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    • Moving to Teach English

      Kaohsiung Oct 2, 2016 at 10:07 AM

      Hi all, I just had some questions about living in Kaohsiung:

      1) Where is the best district to live in if you want to be near a lot of activities (indoor and outdoor, but still need it to be affordable?

      2) Are there any recommendations for schools in the area?

      3) What are some fun places to hang out at night? Any ex-pat bars that tickle your fancy?

      4) What the deal with visas? I've heard that it's better to arrive in Taiwan and then find a job (better pay/location/etc.), but as I want to get there in November, I'm worried there won't be anyone hiring. If I did just fly to Taiwan, is there any way to get a visa where I don't need to leave the country in order to come back in with a working visa?

      Thanks for all the help ahead of time! Much gratitude!

      With warmth,

      3 Answers Oct 2, 2016 at 4:47 PM
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      Want to Play Tour Guide for a Day?

      Kaohsiung Nov 26, 2014 at 8:05 AM

      We are an active senior couple arriving in Kaohsiung on March 5, 2015 for just one day (cruise ship). Wondering if any locals would be willing to meet us and tour us around your city in your car, including Fokuangshan Monastary and other places you recommend, plus things 'off the beaten track.' We are experienced travelers who live in USA and Chiang Mai, Thailand. We've done this sort of thing before on VT and always worked great for all! Open to all ideas! (;>). Thanks, Bob & Fran

      4 Answers Jan 23, 2015 at 12:06 AM
    • busy Shopping centre in Kaohsiung?

      Kaohsiung Oct 2, 2014 at 12:25 AM

      Dear friends

      I need to know :

      1). what area to stay in Kaohsiung.

      The criteria area where I like is : a). many shops along the streets, near shopping (mall) area, for instance similar area like in myeongdong korea or pratunam in Bangkok, Orchard road in SIngapore b). near to train station/MRT

      2) any suggestion for hotel 2 or 3 star which is clean and near shopping complex and train station in each city of Kaohsiung

      Thanks so much

      kind regards


      3 Answers Oct 2, 2014 at 7:04 AM
    • Public transport from cruise terminal

      Kaohsiung Nov 27, 2013 at 1:53 AM

      I will be arriving port of kaohsiung by royal carribean ship. As I have only 5 hours to shop and eat local food. Is there any big shopping mall with food court nearby?
      Is there any train/ subway or bus to the shopping mall?

      Judy Goh
      Email :

      2 Answers Dec 12, 2013 at 6:51 PM
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      Tennis in Kaohsiung

      Kaohsiung Sep 6, 2012 at 11:27 AM

      I will be working in Kaohsiung from oct to dec 2012. Is there lots of tennis courts (free or cost) in Kaohsiung. Any recommendations are greatly appreciated. Thanks.

      1 Answer Mar 11, 2013 at 7:40 AM
    • Foreign Exchange Student Accommodation

      Kaohsiung Mar 29, 2012 at 3:15 AM

      Where can you recommend a student accommodation place (hostel or apartment) in Kaohsiung near National Sun Yat Sen University? I'm looking for one that is good for 3-4 people and is not too pricey.

    • Kaohsiung to Sichong River Hotsprings

      Kaohsiung Dec 20, 2011 at 1:06 AM


      I am seeking help for the below:

      1. How long it takes for a bus trip from Kaohsiung to Sichong river hotsprings?
      2. How much does it cost to get to Sichong River Hhotsprings by Taxi?
      3. Is there any hotsprings nearby Kaohsiung (max. 2hrs journey)?


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      Any Kaoshiung chinese website or forum to intro?

      Kaohsiung Jan 30, 2011 at 7:47 PM

      I'm planning to travel to Kaoshiung 20-26Mar, would like to read up some locals recommend places to visit to eat.

      Due to the weather changes, I'm not sure if I'm expecting rainy season in Taiwan during March. As I thought of staying in Minsu, I hope to tour around in Pingtung and Kenting. Hope to read up more as it might be a solo trip or two ladies trip


      4 Answers Feb 11, 2011 at 12:16 AM
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      Living in Kaohsiung

      Kaohsiung Shih Jan 11, 2011 at 10:57 AM

      I'm planning to move to Kaohsiung for six months with my 15 month old. Planning to find an ESL job for the summer. I'd like to stay away from the sketchy neighborhoods, be near a swimming pool, a running track, the train station, and a nearby hospital if possible. Also what's the best way to finding a great nanny? Any advice would be great appreciated, thanks!

      1 Answer Feb 11, 2011 at 12:23 AM
    • minsu in central kaohsiung

      Kaohsiung Mar 21, 2010 at 9:44 AM

      Hi, am visiting kaohsiung on 15 May and intend to stay one night. Any recommendation on minsu/ guesthouse near train station of kaohsiung or sandou. Budget between NT 1000 to 1400. Many thanks.

      2 Answers Mar 25, 2010 at 6:58 AM
    • batting cages?

      Kaohsiung Mar 17, 2010 at 7:47 AM

      Hello! Does anyone know of any good public batting cages? Preferably one that is accessible via MRT. Thanks!

