About Taiwan

Taiwan, officially known as the Republic of China (ROC), is an island rich in natural and commercial tourism. You will embark on an adventure to discover the beauty of Taiwan, learn about the heritage, history and culture, and shop and eat to your heart’s content.

Language:

Mandarin is the official language in Taiwan, and English is practiced and spoken extensively.

Weather:

The weather in Taipei is warm from May to November and gets rather chilly from December to April. Temperature averages around 25 degree Celsius. For more detailed weather information, please visit the Central Weather Bureau.

Electric Supply:

The local power supply is AC 110 -120 Volts / 60 Hz with type A outlets, the same as the USA and Japan. The outlets accept a flat two-parallel pin plug. An adapter will be required if your plugs are shaped otherwise and run on a different current from the 110-120 volt outlets.

Currency:

The Taiwan currency unit is Taiwan Dollar and it has five denominations in paper money and five in coins.

Public Wi-Fi& Prepaid Card:

Free public Wi-Fi is available across Taipei both indoors and outdoors. It is also accessible in most 7-11 convenience stores, Cafes and Restaurants like Starbucks and McDonald’s.A full list of hotspot locations can be found here. Visitors who wish to use this service must set up an account with a valid passport or entry permit. Assistance can be acquired at twelve tourist information centers in the city including Taipei Main Station and Songshan Airport.


For delegates intending to purchase a prepaid card with data usage, service is provided by telecom outlets in the airport with varied costs and service hours. Passport and secondary form of ID (national ID card) required upon purchase.