All That Glitters Is Gold In Macau

1 July 2016
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With Chinese heritage, Portuguese influence and a modern age of American investment, Macau is the very definition of ‘east meets west’.

One of two Special Administrative Regions of China (the other being Hong Kong), Macau draws a crowd for one main reason: its glitzy casinos.

Welcoming some 30 million tourists per year – most pouring in from mainland China – you may not have thought much about Macau, but it’s definitely worth a stopover.

Jump on the ferry from Hong Kong and you could meet Macau within the hour, exploring its cobbled Portuguese lanes downtown and sparkling pockets of luxury ‘shoppes’.

Macau city skyline at night Macau lights up inside and out (Image: Getty)

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Peek the Portuguese history at...

  • The Ruins of St Paul’s
  • Mount Fortress / Museum of Macau
  • Senado Square

Don’t leave without sampling...

  • Portuguese egg tarts
  • Pork chop buns
  • Sweet beef jerky
Creamy egg tarts Don't skip out on an egg tart while in town (Image: Getty)

Check out Chinese culture at...

  • A-Ma Temple
  • Mandarin’s House
  • Lou Lim Ieoc Garden

Shop ‘til you drop at...

  • The Red Market
  • Shoppes at the Venetian
  • Taipa Flea Market

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