Thursday, December 27, 2007

Pet Import to Taiwan


In general, I suggest that you do not import pets to Taiwan, but if you are determined to do so, please research the requirements carefully and budget enough to cover the costs. The official Taiwan government's pet import regulations can be found here. You can download the regulations in English as well as an import permit application.

You can expect that importing a pet can cause difficulties and will involve a considerable expense. You can contract a pet agent to assist in the process. This will make your life a lot easier but will significantly increase your costs.

Here is an overview of what is needed for an import permit:

In order to apply for the import permit, copies are acceptable. Upon arrival in Taiwan, all original documents must be available along with the import permit.

Microchip please provide details

Vaccinated against rabies

Primary vaccination at the age of at least 90 days old, and the period between the day of vaccination and the day of shipment shall be no less than 180 days and no more than one year.

Booster vaccination: vaccinated no more than one year prior to shipment.

Blood samples of dogs or cats to be imported shall be taken and sent to the designated laboratory for neutralization antibody titration test for rabies antibody which shall be at least 0.5IU/ml. Report of neutralization antibody titration test for rabies antibody which shall be at least 0.5IU/ml and tested by rabies reference laboratories of the World Organization for Animal Health or laboratories designated by the Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine with the blood sampling date no less than 180 days and no more than 2 years prior to shipment.

Rabies vaccination certificate issued by a veterinarian of exporting country and certifying vaccination by inactivated vaccines. The rabies vaccination certificate shall be in Chinese, English or bilingual and state the breed, sex, age, microchip number, date of rabies vaccination, and whether the vaccination was primary or a booster.

health/vaccination certificates must indicate the rabies vaccination is "killed virus" or "not active virus" and whether it is "primary" or "booster".

A copy of passport or identification card of the importer.

The importer shall apply to the animal quarantine authority of exporting country for a veterinary certificate, the veterinary certificate shall be in Chinese, English or bilingual and include the following information:

(1) Breed, sex, age, and microchip number of the dog or cat.

(2) Date of vaccination against rabies with inactivated vaccine, and whether the vaccination was primary or a booster.

(3) No clinical sign of rabies shown upon inspection of the dog or cat.

(4) At least 0.5 IU/ml rabies antibody in the blood of the dog or cat sampled no less than 180 days and no more than 2 years prior to shipment for a neutralization antibody titration test which shall be carried out by rabies reference laboratories of the World Organization for Animal Health or laboratories designated by the Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine.

On arrival of the dog or cat at the port of entry, the importer shall apply to the animal quarantine authority for quarantine inspection and submit the import permit, original veterinary certificate issued by the animal quarantine authority of exporting country, bill of lading or customs declaration form (or B/L). The dog or cat without an original veterinary certificate issued by the animal quarantine authority of exporting country shall be re-exported or destroyed.

A. When conducting quarantine inspection of the dog or cat imported from rabies-infected countries, animal quarantine authority at the port of entry shall check the veterinary certificate and detain the dog or cat at the designated post-entry quarantine premise for 21 days. During quarantine detention, the blood of the dog or cat may be sampled and tested again for rabies antibody. If the rabies antibody is under 0.5 IU/ml, the dog or cat shall be revaccinated with inactivated rabies vaccine.

1. Please be advised that if any incompliance is found in the statement of the certificate, the dogs or cats will be re-exported, destroyed or detained at the designated post-entry quarantine premise for 180 days.

It is strongly advised that pets arrive in Taiwan on a weekday morning. Pet customs is only open during business hours, so if your pet arrives in the evening, then you will have to wait until 9:00 AM the next morning to clear customs. Evening flights may be unavoidable, but do your best to avoid weekends. Time spent at the airport does not count toward time in quarantine. If your pet is held at the airport, only you, the owner, will have access to the pet, and you will be responsible for providing food and water.

Here are some of the costs involved excluding your pet's airfare, and any agent fee which can be hundreds of US Dollars.

A. Airport terminal or airlines handling fee: Approx. USD 50.00 charged at cost.

B. Quarantine station fee: Approx. USD 25.00/per day/per pet or at cost if over / mandatory 21 day quarantine. Estimated rate USD 525.00

C. Tax/Duty as assessed by customs





Pet Export


If you are leaving Taiwan, and want to take your pet along, then be prepared for complications and expenses. It is not to be taken lightly, but it can be done. It is your destination that determines how difficult or expensive it will be. You should carefully research the requirements of your destination, before finalizing your plan to bring your pet.

