Ilha da Taipa Things to Do

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    Food Street - Rua da Cunha

    by imstress Written Jul 8, 2006

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    Rua da Cunha is a narrow street in Taipa Village more commonly known as the Food Street.

    It is located at the town centre of Taipa. It is famous for shops selling almond cakes, seaweed wafer, phoenix egg rolls, coconut flakes and peanut candy.

    Visitors usually buy those pastries home as souvenirs for family, friends and colleagues. Choi Heong Yuen and Koi Kei are the two famous brands found in Taipa.

    On Food Street, you could also find restaurants selling Portugese, Macanese, Indian, Chinese and African cuisines.

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    Tin Hau Temple

    by imstress Updated Jul 8, 2006

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    The Tin Hau Temple – Buddhist Goddess of the Sea, is dedicated to the worship of the Taoist Goddess of Seafarers.

    The temple has a lavishly decorated altar and traditional ornamentation. There is a donation box where worshipper could donate generously to the temple. Look at the incense that were burnt offering and attached to the coils are some prayer list.

    Bus: 11, 15, 22, 28A, 30, 33, 34, 35

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    Taipa Village

    by imstress Updated Jul 8, 2006

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    The original Taipa Village had now turned into a tourist area.

    Some of Macau's most famous Chinese, Portguese, Macanese and Thai restaurants and Chinese pastry shops are located here here at Rua do Cunha (Food Street).

    You will find Chineses shophouses, Portuguese-style pffices, small temples, former firecracker factory, narrow alleys in this colourful village. A market place featuring local crafts and food is held on Sundays.

    Bus: 11, 15, 22, 28A, 30, 33, 34, 35

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    Chapel of Our Lady of Carmel

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    The Chapel of Our Lady of Carmel was built in 1885 on top of the hill overlooking Coloane Island.

    Take the zig zag staircases and it will lead you to a beautiful garden and to the Taipa Houses Museum.

    Bus: 11, 15, 22, 28A, 30, 33, 34, 35

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    Wallace Fountain

    by imstress Updated Jul 8, 2006

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    The 2nd Wallace Fountain is a drinking water fountain donated by the Macao Water Supply Co Ltd in 2005.
    A thin stream of potable water flows continuously from the centre of the dome at the. The four “Goddesses” supporting the roof of the fountain represent Simplicity, Temperance, Charity and Goodness.

    This fountain is located at Largo Governador Tamagnini Barbosa just near the bus terminus.

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    Museum of Taipa and Coloane History

    by imstress Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The Museum of Taipa and Coloane History is a pastel green and white building which consists of nine exhibition rooms, a video presentation zone and a souvenir shop. A comprehensive collection of exhibits are displayed at the museum.

    There are two levels of exhibition which provide visitors with a better understanding of the modern political and economical development of Coloane and Taipa.

    Opening Hours : 10am – 6 pm. Closed on Mondays.
    Admission: MOP5.00
    Bus: 11, 15, 22, 28A, 30, 33, 34, 35

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    Taipa House Museum

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    Taipa House Museum
    The Taipa House Museum was originally houses that belonged to the rich and wealthy on Taipa Island. They are being restored and converted into a museum and made into a tourist attractions.

    The Taipa House Museum now has an art gallery, a house to display traditional Portuguese clothing, a section on Taipa and Coloane's history, an amphitheatre and a beautiful garden.

    The Taipa Houses-Museum consist of The Macanese House, House of the Islands, House of the Portugal Regions, Exhibition Galleryand House of Reception.

    Hours: Open daily (except Monday) from 9:30am to 1:00pm and from 3:00pm to 5:30pm
    Fee: MOP5.00
    Bus: 11, 15, 22, 28A, 30, 33, 34, 35

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    Macau Stadium and Olympic Aquatic Centre

    by imstress Updated Jul 8, 2006

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    The Macau Stadium and Olympic Aquatic Centre was build to host the East Asia Games which was held in 2005.

    The Macau Stadium is now the venue for football, track and field and athletic competitions for the locals.

