Macau is the gateway to China. After being colonized by the Portuguese, it is now a self governed place which has strict rules even for Chinese from the mainland.
But tourism is promoted here so much so the hotels line up their buses at the airport just to pick up tourists.
Macau's money is the pataka (MOP). 1MOP is 5Php.
It is such a small place that you can almost circle it in 5 days. But of course there are little known secrets that can surprise you if you know where to look.
|A stroll down the Venetian cafes|
|The Venetian Hotel |
Dubbed the Las Vegas of Asia, Macau's tourists have tripled these past few years widely due to the new hotels springing up adding to the already wide selection of wholesome and not so wholesome entertainment. For those who have money to burn,the casinos are open, for the simple tourists,there are exciting but cheap thrills!
From the airport, several shuttle buses are lined up to bring guests to any hotel they want to visit. These are all complimentary. My friends Mona and Mace took advantage of these freebies and visited The Venetian, The Galaxy, The Sands, The Crown, and The Four Seasons and The City of Dreams. Some of these hotels are within walking distance of each other so you can just cross streets and meander.
Tip:Hotels and casinos are open 24 hours so if you decide to walk make sure it's morning or nighttime because the sun is scorching at noon.
The Venetian Macau
Open: 10 am Last Ride: 9pm
What a way to relax.A gondolier will row the boat and sing operatic songs.
Average price of authentic Chinese noodles 35MOP-45MOP (180-260Php)
Dennis and Cha
City of Dreams
Shows: The Dragon Show/ 30 MOP The Water Show/ 400MOP
Mace n City of Dreams
Ticket: 120MOP/adult View only
Ticket:150MOP/person View with snacks
Extreme Sports at Macau Tower: Bungee Jumping, Skywalking, etc.