Things to Do in Macau

Monday, April 07, 2014

Macau also spelled Macao, is one of the two Special Administrative Regions of the People's Republic of China, the other being Hong Kong. Macau lies on the western side of the Pearl River Delta across from Hong Kong to the east, bordered by Guangdong Province to the north and facing the South China Sea to the east and south. The territory's economy is heavily dependent on gambling and tourism, but also includes manufacturing. ~ source wiki

In this post I'll be sharing with you some tips and/or things to do while visiting the Las Vegas of Asia, Macau.

Things to Do in Macau

GETTING THERE

From Hong Kong we rode a ferry to Macau. Travel time approximately takes an hour. From MTR Sheung Wan Station take the Exit D and you will be able to get to Hong Kong - Macau Ferry Terminal. For more information check this site. If you easily get sea sick it's best to take some medications before taking the ferry ride as the waters there are very wavy.

Upon arrival we immediately looked out for hired van/car drivers to tour us around Macau. There are many of them around Macau's Ferry terminal. We we're able to find a van service immediately after arrival. Since there were only 3 of us, we we're joined in with another group during the tour.


BUNGEE JUMP, SHOP AND SEE ART AT THE MACAU TOWER

Macau Tower, is a tower located in the Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China. The tower measures 338 m (1,109 ft) in height from ground level to the highest point. An observation deck with panoramic views, restaurants, theaters, shopping malls and the Skywalk X, a thrilling walking tour around the outer rim. It offers the best view of Macau and in recent years has been used for a variety of adventurous activities. At 233 meters, the Macau Tower's tethered "skyjump" and Bungee jump by AJ Hackett from the tower's outer rim, is the second highest commercial skyjump in the world, after Vegas' Stratosphere skyjump at 260 meters. ~ source wiki

things to do in macau

We didn't do any adrenalin rush activities while there as it's a bit expensive but we still had a great time at the observation deck.

If you are afraid if heights then no worries there are shops inside the Macau Tower. It's a great way to kill the time while waiting for your friends. There are also some art galleries inside for the art enthusiast.

DINE AT FISHERMAN'S WHARF

Located approximately five-minute's walk away from the Macau Ferry Terminal along the outer harbour of the Macau Peninsula, Macau Fisherman's Wharf ("MFW") is the largest leisure and entertainment complex in the Macau Peninsula. Featuring Babylon Casino, a convention and exhibition center, the Rocks Hotel, a marina, a theme park and dining, shopping and entertainment facilities, MFW brings together a variety of themes to create a unique and multicultural experinence that appeals to a broad spectrum of visitors from Asia. 

Things to Do in Macau

STROLL THE SENADO SQUARE

Things to Do in Macau


POSE WITH THE LADY BUDDHA

Unfortunately, I've deleted my photos at the Lady Buddha for personal reasons. However you may want to check this site for reference on how the area looks like.


EAT EGG TARTS

Things to Do in Macau

Have you seen Boys Over Flowers? Well if you do then you would recognize this stall.

EXPLORE THE RUINS OF ST. PAUL'S

Things to Do in Macau

BUY SOUVENIRS AT LOCAL STALLS

St. Paul's Ruins is only a few minutes walk from Senado Square perhaps around 10 minutes walk. Around that area there are lots of stalls, souvenir shops and food stalls with free taste. Just be careful you might get your stomach upset.

RIDE THE GONDOLA AT THE VENETIAN MACAO

The Venetian Macao is a luxury hotel and casino resort in Macau, China, owned by the Las Vegas Sands. The Venetian is a 40-story, $2.4 billion anchor for the seven hotels on the Cotai Strip in Macau. The 10,500,000-square-foot (980,000 m2) Venetian Macao is modeled on its sister casino resort The Venetian Las Vegas, and is the sixth-largest building in the world by floor area. The Venetian Macao is the largest casino in the world, and the largest single structure hotel building in Asia. ~ source : wiki

Things to Do in Macau

PEEK A POKER PLAYER'S CARD AT THE CASINO

There are lots of casino's in Macau and I love to call the place as the 'Las Vegas of Asia'. I may have listed this as one of the to do's but I don't really encourage gambling. We didn't gamble while there but instead took a lot of photos at the hotel even inside the casino to which we are told that it's not allowed. Ahaha! 

TAKE THE FREE SHUTTLE SERVICE

Most of the hotels in Macau offers free shuttle services to various locations. I'll only be mentioning The Venetian Macao's free shuttle services since it's the hotel we've visited to. You might want to check their scheduling from this site.

I hope this list will help you on your future trip to Macau.



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