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    Wynn Macau

    by machomikemd Updated Oct 6, 2014

    a carbon copy of Steve Wynn's Casino in Las Vegas and Atlantic City albeit the buidling is on a smaller scale. And typical of the Luxe Wynn Casinos, Wynn Macau offers an Integrated Luxe Ambiance as the Complex is filled with a 600 rooms and suites plus various restaurants, luxe retails shops, spa, and a "Performance Lake" patterned after it's las vegas location. And Just like in Vegas, it has a separate Encore Building with a separate 400 all suite rooms, restaurants and bar and gaming space.

    It's centerpiece is the huge gaming space of 19,000 square meters (190,000 square feet) at the Wynn (less in Encore) filled with more than 500 table and card games, many private VIP Rooms, 400 plus slot machines and betting bookies and a large retail space for the luxe retail shops.

    Opens 24/7

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    Sands Macau Casino

    by machomikemd Updated Oct 6, 2014

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    The Sands Macau Casino is one of the early Casinos to Rise in Macau after the removal of the Macau Casino Monopoly of Hotel Lisboa. It is owned by the Las Vegas Sands Corporation. The Casino Complex was opened in 2004 and since then has been raking the High Rollers. It has two Buildings with a more than 300 All Suite Rooms and has various Restaurants and Bars and retail stores in the complex. Ihe centerpiece here is the 21,300 square meter (229,000 square feet) multi level casino filled with various gaming devices like slot machines, betting stations, table games, card games and more.

    It is located along the Macau Peninsula, far from the main casino row at the Cotai Strip.

    Opens: 24/7

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    Grand Emperor Hotel and Casino

    by machomikemd Updated Oct 6, 2014

    jacky chan's hotel and casino complex in Macau.

    The Grand Emperor Hotel and Casino is one of the New Casino Complex in Macau but is located outside the Taipa District, it is on the Macau Peninsula along Avenida Comercial de Macau and is a stone's throw away from the Hotel Lisboa. It has a ý "Golden Pathway" in the Hotel Lobby, which is literally composed of 78 bars of pure gold (999.9 fine), each weighing one kilogram and embossed with a unique number. They also have the famous Changing of the Guards, composed of british style Guards pattern after the famous Bukingham Palace Guards of London plus the Golden Carriage Outside. The Hotel has 300 rooms and suites and has a large 6 storey casino complex inside this 23 floor property.

    with the guards real gold bars here at Golden Pathway the golden carriage the buidling attention
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    Museo De Macau

    by machomikemd Updated Oct 6, 2014

    the Main Museum of Macau, located just Beside the world famous ruins of Saint Paul Church and located along the Fortaleza do Monte Hill. It was Opened in 1995 and done in the typical Macanese Portugues Colonial Style. The Museum consists of two underground levels and a third located on the topmost level of the Fortress and it displays various exhibits of macanese history, art and culture among the three floors.

    The Museum is open from 10am to 6pm (Ticket booth closes 5:30pm) Closed on Mondays, Free for public on the 15th of every month, Open on public holidays

    Admission Prices:

    MOP 15 ¨C Adults

    MOP 8 ¨C Children aged 5-10; ¨C Students with valid ID; ¨C Seniors aged 60 or above

    Free ¨C Children under 5; ¨C Scholastic and associations'fieldtrips; ¨C All visitors on the 15th of every month

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    Santo Domingo Church

    by machomikemd Updated Oct 4, 2014

    one of the Many Roman Catholic Churches in Leal Senado Square and it also serves as the Main Cathedral of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Macau. The Church was built in 1587, ironically by Spanish Dominican Priests (during the Iberian Union of the Hapsburg Dynasty) and is one of the 29 Historic Sites of Center of Macau (which is a Unesco World Heritage Site). It was built in a mixture of Baroque and Macanese Colonial Style and if you are a Roman Catholic, they have daily masses here in different languages (English, Spanish, Filipino) if you want to hear a mass. The Church is also known as Igreja de São Domingos in Portuguese.

    Admission is Free and Daily Masses between 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

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    Governor General House

    by machomikemd Updated Oct 4, 2014

    the former Macanese Governor General House, now a villa to visiting foreign dignitaries.

    located along Estrada de Santa Sancha in Barra Hill and overlooking the Sai Van Lake, The Governor General House is also known as Santa Sancha and was built in 1937 to serve as the official quarters of the Portuguese Governor General of Macau up to 1997 and after the handover became the State Guesthouse of the Macau Chef Executive for visiting Foreign Dignitaries. Althoug you can not enter the premises, you can take pictures of it at the Macau Tower or at the Avenida Dotour De Stanley Ho facing the Sai Van Lake. Inside the premises include a well manicures garden, tennis courts, a swimming pool and is guarded by local Macanese Police.