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      Events and souvenirs

      Kaohsiung Mar 14, 2010 at 3:36 AM

      Will be in town from Apr. 9-12. Just want to know if there are any public festivals or cultural events while I'm there.

      Also would like to ask what unique souvenirs can be bought there that you can't get anywhere else. Have been to Taipei before so I already have some ideas on what's generally available but I'd like to purchase something different.

      Thanks for any replies.

      2 Answers Mar 17, 2010 at 9:10 PM
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      Kaohsiung Jan 15, 2010 at 7:42 AM

      Hi guys

      Im planning to visit Taiwan this March and one of the destination is at Kaoshiung. However, I am not sure if it's worth to travel to Kaoshiung as I do not know what's there to sight see and do. Anyone can advise me?

      4 Answers Jan 16, 2010 at 8:55 AM
    • Typhoon-affected areas

      Kaohsiung Shih Aug 17, 2009 at 12:55 AM

      Dear All,

      My brod and I will be traveling to Taiwan for a 16-day holiday starting September 25 - October 11, 2009. Our IT includes Taipei, Hualien (Taroko), Kaohsiung, and Taichung (Sun Moon Lake)

      Recently, we saw from the news that Taiwan has been badly affected by the typhoon and reports said it will take several years to "repair" such damages..

      My concern is:

      1. Are the roads leading to Kaohsiung County passable by TRAIN or BUS, despite the recent calamity?

      2. Is it still safe to travel these roads to Kaohsiung?

      3. Pls advise other options.

      Many thanks for your replies

      2 Answers Aug 22, 2009 at 5:16 AM
    • Kaosung to Kenting

      Kaohsiung Shih Jun 16, 2009 at 8:40 PM

      May I know is the bus schedule frequent from Kaosung airport to Kenting. I will go alone this time and stay there for 4 days, is it safe?

      1 Answer Jun 18, 2009 at 7:36 PM
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      Any buddy/sis interesting in cycling around Taiwan???

      Kaohsiung Jun 16, 2009 at 12:06 AM

      Hi guys, my friend(M) and I(F) are currently planning for a 13-day(give or take a day or two) bike trip around Formosa, starting on 22nd June . And when it comes to cycling FOREVER in SUMMER, the more people the merrier.

      We have already worked up a detailed itinerary, covering the most attractive spots that Taiwan the beautiful island provides, and a great portion of the trip will be along the amazin&breathtaking coastline of east Taiwan..

      Wanna take a good look at the BUBBLY Pacific Ocean? Wanna get to know the REAL Taiwan? Wanna taste something unique and different? Please join us in our special adventure!!!

      We'd love your company... WELCOME ABOARD!


      My contact infor:

      Skype: princessJessie

      1 Answer Jun 16, 2009 at 3:35 AM
    • winter months kaohsiung

      Kaohsiung Mar 12, 2009 at 4:31 AM


      i want to know when is the winter months in kaohsiung nad where should i go to best enjoy the snow thanks

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      We are city people and we found a cheap airfare to Kaihsiung

      Kaohsiung Mar 5, 2009 at 6:57 AM

      Hi there,
      Our initial plan is to visit Taipei and as we were browsing through internet we found a promotional airfare to Kaosiung. Howeve we will still stick to our plan of visiting Taipei. If we book our flight to Kaosiung, is Taipei short distace, do we need to travel much? How far is Taipei. Would you recommend just flying directly to Taipei? thank you.

      6 Answers Mar 10, 2009 at 3:29 AM
    • Help in Kaohsiung

      Kaohsiung Mar 2, 2009 at 3:42 AM

      Me and my friend willing be staying in Kaohsiung for 4 days 3 nites before we proceed to taipei. We be staying in Evergreen Hotel

      However we have few qns:

      1) We are not very familar where exactly is Evergreen hotel so what is the cheapest and faster way from Kaohsiung airport to our hotel?

      2) What are the must places to visit in Kaohsiung? was hoping some1 could share their iternary with us for 4 days 3 nights =P

      3) We would hope to travel to other places like Hualian or alishan, Ken ting e.g. too if there isnt much places to go in Kaohsiung. We are not sure the distance and time needed to travel to these places as we will still need to come back the hotel in Kaohsiung. Appreciate if any1 can share some info with us.

      Thanks so much in advance

      1 Answer Mar 2, 2009 at 5:33 AM
    • Kaoshiung 3 days 2 nights F&E

      Kaohsiung Feb 19, 2009 at 9:22 AM

      i will be going to kaoshiung this may with my parents. however i need help on the intineary for a 3 days and 2 nights holiday. Any sugggestion? and also which hotel is recommendable to stay? Thank you!

      2 Answers Feb 24, 2009 at 10:19 PM
    • Travelling to Kaohsiung in March 2009

      Kaohsiung Feb 15, 2009 at 10:34 PM

      Hi.. Me & my colleagues will be travelling to Kaohsiung first time (4 ppl) from 7 – 12 Mar 2009.. can anyone pls advise us the easier & cheaper way to get around our destination? Or any recommended itinerary for us?

