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Macau Travel Guide


Macau Travel Tips: 10 Things to Know Before You Go

10 things YOU need to know before you go to Macau. A comprehensive travel guide to bring you up to speed on the Language, Food, Casinos, and more! First, some basic knowledge on Macau: Macau was a Colony of Portugal from 1557-1999, and now it’s a Special Administrative Region of China just like Hong Kong. Macau is small -- 30 sq km, or 11 sq miles. 640,000 people live there. In 2017 Macau had 30 million visitors… lots of people for such a tiny place. 64km (40 miles) west of Hong Kong. A great day trip from Hong Kong, but easily worth 2 nights

Macau is best known as a gambling and shopping mecca, but it also has a really neat historic portuguese center
Macau is the only place in China where you can gamble legally. It generates more revenue from gambling than anywhere else on the earth including more than about seven times the revenue generated by “The Strip” in La Vegas

4 main parts…
the main part of Macau with the historic Portuguese core. This is called the Macau Peninsula
Cotai Strip

2. Getting In

Ferry from Hong Kong
Takes 40-60 Minutes
2 different operators
Turbojet: The Red One
Cotai Water Jet: The Blue One
4 Ferry Terminal in Hong Kong
2 Ferry Terminals in Macau -
If you’re going to the Cotai Strip, most convenient to take Cotai Water Jet
Going to the Historic Portuguese section, take Turbojet

Macau does have it’s own airport, but not many flights

There’s a new bridge from HKG to Macau, you can take a bus on it

Or cross the border by land from China.

4. Unlucky
This number omitted because it’s unlucky. 4 in Chinese sounds like the word for “Death.” Most buildings typically omit this floor.

5. Getting Around

Free Shuttle Service

Macau’s hotels offer free shuttle service from the airport, ferry terminals, and border gates.

· The Venetian Macao Free Shuttle Schedule

· The Parisian Macao Free Shuttle Schedule

· Sands Cotai Central Free Shuttle Schedule

Public buses operate frequently throughout Macau, Taipa, and Coloane. Buses have onboard stop notifications in Mandarin, Cantonese, Portuguese and English.

· Price: Within Macau or Taipa: MOP3.2, Macau-Taipa: MOP4.2, Macau-Coloane: MOP5, Airport service: MOP4.2.

Macau’s taxis come in two color schemes: one is yellow, the other is black and cream. Both color taxis charge the same fees. Taxis stands are located near hotel lobbies.


·Base price (first 1.6 km): MOP17, additional MOP2 for each 260 m afterwards.
Extra fees: Taxi waiting fee is MOP2 for every minute. Taxis have a MOP3 luggage storing fee. There is a MOP2 fee from Taipa to Coloane, and a MOP5 fee from Macau to Coloane. There is an MOP5 fee for taxi trips to and from the airport.

Uber operates in Macau

6. Money
Macanese Pataca (MOP)
Most shops and restaurants will accept HKG to pay, with a 1:1 exchange rate to MOP
The exchange rate is fixed at HK$1 = MOP$1.03
But you’ll typically get change back in MOP

7. Language

Portuguese (but its own dialect)
And Chinese (Cantonese)
A little less english than Hong Kong, but enough to get by

8. Shopping

In every hotel on the Cotai Strip

9. The rest of Macau outside the Casinos and Historic Districts

10. Food:
Macanese cuisine’ is a mix of southern Chinese and Portuguese ingredients and cooking techniques. With a history dating back over 400 years, the cuisine is often regarded as the world’s first fusion cuisine.

Egg Tart that is so popular in Dim Sum restaurants originated here.. Lord Stows cafe is the original located in Taipa. Most convenient location is the one in the Venetian

Bifanas - Thin breaded pork Sandwich

Really good high end Chinese food cheaper than Hong Kong. The Wynn hotel has some really good options.

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Macau Travel Guide - Macao Day Trip from Hong Kong

Come join us for a day trip from Hong Kong (香港) as we visit Macau covering the best things to do in one day in our Macau Travel Guide (澳門 - 澳门).

