There are some traveling tips for your reference, please find the following info for planning your WSD2017 trip.
Transportation between the Taoyuan International Airport and Taipei National University of the Arts (a short journey of about 40km) is very convenient, and is usually served by taxi or bus or by a combination of both. Taking a taxi is the most convenient method of transportation while taking a bus and transferring to a taxi or MRT at the Taipei Main Station is the cheapest method of transportation. It costs about 1,200-1,500 NTD by taxi, or 150 NTD by bus. Find more information, please visit http://www.taoyuan-airport.com/english.
Taipei Metro, more commonly known as the MRT (Mass Rapid Transit or Metro Rail Transit). IC Tokens and EasyCard smart cards are used to collect fares for day-to-day use. The nearest MRT Station to TNUA is Guandu on Tamsui-Xingtyi Line, find route map, please visit http://goo.gl/qij0D7.
Climate & Clothing
Taipei has a subtropical climate that could be a bit hot in summer. The average temperature during July is 30 degrees centigrade (86 degrees F). There are occasional thunderstorms during the afternoon, an umbrella would be useful to keep you away from rains and direct sunlight.
Taiwan's unit of currency is the New Taiwan Dollar (NTD). Foreign currencies can be exchanged at Taoyuan CKS International Airport, banks and hotel.
USD：NTD = 1：32 (approximately)
EUR：NTD = 1：37 (approximately)
(The update date was on Aug 31 of 2016)
Electricity & Water
The electrical current in Taiwan is 110 volts; 60 cycles; AC. Drinking water from tap is not recommended.
It is not necessary to give tips in Taiwan.
The overseas operator may be reached by dialing 100. To make direct international calls, dial 002 or 009 or 006 before the relevant country code.
City Pay Phones
The rate for public pay phones is NT$1 (US$0.03) for three minutes. Domestic long distance calls are charged at approximately NT$10 (US$0.30) for three minutes. You can also buy pre-paid telephone cards for greater convenience from NT$100 (US$3).
We will offer TNUA Resort and Student Dome for OISTAT delegates and Scenofest performers. And we will provide bargain price to exhibitor and WSD participator collaborated with our partner hotel nearby. Near TNUA, 3 start hotel costs about 2,000-4,000 NTD/room/night. We will post the accommodation information on the WSD2017 website soon.
Food & Drink
(Photos provided by Bureau of Foreign Trade, Ministry of Economic Affairs R.O.C)
No doubt about it, there’s a lot to love about Taiwanese food, and a lot of it to love. And crickey, do the Taiwanese love food, Taiwanese people tend to dine out often, and hardly known as somber diners. But some of the best food is not found in restaurants but on the street, and gourmands know that some of Asia’s best street food are found in night markets in and around Taiwan’s cities.
A normal meal is around 100 to 400 NTD. Shops and restaurants’ opening hour are normally from 10am–10pm. And night markets open from late afternoon to around midnight.
Taiwan 7-Eleven has one of the highest density of 8.5 km² a store in the world. Nearly every corner of a street one can find a 7-Eleven store. Also sells beers, liquor, coffee, micro foods, fruits and snacks, and withdraw money at ATMs . Family Mart and Hi-Life also open 24 hours.