|Riding Taipei's YouBike bike-share program.|
Time to work and play with Taiwan Excellence
The Philippine Statistics Authority reported last March that eight million Filipinos are overworked. They work well beyond the required 48 hours per week—equivalent to one additional day, which inhibits quality time with family, adequate sleep, and general well-being. These statistics suggest that Filipinos should take a step back and strive to strike a balance between their professional and personal lives.
The Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) is pleased to present innovative products that have been developed to help achieve a better work-life balance. Through its Taiwan Excellence campaign, TAITRA introduces wonderful products that boost quality of life.
Every day is an opportunity to get active
Our daily commute can consume so much of our time. Consider switching up your mode of transportation.
Check out Tern’s Verge X10, a portable bike that disassembles in just 10 seconds. Its wheels are ultra-light, giving city riders a great biking experience. If you’re traveling long distances, try Heartway’s lightweight and compact S21 EasyMove Scooter. It can travel as fast as 4 miles per hour, and is easily transportable through its remote-controlled folding feature. It comes with a travel case so you can take it with you on your next trips.
|Tern's Verge X10|
|S21 EasyMove Scooter|
Learn something new
Weekends are a good time to reward yourself for the week’s accomplishments and to reenergize for what’s ahead. However, this doesn’t mean cozying yourself up at home to sleep, reading or binge-watching your favorite TV shows. Discover new, relaxing, and revitalizing hobbies to enjoy on your days off.
Test your athletic abilities and push yourself physically by joining a triathlon. And make sure you have essential gear like the Revolution Tri-Max Fabric from AROPEC Sports’ Triathlon Compression Lycra Suit. It’s made with a special super-stretch fiber that supports muscles and keeps you comfortable during and after cycling to optimize performance.
|AROPEC Sports' Triathlon Compression Suit|
If you prefer stress-relieving activities, golf is a great alternative. Hono’s The Best Caddie Putter can help you master the game faster. It has a built-in Slope Detector to improve your aim and a non-slip rubber grip to enhance your comfort. Or bring the Step2Gold’s Ta-Da Chair on your next trip to the golf course. It transforms a walking stick into a chair in just a few steps and enables a convenient way to get a breather on busy days.
|Hono's The Best Caddie Putter|
|Step2Gold's Ta-Da Chair|
Find time to de-stress
Unwinding is crucial and allows you to boost energy levels for your next activity.
Photowalking is a physically less demanding hobby and the PaperShoot Hinoki Digital Camera is a great companion. A first-of-its-kind, this digital camera is made of wood, uses a one-button system for hassle-free control, and comes with wide-angle and fisheye lenses, a micro USB port for effortless exporting, and a 5 MP CMOS image sensor.
|PaperShoot Hinoki Digital Camera|
It’s easier to achieve a work-life balance with these Taiwan Excellence-approved products. For more information on Taiwan Excellence accredited products, visit the interactive Taiwan Excellence Experience Zone 3 at the Glorietta Activity Center on November 24 to 26. The three-day event is lined up with exciting activities such as product showcase, mini concerts, booth navigation tours, fashion shows, games, and raffle draws. You can also log on to taitra.org.tw/ and like Taiwan Excellence on Facebook.
About Taiwan Excellence
The symbol of Taiwan Excellence honors Taiwan’s most innovative products, which provide tremendous value to users worldwide. Products bearing this symbol have been selected for specific Taiwan Excellence Awards, based on their excellence in design, quality, marketing, Taiwanese R&D, and manufacturing. Initiated by the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA), R.O.C. in 1992, the symbol of Taiwan Excellence is recognized by 100 countries.
Organized by Bureau of Foreign Trade (BOFT), MOEA
The Bureau of Foreign Trade (BOFT) under the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA), R.O.C. is responsible for implementing policies and regulations governing foreign trade and economic cooperation. Established in January 1969, the BOFT's role and position have been adapted regularly to meet the needs of the ever-changing international economic and trade environments. BOFT guides and works with the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) in numerous promotional trade projects and activities, both internationally and domestically. Having worked closely with TAITRA for several decades, BOFT continues to commission TAITRA for various critical government projects relating to business, trade, and investment, while promoting Taiwan internationally.
Implemented by Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA)
Founded in 1970 to help promote foreign trade, the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) is the foremost non-profit, quasi-governmental trade promotion organization in Taiwan. Jointly sponsored by the government, industry associations, and several commercial organizations, TAITRA assists Taiwanese businesses and manufacturers in strengthening their international competitiveness and in dealing with the challenges they face in foreign markets. TAITRA boasts a well-coordinated trade promotion and information network of over 1,200 international marketing specialists stationed throughout its Taipei headquarters and 50 overseas offices worldwide. Together with its sister organizations, the Taiwan Trade Center (TTC) and the Taipei World Trade Center (TWTC), TAITRA has created a wealth of trade opportunities through effective promotion strategies.