Author - Yuci Tai

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The original sin city

This article first appeared in the Nov/Dec 2016 issue of WGM. Macau’s reputation as an entertainment hub dates back much further than the liberalization of its gaming industry in 2002. Take a walk down to the western side of Avenida de Almeida...

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St Lazarus Quarter

This article first appeared in the Sep/Oct 2016 issue of WGM. St Lazarus Quarter, also known as the “Leprosy Quarter,” is located in the central part of Macau Peninsula. From the 16th to the 21st century, this district experienced many...

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Exploring Kun Iam Temple

There are as many as 40 temples located across the 30.3 square kilometers that comprises Macau, but one of the most intriguing is also among the least visited by tourists. Located well away...

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The mysteries of the Macanese culture

The Macanese are a special community in Macau, with a very unique culture. Their "Macanese Gastronomy" and "Patuá Theatre" are included on the Intangible Cultural Heritage List of...

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Macau’s oldest streets

Aging quietly nearby the popular tourist spots of the Ruins of St Paul's and Senado Square are three streets that share an important slice of history as the oldest streets in Macau. Taking a...

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Tailor-made walking tour routes

Macau people often sigh, “Waiting for a taxi or a bus, I’d be better off walking instead!” Clearly it can be frustrating catching public transport in Macau, but perhaps walking isn’t such a bad idea anyway? The Macau...

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Learning to be a Thai Chef

For many years, Thai natives have uprooted and moved across to Macau. Thai Restaurants can be seen everywhere and this lovely cuisine has quickly become a local favorite. In view of this, Banyan Tree Macau has introduced a distinctive cooking...

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Dreams do come true

Whether you are an adult or a child, you are sure to fall in love with Shrek and Fiona in their swamp house, Po in his Chinese garden or Alex the Lion and friends at the circus! The result of an alliance between Sands China Ltd and DreamWorks...

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Macau’s historic fishing industry

I know a traditional fishing family and each year in May – which is the fishing moratorium – they invite me to a barbecue on their boat where they tell all sorts of fishing stories. Sadly, it is mainly the older generation now running the Macau...

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Peaceful ambience in the bustling city

I’m sure there are some people who want to visit Macau but would prefer a quiet place to recharge or to experience the local culture rather than the sleepless casino life. With that in mind, I believe the Institute for Tourism Studies (IFT) is...

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Immortal fame of Luís de Camões

Camões Garden is the amusement park of my childhood. Every day after school, I walked and played here until I was exhausted. Recently when I walked into the garden, I saw children playing and having so much fun that it felt like time was rewinding...

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Indoor skiing experience

Given that the climate of Macau is subtropical, it seems unlikely destination to go skiing. But last April the Macau Ski Association made the impossible possible when they built Macau’s first indoor skiing centre. For those who love to ski...

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SOHO the place to be

If you’ve ever experienced London’s hip shopping and entertainment precinct or the urban wonder of New York then this aptly named venue in Macau could well be the spot for you – SOHO at City of Dreams. D*Face, curator and artist of...

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The history of the S. Francisco Garden

The S. Francisco Garden has a long history as the first garden in Macau. It was a gathering place for the upper class, who loved strolling, chatting and overlooking the sea. In the evening, they would come to enjoy the melodic music. But over time...

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Pedicabs change with the times

About 60 years ago, pedicabs were the main transport in Macau. At its peak there were more than 700 on the streets, with over 1,000 drivers and more than 100 pedicab stations. Just about all pedicabs were for business with very few for private use...

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A story of the “Portuguese Rooster”

Coming to Macau – a place that combines Chinese and Portuguese cultures – you will find the well-known traditional meal of Portuguese Chicken, but there is in fact another “Portuguese chicken” worth noting. Browsing around the many...

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Some doubts of visitors

My foreign friends always ask me some questions about us Macanese. Are Macanese addicted to gambling? Do all Macanese work in a casino? Are Macau residents used to eating Portuguese food? Or Chinese food? Do Macanese speak Portuguese? I’ve...

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Civilian Paradise

Today I’m going to talk about a place where you can take in a spectacular panoramic view of Macau. A place where local residents relax and exercise, and with the only garden with a zoo in the Macau Peninsula. The Flora Garden is located at...

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One Day Villager

In 2005, after the last fishing vessel built in Macau was launched, the shipyards were closed down and became a part of Macau’s history. Macau was once a fishing town with many shipyards, but all that is left now are the remnants of them in...

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Choose your transport wisely

Macau isn’t a particularly big place – its three islands only total around 29 square kilometers. Even so, if you rely on your feet to get you around you’ll be exhausted before you know it, so it pays to familiarize yourself with the...

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Fun with black sand

Macau doesn’t only sell luxury entertainment and hotel facilities, I’m going to recommend one of the world’s most unique nature tours, right here in Macau. It is perfect for a getaway for two days and one night. Hac Sa Beach is...

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Deep Tour of The Historic Centre of Macau

One of the main reasons to travel is to experience the local culture and history. In Macau, one of the best places to visit is the Historic Centre of Macao which will soon celebrate 10 years since it was included in the World Heritage List. What...

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Macau’s “Yellow House”

The Ruins of St. Paul is a must-see landmark when you visit Macau and is flooded by tourists daily. But the Macau Tourism and Cultural Activities Centre, commonly known as the “Yellow House”, tends to be left out in the cold despite the...

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Intoxicated by The Wine Museum

Some people say, “Eating is a necessity of the stomach, drinking is one of the soul.” Today I want to share with you the Asian first Macau Wine Museum. Wine is an indispensable item at a Portuguese meal and Portugal is the country of...

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What’s on today: Sunday 21 September 2014

The 10th Macau Comic Festival includes an exhibition of the works of the Macau Animation Challenge, the 10th anniversary retrospective exhibition of the Macau Comic Festival, seminars featuring acclaimed illustrators from Hong Kong and Malaysia, a...

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What’s on today: Saturday 20 September 2014

With a career spanning over three decades, the “King of Golden Voice” Fei Yu Ching is returning to Cotai Arena for the third time! This legendary singer will bring the classic hits to Macau audiences and take them on a journey through...

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What’s on today: Friday 19 September 2014

Snow White is back like we have never seen her before in a sensational, unconventional modern ballet by French choreographer Angelin Preljocaj, who reinvents an amazingly popular character. This sensual version takes on the Grimm brothers’...