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Rounding up old and new favourites for a tipple or two and the usual suspects for a great brew. This post also ties up my collaboration with the Macao Tourism Board sharing my personal favourites on this sleepy backwater of Hong Kong, steeped in history and peppered with plenty of 16th century UNESCO monuments.  Macao […]

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As the year comes to a close, the Light Festival has been extended for a day till January 1, 2018. If you’re in Macao over the festive break, don’t forget to check out the schedules and location of the light installations across Macao. Most shows begin at 7pm and end at 10pm, with 30 minutes […]

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It’s the time of the year again. Alongside the festive christmas decorations, the annual Macao Light Festival takes place in December as over a 100 artists were commissioned to paint the town in light installations, inspired by stories of history, trade and love. In it’s second year running, this year’s theme is “wish upon the […]

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Shopping options in Macau are abundant with plenty of upscale malls filled with luxury brands. There is plenty of variety alongside the perks of tax free shopping and festive discounts. However, if you’re looking for something different and within modest budgets, you are probably better off shopping in the independent shops. The best malls to […]

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Saint Lazarus church is one of Macao’s oldest built in the 16th century in an interesting neighbourhood that reminds one of Europe, it is also the first Chinese church in Macau for Chinese who converted to catholicism. The segregation of Chinese and Portuguese was distinct.     The church was originally built “outside the city walls” that […]

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Camoes Garden is also known as the “white pigeon nest” garden in Mandarin, because at one point, it was home to hundreds of white pigeons who nested there. One of Macau’s oldest garden parks, Camoes garden spans close to 20,000 square meters. Built in the 1770, it was the house of a wealthy Portuguese merchant […]

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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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