Hong Kong Trip Day 5 – Continuing Our Travels in Macao!

Day 5 of our Hong Kong, Macao, Shen Zhen trip sees us continuing our travels in Macao! After checking into Hotel Royal Macao, we started out on foot to visit the Historical Centre of Macao!

Checking into Hotel Royal Macao
Checking into Hotel Royal Macao

As our room was not ready as yet. We decided to head straight to the most iconic structure in Macao – Ruins of St. Paul’s!

 Ruins of St. Paul's with long flight of stairs
Ruins of St. Paul’s with long flight of stairs

After visiting the ruins, Kate decided that she was too tired for a climb up to Mount Fortress. So Tom took the challenge (for our readers!) and ascended the fort…

Behind the Canons of Mount Fortress Macao
Behind the Canons of Mount Fortress Macao

 View from the top of Mount Fortress
View from the top of Mount Fortress

The view from the top of Mount Fortress was indeed breath-taking. While there, you may also wish to decide on a visit to the Museum of Macau…

Macau Museum at the top of Mount Fortress
Macau Museum at the top of Mount Fortress

After descending down from the Fort, Kate and I headed back to the streets in the general direction of Senado Square. Along the way we savoured the tender pork bun!

 Shopping Street Macao selling food snacks with abundance of almond cookie gift shops!
Shopping Street Macao selling food snacks with abundance of almond cookie gift shops!

 Macao - Famous for its pork buns
Macao – Famous for its pork buns

After some quick bites, we proceeded to the area close to the Maritime Museum of Macao but stopped along the way to catch sights such as the St. Dominic’s Church @ Senado Square…

 St. Dominic's Church at Senado Square
St. Dominic’s Church at Senado Square

Initially, we did not intend to enter the museum. However, as the sun started to bear down on us, we decided to go in – for a mere 10 MOP. Turns out to be a great decision as there was a good collection of exhibits and history about maritime in Macao (Portuguese & Chinese Maritime history too) for visitors to enjoy.

Macao Maritime Museum - Entry for only 10MOP!
Macao Maritime Museum – Entry for only 10MOP!

Wheel-driven boat - One of the great inventions in the 16th century by the Chinese
Wheel-driven boat – One of the great inventions in the 16th century by the Chinese

Following the visit, we headed back to our hotel and en-route, we took some scenic photos around the Sai Van Lake

 Taken from Sai Van Lake with View of Grand Lisbon and Wynn
Taken from Sai Van Lake with View of Grand Lisbon and Wynn

 Macao Tower
Macao Tower

Hotel Royal Macao was one of the best hotel we’ve decided to splurge on in Macao and here’s why…

 Twin beds Superior for 117SGD a night
Twin beds Superior for 117SGD a night

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Indoor heated pool at a nice 31degrees during winter months!

As the weather was actually quite cold, the indoor heated pool just made the swim all that relaxing (after all that walking!). Snoozing in the comfy bed also revitalised us for the evening ahead as we checked out the glitzy hotels of Macao!

 Grand Lisboa - Looks grand on the outside but has some dodgy arcades within!
Grand Lisboa – Looks grand on the outside but has some dodgy arcades within!

 Wynn Hotel Macao
Wynn Hotel Macao with dancing fountain much like that of Bellagio in Las Vegas

 MGM Grand Macao
MGM Grand Macao

We then started to feel really peckish (Kate’s atas word for hungry) and we popped by Wa Fung dim sum restaurant. Turns out to be one of the best dim sums we had in a while!

 Best Chee Cheung Fun EVER! - 26MOP
Best Chee Cheung Fun EVER! – 26MOP

Siew Mai - 20 MOP (2 prawns each and meat inside!)
Siew Mai – 20 MOP (2 prawns each and meat inside!)

 Custard Buns with juicy filling - 16MOP
Custard Buns with juicy filling – 16MOP

To round off the night, we decided to head back to Senado Square to get some gifts and snacks for our friends and relatives. Along the way, we stopped by for some desserts – Red Bean Milk Pudding!

 Night at Senado Square
Night at Senado Square – To get some gifts (almond cookies!) and souvenirs

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Red Bean Milk Pudding – 25 MOP (Expensive and not as nice as the Australian Dairy Company)

Day 5 of Hong Kong Trip Macau Senado Square
Day 5 of Hong Kong Trip Macau Senado Square

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A very eventful day we had for day 5 didnt we? Stay tune for day 6 of our Hong Kong, Macau and Shen Zhen trip!

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You have just finished a post on our 9 day trip to Hong Kong, Macau and Shen Zhen. Read on to find out more about our adventures during this trip!

Hong Kong Trip : Day 1
Hong Kong Trip Day 2 : The Attractions of Tsuen Wan
Hong Kong Trip Day 3 : Ocean Park and New Year’s Eve Countdown
Hong Kong Trip Day 4 – Side Trip to Macau
Hong Kong Trip Day 5 – Continuing Our Travels in Macao
Hong Kong Trip Day 6 – Rounding up Macao and Returning to HK
Day 7 Hong Kong Trip : Side Trip to Shen Zhen & Debunking Recommendations
Day 8 Hong Kong Trip : What we did in Central 中環 Hong Kong
Day 9 Hong Kong Trip : A Surprise Find at Lian Xiang Ju Dim Sum Restaurant

Hotels and Hostels We Stayed in Hong Kong

New Year’s Eve Countdown at Victoria Harbour Hong Kong
Ibis Hotel Hong Kong Central & Sheung Wan : For the Best Views of Victoria Harbour
L Hotel Nina Convention Centre Hong Kong : Great views over Tsuen Wan
Jordan Comfort Inn Review @ New Lucky House Hong Kong
New China Yan Yan Guest House at Chung King Mansion

Food and Dining in Hong Kong

3 Reasons Why You MUST Try Dim Sum in Hong Kong and Macao
The Minimalist Guide to Eating at Tim Ho Wan Hong Kong
A Classy Treat at Lei Garden International Finance Center Hong Kong
Mak Mun Kee 麦文记 Noodles Shop : Best Wanton and Beef Noodles in Hong Kong
Great Desserts at Australian Dairy Company Hong Kong! ( 澳洲牛奶公司)
Lan Fong Yuen Hong Kong : For a taste of traditional milk tea since 1952
Secret to Enjoying Hong Kong Cafes…
What a typical Hong Kong Cafe is like
Debunking Recommendations of DiscoverHongKong.com : What NOT to eat in Hong Kong

Attractions in Hong Kong

Hong Kong Central Mid Level Escalator : Longest Escalator Walkway System in the World
Avenue of Stars 星光大道 : Hong Kong’s Hollywood Walk of Fame
Ocean Park Hong Kong : Still worth a visit?
Temple Street 庙街 Hong Kong : First glimpse at Hong Kong’s Night Market
Where to shop in Hong Kong? Citygate Outlets Tung Chung!
Elements Shopping Mall at Kowloon Hong Kong
Only make a side trip from Hong Kong to Shen Zhen if…
21 Amazing Travel Experiences in Hong Kong

Hotels We Stayed in Macau

Hotel Royal Macau : Luxury at a Central Location
Regency Hotel Macau : A 5 Stars Hotel?

Attractions in Macau

Guia Fortress and Lighthouse Macao : An Elusive Fortress Found
Macao Maritime Museum : Great Price Good Exhibits
Historic Centre of Macao : Ruins of Saint Paul’s, Mount Fortress & More
Cotai Strip Macau : Games, Shows, Food and Entertainment
Taipa Village Macau : Houses Museum, Pork Buns, Portuguese Egg Tarts
Top 5 MUST DO Things in Macao : You have not been to Macao unless you have…

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