Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Macau International Airport

Macau International Airport is the true city airport, just a few minutes away from the newest, biggest and most spectacular tourism, entertainment and MICE facilities in Asia.

Ruins of St. Paul's

The Ruins of St. Paul's refer to the facade of what was originally the Church of Mater Dei built in 1602-1640, destroyed by fire in 1835, and the ruins of St. Paul's College, which stood adjacent to the Church. As a whole, the old Church of Mater Dei, St. Paul's College and Mount Fortress were all Jesuit constructions and formed what can be perceived as the Macau's "acropolis". Close by, the archaeological remains of the old College of St. Paul stand witness to what was the first western-style university in the Far East, with an elaborate academic programme. Nowadays, the facade of the Ruins of St. Paul's functions symbolically as an altar to the city.

Section of the Old City Walls

This surviving segment of the city's deference structures, built as early as 1569, is a remnant of an early Portuguese tradition of constructing defensive walls around their port settlements, done also in Africa and India. In Macau, this section bears testimony to the incorporation of local techniques and materials, especially a solid compound named chunambo, an elaborate mixture of clay, soil, sand, rice straw, crushed rocks and oyster shells compacted in successive layers

Na Tcha Temple - Macau

Built in 1888, this temple is dedicated to the worship of Na Tcha. This small traditional Chinese temple stands close to the remains of the principal Jesuit enterprise of the region, presenting a dialectic of western and Chinese ideals, as one of the best examples of Macau's multicultural identity and religious freedom.

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

A-Ma Temple - Macau

A-Ma Temple already existed before the city of Macau came into being. It consists of the Gate Pavilion, the Memorial Arch, the Prayer Hall, the Hall of Benevolence, the Hall of Guanyin, and Zhengjiao Chanlin (a Buddhist pavilion). The variety of pavilions dedicated to the worship of different deities in a single complex make A-Ma Temple an exemplary representation of Chinese culture inspired by Confucianism, Taoism, Buddhism and multiple folk beliefs.

The Macau - Grand Lisboa Hotel and Casino

Dragon Of Fortune

Symbolizing vitality, good fortune and well -being, the Dragon of Fortune combinestraditional sculptural art, modern lighting and audio effects in a dramatic display at the Rotunda atrium. The Dragon emerges in a rolling fog and rises to a height of 28 feet, featuring an animated head complete with glowing eyes and smoke billowing from its nostrils. The beautiful Lotus Blossom opens twelve feet in diameter and produces a dramatic crystal light effect.

Show Hours:Last for 4 minutes, daily at 30 minutes intervals from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.

Lisboa Hotel Macau

The Lisboa Macau is situated centrally within the central business district. Guests of this Macau hotel will be able to walk to corporate addresses as well as entertainment venues, dining options, and shopping centers. The Macau International Airport is fifteen minutes away from the Hotel Lisboa Macau. Additional travel options include the Macau Hong Kong Ferry, which is just five minutes away, and a selection of public transportation options

Additionally, the hotel offers a fitness center, a swimming pool, a currency exchange service, a jewelry shop, a nightclub, a spa, and an on-site casino, which is open twenty-four hours a day.

Wynn Macau Hotel

Wynn Macau boasts elegant restaurants, chic bars and lounges, two lavish spas, an outdoor swimming pool with luscious gardens, Macau only choreographed Performance Lake and an atrium featuring a 'Tree of Prosperity and Dragon of Fortune', multi-purpose convention facilities and the most fashionable names in luxury retail - all in the heart of Macau. Complimentary shuttle buses will whisk you to Wynn Macau in minutes.

Monday, 7 March 2011

Rocks Hotel Macau

Situated along the Fisherman’s Wharf, the Rocks Hotel Macau is just steps from the downtown area. Within minutes of the hotel, guests will find area attractions as well as shopping centers, dining options, and entertainment venues. Guests will be able to walk to the Fisherman’s Wharf from the hotel as well. The Rocks Hotel Macau is accessible by public transportation options. The airport, the ferry terminal and the city center are all just minutes away from the accommodation. 

The establishment of the Rocks Hotel Macau was built in the eighteenth century and retains historic detail but with modern accommodation. Amenities of the hotel include a restaurant, a sky lounge, a swimming pool, and sea views. The accommodation is a five story boutique style hotel designed to accommodate both business and leisure guests.

Leal Senado' Building

Originally built in 1784, this was Macau's first municipal chamber, a function it maintains to the present. The name "Leal Senado" ("Loyal Senate") derives from the title "City of Our Name of God Macau, There is None More Loyal" which was bestowed by Portuguese King Dom John IV in 1654. The "Leal Senado" Building is neo-classical in design and has retained all its original master walls and primary layout, including the courtyard garden in the back. Inside the building on the first floor there is a ceremonial meeting room that opens onto an elaborate carved library styled after the library of Mafra Convent in Portugal, and a small chapel.

Mount Fortress

Built in conjunction with the Jesuits from 1617 to 1626, this was the city's principal military defence structure. The fortress was equipped with cannons, military barracks, wells and an arsenal that held sufficient ammunition and supplies to endure a siege lasting up to two years. The fortress covers an area of 10,000 square metres, in the shape of a trapezoid. The four corners of the fortress protrude to form bulwarks.

Macau Fisherman's Wharf

Macau Fisherman's Wharf is a 111,500m² park and the first-ever cultural, themed and creative attraction in the tourism industry of Macau. It is centrally located in the outer harbour and it is not purely a theme park, but also combines dining, shopping, entertainment, accommodation, convention and exhibition facilities in one single location which takes just a 5-minute walk from the Macau-HK Ferry Terminal and Heliport.
Be it for business or pleasure, visitors are able to find a brand new experience in this entertainment complex.
Address: Avenida da Amizade e Avenida Dr. Sun Yat-Sen, Macau
Free admission

Guia Fortress (including Guia Chapel and Lighthouse)

The fortress was built between 1622 and 1638. Inside the fortress stands Guia Chapel, originally established by Clarist nuns, who resided at the site before establishing the Convent of St. Clare. The chapel's elaborate frescoes depict representations of both western and Chinese themes, displaying motifs of religious and mythological inspiration that are a perfect example of Macau's multicultural dimension. Guia Lighthouse, dating from 1865, which also stands within the perimeter, is the first modern lighthouse on the Chinese coast. Guia Fortress, along with the chapel and lighthouse are symbols of Macau's maritime, military and missionary past.

My Lunch At Macau