Macau, a Special Administrative Region (SAR) of the People’s Republic of China since 20 December 1999, and benefits from the principle of “one country, two systems”. The tiny SAR is growing in stature and recognition as the number and diversity of its attractions transform it into a key entertainment centre of Asia.
Its long history under the Portuguese resulted in a unique society combining the East and West. Having been accorded the UNESCO World Heritage status, Macau is a destination that preserves its multi-cultural heritage alongside state-of-the-art tourist facilities, and complemented by a full calendar of festivals, sports and special events year round.
Discover Macau in an exceptional way by exploring and experiencing the “Things to do in Macau”!
1. Events and Festivals
Macau offers extra reasons to visit with its year-round Events and Festivals such as Macau International Fireworks Display Contest, Macau International Marathon, Procession of Our Lady of Fatima, Drunken Dragon Festival and not forgetting the Macau Grand Prix!
The longest, continuously-run street circuit race meeting on the planet, and the only such event which includes both cars and motorcycles on the same programe, the Macau Grand Prix is unique in a million different ways.
The annual Macau International Fireworks Display Contest – universally acclaimed as one of the best of its kind – takes place on the Macau Tower Shorefront from mid-September to 1st October every year. Over the years, more than 100 international teams from China, the Philippines, Thailand, Taiwan – China, Japan, Korea, Australia, the UK, Switzerland, France, Germany, Portugal and Spain have participated in this world-class pyrotechnic shoot-out. Many visitors choose this time of year to come to Macau to enjoy an exotic holiday illuminated by spectacular displays in the night sky that can be enjoyed from many vantage points on the Macau Peninsula and Taipa Island.
2. Sightseeing in Macau
Journey back in time with a walk through the various UNESCO World Heritage sites of “The Historic Centre of Macau”.
“See and Hear” the thrills and spills, and “Feel” the excitement of the race at a unique attraction – Macau Grand Prix Museum.
3. Activities in Macau
Ever walked 233m in the air? Ever jumped off the 10th tallest tower in the world?
You can do all that and more @ Macau Tower!
Caldo Verde, Baked Duck or Seafood Rice, Grilled Ribs, Fried Bacalhau Balls, Serradura and more.
Varied but with a common thread – all authentic Portuguese Cuisine that are widely available in Macau’s numerous Portuguese restaurants.
Go bargain hunting at Red Market and Three Lamp District, and the pedestrian Leal Senado Square or go up-market at the luxury shops at the Grand Canal Shoppes @ The Venetian Macau, DFS Macau, The Wynn Shopping Arcade, The Grand Lapa Macau or One Central.
For more information about Macau, log on www.macautourism.gov.mo!