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吃喝玩乐在台湾 Taiwan Trip with BBFs : Day 3 (Jiu Fen 九份, Dan Shui 淡水老街, Yu RenMa Tou 渔人码头 )

吃喝玩乐在台湾 Taiwan Trip with BBFs : Day 3 (Jiu Fen 九份, Dan Shui 淡水老街, Yu RenMa Tou 渔人码头 )

Rise & shine! it’s another busy day haha.. today, we will be going to Jiu Fen 九份, Dan Shui 淡水老街 and Yu RenMa Tou 渔人码头! SOO FUN! as we will be taking mrt, railway train and ferry!!

Alright before we start our journey proper, we needa fix out stomach first with yummy breakfast!

smoked chicken sandwich… didn’t manage to amuse us hahaha…

my pork burger! NICE!!!

Hash Brown~~~

Nutritious Breakfast…

Yummy! satisfied breakfast… it’s located opposite fei tian 飞天火锅 steamboat, within walking distance from xi men ding… and 50岚 (also known as KOI in singapore)  is also located there as well!

bought my pudding milk tea 布丁奶茶 for my train ride later on to 九份 jiufen 🙂 after getting our drinks, we proceed on to the train station… and on the way….

SPOTTED my S.H.E again!!!

don’t you think they look like a family wearing the same colour tone of tees? hahahha~~~

we took the metro mrt to taipei train station 台北车站 and purchase our railway tickets to rui fang 瑞芳车站… NT 78 🙂

We are rushing like mad after purchasing the tickets.. as the train will be leaving the station at 12pm, and the time we got our tickets was 11.55am! and we even walked over to the wrong platform, but luckily there’s this very nice guy which saw us looking kinda panic, approach us and direct us to the correct platform.. see, Taiwanese are soo nice la! hahaha~~~

and when we reached our platform, the bell rang and luckily we managed to board the train at the very very last min.. PHEW~~

as our tickets does not include us a seat, therefore when the train approach the next station, some of us needa give up our seats to those with tickets which was indicated with a seat no…

come.. i think your lens need some cleaning.. 😀

and not forgetting the pudding milk tea i bought previously 🙂


some paparazzi look- alike images.. haha

you can actually take a bus from the railway station up to jiufen, but after some consideration and discussion, we decided to share a cab up instead. since the price difference not alot +  we have so many of us, might not be able to squeeze up the bus if its too packed 🙂

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHiDc_FMDd4&w=600px&h=360px]

Arrived at Jiu Fen 九份!!

cooling breeze ! different from the hot and humid city weather…

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CCP4dGEEvwU&w=600px&h=360px]

this ah ma damm cute la.. its a exact duplicate of the signboard mascot… and that’s how she dressed up herself for her business! hahaa~ whenever a camera points at her, she will strike a pose for you. she’s the same as us! always camera-ready!~ lol!!

Squid sausage… 墨鱼香肠… it’s BLACK in colour!!

we stopped by this stall that is selling their famous

gong wan soup 贡丸汤

and artist like jacky wu 吴宗宪 & jolin 蔡依林 patronize this stall as well!

the auntie is really very zi lian.. the whole stall is filled with her photos sia…

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHGvH3ipW7U&w=600px&h=360px]

it started to drizzle alittle while we’re done with our soup, but we continue walking around before taking a cab back to ruifang 瑞芳 railway station to catch the train back to taipei train station 台北车站

we’re lucky once again as we got our tickets 5 mins before the train arrive.. lol! we’re like forever rushing for train hahaha!

after reaching taipei train station, we switch over to the mrt aka 捷运 to dan shui 淡水 to catch the beautiful sunset!!!

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1Q8gozVYi8&w=600px&h=360px]

we bought our ferry tickets, NT100 for one return tickets, at the ticketing counter along the street which will be bringing us over to yu ren ma tou 渔人码头, whereby the famous lover’s bridge 情人桥 is located. It’s also a popular venues where most of the artists hold their free mini concerts at. example like S.H.E 😛

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLC3kZBDC7U&w=600px&h=360px]

and here we are!!!

dan shui yu ren ma tou 淡水渔人码头…

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cu_dodOx4Ik&w=600px&h=360px]

after the sunset, we head back with the ferry to dan shui lao jie 淡水老街 whereby we can get cheaper taiwan goodies from those selling in the night markets 🙂

we’re all so hungry that we went around buying food! hahaha~~

the grilled squid with chili.. damm nice!

fried soft shell crab…

some pancake alike food with sotong and prawns fillings…

Cheesy Pork Cutlet!

yummy~ becareful as the cheese is pipping hot in the pork cutlet and it will oozes out when u bite on it…

Spongebob sponge cakes!!海绵宝宝鸡蛋糕

Drinks!! the CUP is

XTREMELY HUGE!!!!!!!!!!!

but only NT30 only!

after we bought all the goodies that we need, we took a cab back as we’re carrying quite alot of stuff hahaa.. and continue to hunt for our dinner at xi men ding 🙂

the extra long ice cream!巨无霸霜淇淋!

