Songshan Cultural & Creative Park
My colleague was the one who recommended this place, saying I will definitely like it. So did I? Let’s see.
On the way to the park, we passed by this barricade decorated with protest slogans, something about the public against the movement of them demolishing the place and uprooting old trees. I’m forever fascinated by the amount of creativity and boldness of the Taiwanese regarding social and political issues.
The park is quite a distance from the MRT. You can find the exact directions here.
The owner was eagerly introducing all the characters to me- Original illustrations printed on apparel and accessories. I got a tee for about SG$28 and handphone case around SG$22. You can shop online as well.
We opted to visit the free galleries around instead.
The place is quite big and you might need at least an hour to cover the entire area. However, since most of the galleries didn’t catch my interest, we roamed for about 30 mins before giving up and heading towards another direction.
This area is great for getting souvenirs or gifts for friends. We didn’t take pics but there’s a whole section of traditional snacks and tea selections and I highly recommend the 中式汉饼 pastries from Jiu Zhen Nan.
Akuma Caca Cafe
It’s a very small area tucked at the side of the food court and we ordered some matcha and chocolate beverages.
And here comes the star!
The service staff told me the whipped cream is handmade and it tastes nothing like the cream I usually ate. It’s very refreshing and reminded me more of light ice cream. At SG$9, this is definitely value for money. Also check out the quirky geometric dinnerware the cafe offers. You can order mains as well.
Verdict? My colleague knows me well.
Songshan Cultural and Creative park definitely qualifies for my must-go next trip.
After retiring to our apartment, we set out again in the night for dinner.
Xi Men Ding
I don’t think this place needs much introduction. It’s like the Orchard road of Singapore.
Pretty ceramic wares but too fragile to bring back…
Check out our full Taiwan trip here!