Sunday, 15 December 2013

General Impressions of Macau, the Las Vegas of Asia

It is generally known that Chinese people love games and gambling, that's certainly the impression we get in Europe. Since we have been a few times to Las Vegas, we didn't want to skip Macau now that we were so close by in Hong Kong.

After a short trip with a speedboat, we arrive in the bay of Macau with its playful shaped bridge. While waiting for customs and immigration control, we are confronted with guidelines written in Chinese, English and Portuguese. A direct link with the fact that Macau was a colony of Portugal.

It is true, Macau is a bit like Las Vegas with big casino buildings like the Star World, the Lisboa and the Wynn. The interiors are flashy and many of the games offered unknown to us. It was an adventure to discover this city in full expansion. For all of you who followed our series of 34 China articles, this was the last one. We hope you enjoyed it.

Het staat algemeen bekend in Europa dat Chinezen graag gokken en spelletjes spelen, dat is toch de indruk. Daar we enkele keren in Las Vegas geweest zijn, konden we Macau niet links laten liggen nu we er zo dichtbij waren in Hong Kong.

Na een korte vaart met een speedboot komen we aan in de baai van Macau met zijn speelse golvende brug. Terwijl we wachten bij de douane en grenscontrole worden we geconfronteerd met richtlijnen in het Chinees, Engels en Portugees. Een directe link met het feit dat Macau een Portugese kolonie was. 

Het is waar, Macau is een beetje zoals Las Vegas met grote Casino's zoals Star World, de Bilbao en de Wynn. De inrichting is altijd kitsch en vele van de aangeboden spelen zijn onbekend voor ons. Het was een avontuur deze stad in volle expansie te ontdekken. Voor iedereen die onze China reeks van 34 artikelen gevolgd heeft, dit was het laatste. We hopen dat je er van genoten hebt. 
Macau Lamborghini

Macau Casino Lisboa

Macau Wynn Casino

Macau Wynn Casino

Macau Modern Buildings

Macau Casino

Macau Casino Chandelier

Macau art

Macau Wynn Casino

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  1. A sports car all men would love to have! Eye-catching indeed! I love the amazing architecture and the luxurious surroundings! WOW! Christa

  2. ALL these pictures are just amazing today!! I love this yellow car and the awesome colorful building in the next picture. Also the red chandelier and the enormous crystal one, so much beauty in each picture!

  3. Love the car, something about the 'yellow' makes it stand out.
    The chandeliers are lovely.

  4. My favourite part of Macau is the old town area. It's not big but it does sell some awesome egg tarts.

  5. One of my favorite pastimes is watching people, especially in Las Vegas and the Chinese are one select group that I often enjoy as they head into the elite areas and high rollers sections, place in which I would never ever be a part of playing but oh so fun to watch.

  6. Modernity and richness! I`m impressed!

  7. ik heb zeker van je serie China reis genoten Filip. Het een naar laatste foto geweldig met al het glaswerk. Lieve groeten, Dietmut

  8. Ik had hier nog niet over gehoord of gelezen. Ziet er knap uit!


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