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Hong Kong is separated by 65km of sea water from Macau, and currently there are currently 2 companies that operates high-speed jetfoil ferry and catamaran transport service between Hong Kong and Macau. The travel times between Hong Kong and Macau normally takes around 1 hour. Turbojet operates three types of vessels from the ferry terminal […]

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I went back to Central Hotel after walking for a while, and my family had finished packing their luggage. We’re checking out from the hotel to go to Hong Kong now by ferry. The ladies that manned the reception during out checked out were very friendly, unlike the old guy during the midnight. As I […]

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Macau Street View

Avenida de Almeida Ribeiro or more commonly known by local as San Ma Lo (New Street). There were not many vehicles on the road. This may because what the taxi driver told us are true – that more Macanese walks instead of drives or rides due to the small size of Macau.

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Macau General Post Office

After lunch, my family went back to Central Hotel first while I went to Macau General Post Office – main post office in Macau with intention to post a postcard back to Singapore for me. Correios de Macau, Macau’s postal system main post office is located at 126 Avenida de Almeida Ribeiro which just beside […]

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Eating in Macau

After visiting Ruins of St. Paul Church and Monte Fort, it’s about noon time, and it’s time for lunch. On our way back to Central Hotel, we passed through a few open-air street stall (or more commonly known locally as daai paai dawng). But we didn’t eat there, we ate at a small Chinese eatery […]

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Monte Fort

Monte Fort was built by Jesuits between 1617 and 1626 as part of the College of the Mother of God. The fort was designed to survive a two-year siege with barracks and storehouses, but it never been used as such. The cannons were fired only once during the aborted attempt by the Dutch to invade […]

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Macau Museum

Located at Monte Hill which just right to the east of the Ruins of the Church of St Paul, Macau Museum is easily accessible by a series of escalators. Well, that’s a great idea, saving us some leg energy, especially useful to my parents who are a bit tired. The starting point of the escalator […]

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Crypt in Church of St Paul houses the remains of the Martyrs of Japan and Vietnam, who were Christians persecuted in the late 16th and 17th centuries. It’s also located in an underground room in the Ruins of the Church of St Paul, just beside the Museum of Sacred Art. Also in the Crypt is […]

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Museum of Sacred Art

Museum of Sacred Art located at the rear chancel of the Church of Saint Paul in an underground room, displaying an eclectic selection of oil paintings, polychrome carved wooden statues, silver chalices, monstrances, sculptures, liturgical objects and paraphernalia from the churches and monasteries of Macau. Include in the exhibit is a copy of a 17th-century […]

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If you mention Ruins of the Church of St Paul (Sao Paulo in Portuguese) in Macau, most likely nobody will ever understand what you mean. Church of St. Paul, a Jesuit church which was built in early 17th century, is more commonly known as Dai Sam Ba locally in Cantonese. The Ruins of the Church […]

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