Taipei in a day

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

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

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