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1. Posted by Qlow (Budding Member 5 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

Hello there ;)
Me and some friends will be going to Taiwan,macau and Hong Kong trip for 2 weeks and hope to have some guides mainly in Taiwan which not much information obtained from the internet. I found that there's a weekly boat ride from Kaoshiung to macau but do not know which is the day of the week.

Could anyone guide me on this boat ride and also what are the best places in Taiwan that is a must to visit....

Thanks in advance,

2. Posted by chrischi (Budding Member 5 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

Hi, I am a Taiwanese; however, I never heard of the boat route between Macau and Taiwan. Would you please give me more detailed information and then I might check for you.

3. Posted by Qlow (Budding Member 5 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

Hello there! thanks for your reply. Well I do not have much information at my side. What I know is that there's a ferry route. Heard from my friend at Hsin Chu, she said that she heard about it but do not know where will it be from(which part of kaoshiung). Hmm...I'll get more information from other website then...

BTW which part of Taiwan are you from?

4. Posted by Qlow (Budding Member 5 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!


The staytaiwan is getting by Ferry route.

5. Posted by chrischi (Budding Member 5 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

Hello, Qlow:
I live at Taichung Taiwan, which is the central part on the western coast of Taiwan.
As the web site talking about the boat route between Macau, I do wonder when it had been set up and edited. I searched for several web site and ferry companies but I found nothing about the boat route. Even there is, they are cargo boats not ferries.
Besides, Kaochiung port is a commercial port and as I know the only port for ferries is Keelung port at Taipei, but there is only cruises between Taiwan and Okinawa run by Star Cruises, a Singapore company.
Macau and Taiwan are two different countries and according to the information I collected, no such route exist yet. Therefore, I am sorry and am afriad that the way to travel between Taiwan and Macau is by air.
The three airlines are: Macau airlines, EVA airlines and TransAsia airways.

6. Posted by Qlow (Budding Member 5 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

Thanks alot for your help!! Really apreciate that!!
Yeah I do get that information too. If that;s the case I'll be flying over to Macau from Taiwan then. need to check the time and departure venue.
Anyway I will try too look out and confirm the information once I'm in KaoShiung and will post it here.

wow Tai Chung!! Any recommendation at Tai Chung?;)

7. Posted by chrischi (Budding Member 5 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

(......Oh, No.....I lost what I typed a moment ago......hope this time it will work....)

Hello, Qlow:
I forgot to say that there is a useful official web site set up by tourist bureau and you mayby find some good information there.

Taichung and Nantao are both famous for their mountain areas. However, a typhoon struck Taiwan 2 weeks ago and it brought too much rainfall in 3 days and it made plenty of loss. Some roads are closed temporarily. However, you may try to visit some coatal towns, which are equally interesting. Here are web sites you may want to visit:
Taichung County (official):
Taichung City (official):
Nantao County (official):

As for me, the variations on food/snacks are much more effective than the scenery itself. Thefefore, no matter where you stay in Taiwan, snacks hunting is a must. Try as many kinds of snacks as possible, and I bet you won't regret even you will put some weight in the end.

Oh, by the way, Taiwanese people are mostly friendly but not many people are "brave" to speak English even they do understand a little English. In big cities, the language shouldn't be a problem because more and more young people are willing to open their mouth to speak. However, in some small towns and country side, the language might soometimes be a big problem. Therefore, if you travel alone, try to learn some basic sentences, Taiwanese will be even better, in advance. Just as what I said that Taiwanese people are friendly; however, they make visitors think them rude when they don't speak English. All I can say is that the situation is improving.

Have a nice trip in Taiwan.

8. Posted by Qlow (Budding Member 5 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

Yes!! Alot of my friends do told me about it.. the snacks is the best thing and it's a must to try....
I had planned to give it a try and hope to get some great experience and fun.
Yes Taiwanese are friendly and fun loving person. I have few friends in hsinchu. They are so warmth and cute too.
Language is no barrier for me, I can speak chinese and but I just cant read or write them. But a friend of my who will be going with me, she know how to write, read and speak chinese.
With those information you gave me, I will surely enjoy my stay in Taiwan.

I wanna go to those nice senery and also ximenting for some shopping spree...

9. Posted by ines86 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Hi there :)

Im going to study in Macau in few months and I would like to go to Taiwan to visit some friends...
does anyone know some low cost companies for that trip??
Air plane is the only solution??

Thanks in advance