Kaohsiung is a massive port city in southern Taiwan. Its home to many skyscrapers, such as the 248m-tall Tuntex Sky Tower, and is known for its diversity of parks. Its focal point is the Love River, with walking paths and cafes along its banks, and cruise boats navigating its waters. Shopping options range from high-end malls to the Liuhe and Ruifeng night markets.
The average maximum daytime temperature in Kaohsiung in October is around 30°C (86°F) with high heat & humidity. There are usually 6 hours of bright sunshine each day, the average sea temperature in and around Kaohsiung in October is 28°C (82°F).
Officially the largest and most commonly understood language of Taiwan is Mandarin. You will be able to speak English to Taiwanese, most of whom are fluent in it.
The Kaohsiung Metro/Kaohsiung Mass Rapid Transit System (KMRT) is a rapid transit system covering the metropolitan of Kaohsiung, Taiwan. The fares of KMRT is distance-based, with a minimum of NT$20 for trips within 10 km, and routes are clearly mapped in English at every KMRT station.
For more information please visit: http://www.krtco.com.tw/en/index.aspx
The city provides decent bus system that tie with the KMRT. Bus hub is locating directly in front of the train station, buses have English signage. Ordinary ticket is NT$12 is about $0.40 in USD rate.
Taxis are comfortable and especially handy if you want to go to places not accessible by the bus or KMRT. Taxi drivers are really friendly and helpful In Kaohsiung and most taxis usually use the same rates. The maximum price for 4 hours is limited to NT$2,400 (NT$600/hour). For more than four hours, NT$500 is charged per hour.
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The Republic of China’s unit of currency is the New Taiwan Dollar (NT$), which has five denominations in paper money and five in coins. Paper money comes in NT$2000, NT$1000, NT$500, NT$200, and NT$100 denominations. Coins come in NT$50, NT$20, NT$10, NT$5 and NT$1 denominations.
For NT$100 is about in 3.32USD.
Taiwan uses electric current of 110 volts at 60 cycles, electrical appliances from Europe, Australia or South-East Asia will need an adaptor or transformer.
Tipping is encouraged when you experience good service, and this would be above the standard 10 percent gratuity to your bill added by some restaurants and hotels.
You are not allowed to smoke in all air-conditioned places, such as malls and eateries. There are designated smoking areas in some entertainment outlets and open-air eateries.
It is safe to drink water straight from the tap in Taiwan. You can also buy bottled water easily.