"1) The Historic Centre of Macau is a great example of how Europe can successfully blend with Asia as in Macau Europeans and Asians have lived and traded with each other in harmony for a long time and still do so today. Macau was a Portuguese settlement and a stronghold of Christianity in Asia from the mid-16th century as well as displaying Chinese influences through a number of its buildings and gardens.
2) This is currently the biggest casino in the world with a vast selection of 800 gambling tables and a couple of thousand slot machines from four differently themed gaming sections (total area well over 550,000 square feet!). The $2.3 billion project has 3,000 luxury hotel suites, more than one million square feet of retail space, huge event venues (large enough to hold 90 Boeing 747 jumbo jets) and entertainment.
3) Guia Fort and Lighthouse overlooks Macau from the summit of Guia Hill. The fort was built in 1865 and was the chief observation post during colonial times, designed to defend the city.
4) The Cybernetic Fountain is the largest manmade water fountain in Asia. Through its 86 water spouts, the main cannon shoots a spray of water 80 metres high. The Cybernetic Fountain also sports a laser show and the sight of 288 coloured spotlights shining through falling water is certainly impressive.
5) Taipa village is a small and peaceful community with narrow streets, markets and great Macanese food. Portuguese-style offices, ancient temples and colonial villas blend effortlessly amongst old-fashioned street lamps, hanging flower baskets and street vendors. Food Street which is also known as the Rua da Cunhna, draws many people over to the south of the island, eager to savour the true taste of Macau.
6) Fisherman’s Wharf is a large (111,500sqm) theme park, with various port 'towns' - among them New Orleans, Amsterdam, Lisbon and Cape Town. The area, within walking distance of the ferry terminal, features shops, restaurants, nightlife, an amusement park and amphitheater. The vast assortment of shops at Fisherman’s Wharf rivals any of the world's shopping capitals.
7) The tallest building in Macau is an impressive structure that stands tall as a mark of Macau’s willingness to embrace the modern age. From the highest viewing deck it is possible to see 55km away.If you have the courage to face it then have a go at jumping off the world's highest bungee jump - you'll reach up to 200kmph before eventually landing in a specially designed airbag. Besides the view there's lots of fun to be had such as movies, shopping and theatre.
8) Sun Yat Sen Memorial House is in mock-Moorish style with wide verandahs and spacious courtyards. Dr. Sun was the first Chinese to practice western medicine in Macau and has been called the 'Father of Modern China'.
9) One of the most important of the island's many museums, it tells the story of how Macau has constantly been connected to the sea, which consequently led to its colonisation by the Portuguese and its subsequent rich history. The Maritime Museum is just beside the sea and the A-Ma Temple. Situated in Barra Pagoda Square, it was inaugurated in 1987, and housed in an old mansion, the exhibits were rehoused in a more modern, purpose-built building in 1990 in order to house fresh exhibits.
10) The most famous and oldest (built in 1488) of Macau’s Chinese temples, this Taoist building was around before the Portuguese colonisation and therefore has a huge historical significance to the island and its initial religious standing prior to the western colonisation. The goddess A-Ma is also where Macau gets its name from. The temple is made up of six main parts, all containing architectural treasures and guarded by stone lions.
11) My first thought about what I like about Macau is - Macau people! The problem is that less than half the current population is local born and bred these days, so they can be hard to find.
12) I think that is the one and only place in the world that you see Portuguese, English, and Chinese - these three languages - used in the same place.
13) The outstanding food, Southern Chinese and Portuguese, is always one of the main draws for me. Furthermore, along the same lines, it's possible to find a decent wine at a decent price. I often go for a Portuguese Vinho Verde with meals.
To be frank, I'm a single guy and I also love Macau's lavish saunas.
14) MACANESE and PORTUGUESE Cuisine and snacks
Lots of good local food in Macau. Good restaurants, good bakeries and pastelerias, even some good coffee shops. In a few places, you can walk the streets trying all types of Macanese speciality snack foods (for free) as well.
15) The Historic Centre of Macau received formal inscription at the 29th Session of the World Heritage Committee in July 2005 and includes 30 historical buildings, churches, temples, gardens, squares and other public space spread across the city center.
16) House of Dancing Water (HoDW) is a world-class, family-friendly performance that will have you highly entertained 90 minutes. The performance remains high-calibre and offers great entertainment value, the likes of which you would expect of the best shows in Vegas, Broadway and the West End.
17) Each November, Macau becomes a noisy, congested yet exciting place to be during MGP weekend - as F1 and other really fast cars snake their way through the streets of Macau in what is considered one of the more challenging (and dangerous) tracks around the world.
18) Yeah, Macau GP track is very challenging - the 180-degree turn for F1 cars... crashed, many heroes (wannabe).
19)Another thing we've grown to love about Macau is shopping for luxury goods at duty-free prices.
20) CHINESE NEW YEAR holiday celebration
Macau is very festival and enjoyable during the Chinese New Year period each year. Most squared are decorated, have small fairs, exhibitions, pinwheel and flower markets and a fair number of (themed and traditional) dance and performances.
You can see lion dances all over the city as well as the famous 238 meter long Dragon Parade