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5303UFAHPNg&w=600px&h=360px]

we brought back our favourite food, 鲁肉饭 back to the hotel for dinner 🙂

together with a bowl of


🙂 yumm yumm~~~

and we ended our day 3… it was a fun, gan jiong and tiring day.. but we loved it!! 😀

coming up next :

吃喝玩乐在台湾 Taiwan Trip with BBFs :

Day 4 (Yong Le Market 永乐市场, Wu Fen Pu 五分埔, Breeze Square 微风广场, BBQ Steamboat Buffet 吃到饱烧烤火锅 )

your might want to visit :

吃喝玩乐在台湾 Taiwan Trip with BBFs : Day 1 (Arrival, Xi Men Ding, Party World KTV)

吃喝玩乐在台湾 Taiwan Trip with BBFs : Day 2 (Long Shan Temple 龙山寺, Monga filming site 艋舺拍摄场景/剥皮寮, Shilin Night Market 士林夜市)

吃喝玩乐在台湾 Taiwan Trip with BBFs : Day 4 (Yong Le Market 永乐市场, Wu Fen Pu 五分埔, Breeze Square 微风广场, BBQ Steamboat Buffet 吃到饱烧烤火锅 )

吃 喝玩乐在台湾 Taiwan Trip with BBFs : Day 5 (Taipei 101 台北101, New York New York 纽约纽约, Mr Zhang’s Lu Rou Fan 胡须张鲁肉饭, 24Hrs Carrefour 家乐福)

吃 喝玩乐在台湾 Taiwan Trip with BBFs : Day 6 (Xi Men Ding 西门町, STAGE, Mirada, Shi Lin Food Street 士林夜市美食街, Shopping Loots 购物战利品, Hair cut 新发型)

吃喝玩乐在台湾 Taiwan Trip with BBFs : Day 7 (Taiwan Food Court in Xi Men Ding, 美食街,Departure 桃园国际机场)

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Dboy August 18, 2010 at 11:17 pm Reply

哇噻!達人bloggie果燃又让我大开眼界!我是你的忠实读者喔!有奖品吗? 耍你的啦,嘿嘿 :D
台湾超棒的对不对?好期待你下一个blog entry, 因为有五分埔作为其中一个组要项目(嘿嘿),五分埔超好
your blog is so interesting darren, jiayou!

method86 August 18, 2010 at 11:37 pm Reply

哈哈。。。忠实读者你好!谢谢。。台湾真的超好玩的。。 可说是百去不严啊~ 五分埔也让我逛得不亦乐乎!太棒了啦~~~

Dboy August 19, 2010 at 2:04 am Reply

对阿,台湾真的百去不厌喔!我也跟你一样,也去了两次。 真的是买东西,吃东西 x 100000000!
说实在,你跟你的BBF好像一家人, 我也希望我也能够像你一样和朋友一起出国 T。T

PS: bugis 和五分埔比较,简直是小巫见大巫, 五分埔很庞大,价格大众化,也是男生们的购物天堂!我陪我的女朋友去五分埔一点也不闷。

method86 August 19, 2010 at 9:09 am Reply

哇,谢谢你的夸奖。。 其实也没有什么技术啦。。 就随便乱拍,看见什么拍什么,哈哈~ 对啊,和我的bbfs就如同一家人一样,非常非常珍惜这段友谊。也很庆幸人生的旅途中有着他们的加入与陪伴 。 我相信你也会和我一样的:)

对啊。。 如果你对逛街还有一点点兴趣的活,其实五分埔对男生来说应该也一样好逛啊~ 怎么会闷呢。。。 除非你是不买东西。。那你肯定会闷到谷底。。。 哈哈哈!!

Dboy August 19, 2010 at 1:18 pm Reply

嘿嘿,谢谢你的 reply! 超开心的:)
oh, 原来point-&-just-shoot 就是你的秘诀阿,我会牵记在心的,呵呵。

PS : 我正在倒数你的新的blog entry, 万分的期待哦!

method86 August 19, 2010 at 1:56 pm Reply

不需要在倒数啦~~~ published 了!!! :D

W August 19, 2010 at 5:44 pm Reply

Hi can i ask u, the video song is by SHE? what song is it? very nice…..~ 🙂

method86 August 19, 2010 at 6:17 pm Reply

yup. it’s by S.H.E and the title of the song is 我爱雨夜花

Passerby August 27, 2010 at 1:16 am Reply

Hi there~ Your post on your TW trip is so detailed and full of photos which helps me a lot in planning for my itinerary to TW next month! =) I need your help on the following qns..