      Kaohsiung > Chiayi Alisan > Taichung > Nantou > Kaohsiung

      7-Mar: SIN > HKG > KHH
      Touch down at Kaohsiung at around 7.15pm. After checking in at Sumitomo Hotel, will go to Liouho Night Market (六合夜市) for dinner.

      8-Mar: Kaohsiung
      Plan to visit Dream Mall (夢時代購物中心), Lotus Lake (左營蓮池潭), Dragon & Tiger Pagoda 龙虎塔, Love River (愛河) , Night Market(any recommedation) …

      9-Mar: Kaohsiung > Chiayi Alisan > Taichung
      Not sure whether to take taxis or train to Chiayi, den travel to alishan via train. After that travel to Tiachung & check-in at Marshal Hotel at Taichung. Visit Fong Jia Night Market (逢甲夜市).

      10-Mar: Taichung > Kaohsiung
      Lavender Forest (薰衣草森林)? > Sun Moon Lake (日月潭) > 九族文化村 Formosa Aborigine Cultural Village

      11-Mar: Kaohsiung
      Fo Kuang Shan Monastery(佛光山), 旗津 island, Sizihwan Scenic Area (西子灣風景區)

      12-Mar: KHH > HKG > SIN
      Any places to go before catching our 3pm flight back to SG?

      Any recommendation for nice pastries like sun cakes(太陽餅) and pineapple tarts(鳯梨酥) in Kaohsiung?

    • To Kaohsiung!

      Kaohsiung May 29, 2008 at 5:36 PM

      Hey so I am heading to Kaohsiung as a student to Study at the National Sun Yat-Sen University. I am a student of languages and Chinese is one of the languages that I am studying.
      My mom is worried, she thinks that I will be raped or murdered or sold to human trafficking while there.
      I have been reading all I can and I just would like to know if anyone knows how likely these scenarios are so that I can calm her.
      Any help is thankful!!

      3 Melissa

      2 Answers Jun 3, 2008 at 6:41 PM
    • Life Hotel & Resort Kaohsiung, transfer from AirPort

      Kaohsiung May 24, 2008 at 8:26 AM

      Hi anyone stayed at this hotel before? Understand it's quite new.Anyone know if it has any email address? Can't locate them on the website.
      Is it advisable to take cab from airport to the hotel? I've got party of 7 adults(include 2 elderly) & 2 young children. Heard that there are taxi touts at the airport and some taxis don't go by meter. is that true? Do they have airport bus that transfer to various hotel, just like that in Taipei?


    • Hotels and places to go -recommendation please

      Kaohsiung May 14, 2008 at 8:59 AM

      Hi, I'm planning to stay 2-3 nights in KaoShiung. Any good 3-4 star hotel to recommend? I came across Chu Yu hotel which is very near the train station and the other is Citizen. Are they good? I hv 2 young kids with me(age 3 n 5). Thinking of spending a day at the Blue Lagoon water theme park.Is it worth going?Any good place in Kaoshiung worth visiting. Tks Kelly

      2 Answers May 18, 2008 at 2:06 PM
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      buying sky lattern

      Kaohsiung Mar 27, 2008 at 9:15 PM

      May I know is there any shop in KaoHsuing that sell Tian Deng aka Sky lattern.

      Please provide me with the exact address and shop name. Thanks

    • How to plan a 2 days itinerary in KaoHsiung?

      Kaohsiung Mar 5, 2008 at 12:28 AM

      As above.
      Is there any interesting places to visit in KaoHsiung?
      So far, I only have Love River on my list.
      Please advise.. Thanks~

      1 Answer Mar 6, 2008 at 6:39 AM
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      Kaohsiung suggestions

      Kaohsiung Feb 11, 2008 at 12:03 PM

      My cruise will dock at kaohsiung and I have about 5 hours to explore the city, anyone can help me with not to miss places and how to get there?

    • vegetarian meals...

      Kaohsiung Jan 28, 2008 at 8:49 PM

      Just wondering if anyone knows of anywhere good for a vegetarian meal around here? have just come from japan - not really veggie friendly - and am looking forward that Taiwanese cuisine maybe more so....?!


      1 Answer Jan 29, 2008 at 6:47 PM
    • World Games 2009 in Kaohsiung

      Kaohsiung Shih Jan 16, 2008 at 8:43 PM

      Anyone wants to know more about this big event, which will take place from July 16 to July 26 ?
      Besides, there will be a plenty of cultural activities and different kind of unknown sports to discover from now on and during the follow months !!!

    • Teaching in Kaohsiung

      Kaohsiung Jun 11, 2007 at 8:45 PM

      I'm planning to go to Taiwan to teach English and I want to be somewhere coastal or close enough to coastal. Is Kaohsiung a good area? If not, can anyone suggest some good locations. We don't want to be in Taipai. Thanks.

      2 Answers Aug 25, 2007 at 12:51 PM