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Hotels

Conrad Macao, Cotai Central

Food & Drink

Fat Siu Lau

Shopping

Dora Tam Design

Nightlife

38 Lounge

Spa

Banyan Tree Spa

Macau

Macau is arguably Asia’s very own version of Las Vegas, with its glamorous casinos, gargantuan hotels, top-scale restaurants and glitzy bars. Although primarily known for its gambling industry, the former Portuguese colony oozes charm through other rich attractions such as churches, temples, fortresses and old buildings that bear a unique blend of Portuguese and Chinese characteristics.

GREAT FOR: Gambling, Nightlife, Food, Churches

WHEN TO GO: Highly subtropical climate with boiling hot summers and periodic showers during the summer months. October to December would be the best months to visit with bright, warm sunshine and low humidity.

Hotels

The self-styled “Las Vegas of the East” is not just about glitzy, glamorous and gargantuan hotels - there are enough options available for those who’d like to have low- to middle-range accommodation. Check for the budget-range youth hostels at Coloane.

Food & Drink

Home to Macanese cuisine, a unique fusion of Portuguese and Chinese influences, food aficionados are in for a flavorful experience. Sample local delights such as Galinha à Africana (African Chicken) and the Minchi (spicy mince with rice and egg on top) for a slice of this bustling Mediterranean-style enclave.

Shopping

Not exactly a renowned shopping destination like neighboring Hong Kong, Macau is just beginning to open up the mega-mall culture thanks to the unprecedented growth in hotels and casinos. For those interested in market-style shopping, the historic Senado Square plays host to dozens of open-air stalls that sell everything from clothes to vintage items.

Nightlife

Numerous luxury spas can be found in big brands like the Four Seasons Hotel Macau, Mandarin Oriental Macau, The Venetian Macao and MGM Grand. Combining professionally trained therapists, rejuvenating beauty treatments and massages, and an unmatched décor, luxury spa treatment in Macau doesn’t get any better.

Spa

Numerous luxury spas can be found in big brands like the Four Seasons Hotel Macau, Mandarin Oriental Macau, The Venetian Macao and MGM Grand. Combining professionally trained therapists, rejuvenating beauty treatments and massages, and an unmatched décor, luxury spa treatment in Macau doesn’t get any better.

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