(TAIWAN) The Best Memories To Experience When Visit Cing Jing, In Taichung

1. Swiss Garden, 清境小瑞士花園

DSC_0272

CIMG3713

CIMG3712

CIMG3710

 

 

 

 

 

Swiss Garden is locate within CingJing Farm, is before CingJing Farm. With the super cold air here and nice views too! To visit Swiss Garden, get a ticket @ NT$20 each person. Ticket is valid for the 1 day pass. So if you want to come back to visit again, do ask for a stamp before leaving. At night with the lighting will be very nice to take photos!

Feel hungry? They have 7-11 and Starbucks can be found around the area.

Take a break and have a brunch :). Some products that you can’t find in Singapore 7-11 store.

2. Carton King Café/Restaurant

04CartonKing(紙箱王)nearCingjingFarm(nexttoLittleSwissGarden)清境小瑞士店@Taiwan(Large)

Carton King is a Café, a full house almost everything  made of Carton with corrugated paper / fibreboard – from the ceiling, lamp shade, tables, chairs etc. A cup and napkin holders and even plates! We were amazed by the designs!

We never get to try the food here, as we are quite full. Can have some small brunch to try! Do check out on the post if you want to know more about Carton King Restaurant. 🙂

We didn’t get to the Carton restaurant but , there is a section which sells honey and other related products just beside the restaurant near the entrance. The staff there was really friendly, gave us a few different honey to try. We decided to buy one honey with longan and one normal just pure honey! — The honey with longan taste super nice. I make and drink as honey water. Love the honey!

There is also a souvenir shop on the first floor, where you can purchase the creativity of carton made products! like the Eiffel Towel and other famous architects, DIYs Kit to buy home and build. — We brought a Windmill Carton Model lighting (can’t rmb how much exactly cost, but it’s quite cheap) and a Musical Carousel! (NTD$2,211.40 $100 SGD) 

Swiss Garden (清境小瑞士花園)

No.28, Dingyuan Vil., Ren’ai Township, Nantou County 546, Taiwan (南投縣546仁愛鄉定遠新村28號(小瑞士花園))
Opening Hours: 8am to 10pm
Entry Ticket: NT$20

Carton King (紙箱王)

No.28, Dingyuan Vil., Ren’ai Township, Nantou County 546, Taiwan (南投縣546仁愛鄉定遠新村28號(小瑞士花園))
Souvenir shop opens 9am – 9pm
Restaurant opens 11am – 8pm (3 sessions – lunch, tea, dinner)
Minimum spending NT$80 per person, excluding 10% service charge

3. Cing Jing Farm

CIMG3667

We are here at the Cing Jing Farm! It’s really cold out here, due to raining and mountain cold air. Feel like Air-con here! Cing Jing is a favourite spot to interact with farm animals such as cows and sheep.

Visit the Sheep

CIMG3687

sheep-feed-machine

Find this little sheep machine to buy food to feed the sheep’s.

IMG_1179

IMG_1198

They all coming for food, so get ready your treats and feed them all! Remember to take a quick nice close up shot before they run away to other people’s

Horse Show


IMG_1141IMG_1839

Next is the horse show! It was inform by our driver that there is a horse show here. And we get in time to pick a seat and watch with comfortable zone area. Each of them was in charge in their own pet horse.

At the end of the show, you never want to miss taking photos with all the professional horses performance!

IMG_1166

Take a few nice mountiscenery

IMG_1814

We’ve book the nearest Hotel Villa, which is further up to Cing Jing. Catch the sunrise in the morning. If you don’t want to miss the sunrise, can let the counter know and they will have a package for you. You may check on my next post on the Hotel Villa reviews!

IMG_1548Along the way up to the mountain, can see people who stays here, work here. Seems like a tough life for them but see them happily living here, their hometown is like a blessing for them. 🙂 Will definitely come back here again.

The driver was intro by one of my friend. If you would like to book him as your driver, I have the details for you below!

IMG_1815How to get there:

Address: No. 170, Renhe Road, Ren’ai Township, Nantou County, Taiwan 546

Opening Hours: 8am – 5pm Daily

Entry Ticket: NTD$200

By Private Car:

Cing Jing Farm was located at the mountain top further up in Taichung city. Far from Rainbow Village and Sun Moon Lake. You have to book a driver to drive up here and back to Taichung HSR Station. Is our first time here, and surprisingly we successful made it here. May check my other post on How to get to Taichung City.

We paid around 3500NTD, $160 SGD for 1 day trip, for 2 person. (Price can try ask for nego)

Can contact driver thru WeChat ID :RderHamilton, 高任皓.

