Macao (we don’t call it Macau now) is a former Portuguese colony,west
of Hong Kong, known for its nightlife, casinos and extravagant display of
wealth. But do you know behind all the buzz and glamour lies a quaint city that
has much more to offer.
lies north of Macao, a countryside with hilly forestation, overlooking China’s
Zhuhai. Take a stroll along the beach lined banks which was once a small
fishing village or can get the perfect OOTD shot at the pier.
You can find remainents of the past Chapel of St. Francis Xavier, old Portuguese inspired houses
and generations old salted fish shops.
connected with Taipa Island via Estrada do Istmo Bridge and can be reached by
bus 21A from A-Ma Temple or Bus 25 from Portas do Cerco, and yes if you venture within, you might find the famous Lord Stow's Bakery around the corner.
Lord Stow’s Garden Café
Address: G/F C Houston
Court 21 Largo do Matadouro, Coloane Village, Macao
Akin to our Bugis Street in Singapore, Taipa Food Street is
a must visit for all tourists. This is a good place to get your Macao inspired
souvenirs and bring home traditional bakes like the renowned almond cookies
from Kok Hei.
Feeling hungry? If you are the explorer, you might get your hands on the famous pork
chop buns from Tai Lei Loi Kei (location on my next post).
3. The House of Dancing Water Show
Prolly the ONE thing I’d recommend you to do if you are
short of time. Located in the City of Dreams, The House of Dancing Water is the
world’s largest water based show incorporating a story with jaw dropping acts
all in one – diving, martial arts, motorbike acrobatics and plenty more.
storyline is Chinese inspired bringing audiences though emotions like Anger,
Joy, Love Hare and Desire.
guess it is now a must for most cities to have its 3D Museum and Macao is no
exception. Located at Sofitel at Ponte 16 Hotel, you get to explore through 7
themed 3D zone with over 100 photograph points.
Dance in pictures or Boomerang
with Michael Jackson, rummage through the forests in Jurassic World 3D or fall
in love all over again with your other half in the Touch of French 3D.
5. Sky Walk @ Macao Tower or try the Bungee with AJ
being perched up at 233 metres above the ground with just a rope holding you as
you complete a walk round the top of Macao Tower.
This could probably be the
most daring thing I’ve tried all my life. If you know me, I’m no daredevil and
after the 40min long walk, I literally died inside. Besides taking a stroll
around the top, you get to do daring stunts like leaning over the edge and
running while swinging yourself in mid air 233 metres above the ground.
AJ Hackett Macao Tower
Address: Level T2 -
Adventure Zone - Macau Tower Macau, SAR
So if you’re stopping over at Macao, visiting during the
weekend or thinking of a trip nearby Singapore, Macao is just four hours away
from Singapore with daily flights by Tigerair.
The vibrant city will charm you with its centuries old architecture,
heart pacing activities and yummy food.
This post was written in collaboration with Macao Government
Tourism Office and MGM Macao.