We started off our day waking up early in Hong Kong to get to the ferry terminal to take a TurboJET ferry to Macao. *Important* remember to take your passport as you're crossing one special administration region in China to another (Hong Kong to Macau) and you'll need to go through immigration on both sides (it doesn't take long).

After arriving we took free transportation (provided by the casinos and hotels) to check out the Venetian Casino and Parisian Hotel. Then we were off to Taipa to mostly eat Macau street food and enjoy the old colonial architecture.

We then made our way to Senado Square, the ruins of St. Paul's and Forte Monte while munching on plenty of Macanese street food before heading back to Hong Kong on a TurboJET ferry.

As you can see you can do a lot in just one day in Macau but a few things we didn't get to do included gambling at casinos, going up Macau Tower or checking out the A-Ma temple. For more of the things we missed out on but are worth considering doing in Macau see our two lists below.

Things to do in Macau Travel Guide:

1) TurboJET Ferry ride from Hong Kong to Macau (噴射飛航) which takes approximately one hour - 00:15
2) Visiting the Venetian Macao (澳門威尼斯人度假村酒店) luxury hotel and casino resort - 02:36
3) Visiting the Parisian (Chinese: 澳門巴黎人) luxury hotel in Cotai, Macau, China - 03:30
4) Visiting Taipa Houses–Museum (龍環葡韻住宅式博物館 - Casas-Museu da Taipa) - 04:13
5) Visit Taipa (氹仔) to eat street food in Macau and wander around - 05:05
6) Macau egg pudding - 05:31
7) Macau Pork Chop Bun (豬扒包) - 06:49
8) Portuguese style Macau egg tart (蛋撻 - 蛋挞) also known as Pastel de nata - 07:39
9) Free shuttle by from the casino hotels - 09:00
10) Senado Square (Largo do Senado - 議事亭前地) town square - 10:04
11) Ruins of St. Paul's (大三巴牌坊) - 11:22
12) Macau honey glazed pork jerky (豬肉乾) - 12:03
13) Macau almond cookies or biscuits (杏仁餅) - 13:25
14) Macanese Bubble tea with taro (波霸奶茶) - 14:24
15) Macao Museum or Macau Museum (澳門博物館 - Museu de Macau) - 15:26
16) Monte Fort (Fortaleza do Monte - 大炮台) - 15:44
17) TurboJET ferry ride from Macau (澳門 - 澳门) back to Hong Kong (香港) - 16:29

Things to do in Macau that we didn't have time for on our day trip

1) Gambling at the casinos in Macau
2) Macau Tower Convention & Entertainment Centre (澳門旅遊塔會展娛樂中心) for views of Macau
3) A-Ma Temple (媽閣廟)
4) Grand Prix Museum (大賽車博物館)
5) Drink Portuguese wine
6) Macau Fisherman's Wharf (澳門漁人碼頭)
7) Macau Wine Museum (葡萄酒博物馆 - Museu do Vinho)

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Our visit Macau travel guide documentary covers some of the top attractions including a food guide (best restaurants and street food), top museums and Macau at night and by day. We also cover off-the-beaten-path activities you won't find in a typical Macau itinerary, Macau tourism brochure or Macau city tour.

Macau Travel Guide - Macao Day Trip from Hong Kong Travel Food Video Transcript:

Well good morning from Hong Kong. It is seven in the morning. A little early to be out in my opinion but today we're going to Macau. Special day.

So we've got our tickets for Macau. Woo! 160 Hong Kong dollars each. It is just over $20 US bucks and they give you your seats as you basically arrive. Just after you go through immigration. Yeah so we just got these little stickers. We're 17M and 17K and guys don't forget to bring your passport because technically you're going to a different special administrative region. You're going from Hong Kong to Macau.

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Macau is just an hour away from Hong Kong by ferry so if you have a day to spare from your Hong Kong vacation, make the most out of it and take a day tour in Macau. We will show how it's done on today's episode.

