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Out and about in Macau

Written by The Butterfly

This article first appeared in the Nov/Dec 2014 issue of World Gaming magazine.

The who’s who of Macau’s VIP social and entertainment scenes…

Hollywood’s biggest stars have made a habit of visiting Macau in recent times and they don’t come any bigger than Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone. Icons of the action film industry thanks to blockbuster movies such as The Terminator, Predator (Schwarzenegger), Rocky and Rambo (Stallone), the pair were in town recently for the premiere of The Expendables 3 where they walked the red carpet at the Venetian Macao.

Also attracting a big audience was Cuban jazz legend and 10-time Grammy Award winner Arturo Sandoval, who brought his soulful tunes to the Venetian Theatre for a special one-off appearance, while Hong Kong diva Liza Wang performed her “Forever Love of Liza Wang” concert for her loyal Macau fans.

Comedy enthusiasts were in for a treat as MGM played host to veteran American comics Tom Segura, Chad Daniels and Pete Lee whose resumes include appearances on shows such as The Tonight Show, Conan, The Late Show with David Letterman and in Segura’s case his own half-hour special on Comedy Central.

And big time boxing is back with Manny Pacquiao and Zou Shiming spending plenty of time here as they prepare for the Clash in Cotai II on 23 November.

COMEDY

Left to right: Tom Segura, Pete Lee and Chad Daniels entertained the audience at MGM with their special brand of comedy

Left to right: Tom Segura, Pete Lee and Chad Daniels entertained the audience at MGM with their special brand of comedy

Chad Daniels had the audience in hysterics at MGM Macau's Lion's Bar

Chad Daniels had the audience in hysterics at MGM Macau’s Lion’s Bar

Pete Lee was another hit on the night

Pete Lee was another hit on the night

THE EXPENDABLES

Expendables 3 stars Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger are two of the biggest names ever to visit Macau's shores

Expendables 3 stars Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger are two of the biggest names ever to visit Macau’s shores

Several celebrities from Hong Kong joined Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone for the Asian premiere of The Expendables 3

Several celebrities from Hong Kong joined Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone for the Asian premiere of The Expendables 3

CLASH IN COTAI

Left to right: Trainer Freddie Roach, Manny Pacquiao, Zou Shiming, Chris Algieri and his trainer Tim Lane face the Macau press ahead of November's Clash in Cotai II fight night

Left to right: Trainer Freddie Roach, Manny Pacquiao, Zou Shiming, Chris Algieri and his trainer Tim Lane face the Macau press ahead of November’s Clash in Cotai II fight night

Veteran fight promoter Bob Arum

Veteran fight promoter Bob Arum

Expendables 3 star and women's UFC champion Ronda Rousey was on hand for the film's Macau debut

Expendables 3 star and women’s UFC champion Ronda Rousey was on hand for the film’s Macau debut

MUSIC GREATS

Hong Kong diva Liza Wang brought her 'Forever Love of Liza Wang' concert to Macau

Hong Kong diva Liza Wang brought her ‘Forever Love of Liza Wang’ concert to Macau

Liza Wang's husband Law Kar-ying was a special guest performer during her impressive concert

Liza Wang’s husband Law Kar-ying was a special guest performer during her impressive concert

Jazz legend Arturo Sandoval (left) and his quintet put on a remarkable show at The Venetian Theatre

Jazz legend Arturo Sandoval (left) and his quintet put on a remarkable show at The Venetian Theatre

Liza Wang ensured her fans were thoroughly entertained with some complex dance routines

Liza Wang ensured her fans were thoroughly entertained with some complex dance routines

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