• Local Time: GMT+8

  • Language:

    • Mandarin Chinese (official language)
    • Taiwanese
    • English
  • Major districts:

    • Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  • Religion: multi-religious society

  • Country code‎: ‎+886

  • Sim Card:

    • No restriction on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube, etc.
    • Sold in convenience stores and various major outlets
  • Weather in May:

    • Warm, wet and humid, cooler at night
    • Average temperature: 24°C — 30°C
    • 80% of annual rainfall
  • Local currency:

    • Legal tender: New Taiwan Dollar (NTD)
    • About NTD 30.8 = USD 1
    • Predominantly cash-based country
    • Available for cash, credit card, mobile wallet, PayPal and check
    • Tax included
    • Plastic bag fee: NTD 1
  • Electricity:

    • Voltage: 110 Volts / 60 cycles
    • British three-pin socket
    • If your device does not accept 110 Volts at 60 Hertz, you may need a voltage converter
    • Outlets in Taiwan generally accept “flat blade plug.” If your appliances plug has a different shape, you may need a plug adapter
  • Public Transportation:

    • Kaohsiung Rapid Transit (KRT)
    • Bus
    • Light Rail Transit
    • Ferry
    • Taxi
  • Emergency Number: 119

  • Penalty:

    • Smoke in the designated no-smoking area: NTD 2,000~10,000
    • Littering and spitting: NTD 1,200~6,000