What to see
The Venetian Macau
Gambling aside, the Venetian Macau is a superb destination if you’re looking for a little fun. Currently the world’s largest casino and sixth-largest building by area, this site is home to a plethora of classy restaurants, as well as plenty of art, historical exhibitions and the 15,000-seat Cotai Arena.
These days, 338m tall Macau Tower is the go-to spot for urban adventurers. Daring souls can try a bungee jump from a height of 233m or the Skywalk X, which allows visitors to enjoy a heart-in-mouth walk around the outer rim of the tower.
Historic Centre of Macau
To walk through the Historic Centre of Macau is to step back in time into the island’s Portuguese colonial past. A must see for history buffs, as well as aspiring architects.
Where to eat
Lord Stow’s Bakery
1 Rua Do Tassara Coloane Town Square t. +853 2888 2534 www.lordstow.com
289 Rua do Almirente Sérgio t. +853 2831 3193/95
IFT Educational Restaurant
Colina de Mong-Há t. +853 8598 3077 www.ift.edu.mo
Where to stay
Estrada da Baia de Enhora da Esperanca Taipa t. +853 2882 8888
Banyan Tree Macau
Avenida Marginal Flor de Lotus Cotai t. +853 8883 6688 www.banyantree.com
2-4 Avenida de Lisboa t. +853 2888 3888 www.hotelisboa.com
How to get there
Macao is reachable by ferry via Hong Kong’s Macau Ferry Terminal. Garuda Indonesia flies from Jakarta to Hong Kong vv 14 times per week.
Photography: couresty of macau government tourism office