Tag: Visit Macau

Travel Report: Street Steel Heavy Metal Bike Gallery, Macau.

February 2018. I’m not really into motorbikes. In fact, let me revise that, I couldn’t care less. But Wonderboy LOVES them, hence I knew we’d be checking out Street Steel Heavy Metal Bike Gallery from the moment he saw the big billboard. Street Steel lies inside Kam Kek Paradise Casino on Avenida de Amazade. The […]

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Travel Report: Coloane Village, Macau.

February 2018. It’s almost criminal to think that thousands of people come to Macau and see out the entirety of their visits in the neon bubble of Taipa Island’s towering hotel-casinos. Sure, Macau is world famous as a gambling mecca and shopper’s paradise. However, it also boasts some gorgeous rural scenery. Most unforgivable of all, […]

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Travel Report: The Grand Lisboa, Macau.

February 2018. If there’s a definitive symbol of Macau, its’ got to be the ubiquitous form of The Grand Lisboa. With its iconic golden, lotus-shaped tower, you simply can’t miss it. In fact, wherever you go in Macau, chances are this iconic building is just a glance away. I took this shot from the winding […]

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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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