Sky Shuttle Helicopters provides you with the most time-saving and convenient way to travel between Macau and Hong Kong while taking the beautiful scenic views that come your way. The company mainly caters to the needs of businessmen and corporates for whom time is of utmost importance. If security is your main priority, they've got you covered as all the pilots manning the helicopters are highly trained and experienced professionals with over 8000 hours of flight time.
Jump from a height of 233 meters (764 feet) from the Macau Tower and feel the thrill of a free fall that takes you as low as 30 meters (98 feet) from the ground. The AJ Hackett Macau Tower made a Guinness record for The World's Highest Bungee Jump Facility. Participants can also choose to jump after sunset during winters to enjoy spectacular night views of the city. Sky walking, sky jumping and climbing the tower itself are some of the other activities offered. Photographs and videos of your bungee jumping experience or the other activities can also be purchased. If you are looking for an adrenaline rush, then certainly participate in one of the activities at AJ Hackett Macau Tower.
There're very few venues in the world that will enchant your heart and win you over like the The House Of Dancing Water Theater. Purposefully created for the epic theater act called the The House Of Dancing Water, this theater is a product of the hard work and imagination of all the architects and designers at Sandi Pei of Pei Partnership. The 2000-seat theater has a gigantic pool at the center with fountains dotting its rim; the pool is illuminated with bright lights and the theater itself is at its vibrant best when the act is about to commence. Acrobats, gymnasts, dancers and ballerinas all come together to perform this visual spectacle which is a beautiful love story woven in a breathtaking setting. Albeit expensive, this 16-part musical is sure to leave a lifelong memory in your heart.
The Historic Centre of Macau is a testament to its heritage as a former Portuguese colony. Located in the heart of the peninsula, this UNESCO World Heritage Site features 20 landmarks that reflect the amalgamation of Chinese and Portuguese cultures represented in its architecture. These include temples, churches and squares that have been well-preserved over centuries. The A-Ma Temple is said to have inspired the city's name, and along with the 16th-century Ruins of St. Paul's, is one of the most visited attractions in Macau. Others include Cathedral Square and Senado Square, as well as the Cathedral of the Nativity of Our Lady, the Moorish Barracks, Mandarin's House, St. Joseph's Seminary and Church, and Dom Pedro V, each a different facet of Macau's history.
Akin to the Fountains of Bellagio, Wynn Performance Lake is a dramatic water show with lights and fire. The fascinating performance is staged at the entrance of the Wynn Macau where over 300 jets shoot up water in the air to the tunes of Broadway, classical or popular tunes. The dazzling show though only lasts for three minutes and reoccurs every 15 minutes, leaving an impression that lasts long.
Mandarin's House was once the family home of the late Zheng Guanying, one of China's most respected reformers during the 19th Century. The house covers about 43,055 square feet (4000 square meters), making it one of the biggest ancestral homes in Macau. His family moved out of the house during the early 1960's and it turned into a residential complex. The house is open to the public and provides guided tours around the property. If you're a person who enjoys great architecture, then Mandarin's House should be at the top of your visiting list.
Very little of Coloane is as yet developed, something that is celebrated by this park. Alongside the landscaped gardens, there is the Museum of Nature and Agriculture featuring displays of traditional farming techniques. The aviary is a must-see, with its rare birds and displays of the local flora and fauna. After all that education, there is always time for a bite to eat at the Balichao Restaurant. Alternatively enjoy a barbecue at the facilities provided—a local favorite! To walk off any excessive feasts, try the hiking trail with its panoramic views of the islands and peninsula.
An oasis of calm, the dainty Coloane Village is a jewel embedded on the coast of Coloane Island. Steeped in antiquity, this is one of the very few villages left on the island. What was once a centerpoint of the island’s fishing activities, stands today as a charming, historic pocket which yet reminisces the glory of its heyday. Interspersed with winding, cobbled lanes that are lined with vibrant Portuguese buildings, this village is the perfect embodiment of idyll. With the Eduardo Marques Square at its heart, the village affords a view of the distant hills from the Avenida de Cinco de Outubro, while also proffering splendid vistas across the Hengqin Island. Marked by a number of hiking trails, this remote village bears a string of interesting sites like the Taoist Tam Kung Temple, the unblemished Hac Sa and Cheoc Van beaches, and the Chapel of St. Francis Xavier.
Seen from the appropriately named Rua de Sao Lorenco, the St. Lawrence's Church cuts an imposing figure. The double-towered, cream-colored building gazes down through an ornamental gate and positively welcomes you inside. But for us mere mortals, it is necessary to walk round to the back and enter through the side entrance. Inside the red-carpeted altar, cream walls and blue ceiling make for a breathtaking effect, and the beautiful stained glass windows and statues invite you to sit and absorb this visual feast at leisure.
The Casino Lisboa does not attract high rollers, just the slippers and sliders, their feet greased with an adrenaline rush, skidding further into debt or delight. A no-smoking policy rules the lower floors but in the upstairs halls, the air is toxic. Baccarat, blackjack and roulette are the main games, but you can also hit the slot machines. Or for a different change of pace, try your hand at fan-tan and dai siu (recommended, you find out the rules first). You must be over the age of 18 to roll the dice.