July 5, 2018

Explore FUN TAIPEI 2018 ! The perfect place for travelers, foodies and shopaholics

Taipei is a city bursting with life and what better way to explore some of its most popular spots and landmarks and food? 



Enjoy traveling to Taipei, you will discover different awesome places, capture and share moments of your journey. 

Deputy Commissioner of Taipei City’s Department of Information and Tourism Chen Yu-hsin expressed her gratitude to the Filipinos for choosing Taipei as one of their favourite travel destinations.



Taiwan has EXTENDED the Visa­Free entry policy for Filipinos until July 31, 2019.

Accordingly, the number of Filipino visitors has hit new highs, with the number reaching 290,784 since Taiwan approved the visa-free program for visitors from the Philippines in November 2017, which is just extended until the end of July, 2019. This is staggering 68.59% increase from the same period in the previous year, which attracted 172,475 people in 2016.


Explore FUN TAIPEI 2018

And more exciting for the food-loving nature of Filipino, the Department of Information and Tourism has created a promotional theme - a 24-hour non-stop eating tour !


During the FUN TAIPEI 2018 media launch held at the Filipinas Ballroom, Ascott Hotel in Makkati City on July 3, 2018, they feature Taipei’s famous food and beverage service providers!











Including Taipei’s popular breakfast brand My Warm Day, hottest Ma La hot pot, award-winning pastry and bakery Sunmerry, always packed Smoothie House, world-famous beverage maker KQ Tea. 


This delegation visits the Philippines introduce chic hotel chain Amba Hotels & Resorts.

And also dry noodle maker Asha-food and Fried Chicken Master that you will buy as your take home for your loveones and family to enjoy. 




Taipei Double-decker Sightseeing Bus


Taipei Double-decker Sightseeing Bus service and the trendy hotel chain are also drawing attention for the Philippine visitors during the product launch event.
  • Taipei Double-decker Sightseeing Bus service will guide you to discover major landmarks in Taipei by exploring from 23 bus stops across two routes.  
  • Hop on and off at your preferred attractions along the Taipei sightseeing bus route for maximum flexibility.
  • Visit top attractions such as National Palace Museum, Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall, Ximending, Taipei 101 and many more. 
  • Share your traveling moments with free WiFi available on the Taipei double decker bus.
  • Enjoy introductions of attractions with a headset commentary in a choice of languages: English, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean. You will be provided with a headset that offers introduction to Taipei in English, Chinese, Japanese and Korean. You will also have access to free Wi-Fi onboard the Taipei sightseeing bus, allowing you to capture and share moments of your journey. 


Travel and Explore Taipei

The famous local travel agency Jeron Travel has launched its latest travel promotion: an airfare and hotel deal with Taiwan’s top airliner EVA AIR, including a ticket for the Taipei double-decker sightseeing bus.


The ticket sale is set to start on 5th July in the Philippines at a minimum price of USD 400. Also available is the limited amount of Fun Pass Taipei and “FUN TAIPEI” surprise package. This will give Filipino get to enjoy a series of super deals once they board the flight until they return home.

Deputy Commissioner Chen Yu-hsin says the Department of Information and Tourism also host a tourism business matching session for the first time right after the press conference to follow the local customs of the tourism industry. More than 40 local tourism operators and agencies are invited to meet with the business delegates from Taipei I the hope of encouraging more Filipino visitors to come to Taipei.

On Friday, July 6, another promotional event will be held at the Activity Center of Glorietta 2. Mickey will perform the song “My New Crushie.” 




“My New Crushie”
Taipei City in the eyes of Mikey Bustos,  Filipino Internet Sensation

Taipei City collaborates with Filipino You Tube Star Mikey Bustos to promote travel and food through a music video.  The music video debuts at the FUN TAIPEI 2018 media launch and also travel seminar held at the  Ascott Hotel last Tuesday.

Deputy Commissioner of Taipei City’s Department of Information and Tourism Chen Yu-hsin claims that the comedian-singer is the first foreign celebrity to be invited as Spokesperson to promote Taipei as perfect city for foodies and shopaholics.

The song titled “My New Crushie,” which is based on the theme song of the 2017 Summer Universiade in Taipei City, was performed by Mikey before the members of Manila-based media and select travel agents.





With playful and catchy lyrics, the music video takes the viewers to get a sneak peek into Taipei’s amazing food scene. Mikey, who dabbles in comedy and singing, boasts of the tasty food he feasted on during the music video shoot – including beef noodle, mango-shaved ice, fried chicken and the world famous stinky tofu. He shared his fun experience during the shoot including that of the time when it rained heavily while sampling the street food.



“The taste is so unforgettable and I wish I can go back to Taipei to try more things that I didn’t get to eat last time,” narrates Mikey.




2018 Travel Madness Expo / Fun Taipei 2018

There will be food stations featuring dishes from Taipei for free, a DIY session and an interactive photo studio. Members of the public are welcome to attend the event to see a live performance, sample Taipei’s food. 

You can even win a prize when you take pictures at the event and tag FUN TAIPEI. And capping off the series of promotional events for Taipei City is the 2018 Travel Madness Expo at SMX Convention Center in Pasay City, happening from July 5 to 8. Now is the best time to explore the many sides of Taipei.

Since Taiwan extended their free visa until July 2019, what better way is to book your travel with your loved ones as early as today. To get a feel of what Taiwan has to offer, Taipei City Government partners with EVA Air for the "Fun Taipei 2018" campaign and travel seminar which aims to promote the best of Taipei when you visit the city .



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