Macao is a gem of a city known for its unique ‘east meets west’ Chinese-Portuguese culture.
This March to April, catch the Macao Government Tourism Office at travel fairs all over Malaysia and discover the endless excitement that Macao has to offer.
If you purchase Macao travel packages at the Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) travel fairs, you will be entitled to redeem an exclusive gift, while stocks last.
Visitors can also look forward to a line-up of exciting activities during the fair such as a special Macao Souvenirs workshop, Spot Me! Macao puzzle game, a delicious Macanese Food Tasting activity as well as an AR booth, all meant to open your eyes and introduce you to Macao.
Besides the travel fairs, the Macao Government Tourism Office will also be launching “Macao On The Go” whereby a special roving team in a Kombi which will be dispatched to travel all over Johor.
Catch the team and their Kombi at their stops as there will be many exciting games and activities prepared for you, they will be at Batu Pahat (March 24), Kluang (March 25) and Johor MATTA FAIR ( April 6-8).
If you’re the type of holiday-goer who loves to discover and taste the amazing local cuisine offered at your holiday destination, then you must definitely pin Macao as a hot spot in your travel list this 2018.
Whether it’s the taste of the unique blend of Chinese and Western flavours, the array of exquisite ingredients that make up the chic and charming Macanese cuisine and authentic Cantonese delicacies, or traditional handmade fare, Macao has it all.
Having just been awarded the title “UNESCO City of Gastronomy” by the UCCN last October – the third city in China to receive this prestigious title – Macao is definitely a must-visit for food hunters who are looking to satisfy their appetite.
In January this year, “2018 Macao Year of Gastronomy” was launched with the aim to preserve as well as revive the city’s cultural and gastronomical legacy to ultimately forgeMacao as a Creative City of Gastronomy, showcasing its unique charm and creativity to the world.
In line with this, a series of new tour routes which incorporate various culinary spots and experiences as well as special collaborations with foreign travel agencies to offer “Macao Culinary Tour” travel packages are in the works to provide travellers with the opportunity to explore and experience Macao’s gastronomical gems in an in-depth way.
In addition to this, the vibrant city will also be coloured with many exciting activities and events such as the “2018 Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants” (March 25-27), the 6th Macao International Tourism (Industry) Expo (April 27-29), the 29th Macao Arts Festival and the HUSH! Full Music (Beach Concert) (May), the 18th Macao Lotus Flower Festival (June 9-17), the 29th Macao International Fireworks Display Contest (Sept 1, 8, 15, and 24, and Oct 1), World Tourism Day (Sept 27), the 32nd Macao International Music Festival and 21st Lusofonia Festival (October), the Macao Light Festival and Macao International Parade (December) and more.
Besides that, the Taipa Village in Macao is currently the newest and hottest concept of dining and retail that injects freshness and vitality into the city.
It provides locals and tourists alike a uniquely different experience that is quaint yet exciting, with numerous stops for gastronomical and retail therapy.
Taipa Village is one of the most historic and well-preserved areas in Macao. With picturesque cobbled streets and Chinese-Portuguese style architectures that make for great photos, its serene ambience just nicely balances out the dazzling sounds of the neighbouring Cotai Strip.
The village is peppered with various restaurants and retail outlets such as the Bella Taipa, La Famiglia, Shake Shake Homa, Guava Juice, the Rooftop Macau Lifestyle Store and more.
Offering a wide range of heritage attractions and innovative dining venues, Taipa Village is definitely becoming a tourist landmark that showcases Macao’s diverse culture.
It is a place that will excite both locals and tourists as it provides a lively blend of authentic and fresh recreational experiences.
MATTA Fair is held from March 16 – 18 in Kuala Lumpur, from March 30 – April 1 in Penang and April 6-8 in Johor.
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