Friday, October 24, 2008

Taipei: 101

One of the landmark in Taipei is 101....not the tallest in the world..but at least the tallest I can reached personally in near future....better than our neighbour tall building which can only allow access to half of it

From Da An MRT station.....can already see it far away

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getting nearer

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and very near..

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But too hungry...so decided to drop by nearby Night Market for makan first....and come again another hour when the sky is dark...the symbol you see on the building represent the 10/10 celebration 2 days before I was there

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The building side entrance

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The shopping mall at the bottom few floors....very quiet..like a "ghost town"....high end products....like paragon

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At the 5th level entrance to the observatory entrance

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The ticketing counter

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and it cost NT$400 for adult....S$19

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They have the world fastest elevator...starting from level 5

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and it took 37sec to reach 89 level

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The view from the indoor visitor pod

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counter to get the free "electronic audio tour guide"....

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and I got one myself

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The model of the world fastest elevator

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Another important piece of the tower which is the damping ball which can save it from typhoon and earthquake

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Data about the ball

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There is a staircase to go up to the 91st floor which is the outdoor observatory area

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Refuge room for emergency on 90th floor

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The top of the tower at 91st floor

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and the view from outside

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Very windy and cooling outside.....so got to go down after visiting all the important viewing areas

Visitor info at the ticketing counter

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Next time must go again in the day.....the night see nothing by lights....cannot see the mountain and the tea plantation...ok lar...can see bridges, tunnel entrance and a big ferris wheel far away....

nite market coming up.......

2 comments:

eimi said...

Whoa - reminds me of the Empire State Building tour, only that Taipei has made it much more detailed and interesting with the elevator model and damping ball...looks like a very serious tour!!

hope you enjoyed ;)

taz said...

Oh yar.....there are actually more exhibit about the building in details at the indoor observatory area which I did not take photos of them....

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