Why Do I Choose Taiwan? (Part 2)



Here are the reasons why do I choose Taiwan (Part 2) and what I have found after two years lived in Taiwan.


FOODS (The Price of Various Meats)

· Chicken < beef < pork (variants fish types)

· We have warteg right? IDR 5k–10k get full of rice, veggie, and side dishes😃

· Pork < chicken < beef < seafood

· Have warteg, but the approximate price is IDR 25k. That is the lowest, people call it biandang (便當/Taiwanese lunch box), we will get 3 types of veggie, 1/2 side dished, and rice 😃


Historical Sites (Museum, Observatory, and Temple)

· Only in several cities and sites are well-maintained

· Big gap between international & domestic foreigners entrance fees

· Special students fee provided

· More convenient and well-maintained

· Mostly free or cheap entrance fees both for international and domestic visitors

· Special students fee provided


Entertainment (Theaters and Night Market)

· Theaters and shopping malls provided affordable prices for any socio-economic class

· Night market is opened ONLY on a special occasion with visitors from lower-middle-class

· Theaters and shopping malls provided affordable prices for middle-upper class

· Night market is opened every day with visitors from any socio-economic class


Public Transportation (Bus, Train, and MRT)

· Bus and train stations are starting to connect it with some cities (cannot be access generally), not clean and well-arranged generally in a super busy situation

· People are allowed to drink and eat in any public transportation

· Bus, train, and MRT stations are connected to one another building, clean and well-arranged although it is (super) busy

· People are NOT allowed to drink and eat in some public transportation (MRT and THSR – fast train)


Society (Manners and Mindset)

· Social group principal (Gotong Royong)

· Basically friendly to domestic or foreigners visitors

· Will not scold strangers when they make mistakes in public (for e.g.:  throwing trash carelessly in a wrong dustbin/garbage classification)

· Excited to see and greet foreigners (especially Western society)

· Line up properly in public places (including public transportation) only exists in some cities

· Individual principal (Yourself Matters)

· Basically friendly to domestic or foreigners visitors

· Will scold strangers when they make mistakes in public (for e.g.: throwing trash carelessly in a wrong dustbin/garbage classification)

· Excited but often end up with shyness to see and greet foreigners (especially Western society)

· Line up properly in public places (including public transportation) are everywhere

· Starting to treat people equally although there are some social discrimination toward different ethnics

· LGBTQ society are strongly prohibited (it is a taboo issue)

· PDA (Public Display Affection) couples mostly can be seen in Taipei, a city where it is “OK” to do that, such as Jakarta and Bali) 😕

· Politeness shows through their manners, attitude, and behaviors in social life – different cities have a different standard of being respectful and tolerant (still there are the social principal – your matters are mine too)

· Treat people equally although there are some social discrimination toward different ethnics

· Welcome LGBTQ society warm-heartedly (Taiwan will be the first country who legalize same-sex marriage in a couple years)

· Politeness shows through their respectful and tolerant society (individual principal – take care your own matters)


Mental health issue and Difability (different ability) access (Accessibility and Acceptance)

· More educative campaign and community activities about the equal opportunity of difability

· More psychology information updates from workshops, seminars, and conferences in some cities (mostly only held in Jakarta – In English or Bahasa Indonesia)😎

· Lack of access for difability might cause a dependent life to be freely move

· Negative stigma about the mental health issue and/or any difability types still exists in public (such as autis, gila, possession by an evil)

· Honestly, never saw any educative campaign and community activities about the equal opportunity of difability as they treat people equally

· Less psychology information updates from workshops, seminars, and conferences (only in Chinese although they said international) 😞

· Difability-friendly cause an independent life to be freely-move (bus drivers always stop the bus and assist difable passengers to walk in by wheelchair or anything)

· Never heard any negative stigma about the mental health issue and/or any difability types still exists in public (such as autis, gila, possession by an evil)


Beliefs (Openness to Personal Options)

· Follow religions – Indonesia known with its slogan Unity in Diversity, due to there are various ethnics, races and religions/beliefs in Indonesia

· Religions/beliefs blend with cultures – traditional Chinese culture, Fujian, Taoism, etc


Walking Direction and Animal Caring (Equality and Disciplinary)

· If we walk forward we supposed to be in the left side and on the contrary

· Cats and dogs are treated like a pet and even sometimes being mistreated😕

· If we walk forward we supposed to be in the right side and on the contrary

· Cats and dogs are treated like babies (they put them in a baby stroller)😂

· Nanny and housemaid are everywhere (as the fee also affordable for middle-upper class)

· Keep your trash in your pocket until you find a dustbin (only sometimes)

· Be grateful to finish the food and not over consume anything exist only in some families

· Self-service! Everything must be done by ourselves (as the fee only affordable for the upper class)

· Keep your trash in your pocket until you find a dustbin

· Be grateful by finish the food and not over consume anything


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