Tourists who visit Hong Kong also take the opportunity to go on a side trip to Macau for a day. That is exactly what we did so we can see this beautiful city popular for its extravagant hotels and casinos only people with lavish lifestyle get to enjoy. Surely, I do not have a lavish lifestyle as I can’t even afford a night in any of the hotels there. Lol.
For information of how we got there, we took a Ferry going to Macau for HK$600 each round trip thru TurboJet. Upon arrival, there are a lot of tour bus that will take you to different hotels for free. The choice is yours where you want to start. Us, we chose The Venetian Macau.
Upon arrival we went straight to The Grand Canal Shoppes. It was in my bucket list to try the Gondola ride and have a gondolier serenade us. I’ve research for the price prior, but to my disappointment, the price that I’ve researched which I thought is for 1 gondola ride for two person turned out to be a fee per person and the ride is good for 4 person. So if we want an exclusive ride, we will pay for 4 person. We did not risk with our tight budget or we’ll end up broke on our third day. My Gondola dream ride down the drain, I’ll do it in Venice, Italy instead if I get rich. Lol. I am a dreamer and believer so it is not impossible for me.
Instead of trying out the Gondola ride, I just asked my boyfriend to take photos of me around the Grand Canal Shoppes. I was amazed by the architectural beauty of this Venetian-styled shopping mall, from the fake sky and clouds to the perfect details of the building to big lamp posts, this place is really photogenic.
Dress: Belle Jean Clothing
Shoes: Forever 21
Bracelet: Franck Herval Bijoux
When in Macau never ever miss to try Lord Stow’s egg tart. It tastes soo good I regret not buying 1 box of it. Lord Stow’s store is also located inside the Grand Canal Shoppes.
Before we left The Venetian, I posed for photos at the entrance, this is very obligatory.
Amazing artwork. I’m wondering what would I feel is I see Michael Angelo’s painting at the Sistine Chapel since seeing this ceiling art already made me ashtonished.
After our Venetian adventure, we travelled to the other island, passed by skyscraper hotels with grand design like this gold Grand Lisboa hotel and the hotels beside it.
MGM’s lion statue.
Passed by Kun Iam Ecumeral Center and had to pose with this grand statue.
Also passed by Lotus Square on our way to the Wine Museum.
Museu Do Vinho or Wine Museum
The Wine Museum aimed to introduce the development of brewing culture of wine to visitors.
The museum is divided into three main parts: the area of the history of wine-making, the area of the collection of wine and that of wine display. I did not take a lot of photos inside, I just took random photos of areas that I like.
These set of mannequins was displayed with various regional dresses of different regions of Portugal. Why Portugal? Because Macau once become a colony of the Portuguese empire in 1557.
Wine Museum Admission Fee: Free
Hours: 10:00-18:00 (Closed on Tuesday)
Museu Do Grande Premio or Grand Prix Museum
The Grand Prix Museum contains exhibits that are related to Grand Prix worldwide. More than twenty formula cars and motorcycles once driven by world-renowned drivers such as Eduarfo de Carvalho, Michael Schumacher and David Coulthard, are on exhibition.
Who would not be proud? The Pride of the Philippines, Arsenio “Dodjie” Laurel. A champion race car driver from my home country Philippines. He was the first two-time winner of the Macau Grand Prix, winning it consecutively in 1962 and 1963. He is also the son of the Former Philippine President, José P. Laurel.
Grand Prix Museum Admission Fee: Free
Hours: 10:00-18:00 (Closed on Tuesday)
Senado Square is a public square in Macau. I love Senado Square, there are a lot of stores and a lot of free food to taste, Burp! There are shopping centers and traditional Chinese restaurants around the square as well.
This is the way going to the Ruins of St. Paul.
Ruins of St. Paul’s
Viola! I’m here!
St. Paul’s Church became the biggest Catholic Church in East Asia. It was once a magnificent church that survived calamities such as fire and typhoon. The third time the church caught fire, its glory was left as a history. The front façade and the grand stone stairs are the only remains of the greatest church.
Macau at night.
We decided to go to Wynn Macau to watch the Water Show but we missed it because we arrived late so we watched the Tree of Prosperity Show instead.
Passed by a Prada store on our way out. This is my dream bag. #WishfulThinking
Thank you for reading my blog! Hope you enjoyed my short Macau Tour.