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Taipei 101

By on June 22, 2016

Incredible structures to present the works of art, architecture, and engineering, it is the tower that symbolizes the city,the iconic Taipei 101 is a beautiful skyscraper with a total height record of 508 meters that ranks the world’s tallest building from 2004-2010. It is also the world’s tallest floor at 438 meters and the world’s tallest roof at 448 meters. Observatory elevators holds the Guinness world Records as the World’s fastest passenger elevator. Taipei 101 mall attracts millions of tourist every year.

I have come to appreciate everything here, all the incredible structures. Indeed, the consistent effort to present the works of art and engineering which is more technically and technologically advanced. We’ve seen the big progress and development globally.

Humans aim high attracting international attention for the title “World’s tallest building” to gain prestige and recognition. My feelings widened with excitement along great things. In this century which is global in perspective,  It’s getting more updated, fast growing and competition is still going on, more tall buildings and great structural forms are getting better and taller. If you remember the Great Pyramid of Egypt at Giza holds the longest for 3,500 years until the next construction of another. World title started from tall,taller to the tallest. Presently holding the title, Burj Khalifa of Dubai as the ‘’World’s tallest skyscraper.’’ More skyscrapers has been and would be completed in the coming years to come..According to my reference, Jeddah Tower (167 Floors) will be the future next is still under construction so with the Merdeka PNB 118 of Kuala Lumpur,Malaysia (118 Floors)is now under construction, Dubai One (with 161 Floors) Is it practical to do this kind of expensive construction? Is it fruitful or wasteful?

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Taipei 101, the irregular bamboo shaped building ranks #8 as as one of tallest building in the world as of 2016.

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High above, at the top is a leisure attraction and the best way to view the whole of Taiwan.Through the top, spectacular views down there taken from the glass curtain walls,the glass wall provides protection from heat, VV screening  remarkably clear and beautiful.

91 F

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Aerial  view taken from the top of Taipei 101 building

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The wide view of Taipei is a relaxing treat.I’m enjoying the sights around but not let height scare me, not at all !

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Looking outside the window and appreciate the sights down there. Imagine where you are on the map. I just have to value and be grateful for the things you’ve been blessed with.

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Taiwan at Night single shot taken in front of Capital Hotel


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Taipei 101  Shopping Mall

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Aerial view of Taipei 101 Shopping Mall. It was a big shopping Mall.


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TWG Salon and Boutique at Taipei 101


All the details and features of Taipei 101.

92-101- Communication Floors

88091- Observatory Floors

85-86F- Restaurants

61-84- High Zone Office Floors

59-60F- Elevator Transfer Floors

37-58F- Mid Zone Office Floors

35-36F- Conference Center/Elevator Transfer Floors

1-34F- Low Zone Office Floors

B1-6F – Taipei 101 Shopping Mall

B2-B5 – Basement Car Park




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The elevator reaches a great speed of 1,010 meters per minute

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There’s a timer, it took 37 seconds to reach Observatory floors

With a total height record of 508 meter and a total od 50 elevators, if you are brave and adventurous enough to experience riding pressurized high speed elevators reaching maximum speed 1,010m/m. Sometimes you can reach only up to 91F if the building is swaying because of strong winds, that is the observatory floors.

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Taipei 101 Observatory

From 89 F is Indoor Observatory and 91F is Observatory Outdoor

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Observatory Ticket Booths

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Snapshot Service

It’s impossible to miss this snapshots service.Memories is good to think back in time but not just that, a photo keepsake is better to view. It’s so cute to include to your travel themed souvenirs.


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Giant Damper Ball

Giant Damper ball, it is said to be the largest and the heaviest mass dumper with a diameter of 5.5 meters and heaviest of 660 metric tons. This is the reason the building can withstand major earthquakes.

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Close-up shot of damper ball, they allow visitors to take close-up photo from the corridors.

From the background, the people around was accidentally included, to be curious  sometimes how other people from other culture dressed-up, it is different from us?


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This Giant Damper is to keep the building safe


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The steel cable holding the mass damper.

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Super cute damper baby 


The Prestigious of Gemstone of Taiwan

Showcasing all the products and world’s achievement of Taiwan


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Jade gemstones and other items.

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Beautiful and lovely gems. I super love this!

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To keep some souvenirs and buy a few jade necklaces here.

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Really awesome! You don’t know which one to choose, they were all beautiful.

Corals of Taiwan


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The most amazing corals I’ve ever seen.

