As with most of my birthdays… I usually celebrate them out of Singapore. I left for Taiwan the very morning after I had my birthday celebration at 1-caramel. It was quite a rush for me and I had to wake up at 5am to pack my luggage and head to the airport!
It was near deepavali so the transit area of T3 Changi Airport was filled with lovely flowers. This flower elephant caught my eyes!
Singapore has one of the loveliest airports around and I dare say one of the most friendly custom officers!
Ushered into the flight and off to Taiwan I go. I slept for the most part of this flight to make up for all the sleep debt I accumulated while in Singapore and only woke up for my meal before going back to dreamland . A lovely nasi lemak breakfast was my choice. Dessert was chocolate with vanilla ice-cream.
Because I was so tired, the flight felt really short and in a blink of an eyelid I was in Taiwan’s airport! I’m always amazed how transportation has evolved to allow us to wander the globe with such ease. It’s almost unthinkable for me that people used to sail months and months just to get to another land or that they walked and road horses till blisters formed just to explore beyond their territory. Nowadays catching a plane is almost like catching a long bus ride home… pop into the seat… take a nap and you’re there!
One of the first things I saw after passing customs was this tomato man! So cute! It definitely worked as a advertisement for the airport’s free WiFi service cause it caught my attention.
I proceed via bus to the hotel. Thanks to my dearest Bernice for giving loads of good and detailed information on Taiwan! She gave me maps and notes too!
I picked Rainbow hotel to stay with after several recommendation. I hear it’s ever-popular with Singaporeans because of it’s good location in the heart of Xi Men Ding. It’s a relatively cheap accommodation and one of the winning points for me was that it offered family rooms that sleep up to 5 people so my whole family could stay together.
Well, I didn’t take much photos of the room but you can see it in the video below where I recorded my journey from Singapore to Taipei. Enjoy the video!
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I’ll continue to cover about my little trip with my family to Taiwan in the up coming posts so look out for them!