Most destinations will require that your pet be implanted with a microchip and receive rabies or other vaccinations. A vet in Taipei with a lot of experience handling export vaccinations and documents is Dr. Yang in Tianmu:

Dr. Simon Yang, DVM
No. 368, Sec. 6, Zongshan N. Rd.
phone: 2871 7621
fax 2876 2039
mobile: 0932 035 130
canine0368@yahoo.com.tw

Here is a link with info about checking in pets as excess baggage and it also mentions an export permit.

To Australia:
You will need to apply in advance for an import permit and pets will be quarantined. Pets from Taiwan will face a minimum 30 day quarantine. The application fees are AUD $280 for the first animal, plus AUD $60.00 for each additional animal.Quarantine charges will be extra. For more information check out the Australian Government Website.
Also check out the posts at Forumosa.
Here are rates published in 2007:

Service

Notes

Fee $AUD

Quarantine entry

Fee is charged for each animal

$10

Veterinary Inspection

Fee per half hour. In the majority of cases only half an hour is required. This fee is charged for each animal.

$71

Document clearance

Fee charged for audit of your pets veterinary certificates A & B. This fee is charged for each animal.

This fee may be repeated if additional information is required.

$27.00

Transport from the airport to the quarantine station.

Fee is charged for the first animal only. Pets picked up after 4pm or before 8am are charged at the higher rate

$95 or $120

Accommodation of a cat

Daily rate for the first cat - includes food and care.

$13.55

Accommodation for each additional cat, sharing accommodation with the first cat

Daily rate for subsequent cats – includes food and care.

$10.55

Accommodation of a dog

Daily rate for the first dog – includes food and care.

$17.55

Accommodation for each additional dog, sharing accommodation with the first dog

Daily rate for subsequent dogs – includes food and care.

$12.55

A dog that gives birth

$400 for the first 7 hours or less of supervision plus $19 for each additional hour of supervision.

$400

Puppies less than 6 weeks old

Daily rate per pup. After the puppies are 6 weeks old they are charged at the daily rate for dogs.

$5

A cat that gives birth

Fee for supervision of birthing cat.

Kittens are not charged for until they are over 6 weeks old. After the kittens are 6 weeks old they are charged at the daily rate for cats.

$300

Any additional veterinary care

Additional veterinary care eg booster vaccinations are provided by a private veterinarian.

Charged to the owner by private veterinarian.



To the USA:
Hawaii and Guam both have their own regulations, including mandatory quarantine. Other states and territories may also have their own regulations.
For Federal regulations check the US Customs publication Pets and Wildlife Licensing and Health Requirements.
Check out posts at Forumosa.

To South Africa: I don't have any information at the moment, so check out Forumosa. I found two topics, but there may be more.
To the UK: No details currently available, but here is the contact information for a pet agent:
Airpets Oceanic (Heathrow)
Willowslea Farm Kennels
tel: 44-1753-685-571
fax: 44-1753-681-65
Attn: Marie O'Brien / Angela

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

National Immigration Agency


National Immigration Agency (formerly the Foreign Affairs Police, now new name and new location)

After you have received your resident visa from MOFA, this is where you need to go for your ARC (Alien Resident Certificate) which is your national ID card.

Taipei County Residents use the Banqiao Office:
Minzhu Road, No. 168 / 台北縣板橋市民族路168號 (民族 mínzú)

Link to Map

Banqiao MRT Map

Taipei City Residents:
臺北市中正區廣州街15號 
電話:02-23899983
No. 15, Guangzhou St. Zhong Zheng District, Taipei
Tel: 02-2389-9983

Forumosa

National Immigration Agency Official Website

Ministry of Foreign Affairs



The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) Bureau of Consular Affairs (BOCA) is where you can have documents authenticated and begin the visa application process.



Address: Jinan Rd, Sec 1, No. 2-2, Taipei City / 台北市濟南路一段2-2

濟南路 Jǐnán Lù



http://iff.immigration.gov.tw/enfront/life.php?id=446&tr_id=9

This is located between CKS and Shando Temple MRT Stations.

