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Drinking age in Taiwan

Every country has their own drinking age, and that seems to work best for the countries around the world. There’s not one global drinking age. In other words, when you travel to one country around the world, maybe in the far east, and your home was in the middle east, you may be surprised to learn that there are differences regarding the national minimum legal drinking age. All you have to do is pull up a map of all the minimum legal drinking ages around the world, and you’ll see how different the drinking ages are.

Don’t let it surprise you though. It’s normal that different governments would set different drinking ages. It only makes sense when you travel to those foreign countries and really see that people there can handle the alcohol, and it’s not such a big national problem like it is in the United States. The United States binge-drinking culture can be pretty outrageous, and it’s normal that we would have a national minimum legal drinking age limit of 21, but Taiwan is different. Taiwan has a very different attitude toward drinking at an early age. They don’t have as much of a problem as we do in the United States with people getting drunk at a young age and acting irresponsibly. They are more rational about the whole activity, and there are people that drink there on all sorts of normal occasions and for normal events, compared to the United States, where there is kind of a ban on it. A lot of countries around the world aren’t that keen on raising their drinking age, because they don’t need to. They have a fairly normal attitude toward the whole idea, and it’s not as prohibited as it is in the United States, because it doesn’t have to be. Those countries have more mature teenagers that are able to handle their alcohol.

The legal drinking age in Taiwan is 18. It’s totally against the law for anyone under the age of 18 to drink alcohol. People, guardians, and parents who take care of people under the age of 18 must prohibit underage drinking, or they can risk fines of between 10000 and 50000 new Taiwan bills when the circumstances are serious. No one can supply alcohol to anyone who’s under the age of 18 either. Any violator can get fined administratively between 3000 and 15000 new Taiwan bills. The drinking age is a lot more heavily enforced here than it is in Vietnam. It’s not true that the drinking age is not paid attention to here. There are plenty of Southeast Asian countries where the drinking age is seriously enforced.

Taiwan is a beauty of the Orient, and it’s one of the best places to visit if you’re considering going to Southeast Asian countries to have a good time and explore the world. There are interesting sights to see there that you can’t see in other Southeast Asian countries. It’s been called the treasure of the Orient.



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  1. Kuro says:

    Taiwan is the most beautiful and best country!


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