Takeshi Kaneshiro – EVA Air I See You commercial

Japanese-Taiwanese actor Takeshi Kaneshiro is featured in the latest commercial and marketing campaign for EVA Air (I always thought it’s pronounced as a single word “eva” instead of E-V-A) which was filmed in Taiwan, Japan and France.

The CF is available in three languages (English, Chinese, Japanese)…

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Fahrenheit – Taiwan Touch Your Heart

Chinese MV for Touch Your Heart, a Taiwanese tourism promotional song by boy band Fahrenheit, starring Korean actress Ku Hye-sun. [Update] The original video was deleted, the current one is subbed in Japanese.

Taiwan offers The Best Trip in The World

Taiwan tourism bureau is trying to emulate the buzz of the Best Job in The World with their very own Best Trip in The World contest.

The participating teams (of at least two) will have to create a money-saving, yet creative four-day itinerary for a trip in Taiwan.

Taiwan and the best trip in the world

50 teams that come up with the best itineraries will be selected to execute their travel plan and share their stories with approx. $850 USD allowance provided. The teams will then stand the chance to win the $30,000 USD grand prize.

The idea is pretty much the same as their 2008 campaign, albeit a bit different with the prize money distribution; and off course, a new BEST blah blah theme.

Expiry date on June 30, contest opened to all nationalities if not mistaken; check its official website for details.

Win a free trip to Taiwan

Youth Trekkers Wanted – Taiwan Giving You a Free Hug

The National Youth Commission of Taiwan is organising a contest to promote youth tourism in the island, in which the winners will get a travel allowance of USD1,000 and free air tickets to Taiwan.

The contest is opened to young people (aged 18-30) with the nationality of Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore or Malaysia.

Screeshot of National Youth Commission Taiwan website

Participants are required to draft a thematic travel plan lasting for over 10 days to interact with the society, culture and environment of Taiwan.

12 winners (two from each country/place) will be awarded the travel allowance of USD1,000 and free return air tickets. There are however a few clauses that the winners have to oblige with… kindly check the contest website for more details.

The contest expiry date is November 30, 2008.

Amazing Race Asia 3 – Ep 4 & 5 – Taipei

Interesting culture and places in Taipei, Taiwan; as featured in the 4th and 5th episode of The Amazing Race Asia (TARA) season 3.

Ximending, Taipei

Ximending is one of the most bustling areas in Taipei with a mixture of new and old culture.

You can find the latest trends and hype in Ximending… fashion, books, entertainment, cosplay, games etc; and on contrary also home to some of the oldest shops and restaurants in Taipei.

Ximending is also a popular place for celebrities to hold fans meeting or small concerts.

Picture of Ximending in Taipei, Taiwan
Ximending in a relatively quiet night (Image by Kok)

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