Macau Tower at Macau , China

What to do in Macau

Macau is a virtual paradise for those who love games of chance. Known as the Las Vegas of Asia, the island has much to offer in this aspect. Don’t forget to drop in at the Venetian Macau, the largest casino in the world where you will find 3000 rooms with modern amenities. One of Asia’s most happening locations, Venetian Macau is sure to take your fancy if high stakes games are your preference.

Macau’s free port status makes it a great destination for people who love shopping. Gold jewelry is a popular purchase here for visitors from other countries. Branded clothes, accessories, Chinese traditional crafts and arts, pottery and porcelain are other favorites that visitors love to browse and buy. If you are looking to get some great deals, look at the electronics, alcoholic beverages, watches and such like at the duty free shops.

You will get the best shopping opportunities in and around the area. Apparel is the most popular shopping item here and so are cosmetics. There are also a couple of shops featuring some truly beautiful glass and porcelain pieces that make wonderful gifts. Leather, especially leather jackets, are very affordable here in Macau too.

Macau, China

Introduction to Macau

Most vacation makers can simply use their own passports to enter Macau if they intend to stay between 30 and 90 days. You can also get your visa in Macau as soon as you arrive here. Remember that a duty free quota of 100 cigarettes and 1 liter of spirits applies to visitors here.

The MOP or Macau Pataca is the official currency although Hong Kong Dollars or HKD is widely accepted here as well. The exchange rate indicates that the HKD is slightly more valuable than the MOP.

Macau does have two reasonably big hospitals that are equipped to handle emergencies at any time of the day or night. Special medical precautions may not be necessary but carrying your stash of medicines for emergencies is still a good idea because you may not be able to find a pharmacy quickly when you need to.

If you are planning a vacation in Macau, keep in mind that May is definitely avoidable because of the heavy rains that lash the islands during this month. October to December when autumn holds sway here is the best time to visit. The daytime weather may be quite pleasant but it may be a good idea to cover yourself up if you intend to head out after night. January to February months can get really cold as the Siberian winds sweep over the islands at this time.