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Old August 10th, 2010, 02:39 PM   #21
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New look of T1 "international arrivals" entrances

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Old August 10th, 2010, 11:04 PM   #22
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wait - terminal 1? of songshan airport? or is this taoyuan international airport?
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Old August 11th, 2010, 02:57 AM   #23
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t1 at songshan is the original terminal with the yellow roof. i believe there is a t2 (in white and blue) next to t1.
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Old August 11th, 2010, 04:14 AM   #24
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t1 at songshan is the original terminal with the yellow roof. i believe there is a t2 (in white and blue) next to t1.
Yes, you're correct.

T1 -


T2 -


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taipei_Songshan_Airport

Currently T1 serves both international & domestic flights while T2 serves only international ones. After the renovation which will take 3 years to complete, T1 will become solely an international terminal. All domestic operations will move to T2.

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Old August 11th, 2010, 04:28 AM   #25
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t2 @ songshang looks more like a warehouse. so embarrassing.. i shall put a bag over my face the next time i travel there..
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Old August 11th, 2010, 11:12 AM   #26
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t2 @ songshang looks more like a warehouse. so embarrassing.. i shall put a bag over my face the next time i travel there..
TOTALLLY AGREE!!! Typical Taiwanese Architecture.. NO GLASS WHATSOEVER! 30 years behind technology or something! SIGH!
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Old August 11th, 2010, 11:27 AM   #27
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T2 was used as a warehhouse or exhibition hall in the past?
I remember... about 20 years ago or so, I went there for food exhibition.
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Old August 11th, 2010, 11:28 AM   #28
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Blah.. they not renovating the outside because of its history.. atleast change those signage boards =.=
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Old August 11th, 2010, 04:03 PM   #29
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BTW, is there a systematic change in Taiwan to replace the term 機場 for airport to 航空站? I noticed it's being used in Songshan and all signs and labels for the renovation going on in Taoyuan airport as well.
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Old August 11th, 2010, 04:42 PM   #30
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I prefer 空港.
Japan and Korea use that term(also some Chinese airports?).
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Old August 12th, 2010, 03:45 AM   #31
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I prefer 空港.
Japan and Korea use that term(also some Chinese airports?).
I second "空港", meaning "Air-Port" literally.
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Old August 12th, 2010, 04:54 AM   #32
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so is terminal 1 completely done yet? or is only that small part of the terminal finished?
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Old August 12th, 2010, 05:52 AM   #33
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so is terminal 1 completely done yet? or is only that small part of the terminal finished?
In the following news (late-May 2010), you can have a brief, partial look at how far the renovation has progressed:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8WAuhBAhs8
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Old August 12th, 2010, 05:44 PM   #34
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That's actually the entrance/exit for T2.
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Old August 12th, 2010, 09:08 PM   #35
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That's actually the entrance/exit for T2.
so t2 renovation is completed? any pics?
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Old August 13th, 2010, 12:45 AM   #36
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That's actually the entrance/exit for T2.
Thank you for the correction!
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Old August 13th, 2010, 06:20 AM   #37
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so t2 renovation is completed? any pics?
Last I saw, far from completed. The put up that entrance when they re-opened T2, but the interior is still crummy.
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Old August 28th, 2010, 07:18 PM   #38
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Cool From Taipei to Magong via Songshan Airport

These photos are from our recent trip to Taiwan in July 2010. We spent most of our time in Taipei but we did take a brief 3-day tour to Penghu. I will post the photos from Penghu soon but for now, here are the photos to and at Songshan Airport.

Early in the morning, we took a bus from 新莊 Xinzhuang to the nearest MRT station which was the 新埔 Xinpu station. The bus was nice and clean and the AC was a great relief from the humid summer of Taiwan. The ride took no more than 15 minutes and the fare was only 15 NT. The bus also takes EasyCard which made it, well, easy.

Crossing the 大漢 Dahan bridge.


Having spent my early childhood in Taiwan (and later moved to the US), my impression has always been that you don't go near any rivers because they are all heavily polluted. But I'm glad that at least the next generation will grow up with a different impression and may even play by the nice parks along the riverside.