 

 

Advertisements

(Taiwan) Travel Guide: Taipei, Chiang-Kai Shek Memorial Hall

Chiang-Kai Shek Memorial Hall, 中正紀念堂

IMG_1072IMG_1065

CKS Memorial Hall, In short is CKS, 中正紀念堂. Is the most historical landmark in Taiwan. CKS Memorial Hall was construct in honor and memory of Chiang Kai-shek, the former President of the Republic of China

There is a museum located below the hall, show you about Chiang’s life and career and also the history, pan – Chinese culture of Taiwan.

There’s a large complex, which is just beside the main hall. Which also build in a Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Park (中正紀念公園), National Concert Hall (國家音樂廳), and the National Theater (國家戲劇院). 

Catch the parade performance, They will change guard every hour to do a synchronised performance. Explore the history of Taiwan here and get to know more about Taiwan. With this big open spaces, nice viewing.

IMG_1079IMG_1063

They have some small food stall along the side walk way, and a vending machine and toilet.

IMG_1070

While walking, we spot a little friend here! So Cute! >w<

How to go there:

By MRT

Take Red Line (R) or Green Line (G) to Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall (中正紀念堂), sometimes labeled as C.K.S. Memorial Hall.

(TRAVEL) TRAVEL SHARE: Travel with Unlimited Pocket Wi-Fi Rental @ Changi Recommends

 

hello! I goanna share with you my experience on what I use for my phone when I travel overseas.

Recently, I just went to Bangkok, just 1 month ago and most of the time I have use this Wi-Fi which I found out from some of those people who post it on FB and I decide to just try it, because I found it convenient and easy to use too!

Not a lot of people know about this Wi-Fi from Changi Recommends, I would like to share around with traveller out there. Some people may like it and some might have their own method of using.

Most of the people will thought of using phone card, but we found it quite troublesemss. After we use this once at Taiwan, we find very convenient and is super easy to use. Best is, it UNLIMITED WI-FI Usage.

We paid $25 for Taiwan trip for 6 days 5 nights.

We highly recommend travellers to rent this Changi Wi-Fi Rental.

Tips:

-Just need to charge full, before you start your day journey.

-Try not to on it for the whole day, use it when you really need it, e.g. searching for maps etc.

If you want to rent for this Changi WiFi, do book it online first and collect it on the day of you departure date itself.

Check out their site for more info! Click here!

 

 

(TRAVEL) TAIWAN: Places In Taichung That You Must Visit! Sun Moon Lake & Rainbow Village! Tourist Attraction

Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village” (九族文化村). Sun Moon Lake, 日月潭

CIMG3611

Sun Moon Lake, is one of the largest lake located in the mountain of Nantou, Geographic Center of Taiwan 臺灣地理中心碑. which is at the center of Taiwan island.

Sun Moon Lake has a large variety of Hotels and minsu.

If you want to stay here has to book in advance to avoid disappointment.

If you explore around here, there is a lot of shops ahead. Most of it sell souvenirs and other things that you might want to bring home with you!

MTXX_20160719_224235CIMG3623IMG_1778Take the ferry with just  NTD$300 per person. This ferry brings you around the lake. 3 different ferry stops at its pier. There will be a person to tell you which to take if you are not very sure.

CIMG3629This is our 1st station. We tried the sweet potato, first time try it here. recommended!

CIMG3607CIMG3616

This is one of the famous 茶叶蛋 here, with long queue. We didn’t know about this but we follow the queue to try! It’s looks normal, but it’s more tastier! I guess that’s the different. Since you are here, why not give it a try! 🙂

The breeze here and see the view scenery of the mountain, the sea, to enjoy a short performances by the Taiwanese.

CIMG3609CIMG3626

The 3 location have a lot of street food, shops for souvenirs.

From here i end my journey Sun Moon Lake. As for my research I do know there are some more places to go further up.

Is a European garden deep into the mountain and also an amusement park. Want to know more about this place? Click on the link to check it out! The place is call “Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village” (九族文化村).

Check out my post on Cing Jing Farm too!

 

 

 

 

 

IMG_1814
IMG_1814
IMG_1814
IMG_1814
IMG_1124

(TRAVEL) BANGKOK: 4 Popular Café Hoping In Bangkok You Don’t Want To Miss!

House Of Paws Café

Bangkok have know as a popular place for most of tourist and here have become popular for café hoping too. This is now the one and only popular dog café in Bangkok, House of Paws, which is at a airy little corner just behind Siam Square.

Pets

This little café filled with lots of little pups fellow! They have more than 10 different breeds, including corgis, Samoyeds, Alaskan malamute, Shetland sheepdog, beagle, Pomeranian and huskies. They all stay together just like a big families!

15289356-AAA6-4C0C-A679-535EAF64D307D0C3D90B-D92B-4D55-A429-248AE57768A39EA66300-34BE-4813-B8E1-A3CC512A27EAA386E4B8-F7F6-429C-A0AD-C770D98302F7

18754420-6C64-46B7-9B69-75AA5A91584D

They do have name for each pet dog too! So lovely right?

