Thursday 24 April 2008

Macau In A Day

We woke up early thinking of leaving the hotel by 0900hrs but instead we were held up by the staff in the hotel for overcharging our room. Daddy made the reservation with for RMB400 per night per room but instead when daddy is making payment, they charged RMB429 per room per night but got it sorted out after seeing a manager.
We took a taxi from the hotel to Shekou Ferry Terminal which is located about 25km away and the fare is RMB60 just in time for the 1030hrs ferry bound for Macau which took only an hour, arriving at 1130hrs.

We had only a couple of hour walking around and daddy suggested to visit the most popular site, Largo do Senado, Ruins of St. Pauls and Monte Fort. It was an interesting place but we had too little time exploring this beautiful region. We took bus Transmac Bus no.3 from the ferry terminal and stopped at Largo do Senado. Daddy thought it was a good idea to have Portuguese since this use to be a Portugal colony until 1999. We tried Platao Restaurant which was suggested by a lady in the Tourist office located at the square and since this restaurant was just a couple of meters away, it would be the best choice.

After lunch, we walk up to the Ruins of St. Pauls and then to the Macau Museum located on Monte Fort and just next to the ruins. If you you are going to visit the fort, a good suggestion is to go via the Museum Entrance since they have escalator all the way to the top.

Daddy wanted to walk down the other side of the fort and visit the cemetary but we did not have much time left, we walk back to the square and took bus No. 3 back to the ferry terminal to collect the luggage before taking another taxi to the airport to catch our flight at 1750hrs.

Some photos taken today

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