In contrast with how organized our HK itinerary was, our Macau itinerary was merely a list of the places I thought would be interesting to see. Since Macau does not have a railway system like HK, buses and cabs are the common means of going around so I was a bit anxious about our day trip.
After breakfast, we started walking to look for China Ferry Terminal. However, I failed to get the exact address of the terminal so we ended up taking the longer route (or at least that’s what I think); we ended up circumnavigating Kowloon Park instead of just passing through it. *facepalm*
Anyway, when we got to the terminal we bought our round trip tickets at HKD270 (take note that ticket prices are standard. No discount for children unless they’re less than a year old).
We got the 10:30 am schedule since it was already 10:00 am when we arrived. We also got an ‘open’ ticket which means we can return anytime not later than 10:30 pm.
We immediately proceeded to the departure area, filled up the departure card, passed through immigration and followed the directions going to the berth. After 10 minutes we already boarded the ferry. After more than an hour we finally reached Macau! It was way colder than Hong Kong .
After our photo opps, it was time to go to City of Dreams. This is just across Venetian but you can still take the shuttle from the West Lobby if you don’t want to go there by foot.
We followed the signs going to The Bubble to watch the famous Dragon’s Treasure. There was a long queue and even though the show is free, you still have to get a stub from the ticketing booth. According to their interactive directory, the show is only 10 minutes long but waiting time is 30 minutes!
Again, clueless as to how to get to Point B from Point A, I asked around how to get to Senado Square and we were pointed to go downstairs and take the shuttle going to Hotel Sintra. A short walk from Sintra and we saw the signs pointing to Ruins of St. Paul and shortly reached Senado Square.
Again, walked some more following the signs to the Ruins.
- When in doubt, ask. There are lots of Pinoys in Macau and Hong Kong. 🙂
- Follow the signs. It’s almost everywhere and it’s bilingual.
- Take advantage of the free shuttle and treats. 😉
- Enjoy! 😀