They are all well trained by the shop owner, their cleanliness is very good too!

Inside the café, they have a little room for Pet grooming and a big space for them to play with and you can get closer to them too, to take nice shots and you can also feed them with their favourite treats.

Playtime

They do have rules for cleanliness before entering café. You will have to change to their café slipper in order to go in. If you want to feed them, you can buy their treats at the counter, but when you first go in they will ask you to get some bite to hop in.

1AD6B410-58D6-4530-8AC6-CFEA118BD9518BE95AB7-45CD-42A7-B86C-3C88BABE8CE4

The food there is about 50 Baht onwards if I not wrong. Is quite cheap and totally worth it!

Food

If you are hungry, just get a small bite of cupcake with cute dog designs to choose from!

B3C51E0A-B51C-4C0E-854E-CE0932D7CA3B

Address : Siam Square Soi 8, Bangkok Thailand

Opening Hours : Tue – Sun, 10am – 9pm, Closed on Mon.

How to get there :

xb2ap3_thumbnail_houseofpaws-11_jpg_pagespeed_ic_med4LTs04D

Get there by BTS :  Siam BTS.

After you drop down the BTS, head to the location towards Siam Square Shopping Mall. You can look for the sign board to find out which way to turn. Find the Hello Kitty Café which is at Siam Square, cross over to the row of shop houses in front of the building. You will see an alley leading to the back of the shop houses towards the university in the area. If fail to find the place, ask any local or shop owner. Might need to show them some picture or names of the place, they should be able to understand easier and know where the café is!

Little Zoo Café

This is my first time been to this café in Bangkok and I kind of love it here! Now animal café are so popular in town! And I bet you don’t want to miss it too! This animal are so adorable and they are friendly too!

It hard to see some of the animals in Singapore, but since you are in Bangkok, why not have a visit with them! I’ve been to a lot few of the café in Bangkok and most of it are animals café. They have a few different type of wild animals that allow them to kept in their café.

Animals

Most of it is to let people or tourist like us to visit them, it’s good to have closer feel for those animals out there as you can’t get to see it else where. I mean most of the country not like Bangkok that allow to keep wild animals. Singapore don’t. So it’s kind of boring thou.  I’m so glad that I get to visit here and guess what they have here. These animals are mostly from wild, such as Fennec Fox, Meerkats, Owls, Raccoons and many others. They are trained and as what I seen is they won’t harm people.

FBD3E7CA-534C-4260-B505-DA5AA0A5593E9125CD98-E387-47AE-86C7-8978C52A9AD677719CB5-5FE0-4E13-BC88-3D9896AAD944

IMG_8179IMG_8192

House Rules

They are kept in a separate glass room, where they have their own space and to let people to visit them. They also have house rules, for all guest before entering, need to change to slipper and sanitize your hands before joining them, with only 6 guest at one time for the playtime!

Playtime

They have break playtime in section, cause these animal may get tired easily and might have to wait for the round if you miss the previous. Not to worry, you may have the chance to get to close feel with these animals, just have to be patient. As you can tell the owner and let them know so that they will put you to next.

IMG_8187IMG_8189IMG_8181

Specially, for the fennec fox as we visit the café we didn’t get to see it and after that the owner bring them out for closer touch and cuddle. If you want to visit the Fennec Fox, maybe you can try ask the owner and they will tell you when they will take out or maybe they are resting and if they are resting, you can’t get to see them. But you can still play with others animals if you missed the Fox.

While waiting for your turn, you can get a brunch to munch, they also have desserts with a range of 85 Baht. They do have a few selection of western dishes and beverages to choose from.

Unlike others café, little zoo café have no entrance fee and their dish are more affordable. 🙂 YOLO!

As for the place is not really convenient to go back again, It located in a small alley road side. But if you don’t mind, can go back anytime :).

Opening Hours : Daily: 10.30am to 7.00pm

Contact
Instagram: @littlezoocafe
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/littlezoocafe

Address : Sukothai Ave 99, Muang Thong Thani, Nonthaburi 11120

How to get there:

We took a Taxi there, cause there is not BTS to the location itself. You can take a Taxi there instead of Tuk-Tuk Cha. For safety purpose as we don’t recommend to take other transport rather then Taxi. For you info, the road is 1 way small road side. So far we only get to go by Taxi.

 

Little zoo Cafe map.png

The Animals Café

This is why I love Bangkok! Cause I’m a animal lover. It feel so relaxed to see all these animals hanging around and living in good life with well trained and etc. How I wish Singapore have it too! But most is Dogs café. Which is also not bad! I do heard of some of it but haven’t been visit them yet, but sooner I will! 🙂

House Rules

Their rules are the same, you will need to sensitize your hands before you get in and they will have a in charge follow you in along, so not to worry at all!

