Birthday Trip To Macau & Zhuhai: Part 1

Thursday, September 12, 2013

As i've written in my 2 weeks break post, one of the few things i did during the school term break in June was to celebrate my 21st birthday and one of the few celebrations was a trip to Macau and Zhuhai with my parents. So here's part 1 of the trip.

Day 1

We took the afternoon flight to Macau and upon arrival, we had a briefing by the tour agency person before being transferred to our hotel. After checking into our hotel, we immediately went out cos it was already almost dinner time and we were hungry after the few hours flight.

We headed to Venetian, one of the most popular tourist places in Macau. Its also a hotel but more on the high-end and the casino is the biggest in Macau. There is also a mall there but the shops are mostly high class brands. As the name suggest, this hotel, casino and mall is Venice themed so the decorations shows the city of Venice and there is this sort of a river where you can ride a boat around the mall.

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Trying to act model

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It doesn't feels like i'm in a mall with the decorative buildings of venice above the shops

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Another trying to act model pose but i love this picture!

After a short enjoyment of the beauty of the mall, we went for dinner at the food street which is sort of like a food court. I remembered i ate goose rice but i was too hungry so i didn't take a picture of it. After eating, we went for more exploration around the mall before going back to our hotel and end the day.

Day 2

The day started with the complimentary breakfast at the hotel.

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The ham, egg and bread was yummy!

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But the oatmeal was too bland and i don't like it.

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Coffee was too bitter even with milk!

After breakfast, we went back to our room to pack our things and check out of the hotel. Then it was time for the Macau tour! The not so good thing is that it rained the whole day so it affected the tour a little bit but i still enjoyed the tour.

The first place was actually a museum but it was closed on that day so we could only do some sightseeing outside and snap photos.

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It was raining so i covered by head with my jacket.

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First time having to carry an umbrella to take photo.

The second place is to see the Kuan Yin statue.

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Not a very nice picture cos of the rain! :(

Then it was time for lunch.

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Soup

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Main course which includes fish, pork rib and rice.

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Included in the meal was 3 kinds of drinks.

After lunch, we headed to the Ruins of St. Paul.

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My jacket didn't had the head cover and i was fed up with taking it off to cover my head and wearing it again so I braved the rain for this photo.

Then to the Macau Tower.

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Finally a place with shelter!

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My very fail jump shot.

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Macau bridge

Then we went to A-ma Temple which i didn't take any photos cos the rain turned heavy when we were there making us only can have a quick look and rush back to the bus.

The final place for the tour was Venetian. As we have been there the day before and was given only a hour to walk around, we decided to spend the hour resting at the food street with a cup of ovaltine since we had a long day of tour and the rain made it even more tiring.

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This marks the end of our Macau guided tour and we were send to the Macau Border for our 1 night stay in Zhuhai, China which i blog about in Part 2.

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