For those who are keen to learn more about Macau’s past, a visit to the Ruins of St. Paul is a must. What we see today at the ruins – the magnificent facade and the grand staircase was once part of the greatest church of Macau. A fire completely destroyed the church, leaving behind a symbol of architecture of the early Portuguese settlement in Macau.
Drive on F1 Race Track
Individuals or groups can book a variety of driving experiences at Abu Dhabi’s stunning Yas Marina Circuit, the track that yearly hosts the F1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. It’s one for the photo album and a memorable excursion for adrenalin-rush seekers and motorsports fans. The circuit is unique – as is the five-star Yas Viceroy, which straddles the track – the only hotel in the world to be built half on land, half water. A visit to the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix delivers incredible memories of motorsport, hospitality and world-class entertainment.
Legend believes that Macau got her name from A-Ma-Gau, the seafarer’s goddess after whom the beautifully carved A-Ma Temple was built. It was built at the spot where the goddess re-appeared in front of the fishermen during the early 16th Century. It is worth visiting for its beautifully tilted roofs, spectacular views and lion dances on weekends.
In the heart of Macau, lies the fabulous Senado Square – almost straight out of storybook. Most incredible is the pavement itself – a symphony of ‘waves’ designed in typical Portuguese style. And in true European fashion, charming little streets extend from the Square into flea markets selling bags, antiques and other exciting items. Senado Square is an example of beautiful Portuguese heritage in Macau.
Macau Grand Prix Museum
Opened in 1993 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Macau Grand Prix, this museum features a number of automobile and motorbike races. The Macau Grand Prix takes place every November. The Museum pays tribute to individuals who have made extensive contributions to the success of the Grand Prix, like Teddy Yip, Paul Du Toit, Laurel, Ayrton Senna, among others.
There are plenty of casinos in Macau offering probably the widest range of games in the world, including baccarat, blackjack, roulette, etc. Visitors are advised to carry their passports while visiting the casinos, which are open 24 hours a day. No tip required. It is recommended that visitors read signs at the entrances to play only what they can afford.
Giant Panda Pavilion
The Giant Panda Pavilion is situated on the Coloane Island where a passenger can have a look at pandas. The pavilion comprises two 330m2 indoor activity quarters and a 600m2 outdoor yard for the inhabitation of the giant pandas and a 900m2 indoor exhibit area.
House of Dancing Waters
The House of Dancing Waters is a breathtaking water show that draws its creative inspiration from the roots of Chinese culture, particularly the ‘seven emotions’ derived from classical Confucian beliefs, and is destined to be the most extravagant live production ever staged in Asia.