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Beyond the Casinos

Month: December 2016 (page 2 of 3)

Jao Tsung-I Academy

Academia Jao Tsung-I

The Jao Tsung-I Academy is a small academy is dedicated to Professor Jao Tsung-I – a Chinese born Hong Kong scholar, poet, calligrapher and painter who is also referred to a “master of Sinology” and “treasure of the nation”.

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Tap Seac Gallery

Tap Seac Gallery is an art gallery hosted in a lovely European style building which lies on Tap Seac Square.
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Albergue SCM

Albergue da Santa Casa da Misericordia

Albergue SCM is a small area, tucked away a side street from Tap Seac square, devoted to Macau’s art and cultural industries.

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Vasco Da Gama Garden

Vasco Da Gama Garden is a small garden built at the end of the 19th Century.

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Lou Lim Ieoc Garden

Lou Lim Ieoc Garden (Jardim de Lou Lim Ioc, 盧廉若公園was built in 1906 by local merchant Lou Kau as part of his residence, its design follows the well-known Suzhou Gardens.

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Jardim Da Flora

Jardim Da Flora (Teleférico da Guia, 松山纜車) is a lovely garden, which runs from Avenida De Sidonio Pais below up to the top of Guia Hill.

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Outer Harbour Ferry Terminal

Terminal Marítimo de Passageiros do Porto Exterior, 外港客運碼頭

Outer Harbour Ferry Terminal is the main ferry terminal providing services to Hong Kong (the other being on Taipa). It has 12 berths for hydrofoils and 2 for ferries (and a heliport, if you’ve had a lucky visit to the Casinos).

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Portuguese Military Club

Clube Militar de Macau

The Portuguese Military Club was, as the name suggests, originally a club for military officers. The Portuguese neo classical building it was housed in dates from the 19th century. Originally designed by the Baron of Cercal to provide social facilities and entertainment to Portuguese officers. With balconies, louvred windows and a mix of european and chinese decorations, it was re-opened as a restaurant in 1995.

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New Yaohan Store


New Yaohan Store is the main department store in Macau – contains a wealth of items from cosmetics to electrical appliances to food.

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Na Tcha Temple

Na Tcha Temple (Templo Na Tcha, 大三巴哪吒廟) was built in 1888, this is a Chinese folk religion temple dedicated to the worship of the deity Na Tcha.

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