Taiwan - General Info
Voltage: 110 V
Frequency: 60 Hz
New Taiwan dollar (NT$) of 100 cents. All conversion receipts should be kept, so as to be able to change back any NT$ when leaving. Declare foreign currency on arrival.
International Dialing Code for Taiwan is +886.
A prepaid SIM card for Taiwan with a world cell phone is the most convenient and economical solution for staying in touch while in Taiwan. All incoming calls while in Taiwan are FREE, regardless of where they originate. Pay the local rate for local calls and use your cellular phone in Taiwan like you do at home. A Taiwan SIM card and cell phone service is prepaid so there is no need for a contract.
3G wifi can be bought at Chunghua Telecom, 800NT/month unlimited connection, cheaper for limited data plans.
Public Wifi is available, see coverage map
SE Asia Cruisers Net
THIS NET IS NO LONGER OPERATIONAL.
Police - Dial 110
Fire Service - Dial 119
IMRAY AND ADLARD COLES PILOT BOOKS are available at a discounted price for Noonsite.com users via World Cruising Club
Taiwan Tourism Bureau
An extremely useful list of suppliers of marine supplies in Kaohsiung, compiled by the crew of s/y Janna.
Konnie and Matt Hahnewald visited Taiwan in 2012. Lots of useful local information on their blog.
November 2015: Immigration & Customs checked.
April 2014: Clearance checked/updated.
November 2013: Customs and Immigration updated.
March 2012: Clearance updated with information from Nelson Liu.
Noonsite welcomes information and updates especially regarding clearance, customs and immigration procedures from cruisers visiting this country.
Please E-mail noonsite with any new information, updates or corrections. Even just a short email confirming that the current data is accurate would be most helpful.