Tantalising Taiwan

By Sumitra Selvaraj

October 2012 FEATURE
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Climb to the top at Chihpen Forest Reserve Area. PM_
Street food, shopping and spirituality – that’s Taiwan for you in a nutshell, according to most tourists anyway. But this beautiful island – literally Ihla Formosa according to passing Portuguese sailors who spotted it circa 1544 – offers so much more to its visitors, especially to those who venture off the beaten track to discover its eclectic delights.We encountered quite a few raised eyebrows when we told people we were off to Taiwan for a week. The questions were politely...

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Sumitra Selvaraj

is a writer and television talk show executive producer. She is also known as @sareesandstories on Instagram, where she writes about her journey through the daily drape.