We visited the following spots during our Macau Day Tour
Senado Square
Wong Chi Kei Restaurant
St. Dominic Church
Koi Kei Bakery
St. Paul Ruins
Macau Tower

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Today's feature travel video from Asia is of the top attractions worth considering while visiting in Macau, China including checking out Senado Square and the Ruins of Saint Paul's Cathedral. Feeling well rested after going to bed several hours earlier than normal, we felt a jolt of adrenaline about exploring the historic areas of Macau located on another island from the hotel we were staying at. Fortunately, our hotel offered 'free' transfer service from Cotai to the Macau Peninsula. We literally went from an island filled with nothing but luxury casinos to a more historic area that featured historic Portuguese inspired architecture, cobbled walkways and a plethora of people.

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As soon as we got outside of the transfer bus, Audrey marveled, I feel as though I'm back visiting more relatives in Brazil or wandering around in Portugal.

The first place we visited was the Senada Square (Portuguese: Largo do Senado; Chinese: 議事亭前地). With pastel colored buildings, Portuguese white & black pavement and a series of red lanterns, this place was a collision between East meets West.

Prior to Macau becoming the 'Las Vegas' of Asia with its plethora of casinos, Senate Square was the epicenter of the former Portuguese Colony of Macau.

As the Historic Centre of Macao (Chinese: 澳門歷史城區; Portuguese: O Centro Histórico de Macau) it is one of twenty locations featuring the melting pot of Chinese and Portuguese cultures in Macau.

Even though Macau has been a Special Administrative Region of China since 1999, it has still retained its Portuguese influence from several centuries of colonial rule.

As we walked past the main square we started to branch off into a narrower alley where we were inundated by the exotic smells of Macanese delights being peddled by shop owners and hawkers alike.

Some of the most popular Macanese foods we sampled included Egg Tarts, Almond Cookies and Porkchops in buns.

Macanese cuisine is a mix of Portuguese, Chinese and SE Asian ingredients forming one of the more distinct fusion style cuisines in all of Asia.

After taking the time to gormandize on Macanese treats, we continued our ascent towards the imposing Ruins of Saint Paul's Cathedral ((Portuguese: Ruínas de São Paulo, Chinese: 大三巴牌坊).

Considered as one of the most famous landmarks in all of Macau.

The heat and humidity of Macau in late August was on par with the weather we had been experiencing in SE Asia for several months.

This was distinctly different from the time I first visited back in February, 2008 when I could walk for kilometers on end without breaking a sweat.

Built from 1852 to 1602 by the Jesuits, Saint Paul's Cathedral was one of the grandest churches in all of Asia.

Destroyed by a fire during a typhoon in 1835, the southern stone faced features intricate carvings.

Finally we legged it up to Mount Fortress (Portuguese: Fortaleza do Monte; Chinese: 大炮台) for impressive 360 degree panoramic views of the city.

Fortaleza do Monte (Portuguese for Mount Fortress, also Monte Forte, officially Fortaleza de Nossa Senhora do Monte de São Paulo, in English: Fortress of Our Lady of the Mount of St. Paul; Chinese: 大炮台)

Cannons remain, some pointing directly at some of Macau's most monumental casinos, including the Grand Lisboa.

Overall, our late morning and early afternoon excursion was a fascinating glimpse into Macau's past with hints of modernity and riches flashing in all directions from the peak of Fortaleza do Monte:

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First Time To Travel Alone + Travel Guide In Hong Kong & Macau

Honestly, I never thought I could travel alone but I was so happy I survived this trip and was able to do everything on my itinerary. I hope you enjoy watching my whole experience in Hong Kong and Macau. It was also my first time to do a travel guide vlog so if I need to improve something, please do let me know on the comment box below. I would appreciate it so much! :)

