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Sunday, July 24, 2011

Fashionista's Travels: Macau

Macau-Hong Kong-Shenzhen. Who wouldn't be excited, right? Let's start at the beginning shall we?


This is the Lisboa Hotel and Casino. All hotels and casinos are brightly lit so that you can't miss it =P

Our trip initially brought us to Macau, since we landed there. I totally did not know what to expect. Having never been to Macau (and only a handful of my friends have been there before), we decided to just wing it (with the help of a lot of downloading, useful websites and webpages that is).

Arrived at around 8.30pm we decided to hail a cab and went straight to our hotel, Metropark Hotel Macau, checked in and immediately left our bags in our room to scrounge the streets of Macau. Within walking distance are row and row of hotels and gambling centers.. What can I say? Macau is Las Vegas of the East.. As I am not in Macau to gamble my lifesavings away, then there is only one other option (other than sightseeing that is), that is to shop my lifesavings away (haha! ain't that ironic).


Ponte de Amizade bridge (Portugese for Bridge of Friendship) connecting Macau Peninsula and Taipa Island.




This is the shopping complex at The Venetian, Macau. It is a superbly beautiful place. FYI, all these buildings are actually indoor and the sky is actually a painted ceiling!


Love the architecture. Super nice.


There's a canal inside The Venetian, which actually mimics The Venetian, Las Vegas.


There are performers all over the shopping complex, giving us plenty of free (but very impressive) performance everywhere!


The painted ceiling. Beautiful, isn't is?


My fiancé =P


We went next door to The City of Dreams and dropped by at Hard Rock Hotel for some souvenirs. Finally got my Hard Rock t-shirt *yeay*.


This is us on the way to Hong Kong. There are daily ferry services from Macau to HK. The ride only took us about 1 hour.


Had to fill in the immigration form as Macau and HK are governed separately (Macau being previously under Portuguese ruling and HK under the British ruling).

I really adore Macau, those bright lights, the casinos and the shopping complexes are super nice (and not to mention cheaper than Malaysia). But then again, HK's pretty awesome too. I'll do an update on HK soon, ya..

Til my next update, cheerio!


xoxo Fashionista in Action xoxo