Animals

In this café they have different type of wild exotic animals too! Such as Raccoons, Fennec Fox, Kittens and Caracals from the wild! Have you missed the Fennec fox from the Little Zoo Café? Well you can see it here too! Animals Café kept Fennec Fox in their own space so you can get to visit them anytime and don’t have to wait!

61C2D83F-DD07-4791-BF23-46FC4C4602558FE11E17-9C6D-4C9A-8470-100D9ED45A3C05DA1CF5-94CD-4D60-8316-80D8ACEE5B78

At first I was scared to visit the Caracals but guess what, when I get in to their cabinet, surprisingly they don’t harm you at all.

I feel safe and I get to hug and touch the Caracals and took a picture with him/her. They look super cute! just like a dog size, they are playful and friendly. But when they are resting inside the cage, it’s very hard to make them out and play, So is best not to disturb them.

These kittens looks normal to me just like those cats outside. The special part is these kittens have leopard printed on it’s body, which I didn’t see it before.

Fennec Fox is the most popular animal I guess! It’s super adorable! and you will totally love it! I would want to keep it as pet if Singapore can approved :(. Come to mention about fennec fox, they quite fierce and they will get panic and run around when they found something that they never see before. When they put the kittens together, they won’t hurt each other but you will get shock by hearing them shouting in a loud and sharp voice. Which they are just starring each other running around with panic reactions. I don’t really know what that means, but after awhile they looks okay to me, is like back to normal. Ha-Ha.

On the other side they also have small little pet like, cherry shrimps, colourful tiny crabs, Argentine horned frogs and a salamander. Wow, Cool uh.

They also have Owl which is at first floor in a small room, if you realize, they actually have Harry Potter’s full costumes you can put on to feel like a true Gryffindor in the owl room. If you are a Harry Potter fan, can play around and take a nice shot, try not to get close to the big Owl, as they look quite dangerous to me. As for all the pet are all good and well trained.

Food

Hungry ? or going here for lunch? This is a right place for brunch and meals such as  western style dishes like Spaghetti, Fish and chip, finger food and etc. I would recommend the spaghetti! It super tasty and it like different from the one we eat at other side.

F4473C83-2AD4-45DD-840C-9727CF061D22A95A0A50-880D-488B-BDF6-9A1125467016

9AE91EEF-07F1-41C2-AC96-2C5FBBE40BA2

 

Opening Hours : Daily: 11am to 10pm

Address: Sathu Pradit 19 Alley, Khwaeng Chong Nonsi, Khet Yan Nawa, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10120, Thailand

How to get there

This place is located in a small road alley, you might also need to take a Taxi there.

The animal cafe map.png

 

Husky : True Love Café

Dogs café are quite common to us maybe, but this is also another one and only True Love, Huskies Café in Bangkok. There are 17-20 huskies, with different type of breeds and origins. These huskies are lively and super energetic!

true-love-cafeuntitledTrue-Love-4

Entry Fee

Upon entry, You will need to fill up a form with genetic information and pay an entry fee of  350 Baht that come with cake and drink.

Things to take note

This café owner take very good care of their pets and they have specific rules which you have to follow. They will have a short briefing and give you all the information on what to do and what you cannot do during the visiting.

Food

So, while waiting you can have a small brunch bite, with their cakes and drinks. When I was there that day, it was super crowded. They have dessert like cakes, western dish and many more. We never get to eat the food there cause we were quite full at that time.

Playtime!

Before you entering the play space, need to queue and wash your hand clean! It’s 1 hour playtime, you can enjoy cuddling and taking some nice shot with the Huskies. You get to pet them and feed them with ice and important is remember to follow the rules that mention in the briefing.

AD4DBA86-64F7-454F-AEA9-69BBEFF79CA1D01D0A3F-B337-4C22-8076-2FCC3A8FE945993204C8-ACA3-49C7-BF6E-0F8D3259EE43

Note: If the café is crowded, you probably won’t get to touch or hug the huskies. Have to wait for them to cool down and settle down at one place than you get to play with them.

Opening Hours
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursdays: 12pm – 6pm
2 Interactive sessions: 12.30pm and 3.30pm

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays: 12pm – 8pm
3 Interactive sessions: 12.30pm, 3.30pm and 6.30pm

Closed on Mon

Address:
153 Paholyothin Soi Ari Samphan 2, Bangkok, Thailand

How to get there

By BTS : Ari BTS. After reach Ari BTS, you will need to take a Taxi. We recommend to take a Taxi. Cause if you want to walk there, with the hot sun, is goanna be super tiring. Is located all the way in at end of the road.

 

husky true love cafe map.png

Do check out my short video clip on My YouTube Channel @Xuanxuan’s Channel