This story for the SCMP was a joy to put together as it includes all my favourite things – food, history and culture. You can read the piece here. Macanese cuisine has so many similarities to Singapore’s Eurasian food, along with Peranakan food, thanks to the bustling trade routes and influences from Portugal and its […]

A piece I wrote for Travel2Next, exploring the history and stories behind Macanese desserts and Portuguese ones that are mainstays on the menu.

The Art Macao festival runs through October and here are some highlights on Art inspired menus as well as creative cocktails to make the best out of your trip to Macao.

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I’ve been up to the Guia Fortress and lighthouse several times in the 4.5+ years I lived in Macao and I couldn’t believe I didn’t have a photo of the UNESCO site landmark! Image above courtesy of MGTO. It’s a pretty easy trek if you plan to walk up, and make a nice walk in […]

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  I repurposed this story for Saveur that was killed for Macao Magazine. 

I stayed at Morpheus  on a press trip late last year shortly after the hotel had opened. It’s an architetural marvel and one of Dame Zaha Hadid’s last project. I was living in Macao then when I went for the press conference where she unveiled the design – the world’s first freeform exo–skeletal high-rise building […]

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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 […]

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.

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