Ilha de Macau Travel Guide

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Ilha de Macau Things to Do

  • Audio Visual Mapping on the Mandarin's...

    Audiovisual Mapping on the Mandarin’s House 5/31/2013 - 6/8/2013; 8pm/8:30pm/9pmThis show, designed for the façade of the Yuqing Mansion at the Mandarin’s House, is divided into four chapters: “The Origin”, “Golden Period”, “Degradation” and “Renovation”. Through sound and images, audiences will experience for themselves various incidents that took...

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  • Pasteleria Koi Kei

    Pasteleria Koi Kei has several outlets in the historic center. Egg roll and other delicacies are prepared in public view in some outlets. The hand-made almond cookies is one of the house specialties.

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  • Quaint Coloane

    Spend 30-40 minutes at the Giant Panda Pavilion, where the main stars are pandas Xin Xin and Kai Kai. There are also several primates and 2 ostriches in the complex. Viewing by the hour. Proceed to Coloane Village. Stop for refreshments at Lord Stow's Cafe by the waterfront or the Lord Stow's Garden Cafe just 50 meters from the square. Stroll...

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  • The House of Dancing Water

    The House of Dancing Water is a 90 minute patchwork of high-dives, acrobatics, gymnastics and motorcycle stunts. Great entertainment, but con't bother with the storyline. Those seated in the first 3 rows risk getting water-splashed. Towels are provided but disposable rainwear may provide better coverage.If you are bringing your kids along, finding...

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  • MACAU DOWNTOWN

    Macau is known as a harbour of Chinese refugees fleeing dullness of home, work and even political oppression. Indeed Macau is a city of cobbled backstreets, baroque churches, ancient stone fortresses and exotic street names, legacy by the distinctive Portueguese. The colourful looks gives Macau that fascinating characterization, because of the mix...

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  • A-Ma Statue

    Whether A-Ma of Quan-Yin or Kun-Iam, the name of this honoured phenomenon got a long history. Even the local people can't think of an origin, and follow their hearts in stead of their mind. Discussing this "female divine" aspect is not of much use. Even the Buddhist aspect shows up with very Hinduistic origins, though it's not ... the locals will...

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  • A-MA Temple

    The famous A-MA lightened up here by the sunset ... read about on website below.We visited the A-MA place again. And again ...Macau is changing its locations by new roads, new bridges, new buildings. So it could be easily you cannot find your want-to-visit place anymore. For now we got to the place where is the A-MA Temple, and the whole place is...

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  • A Huge Playground for Grown-Up Peeps!

    Pretty much everything that you can think of can be done in Macau. This includes walking on the edge at the top of Macau tower (outdoor), bungy jumping, temple worship, shopping in senado square or new yaohan, sight seeing, walk up the Guia Hill, exercise on local parks, go to museums, play casino games, picture taking, ride a gondola, and overall...

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  • Meditation Time With A-MA?

    Maybe not that well-known to tourists but all Chinese do know that the name of A-MA has derived from the legends around the Goddess A-MA, and the special A-MA Temple on Macau-Bay. It is the oldest temple structure, known from the 13th century with the name of KUN IAM Temple.Although rebuilt in 1627 the A-MA Temple dates back to about 1500, probably...

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Ilha de Macau Restaurants

  • Portuguese/Macanese Food

    Went to Restaurante Litoral at past 7 pm and the place was not full. We were seated at the second floor.Ordered African chicken and grilled codfish. Loved the sauce on the chicken. Found the codfish a bit bland to my taste.Service was above average.

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  • Portuguese/Macanese Food

    Portuguese food. In the vicinity of A-ma Temple and Moorish Barracks.Reservations recommended (all tables were taken at 1 pm, and had to wait 45 minutes). 70 meters from Restaurante Litoral. Ox tongue stewed in red wine sauce. (strikingly similar to the lengua dish at Beehive Restaurant in Cebu City, Philippines)

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  • Dumplings with a Twist

    Great dimsum in lavishly lighted atmosphere.We tried the:Steamed dumplings with scallops and clamsBraised beef brisket and tendon in Chu Hou sauceSteamed river shrimp dumplings flavoured with basiland all were delicious. The beef tendons are so tender, they melt in your mouth. At 2 pm, the place was still full and busy, but service was courteous...