Monday, December 24, 2007

Health Checks at Renai Hospital

仁愛醫院 Rén'ài yī yuàn

Renai Rd., Sec. 4, No. 10 / 仁愛路410 / Rén'ài Lù Sì Duàn Shí Hào

Health Certificate Exams
for visas or other reasons are done at Renai Branch, of the Taipei City Hospital. It is located on Renai Rd. near the Fuxing intersection. If you are walking south on Fuxing (from the MRT for example) the Howard Hotel will be on the right hand side you want to be on the left hand side. If coming by MRT, the nearest station is Zhongxiao-Fuxing Station on the Blue and Brown Lines.

Hours are 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM and 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM on Monday through Friday. They are open 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM on Saturday if you are willing to fight the crowd. Closed on Sundays.
BRING YOUR PASSPORT.

  • Bring your passport, at least 3 photos, and about NTD 1000. It will probably take a couple of hours.
  • Exams are located on the 2nd floor. Follow the signs for Health Certification. You have to walk by the blood draw area, where you will go later. They will give you the paperwork. Fill out 3 copies and attach 3 photos.
  • Go the the 1st floor, counter 11. They will stamp your paperwork and give you a number.
  • Go back to where you just came from on the 2nd floor.
  • Wait for your number to be called. They will look over your forms, check height, weight, eyes, and blood pressure. They will give you a set of cards to turn in at each exam site.
  • Take this back to the 1st floor counter 11, where you received the number.
  • Pay the fee, less than NTD 1000. They will give you a card telling you when to return for the results and will stamp each of your other cards which correspond to each of the tests you need to take.
  • I had to go to the Dermatology Dept. on the 2nd floor for a skin exam. They give you an area with a curtain to undress then a doctor came in and did a quick visual exam. I didn't have to do this last time. They tried to match female doctors with female examinees.
  • Now you need to get a blood test on the 2nd floor, and depending on your exam type such as a JFRV, then you may have to give a stool sample. Just make sure that you come ready to provide a sample should this be necessary. Only a small sample is needed for testing.
  • Now go to the 3rd floor get an Xray.
  • Now after you have done everything, return your paperwork on the 2nd floor where you had your eye exam.
  • The office in this area is where you will return to pick up the results. Remember your passport and receipt.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Buses from Taipei to other cities















Near Taipei main station there are a couple of bus stations. The Kuo Kuang (Guó Guāng 國 光) East Station has service to the airport and Keelung (Jīlóng 基隆). The Kuo Kuang stations can be reached from the MRT by walking through the underground mall and their are signs pointing you towards the proper exit. Between the Kuo Kuang West Station and the Intercity Bus Station you can reach most major destinations in Taiwan. The intercity terminal has service to Hsinchu (Xīnzhú 新竹). The Intercity Bus Station houses several companies so you may need to go to a different window depending on your destination.

Kuo Kuang Chinese only website: http://www.kingbus.com.tw/home.php

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Xinzhu (Hsinchu)



I don't spend much time in Xinzhu, but I'll add useful information as I find it.












B&Q Hardware Stores (特力屋 té lì wū)
Xinzhu City, Gongdao 5th Road, Sec. 2, No. 469
No.469, Sec. 2, Gong Dao 5th Rd., Hsinchu City 30069
30069新竹市公道五路二段469號2樓










Hsinchu Science Park: http://eweb.sipa.gov.tw/en/dispatch.jsp?disp_to=2:15

City Website with Chinese/English street names

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Indonesian Food


On the Northern end of the Muzha-Brown line, come out of Zhongshan Jr. High School MRT (only 1 exit) and turn right. A few shops down on your right hand side will be an excellent Indonesian restaurant. I lost the name card, so that's all the detail until I eat there again.

Address: Fuxing N. Rd., No. 292 / 復興北路292/ Fùxīng Běi Lù 292 Hào
(02) 2504-5793



Amigo Mexican Restaurant

They have decent Mexican food at average prices.

