Exploring Beautiful Macau
With its rich Portuguese past, Macau is an enticing blend of Asia, Europe and extravagance.
To get things going, why not make a big splash at the world’s largest casino: The Venetian Macau. Here you will find everyone dressed to the nines, weaving their way around tables of temptation, as well as 3000 slot machines.
Tip: While some of the casino restaurant can be pricey, try one of the many food courts. I just love the baby back ribs.
Speaking of making a splash, the casino offers Italian gondolas with serenading gondoliers gliding through the San Loco, Marco Polo, or Grand Canals. Before you become mesmerised in romantic song, you’ll need to first grab a ticket at Boutique di Gondola or over at Emporio di Gondola.
Feeling peckish? Now’s the perfect time to jump out of the Gondola and into Lord Stow’s Bakery. They declare to be the first to produce egg custard in Asia. Even if they were the last, it tastes absolutely yummy. The Mall of Asia also has a pretty good version as well.
If you’d like to get an overall glimpse of Macau, climb the Macau Tower. It’s a lot of fun looking down through the glass floors, and for the brave at heart there’s also Bungee jumping and sky walking.
Tip: leave the frock at the hotel.
Shopping here is also a buzz with the finest in boutique and high fashion temptations. The Grand Canal Shoppes is a massive 500,000 sq ft shopping mall, complete with ubiquitous gondolas, offering a host of performers that serenade shoppers as they spend their way along the cobblestone walkways. Although, I still think the cash registers sing even louder than me.
Tip: get in early as 20 million shoppers visit annually.
This city is full of non-stop Kodak moments. An experience you’ll want to enjoy again and again.