11)403-3281 Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, Australia Unit 8, Tourism House 40 Blackall Street Barton, Canberra ACT 2600, Australia Tel: (61-6)273-3344 Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, Melbourne, Australia Level 38, 120 Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia Tel: (61-3)9650-8611 Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, Sydney, Australia Suite 1902, Level 19 M.L.C. Centre, King St. Sydney, N.S.W. 2000, Australia Tel: (61-2)9223-3207 Chung Hwa Travel Service Hong Kong 4th Floor, Lippo Tower Lippo Centre, No. 89, Queensway, Hongkong Tel: (852)2525-8315 Taipei Economic and Trade Office, Jakarta, Indonesia 7th Floor, Wisma Dinarmala, Sakti Jl. Jend Sudirman No. 32 Jakarta 10220, Indonesia Tel: (62-21)570-3047 Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in Japan 20-2, Shiroganedai 5-Chome Minato-Ku, Tokyo 108, Japan Tel: (81-3)3280-7811 Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Osaka Tel: (81-6)443-8481 Yokohama Branch, Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in Japan 2nd Floor, Asahiseime Yokohama Bldg. No. 60 Nihonohdori, Nakaku, Yokohama, Japan Tel: (81-45)641-7730 Fukuoka Branch, Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in Japan 3rd Floor, Sun Life Building III, 5-19, 2-chome, Hakataeki Higashi, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka, Japan Tel: (81-92)473-6656 Taipei Trade and Tourism Office, Macau EDF Commercial Central 15 Andar Avenida Infante D. Henrique No. 60-64, Macau Tel: (853)30-6282 Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 9.01 Level 9, Amoda Building 22, Jalan Imbi, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Tel: (60-3)242-5549, 241-0015 Taipei Economic & Cultural Office, New Zealand 21F, 105 The Terrace Wellington, New Zealand Tel: (64-4)473-6474 Taipei Economic & Cultural Office, Auckland, New Zealand 11th Floor, Norwich Union House, Cnr Queen and Durham Streets, Auckland, New Zealand Tel: (64-9)303-3903 Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in the Philippines 28th Floor, Pacific Star Bldg. Sen. Gil J. Puyat Avenue Corner Makati Avenue Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines Tel: (63-2)892-1381 Taipei Representative Office in Singapore, Republic of Singapore 460 Alexandra Road #23-00 PSA Building Singapore 119963 Tel: (65)278-6511 Taipei Economic and Trade Office in Thailand 10th, Kian Gwan Building (1) 140 Witthayu Road, Bangkok, Thailand Tel: (66-2)251-9393 Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, Hanoi, Vietnam 2D Van Phuc, BA dinh distric Hanoi, Vietnam Tel: (844)823-4402, 843-0603 Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam 117B Nguyen Dinh Chinh, Quan Phu Nhuan, TPHCM Tel: (84-8)845-8651 Taipei Mission in Korea, Seoul, Korea 6FL., Kwanghwamoon Bldg., 211 Sejong-Ro, Chong Ro-ku, Seoul, Korea 110-050 Tel: (82-2)399-2767/70 Trade Mission of the Republic of China, Suva, Republic of Fiji 6th Floor, Pacific House, Butt Street, Suva, Republic of Fiji Tel: (679)315-922 Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Brunel Darussalam No. 5, Simpang 1006, Jalan Tutong, B.S. Begawan, Brunel Darussalam Tel: (673-2)653-410 Trade Mission of the Republic of China (on Taiwan), Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea 6th Floor, Defense Haus, Hunter St., Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea Tel: (675)321-2922 Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in Phnom Penh, Cambodia No. 15 bis, Sokun Meanbon Street, Sangkat Phsar Themi 3, Khan Daun Penh, Phnom Penh, Cambodia Tel: (855-23)72-5908 Taipei Economic and Cultural Center in New Delhi 3A Palam Marg, Vasant Vihar, New