Muslim-Friendly Places in Keelung City

posted in: Food, Places, Store 0

Best places in Keelung for Muslims  Keelung, a lively harbor town located in northern Taiwan, presents an amazing fusion of cultural diversity, historical places, and scenic view, making it as a perfect spot for Muslim voyagers. This blog post highlights some of the best places in Keelung for Muslims, including restaurants and a mosque that offer halal food and a place of … Read More

Mega Store: Indonesian Foods Finds a Home Near Keelung Port

posted in: Culture, People 0

In the bustling streets of Keelung, Taiwan. As the city embraces cultural diversity, it also has cultivated an environment for Muslim travelers. One of them lies a hidden gem, a taste of Indonesia brought to life by a passionate Indonesian business owner. I had the privilege to talk with Mrs. Meganti, the owner of an Indonesian minimarket and restaurant in … Read More

Taiwan: The Kingdom of Fruit

posted in: Culture, Food 0

If you’ve travelled much of Asia, you’ll have observed the generous diversity of fresh fruits these countries have on offer – Taiwan is certainly no exception. There’s a reason it’s coined ‘The Kingdom of Fruits’.   Taiwan’s subtropical climate is favourable for horticultural production. The mountainous island offers a range of humidity and temperature conditions that allow for a variety … Read More

Discover the Keelung Night Parade

posted in: Culture 0

The Keelung Night Parade takes place two weeks after the end of the Ghost Month. When the time comes, huge dancing figures take over the streets of Keelung. The entire city gets wrapped by the smoke from firecrackers and the smell of incense. The usual noise of the motorcycles is replaced by melodies from trumpets and drums. And people of … Read More

Jiufen: a picturesque day trip from Keelung

posted in: Places 0

Jiufen is one of the most touristic spots in Taiwan and a must visit place for many travellers. It is barely 15 km away from Keelung and you can easily get there by bus in around 50 minutes (Bus number 788 stops right in front of Jiufen’s Old Street). Another great option is to rent a car or motorbike for … Read More

The Amazing Hospitality of Taiwanese People

posted in: Culture, People, Places 0

The hospitality of Taiwanese People “Taiwanese people are the most generous and kind people we’ve ever met.” I’ve heard this statement from several people who have visited Taiwan previously. Many also said that the people of Taiwan are some of the most amazing people they’d ever met. I was very fortunate to experience two overwhelming experiences of this myself, both … Read More

Intrepid Travels: 6 Must Visit Spots for a Daytime Walk in Keelung

posted in: Places 0

6 Must Visit Spots: It’s not always sunny in Keelung but if you catch a nice day: Here are some spots to visit during a daytime walk.   YM Oceanic Culture & Art Museum This museum is much less scientific than the National Museum of Marine Science and Technology. Exhibits (in Mandarin and usually English) include a section dedicated to … Read More

Keelung Culture Taboo: the city’s red light district

posted in: Culture 10

Just a few blocks down from Keelung Miaokou Night Market, you can find the red light district of Keelung. Here the lights are dim, storefronts are partially shuttered and people passing through walk hurriedly with umbrellas hiding their eyes. Rocky ledges of storefronts create a barrier to distance its owners from the street hustlers and scantily clad women; motorcycles zoom … Read More

Keelung Indigenous Culture Hall

posted in: Places 0

Keelung Indigenous Culture Hall Taiwan culture has many stories to tell. One way of learning the history is through Keelung’s many museums, the Indigenous Culture Hall being a good place to start. There are two ways to explore this museum. One is to follow the route through the building; the other is to use the road outside the building. If this … Read More

The Window of Keelung Port: YM Oceanic Culture & Art Museum

posted in: Places 5

The window of Keelung is always facing the ocean, and over the past few centuries, the oceanic culture of the region has accumulated rich and diverse imprints and experiences. In the mid-nineteenth century (1863), Keelung Port opened, and it served an important role in the strategy and trade that attracted attention overseas. During the Japanese colonial period, Keelung Port was … Read More

1 2