When package tours were first popularised in Singapore more than 20 years ago, everyone going on these tours went to Taiwan. As other tourist markets opened up and more people could afford to travel, Taiwan as a mass tourish destination dropped out of favour. China became the top draw and Taiwan was hardly mentioned. In 2004 I went there to visit a friend and was glad that I did not have to be part of a tour group. I had great fun as my pictures show.