Practical Information about Taipei
Approximate Air Distance: 2012 miles / 3239 km
Approximate Flight Duration: 4 hrs 30 min
Major Airlines: Air Asia, Air China, Cathay Pacific, Northwest, Delta, KLM, Singapore, United Airlines etc. Singapore Airlines provide frequent nonstop flights from Singapore to Taipei
Major Airports: Departure from Singapore Changi International Airport (SIN) / Arrival at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TPE) or Taipei Songshan Airport (TSA)
Local Time: Local time is GMT +8.
Currency: The currency used in Taipei is the New Taiwan Dollar (TWD). Foreign currencies can be exchanged at government-designated banks. Receipts be given when currency is exchanged, and are required to be presented in order to exchange unused dollars before departure. Major credit cards are accepted and ATMs can be found throughout the city. Banks are open on weekdays.
Communication: Taiwan's international dialing number is +886. Internet cafes can be found through Taipei, and most hotels in Taipei have internet access in their rooms.
Electricity: Electrical current is 110 volts, 60Hz. Two-pin flat blade plugs are standard.