Monday, January 28, 2008

Macau Streets and Temple

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On the 4th day, we headed over to Macau; the famous casino-infested city:p
There are 3 ways to get to Macau from Hong Kong; by air, by land or by sea (like Duh!)
You can choose to fly to Macau, take a bus or like me, go for the most common method picked by everyone - board the TurboJet and get yourself there.
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Okay, not so good idea; the sea was rough and the hour and a half journey almost emptied my stomach.
I was nauseous but I didn't throw up; almost did though when I heard all those sick and throwing up sounds (UGH!)
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I was definitely glad and relieved to land after the journey!

The streets somehow reminded me of Taiwan:)
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They still have those scooters with loud hooters!

One of the casinos I spotted while I was on the bus to the Central Square (I think that's the name)
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Even Yaohan still exists here!!
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(I start to sound like a snobbish chic!:P)

The bus was comfortable; well air-conditioned:)
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Arriving at the town centre
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It was really hot (although it was cold and rainy in Hong Kong), and I had to protect myself with an umbrella while posing at the town square:p
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Nice street cavern
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The narrow streets with the conventional shophouses
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Hawker food stalls
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One of the famous temples in Macau (described on the map)
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This is an ancient temple popular among the local folks.
It was actually the first of the Chinese Lunar month when i was there; and joss sticks were lighted up for worship.
In fact, the temple caretakers ushered us to make our worship too; and urged us to donate to the temple's funds.
Well, we felt a little awkward but obliged as a form of respect, to the deities; not to the caretakers whom we felt were a little pushy and taking advantage of the situation.
To be continued with the churches' visit...

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