SADFE 2005

SADFE 2005

First International Workshop
Systematic Approaches to Digital Forensic Engineering

November 7-9, 2005
Taipei, Taiwan

Tourist Information

If you are a tourist from one of the chosen thirty-one countries including Japan, Korea, Singapore, United States, United Kingdom, Australia and France, you don't need a visa to stay in Taiwan for less than thirty days (your passport must be valid for at least six months).

Currency Exchange
New Taiwanese dollars include two forms: paper bills and coins. The face value of the paper bills are: NT$2000, NT$1000, NT$500, NT$200 and NT$100. For the coins: NT$50, NT$10, NT$5 and NT$1. For foreign currency exchange, you can visit banks appointed by the government or international hotels. When you exchange your money, you will be given a receipt. Before you leave Taiwan, you will need the receipt to exchange your cash back to your own currency.

Spring: 15~25 °C
ˇ@ˇ@ˇ@ˇ@ˇ@ˇ@ˇ@ˇ@ˇ@ˇ@Summer: 24~34 °C
Autumn: 19~29 °C ˇ@ˇ@ˇ@ˇ@ˇ@ˇ@ˇ@ˇ@ˇ@ ˇ@ˇ@Winter: 13~23 °C
During autumn, from September to October with average temperature of 23˘XC (73˘XF), you can wholeheartedly enjoy the cool and soothing weather, while Taiwan's relatively warm and short winter, from November to February with average temperature of 15˘XC (59˘XF), is the time for you to admire the beautifully colored maple trees. The cold fronts that reach Taiwan sporadically are greatly favored by the island's hot spring lovers.
Central weather Bureau website: http://www.cwb.gov.tw/index-f.htm

Credit Card
It is easy to use credit cards in Taipei. VISA, Mastercard, JCB and American Express are all widely accepted. Most bank ATMs(cash dispensers) can be used for cash withdrawals using credit cards.

ATM(Cash Dispensers)
ATMs are plentiful in Taipei, located at banks and in most convenience store.

Tax Refund
Travelers purchasing items at shops bearing a "TRS"
mark for items exceeding NT$3,000 will be entitled to a tax-refund. To get a refund, travelers need to fill-in specific forms at the airport tax bureau before their departure.
CKS International Airport Terminal 1-Taiwan Customs Service Counterˇ@tel: 03-398-2308
CKS International Airport Terminal 2-Taiwan Customs Service Counterˇ@tel: 03-398-3428

Emergency Numbers
* Emergency assistanceˇ@
tel: 119
* Policeˇ@
ˇ@tel: 110
* Police (English speaking)ˇ@
ˇ@tel: 02-2555-4275
* English directory assistanceˇ@
ˇ@tel: 106
* International directory assistanceˇ@
ˇ@tel: 100
* Taiwan Visitors Associationˇ@

ˇ@tel: 02-2594-3261
* 24 Hour Toll Free Travel Information Hotline, The Tourism Bureau
ˇ@tel: 0800-011-765

Taiwan is known for its towering mountains, and is reputable as a "Mountainous Island". The island is spotted with numerous mountains over 3,000 meters. It is also home to Northeast Asia's highest mountain, Jade Mountain, which is nearly 4,000 meter in height. Besides mountains, beautiful coastal scenes are also part of Taiwan's great natural asset. Starting from the northern tip of the island is the North Coast & Guanyinshan National Sccenic Area and Northeast Coast National Scenic Area that features various sorts of coastal geography... Traveling all the way down from here, one will first arrive at the scenic East Coast National Scenic Area and East Rift Valley National Scenic Area, and then the Tapeng Bay National Scenic Area blessed with sunshine and tropical touch.

Alongside the mountainous areas is the Maoling National Scenic Area , where a lot of aborigines live and place one can check out the world of butterfly, Lukai stone-made houses and Natural scenes in Taiwan. Legendary tales depict subtle beauty of Alishan National Scenic Area , where you can enjoy the relaxing scene of sunrise & cloud sea. Natural setting of Sun Moon Lake National Scenic Area , eagle-spotting at Bagua Mountain, home of fruit-Lishan can sacred Buddhist sanctuary- Lion Mountain, can bring to you the many faces of the island's beauty. Penghu National Scenic Area , comprising of sixty-four islets, scattering around the Taiwan Strait. Flat landscape makes it different from Taiwan Island. It is blessed with the most spectacular view in Taiwan.

Located in Pacific Ocean southeast of Taiwan, Lanyu and Green Island offer the enjoyment of nature environment, whale spotting and scuba diving.Matzu National Scenic Area comprises four townships on five islands. Most of the tourist sites are located in Nankan. Peikan has its stone houses and fish noodles. Chukuang has its fish ing port, as well as a lighthouse designated as a Class 2 historic site. In Tungyin one will find fantastic rock formations and the Tungyin branch of the Matsu Distillery.Southwest Coast National Scenic Area is the 12th national scenic area. The scenic area's mail attraction is a varied coastline that consists of sand dunes, sand banks, marshes and wetlands, offering precious ecological habitats for wildlife.

Taiwan now has 6 National Parks - Yamingshan National park in Taipei suburban, which is famous for its volcanic landscape; the Shei-Pa National Park, acrossing Hsinchu & Miaoli counties and famous for special fish species- formosan Oncorhynchus masou ; locating in Hualien county adjacent to Li-Wu creek, Taroko National Park is known for its lofty canyon landscape; acrossing many counties in central Taiwan, Yushan National Park is famous for its bright sunshine; locating in south tip, Kenting National Park gives you a total touch of Southeast Asia; last on the list is Kinmen National Park which is known for legacies from the war decades ago. In addition to the beautiful natural setting provided, above six National Parks also offer great ecological environment for tourists.

Besides, National Palace Museum, located in outskirt of Taipei City, is home to essense of the five-thousand-year Chinese history. It has the finest collections of Chinese Arts, providing an eye-opening experience of Chinese culture. Taiwan is somewhere you can experience the amazement of Chinese culture.

For more Information, please visit
Taipei Travel net and Taiwan Visitors Association.

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