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TAIPEI Summer 2021 Vol.24

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Summer 2021 arrives as much of the world still lies in the grip of the Covid-19 pandemic. Despite the threat, life in Taipei carries on for the locals and for the city’s thriving expatriate population, and we here at TAIPEI strive to show you their side of this wonderful city in this issue — Taipei in the eyes of the expats.

Why are a growing number of expats choosing to put down roots in Taipei? In our cover story, we head straight for the source and ask six foreign residents what they love most about the city and the lives they’ve built here.

If you’re thinking about upping stakes for Taipei, you won’t want to miss “Settling in Taipei,” our guide to three city neighborhoods beloved by the expatriate community. Also see our feature articles on Little Philippines and Taipei’s Muslim community.

In TAIPEI’s new section, “A City for Change,” a space for social justice and positive change, we take a look at the Asia Rainbow Ride and see how the event champions being out and proud for Taipei’s LGBTQ community.

Taipei is also a place where residents and visitors can experience fusion cuisine that utilizes local ingredients to create widely-renowned flavors. Whether it’s “slow food” or chocolate produced by a local chocolatier, come along and discover the tastes that have taken the global food scene by storm.

And finally, we welcome another new addition to our pages, “A Day in the Life,” where you can get to know what life in this metropolis is really like, through the eyes of the people who live and work here. In the inaugural article, we follow a Taipei hotel manager, resident here for 30 years, as he takes you through a typically atypical day in his busy, rewarding life.

All this and more, as TAIPEI steps into the fun and festive summer season!


• Please wear a mask and follow the epidemic prevention regulations imposed by the government when going out during the pandemic, and visit the attractions, restaurants and stores only after the restrictions are lifted.

• There are many private profile pictures published in this issue, hence no masks are worn by the figures present.

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