Monday, September 29, 2008

Macau - Places to go

Some of the highlights of our trip.

Ruin's of St. Paul and nearby
Monte Fort which is next to the Ruin's of St. Paul. There is a museum there which is supposedly worth the visit but hubby and I are not museum people.

And of course a visit to the Ruins itself is a must. Don't just take a pic in front and then walk away. Venture to the back and to the top as well!

A walk further down to Senado square/plaza, you will see the St. Dominic Church. And if you are 'lucky' you might catch a ornament or two being put up in conjuction with some festival around town!
Architecture in Macau pleasant for me. There are the old Chinese buildings and plentiful of Colonial facades. Colours of each building blend and mismatch into a display that keep both my lens slightly atop.

And when in Macau, do NOT be afraid to venture into alleys! Treasures certainly behold. And you may find yourself in a whole new world!

(Pic on the last row left shows the police man summoning a tourist who was caught jay-walking - catch my Macau Surprises entry!)
Scenes from Taipa

There was supposed to be a Sunday morning market in Taipa Island. We asked and asked but no one seemed to know anything about it. Now I know why - there were only 4-5 stalls!!!

But the visit to Taipa was worth it - given I found my food place and the Choi Heong Yuen bakery (the only place where I found my crispy pork skin and beef jerky).
Fisherman's Wharf
This is a new development in Macau.
There are some 150 stores and restaurants in buildings built in the style of different world seaports such as Cape Town, Amsterdam and Venice. So, you can imagine how I was totally enjoying myself here!
There was also a very nice soveniour shop here.
(Very nice not in terms of price, mind you!)
And hubby bought me the most expensive T-shirt I have ever owned ($98)!
And the final destination worth a visit is The Venetian.
Forever blue skies, beautiful architectural facades, good 'occasional' strong music, haven't-heard-of brands yet still cheap food!

Pic last row left : The Venetian casino, taken from afar coz I simply couldn't stand the smell of the 'smoke'.

Pic last row right : Occasional windows will open by operatic singers.


andrewjune said...

wow! i must say the acrhitecture in macau is truly remarkable :-) never thought it has beautiful buildings...

Moomykin said...

If we are ever to go to Macau, I must print out this part of your blog and bring it along as our tour guide and signs!!