Situated at an hour’s ferry ride away from Hong Kong lies the island of Macau. A place rich in cultural diversity and history, Macau was deemed to be the very first Asian country to be colonised by the Europeans. Since then, many things in Macau are still heavily influenced by the Portugese culture, even the language itself! A one-of-a-kind destination for all, here are the top 5 reasons why you should go to Macau for a day-trip:
- Egg tarts, bubble teas and pork buns!
Food should be the no.1 reason why you should take a day-trip to Macau. Why? Because of its deliciousness!
Macau’s main specialties come in three things – Portuguese egg tarts, bubble teas and pork buns. As many of the city’s culture has been heavily influenced by the Portuguese, the best of them all might just be the egg tarts. Crusty on the outside and creamy on the inside, Macau’s Portuguese egg tarts is an unmissable delicacy that can only be uniquely purchased in Macau, alongside its pork buns and bubble teas.
2. Highest Bungy Jump in the world!
Where is the highest bungy jump in the world located in- New Zealand? Australia? No, Macau!
That’s right, you can finally tick your bucket list off in style by jumping off the world’s highest bungy in Macau Tower! But if bungy jumping isn’t your thing, worry not, Macau Tower also offers other exhilarating activities for you and your loved ones- such as sky jump, sky walk and even tower climb!
3. Great European ruins without ever leaving Asia
Budget travellers… rejoice! You can now enjoy the beauty of European ruins without ever leaving Asia right in the heart of Macau.
From the ruins of St. Paul’s to Coloane, Macau is a city filled with many beautiful and well-preserved European ruins. Take a stroll around the city and enjoy the beautiful European architectural wonders along with the history and past that come along with it.
4. Play around… at the Vegas of Asia!
There is after all a reason why Macau is deemed to be the ‘Vegas of Asia’.
Since Macau is the only place in China where one can gamble legally… well… you can probably expect that there will be many casinos in Macau. In fact, Macau has been so famously known for its casinos, that the city has even been dubbed as the ‘Vegas of Asia’. Famous casinos in Macau includes The Wynn, Studio City and City of Dreams. So why not play around while in Macau? If gambling isn’t your thing, looking through the luminous skyscrapers of Macau at night is just as enjoyable.
5. Exhilarating ferry rides you will never forget!
The last reason why you should go on a day-trip to Macau- the ferry rides!
There are 2 companies providing daily ferry services from Hong Kong to Macau and vice versa- Cotai Water Jet and Turbo Jet. Whichever company you pick, a ferry ride from Hong Kong to Macau is an experience you shouldn’t miss! The journey is quick and can sometimes be bumpy, which is what makes the experience so exhilarating! Just make sure you don’t overeat before the ride to avoid any unwanted nausea!