Today, Explodingbelly is gonna share with you guys about what you can expect from Macao, the city of iconic cultural sights, THRILLING adventures, performances and definitely a one of a kind FOODIE paradise for people like US! Just in case you were wondering why Macao instead of MACAU, it is because Macao is the ENGLISH spelling of umm well. Macao. And Macau is its Portuguese name.
That’s definitely not the only surprising thing you’d learn about Macao in this post! For most of you who have overlooked Macao as one of the dream places for vacations, you might change your mind right after this!
You can’t say you’ve truly experience Macao if you haven’t experienced their food, culture and crazy activities and events ALL YEAR ROUND!
I’d definitely recommend spending at least TWO days in Macao, instead of just HALF a day or ONE day like most of us do. THERE IS DEFINITELY A LOT MORE TO EXPECT FROM THIS VIBRANT CITY! And for me, I’d choose to visit them in NOVEMBER because that’s when the Macao Food Festival is happening and also cause IT IS MY BIRTHDAY HOR. What better way to celebrate my hatch day other than with FOOD?
Head to Macao bright and early so you could skip the queues and get some EGG TARTS (Pastéis de Nata) and PORK CHOP BUNS for breakfast!
Be careful not to have too much if you’re intending to do some daredevil-ish stuff like I would. Okay maybe I won’t cause I’m scaredy cat. BUT it’s not everyday and every where you could experience such thrilling adventures like BUNGEE JUMPING and SKY WALKING.
If you guys are familiar with Running Man, you might’ve recalled the episode when they came to Macao just for this! WHAT AN EXPERIENCE.
Bungy jump or SKY JUMP.
It’s up to you how you want to freak yourself out. Both of which takes place on the same platform – 233m off the ground. The bungy jump would allow you to experience the free fall while the sky jump would be more of a slow controlled descent towards the ground. I’d go for the latter, cause I’m freaking out just thinking of the free fall.
Next Stop: SHOPPING at Sands Shoppes (Luxury)
I can imagine how much my mum would love this place as Sands Shoppes is THE LARGEST duty free shopping experience in Macao. With a WHOOPING 650 retailers to choose from,Sands Shoppes in Macao features the world’s best boutiques and consists of THREE malls all in one – Shoppes at Four Seasons, Shoppes at Venetian and Shoppes at Cotai Central.
The amazing design of the malls are amazingly photogenic as well. GREAT FOR OOTDs and what not. I can’t believe I actually missed this in Macao!
Of course, one doesn’t simply miss out on the Michelin starred gourmet food they have here!SOHO at City of Dreams on Cotai Strip is a one stop dedicated FOOD and entertainment street!! They feature 16 restaurants covering the cuisines around the world and you will get to experience the street cultural experience of Macao. WIN WIN LEH
When with Explodingbelly, EATING NEVER STOPS. Next up, we will be heading to the Macao Food Festival, located just opposite Macao Tower. I would suggest heading down in the evening when the weather is milder!
I’d even take away some of these yummies back to my hotel!
Breakfast would be at Taipa Food Street where you would get to experience THE best of Macao.You could get a taste of the Macao favorites like Pork Chop Buns from Tai Lai Koi Kei, Egg Tarts, Almond Cakes, Egg Rolls, Peanut Candies, and even popular desserts like Serradura (cream mousse and biscuit crumbs)!
Next Stop: Lunch at Broadway Macao
You can get there with the shuttle bus services provided here.
Next Stop: Shopping at S. Domingos District
This is the perfect place for you to shop for fashion apparels, souvenirs, and there are a couple of shopping complexes located on this street like Sun Star City, Nga Meng Shopping Arcade and Ginza Plaza!
Next Stop: Spa at Six Senses – MGM Macao
A relaxing spa session is definitely in place after a long day of shopping to rest that achy feet. Six Senses Spa provides amazing facilities and therapies, which would give you a unique experience as they combine locally inspired therapies with their signature treatments. I am definitely looking forward to that as I work out an appetite for dinner.
Dinner at Macao 360 cafe
Just wow. A wide array of international delicacies accompanied with the stunning view of the city scape. The restaurant actually rotates fully every 1.5 hours so that one could enjoy the panoramic view of Macao. I’d imagine it to be extremely romantic during sunset, I HAVE TO GO THERE NOW.
Another alternative for an amazing night out would be at Sky 21.
I don’t know about you but writing up this post makes me want to book my tickets to jet off to Macao already. I honestly did not know that Macao was such a delight, with its rich cultures, adventures and variety of FOOD!
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I don’t know about you, but I’m already looking to explore Macao on my next holiday trip!