Delhi 110057 Tel: (91-11)611-6882 Trade Mission of the Republic of China, Port Louis, Mauritius 5th Floor, British American Insurance Building, 25, Pope Hennessy Street, Port Louis, Mauritius Tel: (230)212-8534 The Trade Mission of the ROC (Taiwan) Lagos, Federal Republic of Nigeria 292E, Ajose Adeogun Street, Victoria Island Annex, Lagos, Nigeria Tel: (234-1)261-6350 Oficina Comercial de Taiwan, Buenos Aires, Republica de Argentina Av. de Mayo 654, 4 Piso 1084, Capital Federal, Argentina Tel: (54-1)334-0653 Oficina Comercial-Consular de la Rep'ublica de China, Bolivia Calacoto, Calle 12, NO. 7978, La paz, Rep'ublica de Bolivia Tel: (591-2)797-307, 799-025 Escritorio Economico e Cultural de Taipei, Brasil SEPN W3/Norte-Quadra 513-Bloco D-n 30 Edificio Imperador-1 andar-Salas 121/131 CEP 70760-545 Brasilia-DF-Brasil Tel: (55-61)349-1218 Escritorio Economico e Cultural de Taipei, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil Rua Voluntarios da patria, 45 Sala 405 CEP, 270-000 Rio de Janeiro-RJ, Brasil Tel: (55-21)286-0039 Escritorio Economico e Cultural de Taipei, Sao Paulo, Brasil Av. Paulista, 2073-Ed. Horsa II, Conj. 1023 e 1204-12 andar, 01211-840-Sao Paulo, SP Brasil Tel: (55-11)285-6194 Oficina Econ'omica y Cultural de Taipei, Santiago, Rep'ublica de Chile Burgos 345, Las Condes, Santiago, Chile Tel: (56-2)228-2919, 228-3185 Oficina Economica y Cultural de Taipei en Mexico Paseo de la Reforma 905 Lomas de, Chapultepec, CP11000 Mexico D.F. Mexico Tel: (525)520-7851 Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, Institute of Chinese Culture, Vienna, Austria Praterstr. 31/15 OG A-1020 Wien, Austria Tel: (43-1)212-4720~4 Taipei Representative Office in Belgium Avenue des Arts 41 1040 Bruxelles, Belgium Tel: (32-2)511-0687 Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, Prague, Czech Republic Revolucni 13, 11000, Praha I, Czech Republic Tel: (42-2)2480-3257, 2480-3267 Taipei Representative Office in Denmark Amaliegade 3, 2 F 1256 Copenhagen K Denmark Tel: (45)3393-5152 Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, Helsinki, Finland Aleksanterinkatu 17, 4th Floor, 00100, Helsinki, Finland Tel: (358-9)6969-2420 Bureau de Representation de Taipei en France 78, rue de I'UNIVERSITE 75007 Paris, France Tel: (33-1)4439-8820 Service d'Information E-mail: tien@imaginet.fr Tel: (33-1)4439-8843 Fax: (33-1)4439-8872 WWW: http://france.roc-taiwan.org.uk/ Taipei Wirtschafts-und Kulturburo Bonn, Federal Republic of Germany Villichgasse 17/IV 53177 Bonn, Federal Republic of Germany Tel: (49-228)36-4014~8 Taipei Wirtschafts-und Kulturburo Berlin, FRG Berliner Str. 55, D-10713 Berlin, Federal Republic of Germany Tel: (49-30)861-2574, 2576 Taipei Wirtschafts-und Kulturburo Hamburg, FRG Mittelweg 144 20148 Hamburg, Federal Republic of Germany Tel: (49-40)44-7788 Taipei Wirtschafts-und Kulturburo Munchen, FRG Tengstrasse 38/2. Stock 80796 Munchen, Federal Republic of Germany Tel: (49-89)271-6061 E-mail: gio.muc@t-online.de WWW: http://germany.roc-taiwan.org.uk/ Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, Athens, Greece 57, Marathonnodromon Ave. 154 52 Psychico, Athens, Greece Tel: (30-1)677-6750 Taipei Representative Office in Ireland 1st Floor, 10-11 South Leinster Street, Dublin 2, Ireland Tel: (353-1)678-5413 Ufficio di Rappresentanza di Taipei in Italia Via Panama 22 P 1, Int. 3, 00198 Roma, Italia Tel: (39-6)884-1362 Taipei Representative Office, Budapest, Hungary 1088 Budapest Rakoczi ut 1-3/III em. Hungary Tel: (36-1)266-2884 Taipei Mission in the Republic of Latvia Room 602, 2 Elizabetes Street Riga, LV 1340, Latvia Tel: (371)732-1166 Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, Luxembourg 