An undiscovered gem
From bright city lights to enchanting natural wonders, find out what makes Taiwan shine and be in to win a trip for two to Taipei
Question 1 / 10
Rubbish collectors are highly paid
Musical rubbish collecting
There are more rubbish bins than people
There are no rubbish bins outside in Taipei. Instead, the trucks play loud music to let the people know when to take their rubbish out.
Question 2 / 10
The Japanese brought pineapples to Taiwan in the early nineteenth century. Due to the excess of the fruit, local bakeries started making pineapple cakes and they’ve become the most popular Taiwanese souvenir since.
Question 3 / 10
When the Dutch arrived in the 16th century, they planted coffee plants. Now, you’ll find cafes on almost every corner in Taipei.
Question 4 / 10
Taiwan is roughly three times smaller than the North Island – making getting around, simple as.
Question 5 / 10
Sweet and sour pork
Not only did the Taiwanese invent instant noodles, they invented bubble tea too.
Question 6 / 10
They also hold the most Little League World Series titles.
Question 7 / 10
Not only does Taiwan have around 300 night markets, their biggest - Shilin Night Market in Taipei – has over 500 stalls.
Question 8 / 10
Shops in Taipei are open until midnight, with some night markets staying open until 1am.
Question 9 / 10
Kubo and the Two Strings
Howl’s Moving Castle
Jiufen village was the inspiration behind the iconic film ‘Spirited Away’. But it wasn’t just the buildings that director Hayao Miyazaki fell in love with, but the food, people and streets too.
Question 10 / 10
It’s the size of the grand canyon
Its walls are made of marble
It makes voices travel for miles
Over 200 million years ago, the gorge metamorphosed. Turning from sediment, to limestone, to the brilliant marble you see today.