Whether you are considering a first or subsequent visits to Taiwan, there’s never been a better time to tour the island than in 2015! Taiwan Tourism Bureau Kuala Lumpur (TTBKL) is organising its first-ever Taiwan Travel Fair in Malaysia with the theme ‘Time to Enjoy Life’.
TTBKL Director, David Tsao commented that, “With the first Taiwan Travel Fair, TTBKL hopes to present great value travel deals to Malaysian families. We have tied up with top Taiwanese and Malaysian travel agencies to offer a variety of exciting packages and the most attractive travel deals for all destinations in Taiwan. This also includes customised packages or tours specially-catered for Muslim visitors“.
Taiwan’s unique qualities have made it a favourite holiday destination for Malaysians because of the sheer variety of attractions it offers. According to Tsao, Taiwan is gaining popularity among Muslim travellers as well.
For Malaysia-based Taiwanese actress Mandy Chen, Taiwan is still home to her even though she is married to a Malaysian and have been staying in the country for 8 years. “I remember Ang Lee (Taiwanese and Academy Award-winning film director) once said, “Taiwan’s most beautiful scenery is her people.” It’s very true – the friendliness and sincerity of Taiwanese people never fails to warm my heart, even after so many trips there. They make you feel so at home! The food is delicious and I like the healthy lifestyle they practice over there.
Based on a survey conducted by Taiwan Tourism in 2012, the top attractions for inbound tourists are sights and sceneries, food and shopping. As such, the Taiwan Travel Fair will also highlight three major experiences under the theme of “Time to Enjoy Life”:
Time to Eat
When it comes to food, Taiwan has it all. Dine like royalty without paying a king’s ransom for it. From juicy seasonal fruits, sumptuous traditional Chinese dishes, healthy vegetarian dishes, icy desserts to creative tea drinks, Taiwanese cuisine makes full use of local ingredients and age-old techniques to surprise and satisfy your palate. Don’t forget the world-famous night markets, filled with the enticing aromas of delicious street food and snacks!
Time to Shop
Taiwan is a shopaholic’s dream come true, with many large shopping centres and chain department stores in all four corners of the island. Shop for anything you want, from high-quality made-in-Taiwan 3C products, to famous highland tea and handmade weavings. For the fashion lover, all kinds of affordable clothing, leather goods and branded products are at your fingertips. In Taiwan, you are sure to find just about everything you want.
Time to go on Two Wheels
These days, the LOHAS (Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability) trend is gaining popularity as people begin to be more health and eco-conscious. Taiwan is well-known for its LOHAS practices, and there is no better way to experience it than to travel along the breathtaking coastal highways by bicycle! Immerse yourself in the beauty of nature and appreciate the simple yet wonderful things in life with your loved ones.
“Apart from getting an exciting preview of what Taiwan has to offer, visitors to the Taiwan Travel Fair will also have the opportunity to watch cultural performances; learn clay sculpturing from Taiwanese handicraft artist; attend talks on exclusive tours that focus on bicycling and rare Taiwanese fruits; as well as sample mouthwatering street food in Taiwan,” added Tsao.
Taiwan Travel Fair
WHERE Oval Concourse, One Utama Shopping Centre
WHEN 25-29 March