I learned so much on this trip. You really need a trip alone kahit once in your life. So you can have time for yourself and enjoy your own company. I didn't have a hard time taking my photos cos I'm super friendly, di man halata but yes, that's true. HAHA find someone who's holding a professional camera and take one photo for your framing and just instruct the person to put you on the center. You just need to be friendly guys! Another tip, pagurin nyo self nyo sa buong araw para pag gabi tulog nalang. Wala na kayong time mag emote at maging sad. Hahaha but yeah, I was able to find my own self and contemplate about life. This was definitely one for the books! :)

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Last March we had our annual Family Trip to Macau, its all our first time (except for Mom and Dad). We definitely had fun walking around and exploring the different tourist attractions. It is very tourist friendly, and I am amaze on how easy their transport system is. My favorite places in Macau are 1. St. Pauls Ruins 2. Senado Square 3. Macau Tower! Definitely worth to go to these places. The Porkchop Bun was absolute heaven! This is also my first Travel Vlog Ever! so please bear with my shakey hands and narratives haha this will be a regular thing for me, posting my travel videos on my world travels.

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Macao/Macau travel guides: day 1! We arrived via TurboJet ferry from Hong Kong and headed straight to Macau Tower, ate dim sum at Lua Azul, checked in at the BEAUTIFUL Sofitel Hotel (check out the room tour!), ate (and made) Portuguese custard tarts at the infamous Lord Stow's bakery before ending the night with a traditional Macanese feast at The Miramir restaurant! The food was DELICIOUS and it was the perfect introduction to our 4 days in Macao! Coming up in the next video... GIANT PANDAS!!!

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A travel guide for visiting the Historic Portuguese Center of Macau. Macau (also spelled Macao) was a colony of Portugal from 1557 from 1999 and has a very interesting mix of Asian and European architectures. The Center of the old city is Senado Square which has a pedestrianized street that leads to the Ruins of St. Paul's Cathedral. Macau derived it's name from the A-Ma Temple, originally built in 1448 and still standing today.

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After 466 years, Portugal handed back the city of Macau to China. It is small and museum-like, a fine example of colonial Portugal on the South China Sea.

The Fortaleza Do Monte is a typical Portuguese fortified complex strategically located on a hill above the old cathedral in the heart of the city. Its many old canons and mighty fortress walls are reminders of those times when invasion was a constant threat.

The old centre of the city is the triangular Largo Do Senado, Senate Square. Its wonderful colonial buildings with their light-colored facades were built at the end of the 19th century and completely renovated in the final decade of the 20th.

Macau's largest Buddhist temple, Templo de Kun Iam Tong, dates back 400 years to the Ming Dynasty when its original foundations were built. Beyond its main gate, just off a busy street in the north of the city, is a peaceful oasis of silence and contemplation, a mystic place in which stone lions, golden Buddhas and all who visit are surrounded by serene, aromatic wisps of smoke.

The beautiful Jardim de Lou Lim Ioc Park is situated in the northern less touristy business district of the city. It was designed in the 19th century by a wealthy Chinese trader, Lou Kau. This marvelous oasis is an idyllic setting with a lotus pond, rocks, grottos and waterfalls.

Excursions are available on restored motorized junks that leave from the City's harbor several times a day.

Taipa is the larger of the two islands that belong to Macau. The tangled and narrow alleys in the centre of Vila da Taipa abound with rural character and Portuguese street signs are painted on azulejos. The island's shops and light-colored houses would be equally at home in Portugal.

Although the Macau of today has much contemporary flair, it continues to enjoy a rich colonial inheritance that is well worth seeing.

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* Cebu Pacific Roundtrip Piso fare per head: 1,000 PHP
* Silka Tsuen Wan Hotel for 4 nights via AGODA promo (with FREE breakfast, FREE mobile phone and FREE shuttle bus to MTR): 10,000 PHP
* Octopus Card: 2,000 per head
* HZMB bus to Macau roundtrip fare: 600 PHP per head


* Airport to Hotel transfer: 400 PHP per head
* Disneyland ticket: 3,000 PHP per head
* Tiger Milk tea: 250 PHP
* Egg tart: 70 PHP
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