Speaking of the next generation, this little boy can't be more than 7 or 8 years old, yet he was traveling by himself. Just right before I took this photo, he bought a drink from a stand and I noticed in his wallet, he had an EasyCard, 7-11 iCash card, among others. Amazing.


We took the MRT from Xinpu station to 忠孝復興 Zhongxiao Fuxing station then transferred to the 柵湖 Zhahu 文湖 Wenhu line and then onward to Songshan Airport station.

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While on the Wenhu line, you can see the Songshan airport just right before the train goes underground.


Songshan MRT station with its decorations.


Songshan MRT station.


The MRT station was surprisingly empty considering how packed the other stations were since it was morning rush hour. I guess not too many people take the MRT to Songshan airport.


A billboard telling people not to exceed the height limit around the airport with buildings, signs and plants.


Another billboard with what I assume is what Songshan airport will look like after renovations.


We exited the Songshan MRT station and... WHAT!? We're outside? Why!? OK I get it, maybe it's for security reasons but as far as I know the Taoyuan Airport MRT station will be connected inside the airport, why can't this station? To be honest, I was only frustrated because I had to be exposed to the heat and humidity for a good 2 minutes or so while walking inside the airport.


Inside the Songshan airport. It isn't fancy, but neither did it look rundown. It looked old for sure, but not necessarily rundown. It was also very clean.


A small coffee stand.


A billboard for the airport.


Lining up to check in with Mandarin Airlines.


I've never flown, or heard of TransAsia Airways before. But they do remind me of the American Southwest Airlines with its youthful, casual, energetic image.


A huge mural promoting Songshan Airport and its new international flights, namely to Shanghai, Seoul and Tokyo.


Apparently there are many flights to and from mainland China now, so the currency exchange stand specifically states that they exchange RMB.


All the flights to and from Songshan airport. They are still mostly domestic.


I had no idea Songshan Airport was 60 years old.


Look down from the second floor.




A small art gallery on the second floor.


There are two security check points, one for international flights, one for domestic. I was actually surprised how strict it is to fly in Taiwan! Granted, all the personnels from the ticket counter to the security were all very friendly, polite and nice, unlike in the US, but there were many items that we had to check-in or couldn't bring at all, such as sun block spray. Fortunately we were able to check in our sun block spray bottles otherwise we'd come back red as lobsters after 3 days in Penghu.


A cute ad.


After we passed security, we went to the gates.


The waiting area is small compared to Taoyuan Airport but it's just big enough to keep us entertained for an hour.


A book store that sells some pretty interesting stuff. I bought a few mugs.


There are some computers available for people to get online with.


Some of the gates were closed. Later I found out that section of the airport was under renovations on the outside.


A playground for kids. There was also one in the Magong Airport, although much bigger and nicer. I know there is also one at the Taoyuan Airport. I wonder why they don't have them at American airports, it'd definitely keep unruly kids running around wild.


A jewelry store inside the airport.


Next to the jewelry store is a restaurant, where I had my brunch.


This is the restaurant. It was only about 9:30AM and they don't serve their lunch menu until 10AM. I really wanted to have some beef noodle so I decided to wait.


The beef noodle was worth waiting for. It wasn't as good as the one I had in Taipei but better than anything I've had in the US.


More people started showing up after they started serving their lunch menu.


Another shot of the restaurant.


Another Taiwanese airline, Uni Air, owned be Eva Air.


Our plane arrived at the gate.


Artwork on display from the National Palace Museum.


The other side are gates for international flights.


It's a tad strange for me to see mainland Chinese airlines in the middle of Taipei. In this photo you can see China Eastern Airlines and Shanghai Airlines.


Shanghai Airlines


Songshan Taipei Airport


Taxing






Taking off




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The beef noodle soup looks so good! How much did that bowl cost?

You're right about seeing mainland Chinese airliners in Taipei. Very surreal to me but a great thing!
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The beef noodle soup looks so good! How much did that bowl cost?
It wasn't very expensive, food is usually very affordable in Taiwan by American standards. I believe it was around 125 or 150 NT?

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You're right about seeing mainland Chinese airliners in Taipei. Very surreal to me but a great thing!
Indeed. I am all for open communication and to fly from Taipei to Hong Kong then to Shanghai is simply too ridiculous.
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