Macau Travel Guide
Macau Local History
Macau, formerly a Chinese territory under Portuguese administration, became a Special Administrative Region (SAR) of the People's Republic of China on December 20, 1999, with a high degree of autonomy, except in the areas of defense and foreign policy. Macau retains its own currency, laws, and border controls. Facilities for tourism are well developed.
Largo Senado - also called Senate Square, this senado is a wave-like pavement that was created by Portuguese experts in a traditional style found in many parts of Southern Europe. The Square features a fountain in the shape of a sphere, along with monumental plants and benches.
Blue Frog Bar & Grill Excellent Western-style food and service in a relaxed environment, located in The Venetian-Macao Resort-Hotel.
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Macau is a real shopper's paradise place where one can purchase most kinds of merchandise at often better prices than in nearby cities, especially luxury items.
Bargain items - items that are very reasonably priced are jewellery (particularly gold), chinese antiques, porcelain, electronic items, mobile phones, watches, cashmere sweaters and silk clothing.
Clothing - Macau is definitely manufacturing for the export market, and has more than 500 active garment factories. The best neighbourhoods to shop: around the Senado Square and the Red Market.
Macau Restaurants and Bars
The evening street markets are good for seafood, and there's a wealth of peninsular and Taipa cafes and restaurants offering Cantonese, Macanese, African and Brazilian specialities.
Macau is great place to find good restaurants with different types of cuisine from both Portuguese, Macanese and other Eastern and Western food.
Dynasty - at the Mandarin Oriental, for Chinese food.
Cafe da Barra - situated at Pousada Santiago and serves delicious international cuisine.
Rasa Sayang - located at Estrada Noroeste da Taipa, Ocean Garden. Serves authentic Malaysian food
A Bica - for unmatched Portugese and Macanese cuisine
Macau Bars & Clubs
The streets of Macau streets are alive at night!
Leal Senado fountain - a place to be if you want to taste the best of Macau's bars!
Avenida da Praia Grande - nightlife at the old waterfront.
Macau Tower Convention and Entertainment Centre - for a great wine bar on the lower level with a fashionable selection. Seating takes place on the waterfront promenade at the base of the tower. Featuring recorded music plays, live entertainers, and a lot of fun.
Useful Macau Links
Macau Travel Guide
Tourism and City Guide to the best of Macau. You'll read here more in-depth and interesting stories and descriptions. More historical references and current affairs.
Macau travel website featuring upcoming Macau Resorts in Cotai Strip as well as travel tips and Macau golf information.
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