Taipei in a day

A cafe (above) in Huashan Creative Park, which is located on the grounds of old breweries built during the Japanese colonial era.
A cafe (above) in Huashan Creative Park, which is located on the grounds of old breweries built during the Japanese colonial era.ST PHOTO: ONG SOR FERN

Home-grown produce and local dishes are must-buys and must-tries if you have only 24 hours in the Taiwanese city

Taipei is like Tokyo, with all the fabulous design, food and shopping options, but gentler on one's wallet.

This was my impression after a whirlwind 24-hour stopover in the city of Taipei on a recent work trip in Taiwan.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on November 03, 2019, with the headline 'Taipei in a day'. Print Edition | Subscribe