Jimmy's Bike Shop
Taiwan is a major producer and exporter of touring and mountain bikes, which are generally quite cheap. If you can front up to the city's insane traffic, noise and pollution, Jimmy's is the place to get mounted. Jimmy speaks English, and is renowned for his Arnold Schwarzenegger impersonations.
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Nova Computer Arcade
This arcade has about 130 shops and booths dealing in
computers, components, digital cameras, mobile phones and just about any electronic
peripheral you can imagine.
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Chinese Handicraft Mart
There's no shortage of browsing for clothing in the city's
night markets, but the highest concentration in one place is at the Chinese
Handicraft Mart. You'll find four storeys of clothing, jade, porcelain, ceramics,
tea sets, jewellery, scrolls, paintings and prints and that's just a small selection
of the variety on offer here.
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Shilin Night Market
Considered by many to be the king of Taipei's night markets, the sprawling Shilin Night Market is a nightly carnival of snacking and shopping. Teeming with stalls selling delectable edibles far beyond our ability to describe, the latest in trendy clothing from shoes to hats (and everything in-between), games of skill and chance and much, much more. If you have only one night to spend in Taipei, spend it here.
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