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CrystalPhuong.net is a Personal Style & Travel Blog based in Singapore, written by Crystal Phuong. The blog was nominated FOUR times in Top 10 Best Fashion Blogs in the annual Singapore Blog Award from 2012- 2015, voted as one of the Best Lifestyle Blogs in Singapore in 2013 by Hotelclub.com, and Best Travel Blogs in 2016 by Foodpanda.com. Crystal hopes to connect and inspire young women to lead a healthy and happy life. Be confident, be positive, and be kind.


Hi everyone,

Here goes day 3 of my #Taiwan adventure! Day 2 and day 1 posts are here in case you missed reading them.

After day 2 with full of sightseeing, back-to-nature itinerary, I decided to reserve my third day in Taipei to explore the city and to see what Taipei has to offer. I guess, growing up in a city gives me the curiosity and habitude to explore other places that are close to where I grew up. My comfort zone, I admit.

While everyone else went to other historical tourist place, an hour drive away from the city, I decided to stay in and to become a city wanderer for one day. No plan, no expectation, just go with the flow and see what would happen. It turned out to be a perfect day. 

I and my P.A Carmen started our day at a place called: The Red House: a Western-style red-brick octagonal structure in Taipei's Ximen space built in 1908. It is Taiwan's first public market and the most well preserved class III historical site. 

 Beautiful building, architecture, color and brightness (thank to the weather on that day) made a perfect backdrop for outfit photos and I couldn't say No to this offer. We had few photos (as above) taken here before we moved on the next location.

I love this photo Carmen took for me: a very typical street-walking fashion shoot. 

There is one place that everyone must visit whenever you are in Taipei. It's no other than 

Taipei 101!

Taipei 101 is formerly known as the Taipei World Financial Center, is a landmark skyscraper located in Xinyi District, Taipei, Taiwan. The building was ranked officially as the world tallest building from 2004 until the opening of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai in 2010. 

Taipei 101 comprises 101 floors above ground and 5 floors underground. The building was architecturally created as a symbol of the evolution of technology and Asian tradition. The tower is designed to withstand typhoons and earthquakes. Also, a huge multi-level shopping mall adjoing the tower houses with hundreds of fashionable stores, restaurants and club. 

From this corner, somehow it reminded me of Raffle City Shopping Mall in Singapore. Beautiful, clean and splendid. 

Walking outside of the mall, we found a small fountain at the center of a huge opening space, there was no way I would miss this chance for an outfit of the day photos as  not every day you could find water as backdrop for your outfit photo quite pretty like that. 

Wearing my favorite summer floral romper with denim jacket and the pair of sneakers I just bought in wholesales shopping market Wu Fen Pu a night before

Leaving Taipei 101, we went to another shopping paradise called Core Pacific City, also known as Living Mall. This is probably the weirdest mall in Asia with the shape from the outside looks like a gigantic golf ball being embraced by a stone sarcophagus.  

I didn't buy anything here except for a cup of ice green tea latte from Starbuck. That was all I needed at that time.

 Leaning onto Taipei101. You look so small there but You are quite magnificent here. 

A touch to remember! Taipei 101, finally we met. As this was the last night I spent in Taipei, I didn't want to miss a (probably) lifetime opportunity to see the entire Taipei at night from the 91 floor, I went back to Taipei 101 after Core Pacific City and went up all the way to its top. Taipei, indeed is an amazing and vibrant city. I always have so much emotion and thoughts whenever I'm facing the spectacular view like this. I felt so small in this huge city yet so big at the same time. From thousands miles away, I managed to be here, had my footsteps on this giant building and looked over the entire city. Taipei looked magical just below me, so near and yet so far.

This was my last night spending in this beautiful city, I was not sure when I'd be back here yet but til then Good night Taipei! 

Floral romper: ASOS - Similar here , herehere and here
Denim jacket: Forever21- Similar here and here
Sneakers: Converse  Other colors: Blue, Green, Pink, Black
Sunglasses: Glossi Eyewear- Similar here
Accessories: Lovisa

Crystal Phuong
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