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This is a backdated post from 18 months ago (!) Roots has to be my favourite independent restaurant in Macao and I highly recommend it. They also do hydroponics farming for their vegetables in a large warehouse and try to respect slow food as much as possible. The restaurant is elegant and minimalist, with a […]

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I’m so honoured to be part of the panel for Hong Kong T Dining’s Best Restaurants awards the past couple of years. 2019’s list is now out and congratulations to all the restaurants and chefs! I contributed to reviewing the Top 20 Restaurants in Hong Kong and Macau. ( No conflict of interests – I stay […]

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After living in Macao for over 4.5 years, I have to say that Morpheus hotel is the only casino hotel that doesn’t make me feel like I’m in Macao. I could be anywhere – Barcelona, Singapore, London. You feel like you’re anywhere but Macao. View this post on Instagram Perspectives. Riding the glass capsule elevator […]

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This story is behind a paid wall and the editor’s pick under premium content, so I’ve taken the liberty to publish it here as my blog has always been about making recommendations for travel. Apart from the casino shots, the photos inset are taken by me.   By Juliana Loh Apart from glitzy casinos and mammoth […]

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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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