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Asia » Macau » Taipa Island August 5th 2012

Just back from a two day weekend trip in Macau and didn't really get rich in a casino... well to be honest, i lost 15 euros in the only game that I actually understand (which is the wheel that spins and you just choose a number, no idea how to call it and its NOT roulette). Took me about 15 minutes to get rid of my money so I guess it was worth it and at least I can say I gambled in the worlds most money making casino strip (take that Las Vegas!) Now, what I realized is that Macau in general is a nice change from my daily routine in Hong Kong and 1 hour by boat is not too far.. once in a while I might be back. What I mean with a ... read more
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Asia » Macau » Macau May 12th 2012

Macau China is a former Portuguese Colony and is now a Special Administrative Region in China just like Hong Kong. It has both the influences of Chinese and Portuguese Culture. 95% of the people residing here are Chinese and the rest are mixed races called Macanese which are Chinese with a mix of Portuguese. Macau is mainly known as the “Las Vegas Of Asia” as Gambling is one of its main attraction here. However, Macau’s Economy is still largely based on its Tourism. Now, Armie “Happy Loner Traveller” Yuson will explore the cultures, attractions, people and tourist spots of Macau and he will try to know why Macau’s Tourism became a success not only in Asia but in the Global Market as well. He will get as many ideas as he can so that he could ... read more
Happy Loner Traveller In Macau!!!
Happy Loner Traveller In Macau!!!
Happy Loner Traveller In Macau!!!

Asia » Macau March 5th 2012

Woke up to a great view outside my window across Nam Van Lake and noticed that Macau is a mix of old and new. Modern buildings and casinos mixed with old historical Portugese heritage buildings. I decided to have breakfast at the buffet inside Wynn which was okay but not great. There was a mix of western dishes and asian and there was even fresh sashimi which is a little strange for breakfast. To finish off my breakfast, I got a coffee from the Starbucks located in a corner of the Wynn casino area which was fantastically convenient for me. It was now time to explore old Macau which was about a 15 minute walk from the Wynn and although it was quite cool I was sweating by the time I got there due to the ... read more
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Asia » Macau March 4th 2012

Sunday morning and I was heading over to Macau at midday which left me the morning to relax and have breakfast. I returned to the congee shop from yesterday and it was busy with early morning risers grabbing breakfast. I devoured another excellent bowl of congee and also grabbed a fried dough cake before taking a final walk around Central. Found another Starbucks and was interested to note of the 3 other people in line, 2 were from the States and 1 from europe. Foreigners really don't enjoy the local version of coffee! The Macau ferry terminal is located in the Shun Tak Centre which is a short 5 minute walk from Central and you can get there along the elevated walkways. As it was a Sunday morning, the walkways were filled with Filipina maids hanging ... read more
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Asia » Macau » Taipa Island March 1st 2012

We flew in on a rainy morning from Hanoi to Hong Kong. We bypassed immigration and customs in Hong Kong airport by going directly to the high speed ferry to Macau and cleared immigration there. Macau along with Hong Kong, is one of the two special administrative regions of the People's Republic of China. It lies on the western side of the Pearl River Delta across from Hong-Kong which is to the east, bordering Guangdong province to the north and facing the South China Sea to the east and south. Macau was a Portuguese colony in 1887, and is both the first and last European colony in China. Portuguese traders first settled in Macau in the 16th century and subsequently administered the region until the handover on 20 December 1999. The Sino-Portuguese Joint Declaration ... read more
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Asia » Macau » Taipa Island February 19th 2012

Master Kai playing rugby in Macau... read more
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Asia » Macau » Coloane Island January 30th 2012

I have eaten so many cuisines in many places in the world: dimsum in Hongkong, Pad Thai in Bangkok, Taiwanese Fried Chicken in Taipei, Bibimbap in Seoul and Hainanese Chicken in Singapore; yet whenever I think of a unique cuisine I always think of Portuguese Food. It’s not your mainstream type of cuisine, since it is not very popular like American, Italian and Chinese food here in the Philippines. It was my first time to eat this kind of food that is really different from what I have ever tasted. The food at Fernando’s Restaurant at Coloane,Macau was surprisingly delicious. It’s not because that I have not been to Portugal that is why I don’t know anything about Portuguese food, but I thought that it would be very similar to Spanish Cuisine but it isn’t. Fernando’s ... read more
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Asia » Macau » Taipa Island January 24th 2012

Master Kai 2012 CNY Macau with Dad... read more
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Asia » Macau January 6th 2012

Macau is a fascinating place. I wonder how it was before China had taken it over. It's very clean and very developed. But do not kid yourself because you are still in Asia. Once the ferry docks you have several hundred asian people flying out of the gates like a kamazee horse. It was madness but after 1.5 hours we got through customs. Customs was very chill, no frills. No need to take a taxi because there are shuttles to take you to the hotels. They don't check to see if you have a reservation so you can really hop on any shuttle bus for a free ride. Macau is similar to Vegas but not quite. The buildings are big but vegas is a lot bigger and more sinful. You only need 2 days in Macau, ... read more

Asia » Macau January 5th 2012

Macau is a fascinating place. I wonder how it was before China had taken it over. It's very clean and very developed. But do not kid yourself because you are still in Asia. Once the ferry docks you have several hundred asian people flying out of the gates like a kamazee horse. It was madness but after 1.5 hours we got through customs. Customs was very chill, no frills. No need to take a taxi because there are shuttles to take you to the hotels. They don't check to see if you have a reservation so you can really hop on any shuttle bus for a free ride. Macau is similar to Vegas but not quite. The buildings are big but vegas is a lot bigger and more sinful. You only need 2 days in Macau, ... read more




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