50, route d'Esch, Luxembourg-Ville L-1470 Grand-Duche de Luxembourg Tel: (352)444-772~4 Taipei Representative Office in the Netherlands Javastraat 46-48 2585 AR, The Hague The Netherlands Tel: (31-70)346-9438 Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, Oslo, Norway Riddervolds gate 3 0258 Oslo, Norway Tel: (47)2255-5471 Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, Warsaw, Poland 4th Floor, Koszykowa St. 54 00-675 Warszawa, Poland Tel: (48-22)630-8438 Centro Econ'omico e Cultural de Taipei, Lisboa, Portugal Rua Castilho 65, 1 Andar Dto. 1250 Lisboa, Portugal Tel: (351-1)386-0617, 386-0763 Oficina Econ'omica y Cultural de Taipei, Madrid, Espana C/Rosario Pino 14-16, piso 18, Dcha. 28020 Madrid, Spain Tel: (34-1)571-4729 Division de Prensa Tel: (34-1)571-3267 Fax: (34-1)571-3799 E-mail: infotai@greentek.com WWW: http://spain.roc-taiwan.org.uk/ Taipei Mission in Sweden Wenner-Gren Centre, 18tr. Sveavagen 166 S-113 46 Stockholm, Sweden Tel: (46-8)728-8513 Delegation Culturelle et Economique de Taipei, Lausanne, Suisse Monbijoustrasse 30 3011 Berne, Suisse Tel: (41-31)382-2927 Taipei Representative Office in the U.K. 50 Grosvenor Gardens London SW1W OEB, England, United Kingdom Tel: (171)396-9152 (Public Affairs Division) Press Division of Taipei Representative Office in the UK Tel: (171)396-9152 Fax: (171)396-9151 E-mail: presstro@netcomuk.co.uk WWW: http://www.roc-taiwan.org.uk/uk/index.htm Taipei Economic and Trade Office in Tel Aviv 270 Hayarkon Street Tel Aviv 63505 Israel Tel: (972-3)544-0250 Taipei Commercial Representative Office in the State of Kuwait House No. 18, Block 6, Street No. 111 A1-Jabriah, State of Kuwait Tel: (965)533-9988 Representative Office in Moscow for the Taipei-Moscow Economic & Cultural Coordination Commission 24/2 Tverskaya St., Korpus 1, Gate 4, 3rd Floor, Moscow 103050, Russian Federation Tel: (7095)956-3786 E-mail: taixin@aha.ru WWW: http://russia.roc-taiwan.org.uk/ The Trade Mission of the ROC Lagos, Federal Republic of Nigeria 292E, Ajose Adeogun Street Victoria Island Annex, Lagos, Nigeria Tel: (234-1)61-6350 P.O. Box 80035 (Mailing address) Victoria Island Annex, Lagos, Nigeria Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Diplomatic Quarter Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Tel: (966-1)488-1900 Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Jeddah Office No. 15, Al-abaqerah Street, Rouwais Dist., Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Tel: (966-2)660-2264, 665-7205 Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, Canada Suite 1960, World Exchange Plaza 45 O'Conner Street Ottawa, Ont. K1P1A4, Canada Tel: (1-613)231-5080 Cultural Division of TECO, Canada WWW: http://www.comnet.ca/~moecult/ Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, Toronto 151 Yonge Street Suite 1202, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5C2W7 Tel: (1-416)369-9030 Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, Vancouver 2008, Cathedral Place 925 West Georgia Street Vancouver, B.C. Canada V6C3L2 Tel: (1-604)689-4111 Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States 4201 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20016-2137, U.S.A. Tel: (1-202)895-1800 (20 lines) Cultural Division of TECRO E-mail: dcmoeusa@haven.ios.com Information Division of TECO, Washington D.C. WWW: http://dc.roc-taiwan.org/ Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, Atlanta Suite 1290, Two Midtown Plaza 1349 West Peachtree St. NE Atlanta, GA 30309, U.S.A. Tel: (1-404)872-0123 Information Division of TECO, Atlanta WWW: http://atlanta.roc-taiwan.org/ Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, Boston 99 Summer St. Suite 