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    Green spots

    by solopes Updated Dec 19, 2013

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    The density of construction is high, in Macao, and the green areas are small. However, they are well kept and distributed, allowing a balanced look that disguises the extensive occupation of the soil.

    Even in the gardens, a Portuguese hand is still visible.

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    The children and the world

    by ntm2322 Written Mar 6, 2007

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    When traveling take your kids with you, let them in a natural and unconscious way realize the differences and similarities of our world, let them hear different languages, let them taste different foods, let them see different smiles.

    Children and Nature, a perfect match
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    Our Lady of Guia Chapel and Lighthouse

    by xiquinho Written Oct 20, 2004

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    A small chapel was first built in the 17th century as part of the Guia Fortress and the present chapel dates from 1637. During the restoration of the chapel in 1996, the oldest vestige of mural paintings that dates back to the construction of the hermitage in 1622 were discovered. The recovered paintings are characterized by rich cultural meaning, a combination of Chinese and Western symbols, including angels wearing traditional oriental costumes.

    The Lighthouse was the first on the China Coast, built by a local born Portuguese, Carlos Vicente da Rocha.

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    Wake up early for a bit of Tai-Chi

    by DrPoi Written Mar 1, 2004

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    In the very early morning (from 6h30 till 7h30 normally), when the sun doesn't heat with its usual cruelty in this land you'll see people, old and young, doing their Tai-Chi exercises in public parks, gardens or squares everywhere. A must see, and why not, a must try!!

    Tai-Chi in Taipa island, Macau
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    ENGLISH - On this kind of...

    by Tintim Written Sep 7, 2002

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    ENGLISH - On this kind of sleigh, made to go over the mug, men were able to catch shellfish or something like that, small crabs maybe. These pictures were taken in 1980 (sorry they are so bad, it was a very small camera, with 16 mm film!!), maybe this activity disapeered now, as all this area is now occupied with land reclamation.- PORTUGUÊS - Com esta espécie de trenó, feito para andar sobre o lodo, apanhavam crustáceos à mão, talvez pequenos caranguejos. Estas fotografias foram tiradas em 1980 (lamento a má qualidade, era uma máquina muito pequena, com filmes de 16 mm!!), talvez esta actividade já não exista porque estas áreas foram ocupadas por terrenos conquistados ao mar - FRANÇAIS - Avec cette sorte de tobogan, fait pour aller sur la vase, les gens capturaient des crustacés à la main, peut-être de petits crabes. Ces photos ont été prises en 1980 (je regrette la mauvaise qualité, c'était une toute petite caméra, avec des films de 16 mm!!), peut-être cette activité n'existe-t-elle plus maintenant, car ces surfaces ont été occupées par des terrains conquis à la mer.

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    Old Protestant Cemetery

    by xiquinho Written Oct 20, 2004

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    Among those buried here: Dr. Robert Morrison, who compiled the first English and Chinese dictionary and translated the Bible into Chinese; George Chinnery, an artist who lived in Macau in the 18th century; Capt. Lord John Spencer Churchill, Commander of H.M. Ship Druid and an ancestor of Sir Winston Churchill; also seamen and non-Portuguese Traders.

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    The island of Coloane is...

    by lihue Written Sep 7, 2002

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    The island of Coloane is Macao's countryside, with wooded hills, beach-lined bays, and traditional villages. Visitors and residents often flock here to swim, have picnics, and simply enjoy the treasure of nature.

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  • Well, I would like to think...

    by dzni Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Well, I would like to think that Macau is itself off the beaten path for most. But, just wander around and see what you find. Really, it seemed that we were always finding something interesting around every corner... although technically I suppose we were lost, or maybe just en-route back to the ferry terminal.

    Ah, and find a good vantage point and take pictures of the city or the sea from up high, like Guia Fortress.

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    Visiting a book store gave us a wider vision of M

    by sakurita Written Dec 10, 2002

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    We love to visit markets, and other places where locals go often, so whe can feel how daily life is there...

    We founded this book store in one calm street and we could avoid to enter, it certainly gives us another persepective of Macau's daily life...who comes to the book store? what they look for? how long do they spend to choose a book? etc...very interesting.

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    Monte Fort, oldest Fort in...

    by Bradmed Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Monte Fort, oldest Fort in Macau and probably China.

    http://www.cityguide.gov.mo/tg/fortress/f_detaile.asp?lc=2&lkey=0204010000000000 000

    Built 1617-26, Monte Forte occupies 21,000 square feet in an irregular quadrangle with bastions at each corners. It contained barracks, cisterns and storehouses capable of sustaining a siege of up to two years. Constructed by the Jesuits of chunambo on granite foundations, with brick gauardrooms and cannon housings, the fort was part of a complex together with the college and church of St. Paul.

    The cannons commanded very wide fields of fire, covering the Inner and Outer Harbours and the Chinese border. The guns were used only once, when the Dutch invaded Macau in 1622. A cannonball fired by a priest from Monte hit the invaders' powder key, creating total confusion in which the Portuguese and their African slaves drove the Dutch back to sea.

    Today the fort is a public park, with fine views of St. Paul’s and the city. It is also used by the meteorology department to study the weather which is open for visitors to see the tracking charts and weather-watching equipment. There is a tourist information office at the entrance.

    Opening hours :
    May to September - 6:00am to 7:00pm
    October to April - 7:00am to 6:00pm

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    St. Dominic's church was...

    by o00o Written Aug 25, 2002

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    St. Dominic's church was renovated in 1997 and opened to the public with a museum, on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd floor. The museum shows paintings, sculptures and liturgical ornaments that illustrate the history of the Roman Catholic church in Asia.

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    University of Macau Located...

    by o00o Updated Aug 25, 2002

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    University of Macau

    Located next to the bridge the university offers degrees in Arts, Social Sciences, Business Administration, Engineering and Law. The University has a library, theatre, sports facilities and living quarters.

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    Gate of Understanding ...

    by o00o Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Gate of Understanding


    Located at the entrance of the Inner Harbour, it is a 40-metre tall monument to honour the Luso-Chinese relations. The monument was completed in 1993.


    St. Dominic's church was renovated in 1997 and opened to the public with a museum, on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd floor. The museum shows paintings, sculptures and liturgical ornaments that illustrate the history of the Roman Catholic church in Asia.


    Located next to the bridge the university offers degrees in Arts, Social Sciences, Business Administration, Engineering and Law. The University has a library, theatre, sports facilities and living quarters.

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    Watch A Chinese Wedding!

    by machomikemd Updated Sep 4, 2008

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    Most Han Chinese in Macau are Taoist or Buddhist or Confucianist. ALthough Macau was a Porugese Colony for about 400 years, Roman Catholicism failed to make inroads in it unlike in the Philippines and Vietnam and East Timor hence it is rare to see a Roman Catholic Chinese Wedding here in Macau and when you see one, it is nice to Photograph but be sure to ask the couple for permission too!

    The picture was taken in Penha Hill St. Mary Catholic Church

    fabulous!
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    Cheng Kei Pastelaria-macanese goodies

    by machomikemd Updated Jul 2, 2007

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    Good Macanese and Cantonese Pastries. They have steamed pork buns, fried buns, pork barbecue, assorted egg pies, dumplings, red bean paste cookies, Pearl Milk Shake, etc and off course the world famous portugese egg tarts! which cost about 4 mop and my favorite Assorted Chinese dried ham, pork floss, chinese pork and beef jerky.

    Portugese/Macanese Pastries Famouse Egg Tart Fried Pork Buns Steamed Buns A Pork Jerky (My Favorite!)
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