Time to bid farewell to Macau. We packed our bags and booked our two-night hotel stay at Kowloon, Hong Kong.
We had a wonderful time in Macau and glad we stayed one more night in Macau else we will not get to visit the lovely Taipa Village.
Took a parting shot of The Galaxy from the hotel room before we checked out.
We headed to the food mall for a quick lunch before going to the ferry terminal to catch the 3.05 pm ferry to Kowloon, Hong Kong.
Based on the timing and availability of the ferry to Kowloon, we had to catch the ferry from Macau Ferry Terminal which is at Macau Peninsula. As it was further away and we need to arrive at least half an hour before the ferry departure, we left The Venetian at 1.30 pm, taking the free shuttle bus to Macau Ferry Terminal. We arrived at the Macau Ferry Terminal at about 2 pm as the shuttle bus was almost full when we left The Venetian therefore, no stopping at other hotels.
Snapping more pictures on our way to Macau Ferry Terminal.
We took the Turbo Jet ferry (in red) to Kowloon Ferry Terminal. The water was rather choppy in the afternoon. I felt lousy and suffered from mild motion sickness. Glad that it was just an hour ride, still I did not feel too good for the rest of the evening after arriving at Kowloon.
Parting Thoughts About Macau
We have a wonderful time in Macau and glad we spent another day in Macau. Macau is a small densely populated city with a population of around 650,900 with lots of interesting places to visit and see. I especially like the historical sites (Ruins of St Paul’s) and the old town (Cunha Street and Taipa Village) that present a mix of Chinese and European old world charm. Macau was leased to Portugal from China since Ming Dynasty as a trading port until late 1999, the last remaining European colony in Asia. Macau has lots of influence from the Portuguese in both architectures and religion.
Crossing the road from Taipa, we stepped into the glitzy Cotai strip where the Casinos Resorts like The Venetians, City of Dreams, The Galaxy and not forgetting the newly opened The Parisians are located.
It is amazing to see this contrast in a small city like Macau. Macau is not just a sin city in Asia but also a city with historical sites, a place where people live, grow up and grow old in.
If only we spent another day at Macau, we would be able to cover more places like Coloane and the Fisherman’s Wharf. We also didn’t manage to check out Macau’s first Casino strip and the Macau Tower at Macau Peninsula as I too would like to visit Hong Kong again.
Will share more on our evening in Kowloon in my next post, stay tuned!
This trip was made in Spring 2017.
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