    Take the lane just behind Mac Donalds and you will e able to see the stadium.

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    Pak Tai Temple

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    Pak Tai Temple is dedicated to the worship of Taoist God of Pak Tai (God of the North).

    According to the inscription found inside the temple on the wall, the temple was first constructed in 1844 and having a long history of more than 150 years.

    The Pak Tai Temple was reconstructed twice in 1882, with the donations from the local residents, and the lastest was in 1994.

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    Kum Yam Temple

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    While following the walking trail, we chane upon this Kum Yam Temple .

    Kum Yam Temple is dedicated to the worship of "Godess Kum Yam". Eventhough this is a very small temple, you could still see all the burnt offerings made at this temple.

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    Macau International Airport (MIA)

    by imstress Updated Jul 8, 2006

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    The Macau International Airport (MIA), which opened in late 1995, is one of the gateway to Macau. It is situated on the east side of Taipa Island, and the runway is built on a man-made island.

    It is linked by the Friendship Bridge to the Ferry Terminal and by the Macau Taipa Bridge to the downtown area.

    The passenger terminal is spacious with shops, restaurants, tourist
    information and hotel booking counters.

    Bus AP1 will bring you to Macau penisular at MOP3.30 as well as to the barrier gate to cross over to China border.

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    Back in times.. Macanese houses in Taipa Village

    by myspices Updated May 25, 2006

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    The Macanese House is one of Macau's typical houses of colonial structure. You can find a stretch of these houses in Taipa Village. It brings back the period of Portugues splendor that was characterized by the affluence of British, Manchu, Mandarins and traders in this island. The pastel green of the houses lined with white trimmings is picturesque against the lake . The pathway is cobblestoned and lined with patches of flowers and tall shady trees. Benches are placed near to the lake if you wish to sit to relax. Walk along further down you will find the Museum and the Exhibition Hall inside these Macanese houses. See attached pics to appreciate the colonial structures..

    To get to Taipa village : Bus Nos. 11,15, 21, 21A, 22,25, 28A, 33, 34

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    Historical House of Museum .. Taipa Village

    by myspices Updated May 26, 2006

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    The Association of the 8 panoramas of Macau selected the landscape that merges the classified area constituted by Taipa Houses-Museum, the Carmo Church, the former Carmo Library and the 2 little gardens as one of the eight views of Macau - especially the Taipa Houses-Museum, which includes 5 typical green houses with Macanese architectural characterics of Portuguese Matrix, is considered one of the cultural relics and heritages of the Island. The Taipa Houses-Museum was built in 1921 which had been the residence for high superiors and Macanese families. In late 90's, the place has been fully remodelled and transforming them into museums and renaming the houses as "Macanese House", "House of the Islands", "House of the Portugal Regions", "Exhibition Gallery " and "House of Reception"
    Inside the Portual Regions House.. lots of exhibits on Portuguese reign and development of Taipa and Macau as a whole and don't forget to read about the fire crackers factory and see how the ancient fireworks was made.... interesting (see pics attached)

    To get to Taipa Houses-Museum : Bus Nos. 11,15, 21, 21A, 22,25, 28A, 33, 34

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    Taipa Sculpture Complex

    by DSwede Written Oct 2, 2007

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    Glass Eggs - Taipa Sculpture Complex

    It will not take but a short time to walk around the area and take in the sites. I went and spent ~30 minutes. In nice weather this is just a short walk from Crown Casino.

    There are a few dozen random sculptures, and the random views of the bridges leading back to Macau.

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    Carmo Fair (Old Taipa Market)

    by DSwede Updated May 1, 2010

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    Carmo Fair (Old Taipa Market)

    Located on what was originally called the Rua de Derieta Carlos Eugenio, the Carmo Fair was first documented in Sept 14, 1886.

    Originally built on the water's edge, sand and silt and water effects have made the current location land-locked.

    Up until the new market was built, the Old Market was in use until 1970's. Until then, it was a focal point of food sales, mainly harvesting oysters, fish, seafood.

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