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Beyond the Casinos

Month: February 2017 (page 2 of 3)

Bobo The Bear

Bobo is an old Asiatic Black Bear who was rescued from the menu on a restaurant in Macau in 1984 and has been living in Jardim Da Flora ever since.

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Lord Stow’s Bakery

Lord Stow’s Bakery is a bit of a sensation – being one of the main attractions to draw tourists away from the Peninsula and the Casino strip to the small, sleepy picturesque village of Coloane.

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St. Lazarus’ Church

St. Lazarus’ Church (望德聖母堂) is built on one of the oldest church sites in Macau, and is the main church of St. Lazarus Parish.

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Macau Tea Culture House

The Macau Tea Culture House (Casa Cultural de Cha de Macau, 澳門茶文化館) is a museum and cultural centre dedicated to the role tea has played in the cultural development of Macau.

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Chapel of St. Michael

The small chapel of St. Michael (Capela de São Miguel) lies in the Catholic cemetery of the Archangel St. Michael close to Tap Seac Square.

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Sam Seng Kong Temple

The small Sam Seng Kong Temple in Coloane was built in the late Qing Dynasty  (Tongzhi 4th year – 1865).

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University of Macau

The University of Macau (Universidade de Macau,澳門大學) is the only public comprehensive university in Macau. There are 7 academic facilities and 10 residential colleges. The main medium of instruction is English, with some classes taught in Chinese, Portuguese and Japanese.

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Tam Sin Sing / Tam Kung Temple

The Tam Sin Sing Temple (or Tam Kung Temple, as it was commonly known) was built in 1862 in the late Qing Dynasty, and is dedicated to the water god Tam Kung, a water god worshipped in Macau and Hong Kong.

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Chapel of St Francis Xavier

The Chapel of St Francis Xavier (Capela de São Francisco Xavier, 聖方濟各聖堂) stands in the middle of Coloane Village on the southernmost tip of Macau, near to a monument commemorating a victory over pirates in 1910.

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City of Dreams Macau

City of Dreams (新濠天地) is a casino/resort which stands at the bottom of the Cotai Strip directly opposite the Venetian. It incorporates the Hard Rock, Crown Towers and Grand Hyatt hotels (which together make up the four towers surrounding the main casino and retail area – known as the Boulevard).

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