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The large park right on the harbour at Sun Yat Seng memorial. I used to run along here when I lived in Hong Kong 5 years ago, closer to my old neighbourhood. So much lush greenery not far from central and people picnicking on a week day. I love sunshine creeping through the crown of […]

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One of the oldest authentic Macanese cuisine spot in Macau, Riquexo meaning Rickshaw in Portuguese was started by centenarian Dona Aida de Jesus. She still hangs out at her little restaurant everyday, say hello to the grand dame who doesn’t look a day over 70. She is usually seated right by the cash register, usually […]

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St Paul’s Ruins is possibly one of the most recognisable monuments from Macao that adorn many postcards and where first time visitors to Macao go for their “been there, done that” shot for social media. The façade has seen many iterations since the 17th century – it was first a college, then a church and […]

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Image courtesy of MGTO This festival is not to be confused with the annual A-Ma Festival in April/May celebrated on the 23rd day of the third Lunar month, a grand birthday celebration of Mazu 妈祖, Goddess of the sea, and the Chinese patron saint equivalent of fishermen and sailors. This coincides with the Chong Yeung Festival on […]

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I’m partnering up with MGTO for the next three months sharing my favourite places and things about Macao both old and new during the four years I lived there. Also highlighting the unique festivals and events that take place annually in Macao. Stay tuned 😉   Well, it’s the time of the year again in Macao […]

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I took up the offer to visit my old friend Fish and spend time with her beautiful family who were on an NGO secondment in Melaka. Spending quality time and reminiscing about the old days over 17 years ago (!) had to be my favourite part of the trip, never mind the food. I love […]

liege waffles macao

This was one of our best kept secret when Liege finally got the waffles dough formula right. When we first tried them at the Broadway Macao food street earlier last year, it was often times inconsistent. We’ve had them both cold and freshly made. Some days great and others not so good. I think it […]

sw steakhouse wynn palace

Another option for great value, great quality cuts and a very reasonable wine list too. We went for dinner on their first night and I was back for a tasting of their seafood, and can’t wait to return to try the other sides of Mac n Cheese and the corn mash that I have heard […]

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This year, One Central has gorgeous lanterns designed by different artists to celebrate Lantern Festival. You won’t miss the cute colourful centre piece,  an 11 metre tall inflatable rabbit right on the water. You might remember Artist Carlos design at the Macao Pavillion for the Shanghai World Expo 2010. The piece is inspired by his childhood memories of […]

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Japas is a beautifully fitted restaurant with classy rustic interiors helmed by Macau chef Anthony Sousa Tam whose culinary experience spans from the kitchens of Noma to Michel Bras’ Laguiole. His long CV also includes being part of the team of chefs that executed Kate Moss’ wedding and a special culinary course on molecular gastronomy […]

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