To Taiwan and Back: Part 2

The best part of any overseas training is the R&R. We had our R&R in Taipei. On the last Friday we had reveille at 4 am. The buses left Hengchun camp at 4 am. It would be a long trip towards Taipei. There were numerous rest stops in between where we could purchase food. I bought some preserved quail eggs or iron/metal eggs (鐵蛋).I tried them before, so I was keen on purchasing a few packets home.

It was really a long ride. We entertained ourselves with the on-board movies. They screened Cape No. 7 (海角七號), which is supposed to be a best seller at the Taiwanese cinemas.

We stopped at LeoFu Village (六福村)which is supposed to be a Taiwanese Disneyland of some sorts. I had little interest in rides, and went off to the zoo to see the animals instead.

Leos of LeoFu

This is claimed to be the only white tiger in the whole of Taiwan. I wonder if it has mauled anyone yet. Ours has already beat this one!

Pink Flamingoes

Oh my God! Hippos! What could be better than hippos? Hippos are the best!

Rhinos at Rest

In the central area of LeoFu Village. Notice the marble hippos in the water.

We left LeoFu Village at 4 pm. We would only reach the hotel in Taipei at 7 pm.

Akan Datang: Part 3

2 Responses to “To Taiwan and Back: Part 2”

  1. 1 Andrew December 11, 2008 at 8:43 pm

    Hey welcome back. The toilet paper thing was funny tho…lol
    All the animals look rather tired and lazy… but those Singapore tigers were scary. I got an email fwd with the photos. Poor chap.

  2. 2 Rabbit Ng December 25, 2008 at 12:50 pm

    I wanted to go to the zoo too but too bad I dont have your so called R&R time. Hahahaha. Yes!!! Pudding milk tea is goooood! I always go out in the middle of the night to get it with my friend cause got one 24hour stall selling it behind my hotel!! Hahahaha.

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