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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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Mark your calendars, the Macao Grand Prix kicks off this weekend, first races on Sunday. Race cars are on display at Tap Saec and past year winners. There you’ll find the GT sportscars and 28 Grand Prix motorcycles as well as last year’s Formula 3 Dallara Mercedes of Portuguese driver Antonio Felix da Costa as […]

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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 […]

Photo: Cha Gordo at Christmas. Image courtesy of the Macanese Gastronomy Association.

Photo: Minchi and Tamarind pork dish at IFT Macau Last week November 1, Macanese cuisine was officially added to the UNESCO Creative Cities Network in the field of gastronomy, joining the ranks of Chengdu and Shunde in China. The Macanese community has been tirelessly championing this to preserve their heritage and culture as Macanese cuisine […]

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 Apart from plenty of options to eat around Macao, if hitting the casino isn’t in your interest, there are still lots of things to do for entertainment. The Shrekfast (breakfast with Shrek) and the Dreamworks crew has sadly ended its five year run this October – a family activity favourite. Now you can have breakfast […]

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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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