Computex 2010 CoverageClayMeow - July 5, 2010
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The Digital Plaza, also referred to as Electronic Market, is like nothing I've ever seen before. A whole street filled with store after store selling computers and components.
Then, across the street, a four-floor mall dedicated to even more shops selling computers and components. I guess this is what happens when there aren't retailers like Newegg, Microcenter, Fry's, etc. It was amazing to see how many people were at these stores in the afternoon on a work day. As you can see in the last photo, they're even selling recently-released, high-end products.
Shilin Night Market
There are several night markets in Taipei, but the biggest is Shilin Market. The main part of the market contains food stands. From what I could see, only one stand had a line - "Hot Star Large Fried Chicken". Basically, it's a large piece of fried chicken that they sprinkle some pepper and hot spice on top. It was surprisingly good, and all for just 50NT, which translates to just about $1.60! I washed it down with some strawberry bubble tea, minus the bubbles (tapioca balls), for just 30NT, or $1!
After eating at the main part of Shilin Market, we walked nearby to a street lined with vendors, almost like an outdoor flea market. We walked down two of several very lengthy streets, and it was quite the sight.