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  • Don't miss the exquisite Portuguese food

    I have been in Miramar restaurant and I loved its delightful Portuguese foodIt's an extreme relaxing place for recovering and balance with the fun and excitement of Macau's night.Thanks for letting me share this experience!http://www.miramar.com.mo/ Cataplana pork with clams & shrimpWet monkfish with prawns rice "Jaquinzinhos" Marinated with...

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  • Best Thai Food in Macau!

    I went to this Restaurant and Food was excellent!I'm a Thai food lover and finally there's a place in Macau that serves real Thai food, not the Chinese-Thai blend that you find in most of the places...they have same quality as you would find in a good place in Bangkok!Service was nice, usually Macau restaurants outside casinos are really bad in...

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  • SMALL BUT GOOD

    It is difficult to explain the Chinese and Macanese delicacies if you donot know the exact name. Well, DIM SUM we know all as the uniquely Cantonese "meal", eaten as breakfast, brunch or lunch. Although the term literally means "to touch the heart", I do prefer "snack". Because eating DIM SUM is a social occasion and some you should do in a group...

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Ilha de Macau Nightlife

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    Do you love to have a drink and to dance? Do NOT go to Macao! The city center is full of Casinos and shops selling you (almost only) electronic devices, open until late in the evening. I was looking for a club, pub or disco, but nothing was available... Everywere, shops and casino! It seems all nightclubs are near the harbour, which is not rechable...

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  • Movies In English!

    Tired of shows, gambling and the glitter & glamour? Come, let's go to the Cinema!If you want to watch a good movie there is a wide variety in Macau. There are some cinemas although watch before you go. The movies may be slightly older and the better quality entertainment you can have at CINETEATRO MACAU.It is close to the Lisboa Hotel and has the...

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  • When Evening Falls

    When evening falls at Macau it is not dark, sinister and dangerous. After sunset time the glitter and glamour will show up and a million of lights will shine in the dark.Macau has some great nightspots; bars, cafes, casinos, clubs, discotheques and some other nightlife events, like laser performances, fire works.You can visit dozens of good...

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Ilha de Macau Transportation

  • Small city, but not too easy by bus

    Bus stops are denominated by the side streets or buildings, which may not be indicated on most local maps. So, best to inquire beforehand which bus to take and where to get off. (Ask the hotel or restaurant staff as most bus drivers do not speak English). Macau buses don't dispense change. Minimum bus fare is MOP3.20. Minimum taxi fare is...

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  • Www.scootermacau.com

    Reserved 3 scooters 2months ago with confirmation and now just before I depart to Macau the guys name Simon called said " oh I m sorry I just have 1 scooter for you, even u reserved it 2 months ago but since the business is not good I didn't buy the scooter..and my business just started 3months ago I didn't expect got 3 booking in the same time."...

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  • Scooter rental company in Macau

    If you want to rent a scooter / moped in Macau, you can book it online on macauscooters.com or call the owner, he is an expat from Poland.

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Ilha de Macau Shopping

  • Macau Largest Department Store

    This is the largest department store in Macau and is incredibly popular. New Yaohan is a weekend mall for Macau locals. You can find this place easily, close to the Macau Ferry Terminal. It is Mr. Alan Ho, general manager of STDM's Shipping Department, who runs the New Yaohan. Actually Japanese-owned New Yaohan was taken over by STDM and got its...

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  • ONE EURO SHOP

    Hahaha 'cuse me, I donot know the name of this shop, and because of the stunt I named this shop the Shop Good Luck. It is close to the well-known and beautiful Square Largo de Senado and, walking into the direction of the Red Market you may be lucky to find this shop ... part of the ONE EURO culture. Because most of the times this Shop Good Luck...

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Ilha de Macau Local Customs

  • Huge Incense

    Though Portuguese and Chinese (with Cantonese being the more widely spoken dialect) both are official languages of Macau, the dominant religions are Taoism and Buddhism. Only about 6% of the population goes to the Roman Catholic Church.You can find people for the whole day when visiting Buddhist temples. Mostly local visitors who pray and burn...

