Taiwan is 8 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
Taiwan uses an electric current of 110 volts at 60 cycles, appliances from Europe, Australia or South-East Asia
will need an adaptor or transformer. Many buildings have sockets with 220 volts especially for the use of air
Mandarin is the official language. English is widely spoken in Taipei.
There are three international airports in Taiwan.
Currency and Banks
The currency of Taiwan is the New Taiwan Dollar (NT$). Several foreign currencies can be exchanged at hotels,
airports and government-designated banks. Major credit cards are widely accepted, and traveller’s checks may
be accepted by tourist-oriented shops and at most international tourist hotels and banks. Banks open from 9:00 AM
to 3:30 PM, Monday to Friday and closed at the weekend and public holidays
Taiwan enjoys a subtropical climate with warm weather all year round. The annual average temperature is 22 degrees
Celsius with lowest temperatures ranging from 12 to 17 degrees Celsius (54-63 Fahrenheit). For more weather information,
please visit the Central Weather Bureau. (http://www.cwb.gov.tw/eng/index.htm).