Don't throw out your receipts! They are actually lottery tickets with a number on them. Every two months the government announces and displays the uniform-invoice winning numbers on a website. It's a funny way to fight tax fraud. If you are not interested in the prize, you should put them into the plastic boxes you'll find in every convenience store and most of the shops. The money earned from those tickets will be used in social campaigns.
Jiufen is a small mining town on the Northeast coast that has become very popular since the release of the movie "City of Sadness" was filmed there. The views of the coast and Mt. Keelung are really amazing and the old streets, full of small shops, are a pleasure to walk through.
There is a direct bus to Jiufen that you can catch in Zhongxiao Fuxing bus-stop.
There's a long tradition of stamps in all of Asia. They have been used on official documents for centuries and are still in use today, even more frequently than signs, and everybody has their own personal stamp. Nowadays you can find them used not only on official papers, but also as mementos for visitors in virtually any museum or historic building. Some really original ones can be purchased in souvenir shops.
So, don't forget your notebook to colect them all!!
The MTVs are some of the most interesting places I've found in Taipei. I don't know if there's something similar in other countries, but I've never seen them before I came here. It's something like a "video-club meets mini-cinema" where you can rent the latest DVD releases or immortal classics to watch them "in situ", in rooms for 2, 4 or 12 people with real cinema screens.
The price is really good, like a normal video rental shop, and you can order a good variety of food and drinks.
Ticket Price: NT$230 per Full-price ticket
NT$200 per Discount ticket (This price suits for student and disabled person, please present your Student ID or Disabled ID for admission of entrance)
Available From: 2009/10/29 - 11/26
Where to Buy:
Individual Tickets are available at all Era Ticket Center outlets or online at http://www.ticket.com.tw. Tickets are also available at each festival venue (Vie Show Cinema Taipei Hsin Yi & Shin Kong Cineplex).