Since the last time we went to Taipei for a visit everytime we use the highway 1 to go toTaipei city we always saw a giant ferries wheel on top of a big building. R told me that is the new mall called Miramar. It was built in 2004 but until this year trip, we never go there. The reason why we finally go there is because we want to see the Transformer movie with my brother in law ( he paid for our tickets! ). He promised us that we will have a geat time to watch it there because the movie will be played at the IMAX movie theater in there.
He was right off course....
There is another reason why I like this place. I bought3 new pairs of shoes that are comfortable and cute and the best of all, they are all on sale!!!! YESSS!!!
So many shoes to choose , not enought time since we have to run up to the theater on the upper floor. Almost late in fact.... my bad.... what can I say right? I am a girl after all who just loves shoes!!!
Thank God my own very husband also crazy about shoes so he understand about my passion for shoes. Oh by the way, he own more pair of shoes than me....haha.
Because our time there is so limited I can give you the full report on what this place has to offer. That is why I posted below all the information I can give you about it from the websites that I researched first.
After the movie, we went to the top floor to see the giant ferries wheel. R, KK, and our niece RR rode the ferries wheel. I prefer to stay on the ground ( I am scared of height ) and take some pictures of the wheel and the merry go round.
Pic: He always carry a car toy in his pocket so he can always have something to play with in case he is bored.
Pic: Daddy guarding him while he play.
The photos below were taken by R from inside the ferries wheel.
Pic: Yup, the noisy one is my boy. So different from his cousin who sat next to him. But when these 2 kids combined, you can expect an explosion. Alone on their own, they are okay.
The Miramar Entertainment Park (美麗華百樂園) is a shopping mall in the Dazhi area of Taipei, Taiwan. The department store is notable for its 70 m tall ferris wheel on its rooftop, which is the second largest ferris wheel in diameter in Taiwan, after the one in Janfusan World, which is 88 m in diameter. The total retail area is 82645 m².
The department store also contains an IMAX theatre, which is the only IMAX theatre showing commercial films in Taiwan. With dimensions 28m × 21m, its movie screen is the largest in Asia for showing commercial films.
No. 20, Jingye 3rd Rd., Taipei City
Bus: 110, 21, 222, 247, 267, 286, 287, 620, 646, 72, 902, red 2
MRT: To Jiantan Station or Zhongshan Junior High School Station, then take Miramar shuttle bus.
Department Store Section: (Mon)~(Sun) 11:00-22:00
Restaurants, Ferris Wheel and Merry-Go-round :(Mon)~(Sun) 11:00-24:00
Ticket Price for Ferris Wheel: (Sat)~(Sun) (General)NT$200
Pic: In case you are confuse on why you can't chew a betelnut, it's because after chewing it, a lot of people tend to spit it out, sometimes on the floor. Betelnut known in Indonesia too as "Pinang". In Taiwan the pronounciation sounds pretty close "Pin Lang".
The big different between Pinang sellers in Indonesia and Pin Lang sellers in Taiwan. The Indoesian seller usually 70 years old grandma with no teeth left while in Taiwan each seller have a "showroom", a 2 by 2 meters room totally made with glass
( except the roof ) with lots of colorfull neon to attrach people attention, and if that is not enough, well... they strip off all of their clothes to the barest, the usual is miniskirt with bikini top, then bikini is next and in some rural area they are naked but then they wear netting dress that doesn't help to cover them at all. And usually they are in their early 20's. These girls are called Bettelnut beauties or Pinlang girls.
If they wears clothes, usually they are located in the middle of the city. The further they are from the city the less clothes they will wear. More pictures of these girls are here, don't forget to read the stories there. Pinlang ( the right writing is BinLang ) is also has another nickname, it is also called Taiwanese chewing gum. These sellers are really everywhere in Taiwan. Almost every few hundred meters you can see at least one of them.
Some more normal people also sell them, they are usually operating outside their own home, they are older and they wear normal clothes.