Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Dream Trip to Macau

Admit it, when you're planning for a getaway / vacation, only the few familiar neighboring country that come into your mind. Little did you know, Macau is actually one of the best option among others for it's geographical location which is only 3 hours plus of flight, and most importantly is a city filled with hidden gem with a huge must-see & to-do list from A to Z!
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As a Nuffnanger there's more reason to rejoice because this round Nuffnang Malaysia and Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO) will be sending not one not two but whooping THREE lucky Nuffnanger to Macau. Since I'm feeling evil today, decided to 'torture' you with the WOW factor of Macau that might cause you to change your upcoming holiday destination to Macau.
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I don't know about you, but when someone mention Macau there are many things that strike into my mind. Though I never been there physically, I have seen way too many awesomeness of Macau visually and no is not just casino and here's what make Macau interesting.

1 - Iconic Architecture

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Luxury shopping mall, skyscraper, thrilling theme park and etc are often the main component that attract tourist from all around the world, but to me these are merely gimmick and marketing object. What really amaze me is the heritage left behind century ago and it is historic element like these that make Macau stand out from others. It is not just Ruins of St Paul that interest me, in fact the entire city that inherit the historical feel and view.
Credit - MACAU GOVERNMENT TOURIST OFFICE
The list of Macau heritage is rather long and I might need more than a day to completely explore every scene, appreciating it, and capture it on my camera. The reason I can felt so much in love despite never 'meeting' it is because I'm simply amazed by how people back then construct such solid and strong building / sculpture. Look at the world today, we have so many issue with some 'building' even though it was built using high tech machinery, like stadium that collapse, leaking rooftop, and let's not get deeper into this. The amazing scene Macau has to offer is beyond word to describe and best example would be thousands of visitor flock in for wedding photo, shooting music video, for movies and etc.
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Even though being old architecture, the vibrant and vivid color of these heritage make them stood out bold again, making it instagram worthy (even if you are not into historic inheritance) that is sure to make your friends drool and envy on you're Macau trip that is out of the ordinary. Macau truly offer something technology today wouldn't simulate, is truly wonderful to see how modern enhancement blend so well with traditional touch.

2 - Food and more food

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The first thing that came into my mind is Portuguese Egg Tart when it come to Macau. Some might argue that we now even have Portuguese tart here in Malaysia, so why all the way there and still have it there. My answer is simple, it is not just the taste and texture that I'm sending to my palate, but rather the overall experience that count. Imagine having authentic Portuguese Egg Tart from its originate birth place, furnish by the astonishing scene Macau has to offer, along with the local dining atmosphere. These are the element that fulfill not just my taste bud, it also complete my journey to Macau.
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Of course it is not just Portuguese Egg Tart that I'm drooling over, it is the wide array of internationally known and local specialty that got me hyped up as I'm writing this entry. I believe even each food here has a story that trace back to the colony era, and hopefully I am able to meet someone who is not just passion about the food they produced, but also a proud citizen in the city who don't mind sharing a thing or two about the past on the food he/she is selling.
Credit - Macau Tourism Website
To show how they take pride of their food, Macau Tourism had been running Macau Food Fest for 14 years continuously and the festival had gather chefs from every industry from Hotel to cafe, offering visitor nothing but a fun-filling feasting moment that satisfy the crave (or even curiosity) and bonding the love with Macau.

3. Wet Market

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I always believe the best way to learn and understand a culture is to begin from it's busiest wet market, and The Red Market is exactly the most amazing place to visit when in Macau. The Red Market is named after its red-brick historic building and is still an active wet market. From ingredients to food and even clothing and fabric, this is where you can get it fresh and inexpensively priced. It always interest me on how the local daily lifestyle / routine is like and there's no place better to observe than the wet market. It is also where I can mingle with the locals on some impromptu plan that might be shy away from the surface of tourism map. With such early bargain / exploration in the market, I'm sure it would kick start my day energetically.
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I love learning other culture because it allow me to understand how a community operate, what are their belief, how it differs from mine, thus opening up opportunities for me to respect life even more and fulfilling my life by better a better person.

4. Macau Tower 

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As much as I enjoy historical adventure, I would love to try out something new in the magical city of Macau too. When it come to thrilling attraction, no one could ignore the Macau Tower not only for its strategic and modern structural design, it also offer a breathe taking view surrounding Macau.
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After posting all the make-your-friend-envy-with-Macau-scenic-view photo onto my social media, I would proceed with Skywalk where I get to walk and circling Macau Tower for different view angle and maybe even more photo before going for something more thrilling.
Here's a little confession from me, I never play roller coaster nor did I play the Skyfall ride in a resort uphill, in short I never go for such heart pumping and thrilling ride all my life. But, I don't mind giving out my 'virginity' to Macau for what I believe is one of the most interesting place to visit for vacation. I kid you not, and I am dead serious about this.

5. Shopping at Venetian, wait, what....?

Pardon me, I got over excited by just thinking of what I would love to do in Macau and instead of writing 3 to do list, I overshoot. To be honest these are just 30% of my to do in Macau but since it is getting lengthy already, I better put a stop before you got over hyped like I am right now.
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Nuffnang Malaysia and Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO) should send me to Macau simply because...

I always admire the coexist culture from east and west,
Capturing moment through my lens seriously like a test,
Conveying the joyful experience with words to the rest,
From non-stop WOW factor scenery to crave sating food fest,
Indulging myself to what Macau has to offer at its best.

And with that I'm officially ending my entry post despite the fact that there's still so much more to write about Macau. Moving on, it is now time for you to grab your share of opportunity to win a 3D2N all expenses paid holiday (including return air ticket and 2 nights accommodation at a 4-star hotel).
Credit - Nuffnang

The mechanism is pretty simple, follow the follow steps closely and before you knew it, you and I might be on our way to Macau.
  1. Write a blog post with the title – Dream Trip to Macau
  2. In your blog post, let us know the Three Most Amazing Things that makes you want to visit Macau and why Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO) and Nuffnang Malaysia should send you for this superb opportunity
  3. Check out Macau Government Tourist Office’s official website and official Facebook page for more information. Don’t forget to place interesting visuals to describe your love for Macau, you are also welcomed to utilize pictures from your past visits to Macau in your write up too!
  4. Include a shout out and link back to Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO) and Nuffnang Malaysia
  5. Post your published blog post URL in the comment section of Nuffnang blog post once you are done with your masterpiece by 23rd November 2014 (Sunday) 11:59PM
  6. Feel free to share your blog post on social media and tag #MYMacau, @NuffnangMY (Twitter), @Nuffnang (Instagram/Facebook)

Let us all give a big shoutout to Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO) again for the superb opportunity, and do read the Terms and Conditions carefully here http://blog.nuffnang.com.my/2014/10/20/macau-your-way-to-an-experience-of-a-lifetime/ cause you wouldn't wanna get yourself qualify for some minor / silly mistake.

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