MACAU

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Macau is just one ferry away from Hong Kong so to maximize our Hong Kong family getaway we opted to spend two days in the 'Vegas of Asia'.


top left: Macau's Tulip Monument; top right: Christmas on Senado Square;
bottom left: The Venetian; bottom right: Macau Grand Prix Museum

Here are the things you can do in Macau:

1. Casino hopping
There are tons of Casinos in Macau, it doesn't matter if you don't gamble what's good about it is that you can wander and check all interesting Casinos and their fabulous gimmicks.

The Venetian
True to its name, The Venetian Resort Hotel boast on luxurious casinos, hotels and shopping center. Don't fail to check out their shopping center at the second floor where you can see gondolas with singing boatmen.


The Venetian Shopping Center
Grand Emperor
Check out the gold bars displayed on the floor of the hotel lobby.


Grand Emperor
The Sands
Sands Hotel has a golden exterior design. 


The Sands
What's fantastic about these casinos is that they have free shuttle services at the ferry pier so you can try hopping from one casino to another. We had limited time so 

2. Senado Square
Sendo Square or Largo de Senado is a public square in Macau and it was inscribed on UNESCO World Heritage List. It has shops, stores & restaurants around the area.



You can also see the St Domingo Church and Ruins of St Paul which is the most famous landmark in Macau

 Upper: Christmas in Senado
lower left: St. Domingo Church; lower right: me with the poinsettias 
How to get here: 
Take the No. 3, 3A, 4, 8A, 10, 10A, 11, 18, 19, 21A, 16A, 33 buses to the Av. De Almeida Ribeiro 
Or you can ride the Grand Lisboa shuttle then walk your way to Senado Square (free of charge)

3. Ruins of St. Paul
This is the most famous landmark in Macau. Right at the east is the Museu de Macau in which historical relics of Macau are exhibited.


Macau 2009

Before arriving at St Paul you can see numbers of Macau delicacies, their famous are their tasty jerkies.



Here you can find the best tasting egg tarts for 6 dollars each.


Opening hours:
6:00 am-7:00 pm (May-Sept)
7:00 am- 6:00 pm (Oct-the next Apr)

Opening hours of Macau Museum:
10:00 am- 6:00 pm from Tuesday-Sunday

Bus Route: 
Bus No. 8A, 17, 18, 19, 26

4. Fisherman's Wharf
Fisherman's Wharf is the first theme park in Macau. It is located in the Macau Peninsula, near the Hong Kong-Macau Ferry Pier.




They have... 
Vulcania, a 40m tall replica volcano which 'erupts' every evening and inside of which the 'River of Fire' white-water and 'Dragon Quest' rollercoaster rides are housed. The exterior of Vulcania includes walkways styled on the Potala Palace in LhasaTibet.
Aladdin's Fort, an attraction in the style of a middle-eastern fort which is home to a variety of children's funfair rides.
Aqua Romanis, a Roman-themed shopping centre.
Roman Amphitheatre, an outdoor Colosseum equipped with 2,000 seats, designed as a venue for concerts and other performances .
(from wikipedia.com)



5. Macau Grand Prix Museum
The Grand Prix Museum contains exhibits of authentic Grand Prix racers worldwide including photos, videos, articles, cups and some commemorative items.





oldest to youngest
Champion Pinoy Racer

Admission Fee: Free
Hours: 10:00 am- 6:00 pm (Closed on Tuesdays)
How to get there: The museum is inside Macau Tourism Activities Center, together with Macau Wine Museum. Take bus 1A, 3, 3A, 10, 10A, 10B, 12, 17, 23, 28A, 28B, 28C, 32 and get off at Rua de Luís Gonzaga Gomes, New Reclaimation Area, not far from Centro Cultural de Macau.

6. Wine Museum
Beside the Grand Prix Museum is the Wine Museum where you can find tons of wine collections, history & origin & the process of making wines.


Also, a set of mannequins was displayed with dresses of different regions of Portugal.


What we loved most about this museum was that they offer wine tasting at the end of the gallery. For HK$15 per set of 3 glasses you can enjoy sipping different wines. We tried a total of 2 sets (that's 6 glasses of different kinds)




Admission Fee: Free
Hours: 10:00 am- 6:00 pm (Closed on Tuesdays)
How to get there: The museum is inside Macau Tourism Activities Center, together with Macau Wine Museum. Take bus 1A, 3, 3A, 10, 10A, 10B, 12, 17, 23, 28A, 28B, 28C, 32 and get off at Rua de Luís Gonzaga Gomes, New Reclaimation Area, not far from Centro Cultural de Macau.


One tip though
In Macau you can also use HK Dollars except for HK$10, we really don't know why but the information guy from the airport said that they're a lot of fake HK$10 in Macau

HK $10 not accepted :(

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