Hey all, sorry to admins in advance is this doesn’t fall in this category feel free to move or delete.
In a nutshell I’m a Taiwanese born Australian? lol. My family immigrated to Sydney (Aus) when I was around 5, since then I’ve only been back to Taiwan twice, the last trip being probably about a decade ago.
I’m looking into living in Taiwan (revisit old roots so to speak) but having a super hard time finding resources for social groups in Taipei for English-speakers. Aside from forumosa and a few others I just can’t find any more similar sites and some of them look inactive.
Understanding, both in reading the speaking, mandarin is fine but it feels unnatural to me which is why I’m trying to see if there’s perhaps a discord server, fb group or similar to get in contact with other native english speakers in Taipei as I feel like their experience would benefit me a lot more or even people who are like me who are now living in Taipei but raised overseas.
Or even fellow Aussies living in Taipei that would be the best.
Also… Hi, first post.
PS I’m not sure if anyone’s been in this situation before. It’s been suggested that I enter Taiwan using my Australian passport and live/work via working visa (ARC?) as opposed to renewing Taiwanese passport. If there’s anyone that’s familiar with the differences of working there as a foreigner vs citizen feel free to let share some opinions.
Personally I feel like I can’t really pass for being Taiwanese at all, more like a foreigner who so happens to have a perfect Taiwanese accent and understands Hokkien.