Can I check with you for the ferry ticket to yu ren ma tou, it is a two way ticket at NT100 from a counter outside danshui mrt? Do you have any idea on the ferry timing or do you happen to know any website that I can check on the timing? And.. Roughly what time does the sun sets in TW? I understand that the sun sets earlier in TW as compared to in SG..

Much thanks for your replies in advance!~! Cheers~

method86 August 27, 2010 at 8:03 am Reply

Hi! yup the ferry ticket is a two way ticket at the price of NT100. the ticket counter is not outside danshui mrt. it’s along the coastline. somewhere in the middle and u can hear pple announcing purchase ur ferry tickets here. i think the best time would be ard 5pm? that’s the timing i’m when.

The sunset view at the yu ren ma tou is magnificent and you shouldn’t miss it 🙂

Enjoy your trip! 😀

Passerby August 27, 2010 at 9:58 pm


Cheng Cheng March 14, 2011 at 2:27 pm Reply

Hi Darren ~ really having fun reading your blog regarding Taiwan trip ~ wohoo 🙂
may i know you stay at the same Hotel/motel in Taipei for your whole trip??


method86 March 14, 2011 at 3:46 pm Reply

Thanks! glad that you enjoyed reading them 🙂 yup! i’m staying at the same hotel throughout my whole trip 😉

Cheng Cheng March 14, 2011 at 2:28 pm Reply

another question is ~ any must go location at TAIPEI?

i will go there this May … 😀

method86 March 14, 2011 at 3:48 pm Reply

actually those places that i visited are considered the must visit places in taipei. 🙂 if you say must go right, i think shi lin night market is a must go.. its as good as not been to taiwan if u’ve not visited any of the night markets there 😉

Kate June 22, 2011 at 11:06 pm Reply


I am planning a trip to Taiwan soon and wish to checked the amount of money needed when traveling to taiwan for seven days. As i had read your blog, may I know how much money did you bring with you to Taiwan?
Hope to hear from you soon.


method86 June 23, 2011 at 11:22 am Reply

Hi Kate,

I brought ard 700 to 800 SGD there for my daily expenses from transport to food to shopping. 😉

Yu December 29, 2011 at 3:31 pm Reply

We are doing some research on taiwan and we came across your blog,is awesome! On 3rd day,you went a few places. Roughly how long do you guys spend on each location? We are still planning on our route to Jiufen.
Hope to hear from you =D
Many thanks!

method86 December 29, 2011 at 3:45 pm Reply

We spent ard half of the day at jiu fen before rushing over to dan shui for the sunset in the evening. you can visit yu ren ma tou first after jiu fen. Upon returning, you can visit dan shui lao jie 😉

cheryl January 11, 2012 at 10:51 pm Reply

hi there, i was just searching on how to get my way ard from taipei, ximending to jiufen and i chance upon ur pg. so i was just wondering if you are still able to remember roughly how long does it take to go to jiufen from ximending?

method86 January 11, 2012 at 11:11 pm Reply

Hi Cheryl! the train ride takes approx 40 mins to reach rui fang train station and another 10 mins by cab up to jiufen. so its ard an hour to reach jiu fen from xi mending as u needa take the metro from xmd to the interchange station.

yiling March 1, 2012 at 12:38 pm Reply

Hi, I would like to ask you how do you tell the person you want to buy ticket to 台北车站? cause it seems like there are a lot of different fares? & How much is the cab fare from Jiufen laojie to 瑞芳车站? Thanks!!

method86 March 1, 2012 at 1:20 pm Reply

Hi Yiling,

you just need to tell them you need tickets to 台北车站. there are 2 different prices. one with seats and one without seats, meaning you need to stand throughout the journey 😉

as for the cab from jiufen to 瑞芳车站, ii can’t rmb how much le haha. but its not ex la 🙂

yiling March 1, 2012 at 1:38 pm Reply

Thanks for your prompt reply!! I see, do you still remember how much is the ticket with seat? 🙂

Penny October 18, 2013 at 5:15 pm Reply

Hi, I did saw your blog and can I check with you, have you been to yurenmatou at night time? any interesting or happening thing there? You had take how long look around at yurenmatou?

Darren Ang October 19, 2013 at 7:25 pm Reply

Yes i’ve been there at night. there are quite a few stores like a night market that sells bags, local street food and souvenirs that you can buy back.


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