The Colours of Macao



The Colours of Macao


Step into a gateway where timeless traditions meet cosmopolitan modernity. Where centuries-old colonial buildings are juxtaposed against Chinese architecture, and resplendent urban hotels reflect the rich heritage of Macao’s trading past.

Enter a gourmet paradise where Eastern and Western influences merge into a medley of flavours that tantalise the taste buds of locals and tourists alike.

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Pousada De São Tiago

From military fort to boutique hotel

Staying in a hotel that was once a fort is a fun way to experience how modern Macao ...

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Cuisine - Snack attack

No time like snack time

Sometimes the best food isn’t eaten in a restaurant, but grabbed on the go ...

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Lee Kum Kee

In season, all season

A Chinese kitchen staple, oyster sauce was discovered by a cook, who noticed ...

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Food culture

Eclectic dining

If you’re feeling adventurous or looking for something to stimulate your senses ...

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Lord Stow - Portuguese egg tart

One tart to rule them all

The Portuguese egg tart is permanently ingrained in the legacy of Macao thanks to Andrew Stow ...

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Mount Fortress

Key player, in a defensive role

Covering an impressive area of 10,000 square metres in the shape of a trapezoid ...

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Macanese Cuisine

Macanese in nature, East-West in flavour

Macanese cuisine is a unique fusion of over 450 years of East-West influences ...

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St. Dominic's Church

The art of European-Macanese architecture

St. Dominic's Church is unmistakable in Macao’s historic centre with its yellow façade ...

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All roads lead to something new

A prominent element that sets Macao apart from the rest of China ...

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Galinha à Portuguesa

A taste of Portuguese heritage

Galinha à Portuguesa (Portuguese-style chicken) is a hearty, warm and original dish created in Macao ...

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Protestant Cemetery

Here lies an international community

Located beside Casa Garden, the Protestant cemetery is the resting place of prominent figures ...

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Pork chop bun

Tasty treats off the beaten track

Some of Macao’s best treats are located off the main city area. Old Taipa Village serves up ...

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Lilau Square

Drink once and never forget

“One who drinks from Lilau never forgets Macao” ...

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Macao's golden age

At the peak of prosperity

In the 1950s and ’60s, Macao had thriving firecracker and incense industries ...

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Mandarin's House

Family home fit for a Mandarin

Plasterwork couplets, poetic inscriptions amid tranquil gardens, and a distinct fusion ...

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Casa Garden

The life of a Portuguese merchant

Step into Casa Garden and experience what life was like ...

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Chinnery in Macao

Colonial life, brought to life by Chinnery

The name George Chinnery is synonymous with the early art scene in Macao ...

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Calçada da Igreja de S. Lázaro

A distinctly Portuguese street

Named to commemorate the first Western hospital for leprosy patients in China ...

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Sir Robert Ho Tung Library

Literary charm

Once the country mansion of tycoon Sir Robert Ho Tung, the namesake library is well-known for its...

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Guia Fortress

The beauty of Macao’s maritime past at Guia Hill

Macao’s maritime, military and missionary past come together at the Guia Fortress ...

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Macao two centuries ago

Art of a bygone era

The Macao in Chinnery’s paintings is of a bygone era ...

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Dom Pedro V Theatre

All the world is a stage

Built in 1860, Dom Pedro V Theatre is a neo-classical building that leaves a lasting ...

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A-Ma Temple

What’s in a name

Named after A-Ma, the goddess known as protector of fishermen, A-Ma Temple is one of the oldest ...

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Museu De Macau

Defending Macao’s history

Once the city’s main defence structure, Mount Fortress makes an ideal place for a museum ...

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Section of the Old City Walls

City’s heritage set in stone

Strong fortified walls tell a silent tale of a city’s defence. They were built using old ...

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Future – Macao iconic landmarks

The future of Macao

Today Macao has a landscape of iconic landmarks rich in historic splendour ...

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Ruins of St. Paul's

In ruins, but forever remembered

The façade of what’s left of the Church of Mater Dei and St Paul’s College stands tall ...

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House rules

Fortune favours the bold

Known as the Monte Carlo of the East, some say that Macao is one of the luckiest places on earth ...

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2016 Parade through Macao, Latin City

A celebration of peace, Latin-style

The 'Parade through Macao, Latin City' festival is one of the most highly anticipated events ...

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30th Macao International Music Festival

A month of musical masters

Not to be missed, the 30th Macao International Music Festival presents world-class performances ...

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Macao International Marathon

An international race to the finish

Every year, the Macao International Marathon attracts runners ...

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Suncity Group 63rd Macao Grand Prix

Start your engines

There’s nothing like the Macau Grand Prix to get your pulse racing with excitement ...

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16th Macao City Fringe Festival

An extravaganza of sight and sound

Taking place in 2017, the 16th Macao City Fringe Festival promises visitors a unique ...

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Vasco Da Gama Monument

The first man to sail to India

Famed Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama was the first man to sail from Europe to India ...

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Yueju opera

Of heroines, scholars and villains

Yueju opera performed in the Cantonese dialect is an art form dating back to 300 years ...

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Macao International Fireworks Display Contest

Setting Macao’s skies alight

Every year, more than 100 pyrotechnic teams from across the world compete to create the most ...

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Bocarro Foundry

Master of metallurgy

In 1625, Portuguese master engineer Manuel Tavares Bocarro arrived in Macao ...

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