Locations:
  • Fuxing N. Rd. No. 202 / 復興北路202 / Fùxīng Běi Lù 202 Hào
  • Guangfu S. Rd, Lane 280, No. 28 / 光復南路280巷28 / Guāngfù Nán Lù 280 Xiàng 28 Hào

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Chinese Lamb Restaurant



This is a very tasty and inexpensive Chinese restaurant. Their specialty is a spicy lamb dish served with either noodles or rice. They have indoor and outdoor seating.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Taoyuan County


Apparently there is more to Taoyuan than the airport and betel nut girls. I haven't been here, but it certainly looks nice in the pictures.

It’s on the edge of a resevoir in DaXi township (大溪鎮), TaoYuan

http://www.lakesidecoffee.com/Page1.html

Monday, May 07, 2007

Japanese Hot Pot


This is a Japanese hot pot, sushi, and seafood restaurant. They keep bringing food until you are ready to burst, but it tastes so good you want to keep eating. The cost for dinner is NTD 500. The price includes coke and sprite, but beer costs extra. Taiwan Beer is available for NTD 80 per bottle.

Located in the same building as The Living Room and across the hallway from the Brazilian BBQ Restaurant.

Marriage in Taiwan

In order to be married in Taiwan and added to your spouse's household registry you will need documentation from your home country that you are eligible to marry (not currently married).

This will vary by country. The process is very straight forward for Americans, since the US does not keep a central marriage registry. All that is required is a notarized sworn statement that you are eligible to marry. AIT can notarize this for you. For looking at your passport and stamping a document they charge USD $30, but you get a discount if they notarize a second document at the same time (this includes notarizing a duplicate document, which may or may not be required depending on who you ask). They have a sample Affidavit Regarding Marital Status document on their website. You will need to make an appointment online in order to have the affidavit notarized.

Now take this to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to be authenticated.

Once you have your documents in order, you need to bring them to the Taiwanese courthouse where you will apply to be married, and set a date for the courthouse wedding ceremony. You can get official English language translations of the marriage certificate, which is a good idea, as you never know when you will need it, and it is not expensive.

After the wedding, you will need to go to a different office to register with your spouse on the household registry. If you are applying for a JFRV, make sure to get 2 notarized copies.

Applying for a JFRV (Joining Family Resident Visa):

Why apply for a JFRV:
With a valid JFRV ARC you are exempt from work permits under the Employment Services Act, Article 48, Paragraph 1. You can also have up to 3 years before renewal is required. Your ARC will now be tied to marriage, not your job, and for most people that will be a more stable and secure situation.

I was married in Taiwan and already had an ARC through work when I applied. I have heard of some people being required to leave Taiwan for this. I assume that they entered with a visitor's visa. This is what was required of me:

1. Criminal record clearance from home country/state. This was the only document which I needed to have sent from the US. This step will be different for everyone based on their citizenship. Since this document comes from abroad, and documents are only valid for 3 months, you are advised to get this first, before you go for your health check.

If you are a US citizen, it is probably easiest to receive clearance from your home state, but you can also check with the FBI. I chose Minnesota as it was the last state I had residence in. Be sure to request that this document is notarized, or it will not be accepted by the TECO office. After you have received this document, you must send it to a TECO office for authentication. This must be done at the TECO office which services the area where the document was issued.

I applied for this clearance from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety. The cost is USD 8.00 and may be paid by check or money order. Make payable to BCA. You must also enclose a SASE (Self Addressed Stamped Elephant). Be sure to request that this document is notarized. Mail your request to:
Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension
Criminal Justice Information Systems - CHA
1430 Maryland Ave. E.
St. Paul, MN 55106

Minnesota is served by the TECO office in Chicago. You need to include US$15, return postage, a copy of your passport, and the notarized document to be authenticated.
Address: Two Prudential Plaza, 57th & 58th Floor , 180 North Stetson Ave, Chicago, IL 60601
TEL: (312) 616-0100

When you receive this, it must be authenticated at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This is also where you will apply for your JFRV once all of your paperwork is in order.

2. Health Check

3. Household registry (in Taiwan) with your name and spouse's name. Your spouse can help you with this. The cost is minimal. If you are registering for the first time bring your marriage certificate and passport. You will need 2 original documents.

4. Wedding Certificate, if married outside of Taiwan you will probably need to go through the authentication process . If you were married in Taiwan, your wedding certificate does not need to be authenticated.

