Leal Senado Shops: Leal Senado Shops
Leal Senado Square has many Shops, Stalls and Department Stores as this is located in the Historic Center of Macau. There are many retail brands (like Giordano, Bossini, G2000, Reno, etc) that offer various items for you to buy, ranging from various retail centers and traditional Chinese restaurants and Fashion clothes, famous macau street snacks and a lot more. they also have touristy stuffs like Firework displays, lion and dragon dances on occasions.
Most Stores are open from 9:00 am to 10:00 pm everyday
What to buy: all the items you can thing of, like clothes, fashion accesories, kitchen utensils, jeans, leather items, perfumes and a lot more.
What to pay: depends on your budget
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Assorted Souvenir shops: Souvenir Shops in Macau
a great way to buy Macanese souvenirs is buy buying the many souvenir items along the many souvenir shops and stalls lining macau's tourist attractions such as the road going to St. Paul Ruins, along Leal Senado Square, at the Ama Gau Temple, at the Guanyin Statue, at the casino row in Taipa and along Penha Hill. these souvenir shops sell everything under the sun, including shirts, umbrellas, canes, post cards, figurines, fridge magnets, shot glasses, books and a lot more.
most souvenir stalls and shops are open from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm everyday
What to buy: all the touristy souvenir items you can think of! both made in macau and made in nearby guangdong province.
What to pay: haggling i the norm here, so be good at it to have a good price for an item.
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Factory Outlet Shop: real export overruns and factory outlet
macau is known for cheap labor so many foreign brands like nike, reebok, fred perry, ralph lauren, nautica, tommy hilfiger, dkny, kenneth cole, etc subcontract production of clothes and accessories here hence there is an abundance of overruns and factory rejects that they sale to people hence this factory outlet store. It is located on a nondescipt buidling along a side street going to Trav. Praia Grande, located in the 5th floor of the building.
What to buy: a lot. Macau, just like Hong Kong, has a great selection of factory outlets, of which this is one. As with all of them, the selection changes frequently. So if you see something you like, buy it, as it may not be there next time. Labels seen in this shop include Nautica, Ralph Lauren, Abercrombie, A/X, Fred Perry, Balenciaga, Tommy Hilfiger, Cross Creek, Burberry's, DKNY, Perry Ellis, Dolce & Gabbana, Maine, Greg Norman, Next, New Man etc. The selection covers men's, women's and kid's clothing, with a particular emphasis on men's casual shirts and polo shirts. As I said, this is the REALl DEAL, they are not counterfeit as they have been "outsourced" by the international brands to make them here since materials and labor are cheap here!
example is a classic polo ralph lauren polo shirt at 189 Macau Pataca (MOP), Fred Perry Polo Shirts at 160 MOP, Chaps Ralph Lauren at 109 MOP, Nautica Golf Polo Shirts at 139 MOP, Tommy Hilfiger T Shirts at 100 MOP and a lot more! recently this may, I got to visit the store and buy new stuff!
Open Hours: 10:40am-7pm daily
they accept hong kong dollar, macau pataca, US Dollar, Euro, etc. and Major Credit Cards.
What to pay: maxx out your credit card
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beef jerky in Macao: Taste some
After we had stepped down the long stairs from the ruins of St. Pauls Cathedral we passed by some shops, where ladies were standing in the streets, giving free samples of beef jerky to taste for all tourists passing by.
What to buy: That Beef Jerky tasted interesting, but I did not buy any, as we were in a hurry and I was always late, as I had to take so many photos there.
What I also found quite strange and interesting is the fact that they did not cut off small pieces of meat with a knife,, BUT they used a pair of scissors far that - see it in my pictures !
What to pay: I dont remember any Prices !
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SENADO SQUARE: FANTASTIC!
Senado Square (Largo do Senado) is a public square in Macau. it is located in the central area of the Macao.
Take a stroll down the historic Senado Square. where you can discover inexpensive Macanese-made clothes, T-shirts, jeans and sportswear in markets around the area. you can also find well-known brand names like Levis, MANGO, ZARA AND ESPRIT,However don't expect to find anything cheap and I believe it's even more expensive than Hong Kong but the quality of the clothes are way good especially the imported shoes and bags from Italy.
The best shopping I did was from Macao, I spent like 7 hours checking the stores in the Sq, I loved the ambiance of the place, the lights at night...it was a perfect evening. There are traditional Chinese restaurants around the square.
I highly recommended even if you don't wanna go shopping, just being there is part of Macao's experience
What to buy: Women's Clothes
Café Ou Mun: Coffee & light meals
Café Ou Mun opened in November 2001 to serve Coffee and light meals.
Ou Mun is the phonetic Chinese speaking for the Portuguese "Café Macau" (in English: "Coffee Macao").
The owner is Fernando Marques, a young entrepreneur original from central Portugal that refers to his shop as the very first business that was opened by a foreigner in Macau after the end of the territory's 400 years administration by Portugal. [Macau has handed back to China in December 1999].
A bold move by Mr Marques for at the time, in 2001, there were still some uncertainty on how Macau would perform under Chinese administration. Facts have now proved that Macau's economy is nowadays at it highest and the investment done in 2001 by Mr Fernando Marques has turned out to be a wise move then.
Business hours: Tuesday to Sunday 8am - 8pm (Closed on Monday).