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The replica of Taipei 101 building

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Map of Taiwan

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Taiwan’s Top 101

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After the tour, it was an exhausted day perhaps, a yummy treat is good. Go global for trying all the different delicacies of Taiwan.

Taipei 101 opening hours from 09:00-22:00

Address: 89F. no.7 Xinyl Road Section 5,Taipei City

Tickets for adult is NTS 500,Group Ticket for 20 persons is 450 NTS, Priority pass of 1000 NTS and Concession for children above 115 cm and students

Take entrance route at 5F and exit at 88F

Ticket Sales Closing Time-21:15

To follow precautions: Smoking and chewing gums are prohibited, no bringing of foods and pets inside. Wearing slippers and shorts, anything unpleasant will be barred from entry.

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Travel and Adventure

Life and Photography Away from Home

By on December 23, 2014

It was so far but good to reach behind, radically it was a different place to work at, even though, life is too much overloaded but the present location would give back more. When today’s unemployment rate is high, more people leave the country every year in search for a greener pasture abroad. It’s really hard to think how the smartest and the best asset leave home and families behind. Progressively as we’d expect but due to economic circumstances beyond control, sometimes it’s good and often not. So far, many lost their present job, would probably bring them to a certain place where you can find a brighter future ahead. Others, they leave the present situation that actually enjoyed doing it. Somehow, you cannot resist the tempting offers to work abroad, it’s just the right thing to do, to take the chance and grab the opportunity.

Let me share with you the life story of an OFW based in K.S.A  In here, you’ll get survival tips on how to cope up with homesick feeling . Miles away from home means doing everything, a lot of things has to be done to cope with it.

A family friend Mhel Regalado, a Sr. architectural inspector,ABV Rock Group Ltd., K.S.A  later found out that the nature of work is good and might be the dream job for keeps even though, it’s quiet hard to be away from his family, just a bit adjustment thinking the present situation would give back more.

Eventually he did, He was able to cope up to certain blues and gloomy feelings. He even shared some experiences in Facebook. Job actually is not just for money, it’s more on self-satisfaction doing something good  for many. It’s a wide practice of the company that if they think that you are an asset, they will take care of everything. The right direction might lead to a  situation, something that so many people aspiring for.

How to get closer yet so far

He regularly keep in contact with his family. To make the fastest communication using smart phones, emails, messenger, skype, using laptop to keep up to date on everyday activities. The biggest expense probably is the plane ticket back home…


Mhel on weekend adventure, Seeing any smile on his face, He looks happy.

Working abroad is hard and full of stress. Doing his own laundry, Mhel cooks his own meals and ”baon” to work.They take turns going to market and cook good food with fellow housemates.  A fair share of expenses in doing marketing and all of that, I believe, if you are really determined, there’s always time to do things you really want. There’s always a way…


Mhel can cook, his signature dish,”Ginataang Hipon” to share with other housemates. It looks yummy!

If you think about life overseas, it causes further stress. Being far from home, he experienced a homesick feeling, longing to see loved ones back home.To reduce it, He spend his holiday going adventure with friends during weekends. After work and before bedtime is a regular free time goes online social life in Facebook. One hobby he loved most is photography. He ‘s adventurous, taking photos of scenery including, beautiful landscape, food, people, and self-portrait too. Let’s check some of his photos taken around. 

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 Celebrating the weekend with friends. Call it the weekend adventure enjoying every moment with friends around.


 Weekend Adventure, Fascinating and stunning view above ground.


Pyramid Acacia Valley, Saudi Arabia


Hidden Valley, Saudi Arabia




The Edge of the World, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia


 The towering cliff of Riyadh



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Sunset view facing the red sea.., Jeddah



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Red Sand Dunes, Saudi Arabia

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Wadi Laban Bridge in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia







Marina BayAbu  Dhabi 







Dubai from the Sky,Riyadh,Saudi Arabia 


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 Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai









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If you want to work abroad and try for the first time, take the challenge and face it bravely. You’ll be excited on how it turn out. Soon, you’ll know the best result after each experience.Working abroad is an exciting way to experience other cultures, food and you’ll meet new friends. Happiness is when and where you’ll find it, to grow and experience new things. Let life flow as it is!

Photo courtesy of Mhel Regalado, Sr Civil Architectural Inspector ABV Rock Group Ltd., K.S.A. Thank you very much for sharing your life, experience and stunning landscape photos.

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