5. Documentation that you have registered your marriage in your home country. If your country does not have a central marriage registry you will need a document from your pseudo embassy. Americans will need to waste a few hours of their time and USD 30 (approx. NTD 1000), by going to AIT and receiving a notarized Affidavit of Marriage in Taiwan. You must make an appointment. This can be done online. The document can also be downloaded from their website.

6. Go to MOFA with all of your documents. Fill out the visa application, take a number at the visa counter. In addition to all of the original documents, you should have your passport, your spouse's Taiwan national ID card, and your ARC (if you already have one). You will need at least 2 photos. A photo copier is available, but if you want to be prepared, have copies of all documents and IDs.

7. Return to MOFA at the appointed date to pick up your passport with your new residence visa. This will be 10 days after you applied.

8. Now go to the branch of the National Immigration Agency that services your area of residence. Bring your passport, spouse's Taiwan national ID card, photos, household registry, your existing ARC (if you have one), all of the other documents that MOFA required just in case they ask for them, and finally you may need to have your spouse present. My spouse was not present, but I did have her ID card. The cost was NTD 1000. This is per year of validity. I was only given one year, but I understand that renewal is a simple process of bringing an updated household registry. You will have to wait 2 weeks for your ARC card to be processed. My spouse was able to pick up the card for me, with my receipt and passport.

Here is an overview of the estimated costs:
  • Criminal History Check: USD 8.00 (This depends on the issuing authority.)
  • Criminal History Check Authentication by TECO Chicago: USD 15
  • Criminal History Check Authentication by MOFA Taipei: NTD 400
  • Affidavit of Recognition of Marriage in Taiwan at AIT: USD 30 (NTD 1000) For citizens of other nations, the cost will depend on the issuing authority.
  • Health Check at Renai Hospital NTD 1000
  • Visa Application Fee at MOFA Taipei: NTD 5100 (This cost may vary depending on your nationality due to reciprocal visa fees.)
  • Household Registry in Taiwan: cheap (make sure to get 2 originals)
  • Marriage Certificate: Received when married, cost unknown
  • ARC processing fee: minimum NTD 1000
  • Misc. fees: Taxis, postage, unpaid leave from work, etc.

JB's Bar and Restaurant

JB’s Bar and Restaurant
148 Shida Rd., Taipei (北市師大路148號)
02 2364 8222

They have a nice selection of beers including a locally made microbrew. They have a menu with pub food featuring some British favourties such as Bangers and Mash. The downstairs is non-smoking but is always deserted. The smokey upstairs has a bar and a projection TV. They are located just down the street from the Taipower Building MRT Station Exit 4.

Taxes


If you've planned ahead then you have spent at least 183 days in Taiwan last year, so you know you will be getting a refund, because those first 6 months you are taxed at 20%. After reaching the the magic number, you qualify for a lower tax rate including a refund on the extra tax you paid in. For information on tax brackets check out Tealit or check out the Tax Administration's Official Site.

Where you file your taxes depends on where you live (or where your ARC says you live). Attached is a list of tax offices.

For Taipei City Residents, Taipei's Main Tax office is located within walking distance of the Ximen MRT Station at Zhonghua Rd. Sec. 1, No. 2 / 台北市中華路1段2號 on the corner of Zhongxiao W. Rd. The nearest MRT station is Ximen Station.

Foreigner's service is located on the first floor on the left hand side. Be sure to bring your passport, ARC, tax statements, and bank book for direct deposit or a mailing address for notice by mail that your refund is ready.

For Xindian (Taipei County) Residents the tax office is across the street from Carrefour on Baoqiao Rd. The nearest MRT station is Qizhang Station. Foreigners need to go to the second floor.

Be sure to bring your passport, ARC, tax statements, and bank book for direct deposit or a mailing address for notice by mail that your refund is ready.



Friday, April 20, 2007

Taroko National Park












Taroko National Park / 太魯閣國家公園 / Tàilǔgé gúojiā gōngyuán


Taroko is one of the must see sites in Taiwan. Winding along a mountain pass on one side the cliff goes straight down to the river and on the other side straight up. This is definitely at minimum a weekend trip, but a long weekend would be more realistic. Free camping was available, although this may have changed. In 2005 sites were available with parking, wooden tent platforms, and toilet facilities. The only thing missing was hot water. Also in 2005 the hotsprings were closed indefinitely after falling rocks killed and injured visitors. Taroko is an excellent site to drive if you have a car. If you are more adventurous, you can take the train and then rent a motor scooter. Depending on which shop you go to, you may or may not have a problem renting without a Taiwan driver's license.

