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Travel Tip & Travelogue @ Macau

Grand Portuguese influences

Grand Portuguese influences

By Masami Mustaza CLUELESS as I am, the only things I knew about Macau were its casinos, more casinos and Portuguese egg tarts. However, in recent years, Macau has slowly transformed itself into a tourist destination. There are more casinos being built (at last count, there are 34), but the good news is that you […]

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The essential oil guide to Macau's magic

The essential oil guide to Macau’s magic

By Lin Qi, China Daily. My love affair with Macau started with an aroma. As I lay on the massage table my Filipina therapist gently unfolded her hands in front of my nose for a few seconds. As an essential oil enthusiast, I detected lavender and ylang-ylang. Then her agile fingers started to play on […]

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Macau: Past meets present in the Vegas of the East

Macau: Past meets present in the Vegas of the East

By Kritika Seksaria Macau’s reputation as a tourist destination has been rapidly increasing over the past few years. A fusion of Portuguese and Chinese cultures, the city offers experiences ranging from an insight into cultural heritage to abundant opportunities for partying, gambling, drinking and shopping. As the Macau Peninsula preserves its culture, the developing Cotai […]

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China’s answer to Vegas is Eastern gambling paradise

China’s answer to Vegas is Eastern gambling paradise

Monday 5th September 2011, 2:35am Macau is an odd mix of cultures, and it almost works Dominic Wells OF all the improbable consequences of China’s headlong rush into beating capitalism at its own game, Macau is the weirdest.In common with nearby Hong Kong, the former Portuguese colony returned to Chinese ownership in 1999, but remains […]

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Finding Portugal in Macau

Finding Portugal in Macau

ROMAIN MAITRA Where the twain meets… in multicoloured, multicultural splendour. Cultural markers are often defaced by infrastructural development and nation-building, but there are some lingering vestiges of history that bear testimony to cross-cultural exchanges. It was to witness a unique amalgam of Chinese and Portuguese cultures that I was inspired to visit Macau — a […]

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The real Macau

The real Macau

The casinos come calling and the mega-resorts put on a glittering show but Sarah Maguire discovers the historic side of this maritime city is the biggest winner. IT’S a hot, steamy day in Macau and, during a walk along the narrow cobblestone streets of Old Taipa, past colonial-era buildings in pretty pastel hues, we’ve stopped […]

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10 things to do in Macau besides gambling

10 things to do in Macau besides gambling

Text and photos by ANNA MAE LAMENTILLO It was my first time in Macau, and despite its reputation, I never gambled during my stay. The closest thing to the casino scene that I did was to have my picture taken in front of a slot machine. Don’t get me wrong — I don’t have anything […]

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Macau: Tale of two... three... four cities

Macau: Tale of two… three… four cities

Mike Yardley | 17th May 2011 If you’re heading to Hong Kong, make a date with the neighbouring melting pot of Macau – one of the world’s great side-trips. Handily located less than an hour away by ferry, marvellous Macau provides a staggering contrast to the throb of Hong Kong. The port city’s rich heritage […]

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Macau: Asia's Ideal Destination for  the Ultimate High Roller Experience

Macau: Asia’s Ideal Destination for the Ultimate High Roller Experience

China’s Macau boasts some of the most glamorous hotels and casinos in the world. Often compared to Monaco, this spirited locale offers the best of the best, making it prime stomping ground for anyone with a taste for the high roller experience. This is a stark contrast to what many people envision when they think […]

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MACAU: More Than Just the New Las Vegas

MACAU: More Than Just the New Las Vegas

By Jose Ma. H. Zaldarriaga With its numerous casinos, resorts, and showy leisure establishments, Macau has gained for itself the monicker “New Las Vegas” and has since been remembered, more than anything else, for this name. Among the famous international hotel chains looking in its direction are MGM Grand, Wynn Hotel and Casino, Four Seasons, […]

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