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Guide for expatriates in Taipei, Taiwan

10 December, 2010 17:55  EasyExpat EasyExpat

TaiwanWe are proud to launch our new city guide for expatriates in Taipei, Taiwan.

Taiwan is also known as Formosa, (from Portuguese, Ilha Formosa) which means "Beautiful Island", separated from the Asian continent is only 120 kilometres (75 miles), across the Taiwan Strait.

The city of Taipei is headquarters of Taiwan's political, economic, and cultural scenes. It is the capital and largest city of the Taiwan province.

Taipei 101 at night © Wikipedia imagesCity is home to an estimated 2,607,428 people. The city, along with Taipei County, and Keelung City form the Taipei metropolitan area with a population of 6,776,264.

Taipei is at the centre of Taiwan's rapid economic development. It is now a global city with a focus on technology. Some of the leading companies include: Shihlin Electric, CipherLab and Insyde Software. National brands such as: ASUS, Chunghwa Telecom, Mandarin Airlines, Tatung, and Uni Air are headquartered in Taipei City.

Tourism is a growing area of the economy. International visitors look to total about 5.3 million in 2010. The industry brings in about US$6.8 billion to Taiwan's economy.

You will find the usual articles in our guide to prepare your expatriation to Taipei and manage your life once in there: Overview, Job, Passport, Visa & Permits, International Removal Companies, Finding Accommodation, Work, Benefits and Tax, Moving in, Education, Health, Practical Life (banks, transport, shopping...), Entertainment...

You can also discuss and share experience in Taiwan in our forum.


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  Joe Mastriano     14 Dec 2010, 02:19