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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Dream Trip to Macau

Was just looking back at some of my travel photos and the wanderlust bug bit me again!



Boat ride in Sydney, Australia.

Looking back at these photos made me feel like travelling again and I really can't wait for my next trip! Speaking of travelling, there's this new blogging contest that is giving away a free trip to Macau! :O

Would you love to visit the beautiful city of Macau, 3 days 2 nights, for FREE?

I would! ANYTIME! :))

Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO), is giving away a 3D2N vacation to a lucky blogger who participates in this blogging contest, and hopefully I'm the lucky one picked to go!

For those of you who have not been to Macau and wonder why I would so want to win this trip, here are the reasons why. Macau, to me, is a really versatile destination that encompasses a wide variety of things to see and do! Listed as one of UNESCO's World Heritage Sites, visitors who love history and architecture would love what Macau has to offer!

I did my research online and came across the Macau Government Tourist Office website (www.macautourism.gov.mo) which showed a detailed guide of what to see, what to do and even what to eat in Macau!

Some of the places that I've already had my eyes on are these!
(photos are not mine, sourced via www.google.com)


Things to do #1: 
Visit Ruins of St. Paul


When the Portugese arrived in Macau more than four and a half centuries ago, they brought Catholicism with them and built many churches and convents. The Ruins of St. Paul refers to the facade of what was originally the Church of Mater Dei built in 1602-1640, destroyed by fire in 1835. Nowadays, the facade of The Ruins of St. Paul functions symbolically as an altar to the city.


Things to do #2:
Visit Macau Fisherman's Wharf


Wait, are we looking at Rome or Macau? Is it just me or do you see a striking resemblance of Europe in Macau's architectures? :O

The Macau Fisherman's Wharf is a 111,500 square metrer park and the first ever cultural, themed and creative attraction in the tourism industry of Macau. It's not purely a theme park but also combines dining, shopping, entertainment, accommodation, convention and exhibition facilities in one single location! It's free admission too! 


Things to do #3:
Visit Shoppes at Venetian


Shoppes at Venetian should be no stranger to all, even for those of us who haven't stepped foot into Macau yet! Almost everyone I know who visits Macau will at least take a picture at this breathtakingly scenic mall! 


The Shoppes at Venetian mall has 330 stores featuring world renowned brands and upscaled boutiques, but more than that, visitors can also find lots of entertainment all across the mall, such as the Strettmosphere performers and jugglers, 'living statues' and musicians as they wander the meandering Venetian streets capes.


Things to do #4:
Visit Macau Tower


Macau Tower isn't just another observation tower in the city, but a true attraction in itself. Aside from having a 360° observation deck, it offers many other activities such as Skywalk X,  'Walk in the Sky' (glass floor up 223m up in the sky!), Tower Climb, Sky Jump and even...


...Bungee jumping

Macau Tower holds the record for being 'The World's  Highest Bungee Jump Facility' at 233m/764ft high! Adrenaline seekers, this one's for you!

Aside from that, there are also plenty of restaurants, cafes, conference/wedding banquet venues, shopping outlets and even a cinema- Macau's largest 3D movie theatre up at Macau Tower! Really a must-visit!


Things to do #5:
Watch The House of Dancing Water


Heard so much about this show!

The House of Dancing Water is a USD250 million production, a breathtaking water-based show that brilliantly expresses the Asian culture on stage.



Looks so power-packed! Me want to watch!


Things to do #6:
EAT ALL THE FOOD!!!


These are just some of the many Macanese cuisine that are super popular!

L-R (clockwise): Portugese Seafood Rice, Serradura/Sawdust Dessert, Portuguese Egg Tarts (my fav!!) and Pork Chop Bun, as recommended by the 10 Must-Try Macau Foods by CNN Travel.

Macau plays host to more than just Macanese cuisine, but also Portuguese, Chinese and many International menus!

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These are just 6 things handpicked by me to do amongst the many other attractions available in Macau. If you are planning on vacationing in Macau and looking for a perfect timing to go, fret not, because Macau offers all-year round activities and festivals, and there is always something to see throughout the year!

There are also direct flights from KL to Macau (17 flights weekly), and Visa-free for Malaysian travellers! So definitely you wouldn't need to worry about making a trip to Macau because it's just so convenient. While you're there, travelling about in the city is also super easy as they have easy access and transportation via flight, sea and land!

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Interested in joining the contest? It's simple! All you have to do is follow these 3 steps:

1. Write up a blog post on the title- Dream Trip to Macau

2. Blog about three most amazing things that makes you want to visit Macau, and why you think you should be sent for this awesome opportunity

3. Drop your blog post's URL to the comment section of Nuffnang's Official Blog Post.

And you're in for the contest!

Visit Nuffnang's Official Blog Post for more information about the contest.

Meanwhile, for more information about Macau, you can check out:
The Official Website- www.macautourism.com.mo
Facebook (MY Macau)- www.facebook.com/MY.macau

Fingers crossed! 
Here's to wishing me and all the other participating bloggers all the best! ;)



love, Careen

1 comment:

  1. Nice blog! Makes Macau look good! :)
    Good luck!
    http://memyselfandmelvin.blogspot.com/

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