DFNN’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Interactive Entertainment Solutions Technologies Inc. (IEST) flew out two hundred (200) guests comprising of game partners and employees to Taipei, Taiwan for this year’s first quarter partner’s meeting. The first day of the two-day trip consisted of the actual partners’ meeting held in the conference hall of Fullon Hotel Taipei East, followed by a quick trip to the renowned Taipei 101.
The second day of the trip began with a sumptuous breakfast buffet in the hotel followed by a visit to exciting tourist destinations : Shifen Old Street, Yehliu Geopark, Chiang-Kai Shek Memorial Hall and Ximending Night Market.
The first stop was Shifen Old Street, a bustling hub located in the old railroad town of Pingxi area prominent for its local food stalls, souvenir shops and sky-lantern lightings. There were many things to see and try as the area was filled with an endless array of food stalls showcasing luscious Taiwanese delicacies, as well as shops lined by the side of the rail tracks. The main attraction was the well-known sky lantern lighting activity, where guests released their own lanterns to the sky. They were also given not only the opportunity to create and design their own lanterns, but also to write their personal wishes before launching the lanterns to the sky.
Moving further in the city tour, the next destination was Yehliu Geopark, a stretch of unique geological formations based in the town of Wanli. A plethora of impressive stone formations, ranging from mushroom-shaped formations to the most famous of all, the Queen’s Head, dominated the entire expanse. Viewing decks were also available for guests to enjoy the view and take
After the tour in Yehliu Geopark, the guests proceeded to Kung Gong restaurant for lunch before departing for the next destination, Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall. Located in Zhongzheng, Taipei, Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall is a historical landmark and national monument erected in honour and memory of the former President of the Republic of China, Generalissimo Chiang Kai- Shek. A park surrounded the monument itself, with the National Theater and National Concert Hall found at the north and south of the monument. The National Theater and Concert Halls are twin performing arts venue accommodating events by local and international artists every year.
Dinner was served at Yuan Fu Restaurant before heading out to the last item off the tour, Ximending Night Market. Hailed as “the Harajuku of Taipei”, Ximending Night Market is one of Taiwan’s shopping havens boasting a massive collection of various shops and restaurants to visit. It is a cultural icon of shopping for tourists with crowds of people seen eagerly lining up for stalls and shops offering different kinds of Taiwanese delicacies, and beauty and fashion-oriented items. Street performers of every type can be observed everywhere, providing entertainment to passers-by.
The Taipei city tour was concluded late in the evening. All attendees travelled back to Fullon Hotel Taipei East, where they spent their free time exploring the nearby food and shopping districts in the area. Regarded as a successful event for IEST, the Q1 2019 Partners’ Meeting is certainly one of the many gatherings the will be setting for IEST’s gaming partners and employees.