One afternoon while in Hong Kong the clouds set in so our sightseeing from the mountain tops was limited so we decided to make a short trip to Macau by super-jet boats. We were there in an hour.
Macau is a Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China since 20 December 1999, and, like Hong Kong, benefits from the principle of “one country, two systems”. The tiny SAR is growing in size – with more buildings on reclaimed land – and in the number and diversity of its attractions. The greatest of these continues to be Macau’s unique society, with communities from the East and West complementing each other, and the many people who come to visit. The first people to settle Macau were Portuguese.
Macau is turning into a small Las Vegas as many people travel there to gamble since it is against the law in China. I wanted to check out the Venetian Resort as I heard it was the same as the one in Las Vegas.
In many ways it was identical except that all of the gambling is out of sight (behind the short walls behind Laura and Mark). So more family friendly as the children are unable to see any of the gambling. You were not allowed to take pictures so I took this one going up the escalator. (quick get away)
I almost thought I was in Las Vegas until I saw the signs written in English and Chinese
On the jet boat we paid a little extra so we sat upstairs and received a meal during the short one hour ride.
Laura wasn’t too sure if she wanted to eat the fish dish with rice. I thought it was quite delicious. Mark and Laura loved the small containers of juice They would have liked many more.
It was a fun afternoon outing and would love to go back again.