The closest larger city is Hualian. This is where many people stay and do day trips into Taroko. They have all of the necessities and luxuries surch Carrefour and Starbucks. Near the train station there are several scooter rental shops, but you may do better if you get off one stop north of Hualian station. At the base of Taroko is a small town, and if you are driving you had better stop and top off the gas tank. Once in Taroko, you will only find small shops selling very basic supplies. There is one hotel in Taroko park.

Wikipedia

Taroko official government site: http://www.taroko.gov.tw/

Taroko official government site (English)

Train Stations on the East Coast

Bed & Breakfast (site is English & Chinese, but don't expect them to speak English)

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Asiaworld Plaza


The Asiaworld Plaza is on the north-east corner of Dunhua N. Rd. and Nanjing E. Rd. (敦化北路南京東路口).

Shops include


Located nearby:
Dan Ryan's Chicago Grill
The Shannon
Silver Spoon Thai Restaurant
Municipal Stadium
Nanjing East Road MRT Station

Hypermarkets

Carrefour (家樂福 jiā lè fú) has many locations throughout Taipei and Taiwan.

Partial List of Locations (Tealit)
Partial List of Locations (Forumosa)
Official site in Chinese

Locations:

Song Shan District, San Min Rd. No. 160, Near the Minquan East Rd. intersection / 三民路160號, 民權東路口 Sānmín Lù 160 Hào, Mínquán Dōng Lù Kǒu

Tian Mu, Shi Lin District, De Xing West Rd, No. 47, Near the Fu Guo Rd. intersection / 德行西路47號, 福國路口 / Dé Xíng Xī Lù 47 Hào, Fúguó Lù Kǒu

RT Mart is another hypermarket found throughout Taiwan.

Dan Ryan's Chicago Grill

Dan Ryan’s Grill serves western food. The service and quality is ok, but the food is nothing special and it is more expensive than average. I found Dan Ryan's to be very comfortable but not memorable. The closest MRT Station is Nanjing East Road MRT Station on the Brown-Muzha Line. Go East on Nanjing Road and then turn right (South) on Dunhua Rd. It is about a ten minute walk. It is next door to The Shannon and across the street from Asiaworld Plaza and the Municipal Stadium. They have bar and restaurant seating.

Location: Dunhua North Rd., No. 8 / 敦化北路8號 / Dūnhuà Běi Lù, 8 hào
just South of the Nanjing East Rd. intersection
Map (see the Shannon)

Go to main Pub listing page

Costco Warehouse Stores

Costco: Neihu Branch

Taipei City, Neihu District, Jiu Zong Road, Sec. 1, No. 168 / 台北市, 內湖區, 舊宗路, 一段, 268號

Directions from Central Taipei: Going East on Minquan East Road, cross the Minquan Bridge and turn right. There is a gas station at this corner. Take the second right and you will see Costco on the right hand side. Telephone: (02) 8791-1030 ext. 2 (English)

Costco: Zhonghe City, Taipei County Branch
This is on Zhongshan Rd. near the intersection with Banan Rd.

Website (in English)

Map and Address

Longer List of Locations

Maps to Costco

B&Q Hardware Stores

B&Q Hardware Stores (特力屋 té lì wū) are located throughout Taipei and Taiwan. They have most any tool or material you will need for home improvement projects. If you have 220 volt electronics from another country you should be able to find power transformers here.

