Macau

Back In Hong Kong

"Sir! You want to buy a Rolex?" As I was going to have to spend a few days in Hong Kong sorting my ticket out (which went missing along with my camera in Guangzhou), I decided to take the opportunity to visit Macau. Like Hong Kong, Macau recently went back to Chinese rule. The Portuguese enclave was the oldest and last surviving European colony in Asia. Macau is named after A-Ma, a maritime deity who is also popular in Guangdong, Fujian and Taiwan, where she is known as Matsu. The jet foil takes a little over an hour to cross the bay a distance of about 27km. There is talk of building a road bridge to connect Hong Kong, Macau and Zhuhai, which frankly blows my mind. As I said, China's on the move.

Macau ferry port Macau ferry port

Above: Ferry Terminal, Macau.

The weather was pretty lousy in Macau so I spent much of the time visiting the museums which I enjoyed very much. I also visited my first casino out of curiousity but wasn't tempted to part with any cash.

...and then back to Taiwan.