801 Boston, MA 02110, U.S.A. Tel: (1-617)737-2050 Cultural Division of TECO, Boston WWW: http://www.tiac.net/users/aliu/boston.html Information Division of TECO, Boston WWW: http://boston.roc-taiwan.org/ Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, Chicago Two Prudential Plaza, 57 & 58 Floor 180 N. Stetson Ave., Chicago, IL 60601, U.S.A. Tel: (1-312)616-0100 Cultural Division of TECO, Chicago Two Prudential Plaza 180 N. Stetson Ave., 58th Floor Chicago, IL 60601 Tel: (1-312)616-0805, 616-1659 Fax: (1-312)616-1499 E-mail: chicul@dial.cic.net WWW: http://www2.cic.net/~chicul/ Information Division of TECO, Chicago WWW: http://chicago.roc-taiwan.org/ Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, Honolulu 2746 Pali Highway Honolulu, HI 96817, U.S.A. Tel: (1-808)595-6347 Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, Houston Eleven Greenway Plaza Suite 2006 Houston, TX 77046, U.S.A. Tel: (1-713)626-7445 WWW: ftp://ftp.neosoft.com/pub/users/c/cjliu/houcd.htm E-mail: cjliu@neosoft.com Cultural Division of TECO, Houston WWW: http://www.houstoncul.org/ Information Division of TECO, Houston WWW: http://houston.roc-taiwan.org/ Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, Kansas City 3100 Broadway, Suite 800 Kansas City, MO 64111, U.S.A. Tel: (1-816)531-1298 Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, Los Angeles 3731 Wilshire Boulevard Suite 700 Los Angeles, CA 90010, U.S.A. Tel: (1-213)389-1215 Cultural Division of TECO, Los Angeles 3660 Wilshire Blvd., #1050 Los Angeles, CA 90010, U.S.A. Tel: (1-213)385-0512 Fax: (1-213)385-2197 E-mail: tw@gus.net, lacd@gus.net WWW: http://www.tw.org/ Information Division of TECO, Los Angeles WWW: http://la.roc-taiwan.org/ Science Division of TECO, Los Angeles 1499 Huntington Drive, Suite 402, South Pasadena, CA 91030 Tel: (1-818)799-1122 Fax: (1-818)799-2386 WWW: http://www.sciencela.org/ E-mail: lasd@sciencela.org Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, Miami 2333 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Suite 610 Coral Gables, FL 33134, U.S.A. Tel: (1-305)443-8917 Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, New York 885, Second Ave., 47th Floor, New York, NY 10017, U.S.A. Tel: (1-212)317-7300 Cultural Division of TECO, New York 1230 Ave. of the Americas, 2F New York, NY 10020, U.S.A. Tel: (1-212)373-1823 Fax: (1-212)373-1865 WWW: http://chineseweb.cd-tecony.org, http://www.cultural-division.org/ny.htm E-mail: scchang@netcom.com, taipei@computel.com Information Division of TECO, New York WWW: http://www.taipei.org/ E-mail: ROCTAIWAN@taipei.org Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, San Francisco 555 Montgomery St., Suite 501 San Francisco, CA 94111, U.S.A. Tel: (1-415)362-7680 Cultural Division of TECO, San Francisco 530 Bush St., Suite 401 San Francisco, CA 94108 Tel: (1-415)398-4979 Fax: (1-415)398-4992 WWW: http://www.sfmoe.org/ E-mail: sfmoe@ix.netcom.com Information Division of TECO, San Francisco WWW: http://sf.roc-taiwan.org/ Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, Seattle Westin Building, Suite 2410 2001 Sixth Ave. Seattle, WA 98121, U.S.A. Tel: (1-206)441-4586 Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, Guam Suite 505, Bank of Guam Bldg., 111, Chalan Santo Papa Agana, Guam 96910, U.S.A. Tel: (1-671)472-5865 (Permission to repost the finished document or make copies of it in electronic, mechanical, photocopied, or other form as appropriate will be granted provided it is not modified in any way whatsoever, and it is not used for profit purposes without prior explicit consent from the author. Copyright 1995, 1996, 1997 by Tung-chiang Yang). -- Tung-chiang Yang tcyang@netcom.com