100 Great Things

…about Taiwan.

  1. There are 100+ illegal things you can do without getting caught because of a lack of law enforcement. :wink:

Awesome public transportation

Safety

Medical services

The unexpected at the turn of a corner…

Easy to get away with not paying taxes (up to a certain point that is)

Cheap healthcare

Very tasty (but unhealthy) foods

[quote=“Icon”]Awesome public transportation

Safety

Medical services

The unexpected at the turn of a corner…[/quote]

You forgot to mention: foreign men.

:whistle:

  1. Convenient shopping around the clock.
  1. Slim burocracy for easy things (renewing one’s ARC, getting driver’s licence, paying fines, enrolling in Universities…).
  2. Extremely frequent long-range buses and trains (even though I guess this falls under the “outstanding public transport” category).
  3. Awesome hiking and walking trails, most easily accessible and well maintained.
  4. TOILETS, toilets everywhere (though with varying degrees of cleanliness).
  5. The virtual impossibility of starvation anywhere that is not the topbof a mountain.
  6. The Forumosa forum :stuck_out_tongue:
  7. Cheap-as-dirt mobile internet access and free (or cheap) wi-fi networks.
  8. All the electronics needed to give a geek a nerdgasm (also often sold by hot girls in skimpy dresses). :discodance:
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[quote=“antarcticbeech”][quote=“Icon”]Awesome public transportation

Safety

Medical services

The unexpected at the turn of a corner…[/quote]

You forgot to mention: foreign men.

:whistle:[/quote]

Ehem, we are talking about local stuff. In that case:

Taiwanese guys right after they complete their military service. Those abs. That pompis. Good work, ROC army, in turning out strong and well-built future hard workers.:thumbsup:

  1. You can pay your bills at the 7-11.
  1. Attractive females
  2. Low taxes
  3. lots of work opportunities for ambitious people
  4. Lack of political correctness amongst the locals (not the Engrishy-teaching expats though :laughing: :laughing: :laughing: )
  5. Respect for education
  1. Being able to sip on a beer at any public park or beach.
  2. 50-60 NT meals.
  3. 24 hour hardware stores.

This, and they are FREE. In Germany, for example, you have to pay for every pee.

  1. Friendly people (plenty of them).

27 From Yehliou down to Taidong (The Uncrowded East).

28 The museums.

29 Taxi drivers that don’t try to rip you off . . . and they use the meter without asking . . .and you almost never have to wait more than a couple minutes for one . . . and the drivers are friendly and take you right where you want to go . . . and they don’t charge an arm and a leg . . . and they don’t expect a tip! (In Taipei)

long boots and short skirts come winter time!

  1. No snow slush.
  2. No Nazis.
  3. No terrorists.
  4. No heroin addicts in railway station restrooms.
  5. No gypsy beggars.
  6. No slums.
  1. Almond snickers (can’t get them in the UK).

Nonsense. I was in at least seven of them last week.

[quote=“hannes”]31. No snow slush.
32. No Nazis.
33. No terrorists.
34. No heroin addicts in railway station restrooms.
35. No gypsy beggars.
36. No slums.[/quote]
Hundred great things, not hundred reasons for leaving home.

  1. Nazis
  2. Gypsies are cool!
    The absence of a bad thing can not necessarily be viewed as the presence of a good thing.

Otherwise
37. No pink airplanes
38. No dogs with cavity.
39. No Albanian pimps!

[quote]22. Respect for education[/quote] ouch! that hurts!

well there are other things I don’t agree with, like I don’t think many people in Taiwan are friendly, as I feel it they are just “Chinese”.
But this seems to be a thread for input not reflection.

  1. torrent & other downloads without much risk of getting a letter from a law office.

Ahem:

I’m sorry. i don’t care what you say, that counts as a pink aeroplane.