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    Zhuhai

    by machomikemd Updated Oct 4, 2014

    Zhuhai is the nearest Chinese city to Macau, located just after the border crossing and Zhuhai is like the Shenzen of Nearby Hong Kong. You can get a 3 day visa to enter zhuhai which you can get in the Gongbei immigration building. Like in other area of Mainland China, there are no Casinos in Zhuhai, only large shopping malls, many hotels, the famous Lovers' Road, Gongbei (which you can see from the Avenida Norte De Hippodromo in Macau. Other Attractions in Zhuhai include the Tangjia Commercial Area, Jinshan Park, Lotus Road Shopping Street, Bar Street and a lot more.

    you can book a Zhuhai Day tour from the various tour companies in Macau.

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    Portuguese architecture & Heritage

    by globetrott Updated Jul 13, 2014

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    You will see the Portuguese architecture & Heritage all over the old part of Macao, when you take a walk and it was great to see the typical pavement with mosaiques, the so-called "Calçada Portuguesa" and all of these lovely balconies facing the streets.

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    St. Dominic church

    by globetrott Updated Jul 13, 2014

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    St. Dominic's Church is the most beautifull of all Roman Catholic Churches in Macao.
    It was built by Dominican friars back in the 16th century and in 1997 it was renovated. There is a museum as well there now about the history of the Roman Catholic church in Asia.

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    St. Dominic's Church - take a look inside

    by globetrott Updated Jul 13, 2014

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    Take a look inside the St. Dominic's Church when you pass by there. You will find a lovely interior with some great works of art. The walls are decorated similar to the facade with a combination of yellow walls and some fine white stuccoworks.

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  • Macau Scooter Rental

    by macauzone Updated Aug 30, 2011

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    Scooters are a very economical and fun way to see the sites of Macau - it's certainly the best way to get around the Macau's narrow streets!

    You can book a scooter online and it can be delivered to your hotel / ferry terminal / airport.

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    Penha Hill

    by machomikemd Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    one can see sweeping views of Macau from it. The Colina da Penha is otherwise known for Bishop Hill, because the magnificent Bishop's Residence is on the hill. By the side of the Bishop's Residence, there is a St. Mary Hall called Chapel of Our Lady of Penha which was built in 1622. The Chapel is simple, situated in the middle of winding hillpath. The then Colina da Penha was only a fort. Since the dismantlement of the fort in 1892 the Chapel was enlarged up to the grand scale of today. The Bell Tower of the Church is high to the cloud, solemn in silence. The surrounding is picturesque for path in the flowering shrubs and the thick growth of grass, shadowy woods and magnificent buildings. In front of the church there is a high terrace on which stands the statue of Virgin Mary of marble sculpture who folds her two hands, facing the sea with kindly face.

    It is open daily from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm.

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    TurboJET Macau Ferry

    by al2401 Updated Jul 12, 2010

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    TurboJET is the name of the ferry service of the Hong Kong-based Shun Tak-China Travel Ship Management Limited. It was formed when Far East Jetfoil and Turbo Cat merged in 1999.

    TurboJET has several routes over the Pearl River Delta including Hong Kong, Hong Kong International Airport, Shenzen, Guangzhou and Macau. The busiest service is the one between Hong Kong (Connaught Road, Central) and Macau (Maritime Ferry Terminal). The TurboJET vessels cover the 70km journey in about one hour.

    The ferry departs every 15 minutes and costs from $134HK one way.

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    Visit a Casino

    by al2401 Updated Jun 26, 2010

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    A large proportion of the economy of Macau is based on tourism and gambling. It is known as the 'Las Vegas of the East' or the 'Monte Carlo of the Orient'.

    The Portugese legalised gambling in the colony in 1850s and since then has been a well known gambling destination. Only traditional Chinese games were played until the westernstyle games were introduced in the late 20th century. The liberalisation of the industry in 2001 has seen a boom in the building of new casinos.

    The casinos are used mainly by tourists from Hong Kong and the mainland as well as foreigners - the local Macanese don't, in general, visit casinos.

    Some of the buildings have the most amazing architecture - I particularly liked the 'Art Deco' style glass work of the Babylon Casino.

    Whether you visit to play or just look the website below provides a good map for the older casinos - the newer ones like 'The Venetian' are on another island.

    Grand Lisboa Casino - Macau Babylon Casino - Macau Babylon Casino - Macau
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    Real Macanese Houses and Side Alleys

    by machomikemd Updated Apr 17, 2010

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    to be able to have a look and appreciate the native macanese houses and alleys filled with local stuffs, ask your tour guide to detour for a few minutes from the walk in St. paul ruins to Leal Senado Square to see the real native Macau. you will see what the ordinary macanese live and how the buy stuffs and do business. the detour will end you at leal senado square in front of Santo Domingo Church and is more worth viewing than the various tourist traps selling souvenirs and other kitchy items that you see while walking the main road from Saint Paul Ruins to the Leal Senado Square.

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