Tag: things to see and do Macau

Travel Report: MGM Hotel & Casino Macau.

February 2018. Wonderboy and I had had some great days diving into Macau’s rich history and gorgeous UNESCO sights. Now it was finally time for us to start hitting the hotel-casinos for a dose of the territory’s world famous luxury. Our first stop was MGM Hotel & Casino Macau, an absolute beast of a building on Avenida […]

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Travel Report: Saint Michael’s Chapel & Cemetery, Macau.

February 2018. “Mate, check out that green church!” exclaimed Wonderboy. We were standing at the top of Guia Hill Fortress just across from the lighthouse, peering out over the beautiful landscape of Macau Peninsula. Even with all the amazing skyscrapers on offer, it was Saint Michael’s Chapel & Cemetery that stood out from the crowd […]

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Travel Report: Saint Lawrence’s Church Macau.

February 2018. I don’t think Wonderboy and I managed to see ALL the churches in Macau, but we must have gotten pretty damn close! This one is Saint Lawrence’s Church Macau, one of the peninsula’s oldest structures dating back to the mid sixteenth century. St. Lawrence’s Church is an impressive neo-classical structure peppered with touches […]

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Travel Report: Saint Dominic’s Church, Macau.

February 2018. Located right in the heart of bustling Senado Square, Saint Dominic’s Church Macau is a 16th century baroque structure that draws in a steady flow of visitors. In fact, on the day of our visit tourists were literally swarming in and out of the main entrance. Dedicated to Our Lady of the Rosary, St. […]

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Travel Report: Macau Protestant Chapel and Cemetery.

February 2018. Macau is blessed with a number of lovely old churches. One of these is Macau Protestant Chapel and Cemetery, discreetly located to the side of Camoes Garden. It’s certainly a hidden gem that could easily be missed by the casual wanderer. The first chapel here was built in the 1830s to serve the employees […]

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Travel Report: Saint Paul’s Ruins, Macau.

February 2018. It’s amazing how few of my Chinese friends and colleagues know about the rich history and architectural beauty of Macau Peninsula. “Six days in Macau is too long, there are only casinos!” What an almighty miscalculation! Start your explorations here in the old quarter with Saint Paul’s Ruins, the towering remains of a […]

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Travel Report: Monte Fort, Macau.

February 2018. Monte Fort Macau sits snugly next to The Ruins of St. Paul’s in the peninsula’s gorgeous historical centre. The Jesuits built the fort in the 1620s to protect The Mother of College God against pirate attacks! Today, a climb up to the battlements treats visitors to original living quarters, storage rooms and a few cannons. […]

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Travel Report: Mandarin’s House, Macau.

February 2018. There are two historical, nineteenth century townhouses in the Macau Peninsula that are open to the public. Mandarin’s House, located on the quiet Travessa de António da Silva, is the most prestigious as it was once home to the renowned Chinese reformist Zheng Guanyin. Moreover, It’s free to enter. Just give your nationality […]

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Travel Report: Macau Tower, China.

February 2018. For unparalleled three hundred and sixty degree views across The Macau Peninsula, Taipa Island and Hong Kong, head over to Macau Tower. This cloud-piercing 338-meter needle opened in 2001 after a three year construction project from Moller Architects. You can enter through the attached Convention & Entertainment Centre. Don’t get too excited though, […]

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