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.
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.
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! 😉