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  • A-MA Legend

    In ancient times the wives of fishermen went into a cave (Gua) for praying for happy returns of their husbands. It was here where the A-MA legends was founded. The Goddess A-Ma (Mother, Who Is Honoured) granted Her name to this island-place by a miraculous legend.According to the A-Ma legend, there was a beautiful but poor girl, named Lin/Tin. She...

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  • GODDESS KUN IAM

    The intrugueing name of KUN IAM, corresponding with GUANYIN, remains one of the mysteries out of the Ancients. Most striking is the Japanese KANNON, represented by a merchant or Chinese lady who married a holy man named MA, considered in China to be an incarnation of GUANYIN. The Chinese lady got known as ... A-MA! It is said that Avalokiteshvara...

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Ilha de Macau Warnings and Dangers

  • Worst Pollution

    I do feel sorry to place this topic here, but I guess it is a need. On the small island of Coloana, next to Macau International Airport, you'll see the biggest Diesel engine you've ever seen. During the period of 1987 - 1996 there were Diesel engine planted with a immense capacity ...This one causes the worst pollution of Asia, and the Diesel...

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  • Watch The Dirty Ocean

    It is not a daily occurence, though you might see on TV the warning "Watch the ocean!". In fact this warning concerns sharks which do swimm around. These tricky folks indeed do appear in these ocean areas and, always boastful city-guys wanna go for swim there, too, so it may happen ... ... ...The fact is that the entire ocean around Macau looks...

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  • Watch out inmigration 'authorities'

    We went by ferry from HK. What suppose to be a pleasant trip, turn out to be a very bitter experience. Inmigration 'authorities', they kept us 1.5 hours in their office for no reason. During that time they just made copies to our passports and talking to each other, while we were asking for an explanation. After that, they let us go...for no reason...

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Ilha de Macau Off The Beaten Path

  • Friendship Bridge

    Walking from Macau downtown to Outer Harbour you'll see the long highway bridges. They all connect Macau to Taipa. The one of the photograph is the Friendship Bridge or Ponte da Amizade, and the longest one (4,5 km-long), completed in 1994. You'll go directly to Macau International Airport on Taipa Island crossing the bridge out of Macau.Also from...

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  • Most Beautiful ...

    Told you the most beautiful girls dance at *L*I*S*B*O*A* Hotel! Once the very only girls dancing all naked! Well, that is finished unfortunately ... for now with feathers like these red ones, fabulous posing with me.Another curiosity; in the 6 last years the Oriental girls grew in their length. On the average their length is as long as the Western...

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  • Largest Buddha Statue

    From Macau you may travel by bus to Taipa, the next island Southwards of Macau. As soon you reach the bridge get out of the bus. Walk a little back, and you can see the POU TAI UN Temple. Actually it is not a temple though a monastery started in the 1800's by Buddhist monks. And the largest Buddhist complex of Macau.It's home to the Three Precious...

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Ilha de Macau Favorites

  • *D*U*R*I*A*N*

    This is the best that can happen to me! Smelling the odeur of *D*U*R*I*A*N* ..."Smells like hell, ..." oowkee, most of the people hate its odeur, but ... "taste like heaven!" and that is the truth!Kidding, my mam had a lot of *D*U*R*I*A*N*'s when pregnant of me, so this fruit became my very favourite. Yesh, that is that bizar large fruit shaped...

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  • All In The Famliy

    My brother is treated like one of the family in Macau, knows his way like his pocket and loves to show special and hot items in Macau. Always on the way he became an expert for visitors to show Macau, even he doesnot like it at all. Though when once on his way showing the best part of Macau ... just follow him! Working in the nigth-cabaret of the...

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  • Can't Get Enough!

    Studying about the Javanese legendary Goddess Of The Southern Ocean I just was happily surprised to explore the Chinese "Goddess Of The Southern Ocean" who has been named A-MA which evolved into the Kun Iam-Goddess. An utmost complicated process that even the Chinese people donot know anymore who is who ... Some study & research do learn about...

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