So, you guys must be wondering Macao or Macau, which one is the correct spelling. Macao is the traditional Portuguese spelling. However, since the transfer of sovereignty over Macao in 1999, the government of Macao considers both "Macao" and "Macau" to be acceptable English spellings of the name, whereas in Portuguese Macao has long been abandoned and just Macau remains the official spelling. With effect from 1st January 2016, the Macau Government Tourist Office is now known as Macao Government Tourism Office.
Early in the morning, me and other bloggers arrived at KLIA2 airport to meet the representative. We took AirAsia flight because it is the only direct from Malaysia to Macao. I have been to Hong Kong before but this is my first time to Macao (as mentioned) so I'm pretty excited. In Macao, most of the Macanese speak Cantonese and English. For the elderly, they speak Portuguese language as well. For the road sign, it is written in Chinese and Portuguese everywhere.
|(Lunch @ The Golden Peacock)|
|(The Parisian Macao)|
|(Macao Eiffel Tower)|
[ Eiffel Tower ]
Location : Main Entrance from Level 5, Eiffel Tower Souvenir Shop 550
Opening hours : Daily | 10am - 10pm (Weather permitting)
Light show : Daily | 6.20pm - 12am, everything in 15 minutes (Please note there is no light show from 8.30pm to 9.30pm on the first Tuesday of everyone month in support of Earth Hour)
Ticket information : Please visit this link
|(Taipa Houses Museum & Our Lady of Camo Church)|
- Taipa Houses Museum - Considered as one of the cultural relics and heritages of the Island, the Taipa Houses Museum comprises 5 distinctive green houses with the style of Portuguese architecture, featuring the "Macanese House", the "House of the Islands", the "House of the Portugal Regions", the "Exhibition Gallery" and the "House for Reception". In 1992, the Taipa Houses Museum was acclaimed as one of in the top 8 scenes of Macao for its outstanding beauty and important architectural value.
- Our Lady of Camo Church - Wrapped up in light-yellow stucco walls, this unique 3-story house came to a completion in 1885, becoming the sole Catholic Church in Taipa at the time. Romance always blossoms when one visits in this vicinity. Opposite ot the official department for marriage registration, the church was beyond doubt turned into an ideal backdrop for wedding photo shooting. Also its neighbouring lovely garden and some pavilions make it a perfect place for your to hang out.
|(Rua do Cunha or "The Food Street", 官也街）|
What I love about this street is you can find many good foods and traditional things here. You can bought some as souvenirs like what I did below.
|(Pastelaria Fong Kei)|
I also tried on the Errdura's Sawdust Ice Cream (木糠雪糕). They provides several flavours and the one that I tried is Mango flavour. The texture is so soft and a new flavour for me.
|(Sofitel Hotel At Ponte 16)|
True to Sofitel tradition, this 5-star hotel showcases local culture and customs. Bring in the night and say au revoir to a day well spent as you discover the Ceremony of Lights, an enchanting candlelit ritual performed daily at sundown in the lobby.
|(Thanks for pamper me Sofitel)|
|(Dinner @ Lou Lan Islam Restaurant)|
|Beef Cuisine (恒友牛杂）|
|Claypot Rice Bowl (南记煲仔饭)|
|Tong Shui (杏香园雪糕甜品屋)|
- Day 1 (Venetian Macao, The Parisian Macao, Sofitel Hotel at Ponte 16, Rua do Cunha) : http://bit.ly/MacaoTripDay1
- Day 2 (Hop On Open Bus, Studio City Macao, Ruins of St.Paul's, Macao 16th Food Festival) : http://bit.ly/MacaoTripDay2
- Day 3 (Coloane Village, Grand Pix Museum, MGP Open Ceremony, Anim' Arte Nam Van) : http://bit.ly/MacaoTripDay3