Sparklers


#1

On one of Dennis’ pictures, I saw sparklers (“Wunderkerzen” in German). I wasn’t aware that you can get them here. They are sort of essential for me to get through New Year’s Eve. Does anybody know where I can find them?

TIA
Iris


#2

Pop down the Di Hua Street around Lunar New Years.
I bought masses of all kinds of fireworks there last year
Also, sometimes the Jienguo b[/b] Flower mkt has folks selling fireworks and sparklers. I’ve seen the small sparklers for sale at those $10NT shops all over town.


#3

Thanks Alien

I checked the flower market yesterday but it’s probably too early. I guess I never noticed any fireworks shops here because I hate fireworks (and somehow always thought sparklers were typical German :? ). Well, two more days for looking for the sparklers.

Thanks
Iris


#4

I also love sparklers, but never went looking for them here. Last year when I wandered through CKS Memorial there were people walking around selling them, so I grabbed some.
Hope you’re successful in your quest, and please let me know if you find any before Tuesday.


#5

I was at Warner Village on Friday night and there was a stand outside NEw York New York selling sparklers and small fireworks, perhaps you could check there, at the side with McDonalds.


#6

My girls suddenly had sparklers in their hands last new years eve. I though my wife bot them at the traditional market in Yangmei.


#7

Hi,

I remember buying tonnes of sparklers and fireworks from a toy store in JingMei, located along a lane just off BeiShin b[/b] Rd (near the movie theatre on BeiShin b[/b] Road).

Basically I think such things are actually quite readily available if you just ask. I know it sounds simple, but perhaps for more than a year I wandered into such places, but, thinking they didn’t sell fireworks, never asked. And then came the day that I asked, which was also when the laoban escorted me to his “fireworks” display, after which I walked out smiling with bags of (illegal) ammunitions!

Good luck,

The Big Babou :wink:


#8

Thanks for all the help, I haven’t found any yet. I’ve kept my eyes open wandering around Shida, Kuting b[/b], Kungkuan and the Main Station. I’ll try New York, New York tonight after work or will possibly go to Chingmei b[/b] and try the Big Babou’s place. I just want sparklers, nothing else, I hate loud fireworks.

Thanks so much
Iris


#9

I finally found them! It’s easier now, with CNY coming closer, I guess.

I found them on the market in Chingmei, in the lane just opposite of the MRT exit, around the corner from Geant. I only checked one stall but I figure there are several stalls selling them.

I tried one out to show it to my fascinated cat (she loved it). They are great :wink:

Thanks for the help
Iris