Thursday, August 28, 2008

Macau-Zhu Hai-Shen Zhen, 12-16 August 2008 (I)

Macau, 12-13 August 2008

From Johor by Air Asia, Amy and I flew to Macau. The flight was 3.20 hours.

From the airport we went to Sintra Hotel by taxi (about 30 minutes drive, cost MOP80).

Macau is famous for its casino, many people come to this city to visit the casino. Whereever you go, you will find big or small casino, they open 24 hours a day. During our visit, we only went to The Venetian Macao, the largest and latest casino and resort/hotel in Macau. The Venetian Macao is like a small Venice, with the winding canals, authentic gondolas, ached bridges and nice architecture. The Grand Canal Shoppes also will spoil you to spend your Macau Pataca (MOP, Macau currency)... The gondola ride for 15 minutes will cost you about MOP88.00 per person. 1 Gondola maximum for 4 persons.

According to Wikipedia, The Venetian is a 40-story, 10,500,000-square-foot (980,000 m2). Venetian Macao is modeled on its sister casino resort – the The Venetian in Las Vegas – and is the largest single structure hotel building in Asia and the third-largest building in the world.

Other than The Venetian, we only visited the ruin of St. Paul. According to Wikipedia, the ruin of St. Paul is one of Macau's most famous landmarks. In 2005, the Ruins of St. Paul were officially enlisted as part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Historic Centre of Macau.

The food in Macau is not fantastic. The taste tends to be too salty and the price is not cheap (average per dish about MOP 35-40 for 1 person serving). I like the buildings.. old and new, most of them very nice. Night shoot will be very nice... as most of the casinos light on with thousands lights...... If I have another chance, I will go Macau again to enjoy the building and ask Bagio to take the photo as many as he can... I hope......! Macau is not a place for shopping...

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