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Luxe Macau Hotels

May 27th, 2011 by

Travelers who are working on limited funds can explore Macau without spending a fortune. But, it is also the ideal place for tourists who are looking for a piece of heaven on earth no matter the price. If money is not an issue, then these 12 luxe hotels in Macau will certainly leave the rich and famous in awe.

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Four Seasons Hotel Macau
Estrada da Baía de N. Senhora da Esperança, S/N, Taipa

The Four Seasons is described as the most intimate hotel and casino in the city.  It guarantees an exceptional combination of elegance, convenience and utmost privacy for all guests. It even has exclusive duty-free shops with upmarket brands and the very best dining options.

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Best Casino Hotels in Macau

April 22nd, 2011 by

Macau’s economy is primarily driven by a combination of tourism and gambling.  In fact, it is considered the ultimate gambling destination in Asia and is known all over the world as the “Monte Carlo of the Orient.”

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Keep those pockets in check and prepare to roll the dice. Here’s a list of heart-stopping casinos in amazing Macau.

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Theatre On The Edge: Macau Fringe Festival 2010

November 23rd, 2010 by

While many view Macau as either a Portuguese colonial heritage site or casino paradise, creative residents have joined forces to expose a delightful, artistic side of the island enclave. Every year, the Macau Fringe Festival celebrates the best of alternative theatre, with dozens of performances erupting in out-of-the-way spots and non-traditional venues.

Macau festival

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Visiting Macau

October 21st, 2009 by

Macau, in colonial times, was ruled by Portugal. Set on the coast of China, this sleepy city has a history that speaks volumes. One of only two special administrative regions in China, Macau has its own government, currency, and industry.


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8 Fun Festivals in Macau

May 20th, 2009 by

6 Attractions Of Taipa Island

April 24th, 2009 by

Taipa is another outlying island of Macau like Coloane Island.  Back in the 18th and 19th centuries, this island of Taipa was composed of two islands and a sheltered port that served as a place where ships dropped their anchor to engage in trade with mainland China.  There were also smaller shipping vessels that carried different products such as opium and other produce up the Pearl River to reach Canton.  On the way back, these vessels in turn carry items like silk, porcelain, coffee or tea that they will carry on their journey for export to other parts of the world.

Welcome to Taipa Island

Currently, Taipa is still considered a gateway to other countries ever since the Macau International Airport started its operations.  Aside from trade, Taipa is a highly popular destination among tourists who find themselves in colourful Macau.  This is because there are so many interesting things to see in this enthralling island.  The island is considered an excellent choice for sightseeing opportunities and the entire place can be explored either on foot or even on a cycle.

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Mesmerizing Coloane Island

April 10th, 2009 by

A Ma StatueColoane Island would have to be included in any traveler’s itinerary in Macau.  According to history books and brochures on Macau, Coloane Island used to be just an uninhabited bay, rocky hillside, deep caverns, and a wooded area covered by thick vegetation and trees.  At the time when Macau was the core of trading activities between the West and China, a lot of pirates built their headquarters on Coloane Island as it seemed that the island was scary enough to discourage trespassers.  Obviously, Coloane Island has already evolved to the attractive island that it is today.  Coloane Island is making its mark as a favorite tourist destination in Macau because of its nice beaches, trekking pathways or trails, and numerous open-air offerings.

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Getting Around Macau

April 3rd, 2009 by

TurboJet FerryMore and more people are heading to Macau for their vacations.  This is not in the bit surprising as there are a lot of wonderful things to see and experience in this former Portuguese colony.  Tourists can visit any of the sacred temples, walk around Senado Square, check out museums, or go take a dip in Macau’s beaches.  With all these exciting stops, it is important for all travelers in Macau to know the different modes of transportation to take while touring this vibrant and colorful city.

First and foremost, there are different ways to reach Macau.  If by air, there are a number of airlines that service this line headed by the flag carrier, Air Macau Company Limited or simply Air Macau.  This airline operates to a total of twelve destinations in China plus other international countries.

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Be Pampered At The Venetian Macau

March 22nd, 2009 by

Do you dream of traveling to Venice and walk along alleys that are bursting with distinct European culture?  If your answer is yes then we have something in common.  Venice is part of my bucket list that seem to grow longer and longer each day with every travel article that I read and with every traveler I meet.

The Venetian Macao Resort Hotel

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Sunbathe By The Beaches Of Macau

March 13th, 2009 by

View of Hac Sa BeachPeople travel for different reasons.  Some travel to take photos of notable landmarks and popular tourist attractions. Some do so to immerse themselves in different cultures and meet the locals of each country that they visit.  There will be individuals who ride that plane to some far off destination to go on a gastronomic adventure and taste the sumptuous cuisines of different countries.  Of course, folks can travel to head to the beach to relax and rejuvenate   under the energizing heat of the sun.

Contrary to some first impressions of Macau, this charming tourist destination has several lovely beaches to offer to  beach bummers from all over the world.  These beaches can actually be placed in the top five list of attractions that  one must make time to visit while in Macau.  The coast of Macau, composed of the isthmus plus the islands of Coloane and Taipa, measures a total of about 41 kilometers.  The entire stretch of the coastline beaded with a lot of beautiful beaches that are ideal for anyone who are looking for some peace and quiet.

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