Safety and Security

According to Global View Monthly, Taitung is the friendliest city of Taiwan. The government also works hard to prevent A1 accidents and to improve road traffic. As a result, Taitung, which provides the best living conditions for residents, has become the most livable city in Taiwan.

Police: 110 Website

Taitung County Police Bureau  No. 268, Zhongshan Rd., Taitung City, Taitung County, Taiwan TEL: 089-322034 Text: 0911510929 Fax: 089-330749  
Taitung Police Precinct     N0. 373, Bo-Ai Rd., Taitung City, Taitung County, Taiwan           089-322306      089-328042 Guanshan Police Precinct     95651 No. 27, Zhongzheng Rd., Guanshan Town, Taitung County, Taiwan       089-811001      089-814195 Chenggong Police Precinct     No. 87, Gongmin Rd., Cheng-gong Town, Taitung County, Taiwan        089-851001      089-853480 Dawu Police Precinct     No. 52, Da-Wu St., Da-Wu Village, Dawu Township, Taitung County, Taiwan    089-791001      089-791995
Criminal Investigation Corps      No. 268, Zhongshan Rd., Taitung City, Taitung County, Taiwan      089-322354 Traffic Police Brigade      No. 268, Zhongshan Rd., Taitung City, Taitung County, Taiwan                 089-322034 Women and Children Protection Brigade      No. 268, Zhongshan Rd., Taitung City, Taitung County, Taiwan      089-322034 Juvenile Delinquency Prevention Brigade      No. 268, Zhongshan Rd., Taitung City, Taitung County, Taiwan      089-356981

Ambulance: 119

Every township has a hospital: Taitung Hospital Chenggong Branch in Chenggong, Kuanshan Tzu Chi Hospital in Kuanshan, Dawu Emergency Medical Services Station in Dawu (open 24 hours a day on weekends and from 7pm to 7am on weekdays), and Green Island Public Health Center and Orchid Island Public Health Center on offshore islands (open 24/7).
Downtown Taitung Taitung Hospital   No. 1, Wuquan St., Taitung City, Taitung County 950, Taiwan                 089-324112 Taitung MacKap Memorial Hospital  No. 1, Ln. 303, Changsha St., Taitung City, Taitung County 950, Taiwan     089-310150 Taitung St. Mary Hosital    No. 2, Hangzhou St., Taitung City, Taitung County 950, Taiwan                 089-322-833 Taitung Christian Hospital                No. 350, Kaifeng St., Taitung City, Taitung County 950, Taiwan          089-323362 Taipei Veterans General Hospital Taitung Branch                    No. 1000, Gengsheng Rd., Taitung City, Taitung County 950, Taiwan         089-222995
Chenggong Line Taitung Hospital Chenggong Branch No. 32, Zhongshan E. Rd., Chenggong Township, Taitung County 961, Taiwan         089-783761
Kuanshan Line Kuanshan Tzu Chi Hospital No. 125-5, Heping Rd., Guanshan Township, Taitung County 956, Taiwan          089- 814880
Dawu Line Dawu Emergency Medical Services Station (Located at Dawu Public Health Center) No. 100, Binhai Rd., Dawu Township, Taitung County 965, Taiwan      089-791143 | 089-791902
Off-shore Islands Green Island Public Health Center      No. 1, Zhongliao, Ludao Township, Taitung County 951, Taiwan          089-672511 Orchid Island Public Health Center      No. 36-1, Hongtou, Lanyu Township, Taitung County 952, Taiwan      089-732557

Climate

In Taitung, July is the hottest month with an average temperature of 28.7°C (83.7°F) and the coldest month is January with an average temperature of 19.2°C (66.7°F). The seasons are generally warm throughout the year. Temperatures only drop quickly when cold fronts pass through during the winter months. Spring: March-May. In spring, the weather begins to warm up with daytime average temperatures between 23°C and 28°C. Summer: June-August. The average temperatures in summer range between 28°C and 35°C. Thunderstorms frequently occur in the afternoon, especially on warm humid days. Most typhoons hit during this season as well. Autumn: September-November. Autumn in Taitung is like an extension of summer. During this season, the northeast monsoon is strong, carrying large volumes of sand. Winter: December-February. The average temperatures are between 20°C and 26°C in winter. Temperatures only drop quickly when cold fronts pass through.  
Climate of Green Island Green Island weather is generally warm, humid, and windy with the average annual temperature of 23.5°C. There is no significant difference between the dry and wet seasons. July and August are the hottest months of the year. The average temperature can reach 29 °C. January and February are the coldest months, with an average temperature of about 20°C. Green Island is surrounded by the Pacific warm currents. The warm water temperature is maintained at 20°C, even during the winter. As a result, diving, snorkeling and other water sports activities are possible all year round. The best time to travel to the island is between April and June.  
Climate of Orchid Island Orchid Island has a warm and rainy tropical climate. The coldest months are December and January, while July and August are the hottest months. The lowest average temperatures are 16.5°C in January. The highest temperature can reach 33°C. The average annual rainfall is above 3000mm, and the amount of rainy days can reach up to 224 days annually. There is no significant difference between the dry and wet seasons.

Money/Currency Exchange

Bank of Taiwan Taitung Branch

No. 373, Sec. 1, Zhonghua Rd., Taitung City, Taitung County 950, Taiwan (R.O.C.) 089-324201 Currency Exchange: USD, HKD, JPY, CAD, GBP, THB and KRW

E. Sun Bank Taitung Branch

No. 239, Jhongshan Rd., Taitung City, Taitung County, Taiwan 089-361313 Currency Exchange: USD, HKD, JPY, CNY and EUR

KGI Bank Taitung Branch

No. 341, Sec. 1, Zhonghua Rd., Taitung City, Taitung County, Taiwan 089-329797 Currency Exchange: USD, HKD, JPY, CNY and EUR

First Bank Taitung Branch

No. 397, Sec. 1, Zhonghua Rd., Taitung City, Taitung County, Taiwan 089-324211 Currency Exchange: USD, JPY, CNY and EUR