I am very perplexed as to the reason why so many people come to Taipei/Taiwan without a job and then stay on whilst eke-ing out a living. What is the attraction? I have been here for 2 god awful years (purely because my hubby and I are both earning good money). When the job is done, we will leave. Without hesitation and without EVER looking back. So what’s the deal? This is a filthy place, an aesthetic and creative black hole (you can’t even get any talented creatives to come here), it has no style, no history, no legacy. No beauty, nothing to do, no great food to speak of (how can you compare Taiwanese with Thai, Malay, Indian??). Its dangerous - earthquake, typhoon,flood.
Thank god the people are nice or else foreign corporations couldn’t pay enough to get people to work here.
I can easily go on and on but I want to know why people stay here if money is not the factor. Live rough in Thailand, by all means for I can see the beauty and culture. But what gets those people to stay here in a one bedroom shack earning 50,000 a month? Wouldn’t it be better to go home?