Some people tend to stereotype people who visit museums as boring, nerd, reserved, introverts or sometimes classy. That isn’t entirely true. Museums appeal to people from different walks of life, different generations, and different social classes. People are attracted to visit museums because they are curious, they are hungry to learn about history, ancient cultures, the past, the old ways, and almost anything under the sun. They are all born famished of knowledge and are all eager to fill the void with information that continue to fascinates each and every one of us.
Consider these: Macau is one of the most famous travel destinations in the world, Macau is almost forty times smaller than Hong Kong with an area of 30.3 sq. km. and I’ve been working and living in Macau for more than eight years now, you’d think that I’ve been to every side and corner of the city or at least to its most famous places, right? Well, as a matter of fact, no. There are still some unexplored treasures I need to discover and some places I should have visited long time ago, like the Guia Fortress in Guia Hill.
Here is the second volume, the last 15 sites, included in the Historic Centre of Macau that is listed on World Heritage Site list of UNESCO. On the first volume of this article we’ve already seen on pictures some of the oldest temples in Macau like, A-Ma Temple and Sam Kai Vui Kan Temple, ancient churches like, St. Augustine’s Church and St. Lawrence’s Church, some Macau squares and of course, traditional Chinese site like the Mandarin House. But you haven’t seen all of it, because here are the rest of the Macau Heritage Site that would complement the Historic Centre of Macau.Continue Reading
In 2005, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization or more commonly know as UNESCO has inscribed The Historic Centre of Macau as a World Heritage Site. The Historic Centre of Macau is comprising of 30 well-preserved sites in the old city of Macau, 30 living testaments of the fusion of the East and the West cultures. The delegation of the site as a World Heritage has made it the 31st site in China to be granted this status.Continue Reading
Macau is a small place but rich in tourist destinations and places of interest. Over the years, with the help of its booming gambling business, Macau has solidify its place on the map of the best tourist spots. Macau has not disappoint any travelers as it offers more than what a traveler expects and what everyone asks for. Continue Reading
There is no doubt that everyone loves to eat. It doesn’t matter which cuisine, whether on a fine dining restaurant or on a simple eatery, every once in a while we want to reward ourselves with good food. And sometimes, we want to eat more than what we normally have, lesser than binge-eating but more like feasting.Continue Reading
After a very long and tiring day from work, you just want to chill a bit, go to your favorite bar or spot, relax, grab a bottle of beer, binge-eat your favorite snack, talk sensitive and not work-related things with friends, forget about things that stress you even for just a couple of hours because you deserve it and you’ve been a great employee. Every once in a while you need this and that sounds fun. But you know what could make it better? Yes, you’ve got it right, Happy Hour! That’s the time of the day when you get freebies and great discounts for your alcoholic beverages, isn’t that great?Continue Reading
Like in all parts of the world where travelers frequent, experiencing the nightlife on a foreign place is a must. It is like an introduction to a city and a way of getting to know the locals and what they are like. Experiencing the nightlife is not only for young, single or couple party-goers, but even for people traveling with kids, you tuck the kids into bed, wait for them to fall asleep and presto, you are free as a bird. Macau is the same as any other cities such as Bangkok, Hong Kong, or even Amsterdam, that even at night the city is still very much alive.Continue Reading
Macau has been administered and ruled by the Portuguese until its sovereignty was completely surrendered to China on 1999. Portugal has not only given the city its name but was partially responsible for its rich history, traditions, and culture. Despite Macau’s booming gambling and entertainment businesses, it was successful in keeping its ancient edifices free from destruction and its history away from obscurity. On Portugal’s rich contribution in Macau, Catholicism was the most glaring and the churches were proofs that Portuguese’s influences and traditions are still very much alive.Continue Reading
Since Macau is called the Las Vegas of Asia, many believed that it is not child-friendly. Macau doesn’t have any theme or leisure park like what Hong Kong has, but there are still a lot of things to do in Macau for families who have kids. Check out this list of things to do in Macau with kids to make sure they’ll too, have fun.Continue Reading