Quick Facts


New Taiwan Dollar (NT$) has five denominations in paper money and five in coins. Paper money comes in NT$2000, NT$1000, NT$500, NT$200 and NT$100 denominations. Coins come in NT$50, NT$20, NT$10, NT$5 and NT$1 denominations.



Tipping & Tax

Sales tax is included in the listed price in Taipei City.
Tipping is not customary in Taipei, but some hotels and restaurants automatically add a 10% service fee to the bill. Otherwise there are no hard and fast rules. Of course you can always make someone happy with a small reward for good service.

Electricity & Telecommunications

Taiwan uses an electric current of 110 volts at 60 cycles. Many buildings also have  220-volt sockets. 

Visitors with appliances of different voltages are urged to bring adapters with them.     


Taipei is one of the safest cities in the world, with a very low crime rate. However, as at every major global jewellery fair, exhibitors and visitors are reminded to keep close watch on your goods when you are in a public area, such as taxi station, lifts, rest room, airport and the exhibition venue.

Calling Overseas Direct from Taiwan

  1. Dial Taiwan's international access code (002 or 009)
  2. Dial the country code of the country being called (Ex. "1" for the US, "86" for mainland China)
  3. Dial in the area code of the called party (leaving out the long-distance digit, "0")
  4. Dial the local number of the called party.

For operator-assisted international calls, please dial "100."
For information on international calling, call this toll-free number: 0800-080-100

For international reverse charges or credit calls the dial-up codes for various countries are as follows:

Australia 00801-610-610, 00801-610-061

Canada 00801-120-012

Germany 00801-490-049

Hong Kong 00801-852-111

Italy 00801-390-039

Japan 00801-810-051. 00801-810-033

South Korea 00801-820-820

Malaysia 00801-600-060

The Philippines 00801-630-063, 00801-630-630

Singapore 00801-656-565

United Kingdom 00801-440-044

United States (AT&T) 00801-102-880

United States (MCI) 00801-13-4567 (English), 00801-13-9988 (Mandarin)

Dial-up codes are subject to change. For toll-free information on current codes call: 0800-080-100

Useful Contacts

Police 110
Fire/Ambulance 119
Tourist Information Hotline 886-2-2717-3737
Ministry of Foreign Affairs,
Republic of China (Taiwan)
Tourist Service Center,
Taiwan Taoyuan Int'l Airport, Tourism Bureau : 
Terminal 1  886-3-383-4631
Terminal 2 886-3-398-3341
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All information is  provided by Department of Information and Tourism, Taipei City Government