Official Website (Chinese Only)
Store Locator with Maps (Chinese Only)
Longer list of Locations

B&Q Hardware Store, Neihu Branch: Taipei City, Xin Hu 3rd Road, No. 23, B1 / 台北市, 新湖三路, 23號 B1 F / Xīnhú Sān Lù 23 Hào B1

Directions from Central Taipei: Going East on Minquan East Road, cross the Minquan Bridge and turn right. There is a gas station at this corner. Take the second right and you will see B&Q on the left hand side. Telephone: (02) 8791-1030 ext. 2 (English)

B&Q Hardware Store: Tianmu/Shilin Branch:
Taipei City, Shilin District, Jihe Road, No. 258 / 台北市士林區基河路258號

Telephone: (02) 2889-1000 ext. 2 (English)

Edit 9/2007: List of B&Q locations island wide provided by B&Q:

Region

Store Name

Address

Telephone

North

Nankan

No. 1, Chung-Cheng Rd, Nan-Kan, Lu-Chu Village, Taoyuan County 33845

03-321-1000

南崁店

33845桃園縣蘆竹鄉南崁村中正路一號

North

Hsinchuang

No. 620, Chung-Cheng Rd, Hsin Chuang City, Taipei County 24255

02-2906-1212

新莊店

24255台北縣新莊市中正路620

South

Kaohsiung

No. 218, Wu-Miau Road, Ling Ya District, Kao Hsiung City 80289

07-225-9111

高雄店

80289高雄市苓雅區武廟路218

Central

Taichung

3F, No. 359, Sec. 1, Fushing Road, South District, Taichung City 40256

04-262-0300

台中店

40256台中市南區復興路一段3593F

South

Chiayi

No. 547, Chung Shiao Road, Chia Yi City 60080

05-271-6568

嘉義店

60080嘉義市東區忠孝路547

South

Tainan

No. 720, Wen Hsien Road, North District, Tainan City 70451

06-358-5656

台南店

70451台南市北區文賢路720

North

Neihu

內湖店

B1, No. 23, Hsin Hu 3rd Road, Nei Hu District, Taipei City 11494

11494台北市內湖區新湖三路23 B1 F

02-8791-5678

North

Pingjen

平鎮店

No. 261, Sec 2, Huan Nan Road., Ping Jen City, Taoyuan County 32443

32443桃園縣平鎮市環南路261

03-428-7111

North

Shihlin

士林店

No. 258, Ji Ho Road, Shih Lin District, Taipei City 11163

11163台北市士林區基河路258

02-2889-1000

Central

Changhwa

彰化店

No. 49, Sec. 2, Chang Mei Road, Ho Mei Town, Chang Hwa County 50854

50854彰化縣和美鎮彰美路二段49

04-736-9999

Central

Beituen

北屯店

No. 407-1, Bei Tuen Road, Taichung City 40654

40654 中市北屯區北屯路4071

04-2247-1000

Central

Yuanlin

員林店

No. 399, Sec. 2, Chung Shan Road, Yuan Lin, Chang Hwa County 51049

51049彰化縣員林鎮中山路399

04-835-1234

South

Fengshan

鳳山店

No. 99, Ruei Lung East Road, Feng Shan City, Kaohsiung County 83073

83073高雄縣鳳山市瑞隆東路99

07-766-9000

South

Jender

仁德店

No. 799, Chung Shan Road, Jender Village, Tainan County 71742

71742台南縣仁德鄉中山路799

06-249-2888

North

Tuchen

土城店

2F, No. 152, Chin Yuen Road, Tu Chen City, Taipei County 23653

23653台北縣土城市青雲路1522F

02-8262-6000

North

Hsinchu

新竹店

No.469, Sec. 2, Gong Dao 5th Rd., Hsinchu City 30069

30069新竹市公道五路二段4692

03-575-1234

North

Chungho

中和店

3F-4F, No. 291, Sec. 2, Chung Shan Road, Chung Ho City, Taipei County 23558

23558台北縣中和市中山路二段2913~4F

02-2240-1888

South

Pingtung

屏東店

No.2-27, Min Sheng Road, Pingtung City, Pingtung County 90049

90049屏東市民生路2-27

07-721-6000

North

Hsindien

新店店

4F, No.1, Zhong Xing Rd., Sec. 3, Xin Dien City, Taipei County 23144

23144台北縣新店市中興路三段14F

02-2910-9988

South

Zuoying

左營店

2F, No 948-1, Min Zu 1st Rd, Zuo Ying District, Kaohsiung City 81362

81362高雄市左營區民族一路948-12

07-310-4000

North

Lodong

羅東店

No. 6, Ming Sheng Road, Lo-Dong Town, I Lan County 26547

26547宜蘭縣羅東鎮民生路63F

03-955-2000

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