Macau

I’m sitting in Macau airport having spent the afternoon here in Macau. I popped over on the ferry (very painless, a quick hour trip) this afternoon before my 21:25 flight back to Bangkok.

Hong Kong Macau Ferry

Macau, China’s Las Vegas. I had a little wander round town this afternoon, then thought I really had to visit at least one casino before leaving. The first place was utterly dreadful, an absolute pit of misery, full of Chinese probably gambling away their life savings. However, in contrast to that, we went across the road to the new Wynn Macau casino. It’s only been open for 3 months, apparently Steve Wynn is a big casino operator in Las Vegas, and it has the feeling of a brand new hotel / casino complex.

There’s some nice architecture in Macau left over from the Portugese days I would assume, and there are at least a dozen casinos, but other than that, I’m not sure what else there is here.

Macau Architecture

Well, I say that, but my opinion of Macau, and Macau airport specifically, has improved tremendously in the last ten minutes since learning the airport has wireless internet! I’m not sure if it’s supposed to be free, but the login screen has a demo username and password on it, and it seems to be working like a charm for me!

Other than free wifi there isn’t much else to Macau airport. There’s no bar (which distressed me greatly before I found the free wifi), there’s a few fancy (supposedly) duty free shops, and that’s about it. So, now to catch up on some emails, download some, err, educational material, and get ready for the flight home! 😉

5 thoughts on “Macau”

    1. I’m not sure if I understand your question. The post about Macau was written in November 2006. I no longer live in Bangkok. While I did, I did not work as a teacher. I do not work as a teacher now.

  1. Hi, I’m from Macao. There’re a lot more to discover in Macao. It’s worth spending more time to explore the food, the culture and the architecture here in Macao. Hopefully u will find them next time u r in Macao.
    I also don’t like the casinos especially those crammed with travellers from Mainland China. The traffic here in Macao is terrible as well, too many travellers coming to Macao which makes the city less attractive and relaxing.

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