Sweet Escape Saturday

A Malaysian Guide to Seeing a Different Macao

16, Nov 2017


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Discovering delicious food in every corner of the place you are visiting is definitely a Malaysian thing to
do, so it makes perfect sense to start off with must-have food in Macao.

The first item on your food list has to be the famous Portuguese egg tart which you can get from almost
every bakery. And it's safe to say that your Macao trip wouldn't be complete if you miss out on trying
one of these heavenly creations.

Image source: Macao Tourism Malaysia

For those who are into cafe hopping, the backstreet, hole-in- the-wall charm of Single Origin (Rua de
Abreu Nunes 19, Macao) will definitely draw you in and their iced Americano is a must-try! The other
cool place to explore would be Quarter Square (Largo Maia de Magalhães 89, Taipa Village), a coffee bar
inside a gallery, tucked in a quiet corner of Old Taipa.

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Image source: Internet

Nature lovers are encouraged to visit the garden named after the Portuguese national poet, Luís de
Camões, which is the largest and one of the oldest gardens in Macao. Local men gather to play Chinese
chess, some bring their caged birds for an outing, do their morning Tai Chi exercises, or meet up with
friends. At the entrance of the garden is a fountain with a bronze sculpture entitled "Embrace", specially
made to commemorate the centuries-old friendship between Portugal and China.

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If you’re looking for something more exciting, Macao has the world's highest commercial bungy jump!
The AJ Hackett Macao Tower Bungy Jump is 233m/764ft high! The question is, are you YOLO enough?

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If bungy jumping is too much for you to take on, perhaps you can try the world's first figure of eight
Ferris wheel at Studio City resort. You can admire the views from 130 meters up in the air as you travel
around the figure eight.

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Another exciting activity you won't want to miss when you are in Macao is the 2017 Macao Galaxy
Entertainment International Marathon happening on 3 December!

Image source: Macao Tourism Malaysia
Image source: Macao Tourism Malaysia

Macao is a city of rich diverse cultures, and how you can experience it for yourself is to attend the 2017
Macao International Parade on 17 December. Started in 2011, the Parade is held annually in December
to mark the anniversary of Macao’s Handover to China.

Image source: Macao Tourism Malaysia
Image source: Macao Tourism Malaysia
Image source: Macao Tourism Malaysia

If you happen to visit Macao from 3 - 13 December, you are in for a dazzling treat! The skies above
Macao will sparkle and shine as the entire city is colourfully lit for the Macao Light Festival.

Image source: Macao Tourism Malaysia
Image source: Macao Tourism Malaysia
Image source: Macao Tourism Malaysia

The 2nd International Film Festival & Awards Macao will also be held from 8 - 14 December 2017, so if
you want to catch a glimpse of the biggest stars, you know what to do.

So who's up for a culture-rich, Portuguese-egg- tart-filled eventful trip to the city of Macao?


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