After 7 days in Taiwan from 27 April – 05 May 2018, I left Taiwan for Hong Kong on the fourth Day in Hong Kong, I took a ferry ride from Hong Kong to Macau and went back the same day to Hong Kong. So, this blog post will focus on that day I spent in Macau.
Just where in the world is Macau?
Macau (dubbed as Las Vegas of the East) is located about 64 km west from Hong Kong. It’s a special administrative region of The People’s Republic of China and it was Portuguese colony before it was returned to Chinese Sovereignty on 1999. It is the first, and the last European Colony in Asia.
In Macau Basic Law, it is stipulated that Macau operate with a high degree of autonomy until at least on 2049 (50 years after the transfer)(source: Wikipedia). It means, China’s political and economy system will not be applied to Macau. Macau has its own currency (Macanese Pataca, abbreviated as MOP), although Hong Kong Dollars are widely accepted.
There are two parts of Macau: the old town and the Cotai Strip. The old town where historical buildings are located, the home of the famous ruins of st. Paul, Senado square, and many historical buildings. The Cotai Strip is part of Macau where the luxury hotels and big gambling resorts root. The Macau international airport is located in this Cotai Strip Part of Macau. These two parts are connected by well-built bridge and roads. Both of Macau’s part has its own Harbor.