Experience the magic of Macao


Discover the fusion of cultural heritage, modernity and delectable cuisine in Macao

MACAO, made up of two coastal islands and is the most densely populated region in the world; interestingly, two-thirds of the city’s land area is built on reclaimed land.

This unique blend of old and new makes Macao a captivating destination for travellers looking to experience a rich tapestry of cultural heritage, modern marvels and culinary delights.

With its diverse attractions and rich history, Macao promises a multitude of experiences that cater to every type of traveller.

Marvel at the iconic symbol of Macau’s resilience and colonial history.Marvel at the iconic symbol of Macau’s resilience and colonial history.

Ruins of Saint Paul's

Among Macao’s most famous landmark buildings, the Ruins of Saint Paul’s is a must-see for any traveller.

Originally built in the 16th century as the Church of Mater Dei, the site was part of St. Paul's College.

The church was destroyed by fire in 1835 during a typhoon, leaving only its intricate stone facade. Today, it stands as a symbol of resilience and a testament to Macao’s rich colonial past, especially captivating at sunset, providing a dramatic backdrop for photographs.

Macau Tower

For a panoramic 360° view of Macao, head to the revolving Macau Tower. Standing at 338m, it is one of the tallest towers in the world.

The tower features an observation deck offering stunning views of the city, the Pearl River Delta, and even parts of Hong Kong on a clear day.

Thrill-seekers can enjoy activities such as the Skywalk, a thrilling walk around the outer rim of the deck, or even bungee jumping—the highest commercial bungee jump in the world.

Senado Square

Inscribed on Unesco’s World Heritage List in 2005, Senado Square is the heart of Macao. This vibrant area, also known as Largo do Senado, features a blend of European and Chinese architectural styles.

The square is paved with wave-patterned mosaics, and its central fountain is a popular meeting point.

Surrounding the square are several historic buildings, including St Dominic's Church and the Holy House of Mercy, making it a cultural hub worth exploring.

Take a breath at the serene and historic temple.Take a breath at the serene and historic temple.

A-Ma Temple

The oldest temple in Macao, A-Ma Temple, dates back to 1488 and is dedicated to Mazu, the goddess of seafarers.

The temple's architecture is a harmonious blend of classical Chinese design elements, including intricate carvings, stone lions and ornate roofs.

Visitors can explore various pavilions, each dedicated to different deities, and enjoy the serene atmosphere surrounded by lush greenery and coastal views.

The temple is a testament to Macao's deep-rooted spiritual and cultural heritage.

Step back in time and appreciate beautifully preserved architecture.Step back in time and appreciate beautifully preserved architecture.

Taipa House Museum

For a glimpse of colonial Portuguese architecture, visit the Taipa Houses. These beautifully preserved buildings on Taipa Island were originally built in 1921 as high-ranking civil servants’ residences.

Today, they serve as a museum complex that offers a fascinating insight into Macao’s colonial history. The houses are painted in pastel green and set amidst manicured gardens, providing a picturesque setting that transports visitors back to a bygone era.

Named as one of Macao's top eight sites, the Taipa Houses along with the neighbouring Our Lady of Carmel Church and the garden, comprise a picturesque landscape in which the five houses stand out as the most representative.

Indulge in the vibrant culinary scene of Rua do Cunha, filled with delicious treats and tantalising aromas.Indulge in the vibrant culinary scene of Rua do Cunha, filled with delicious treats and tantalising aromas.

Rua do Cunha

Just a short stroll away from the Taipa Houses is Rua do Cunha, a food lover’s paradise.

This bustling street in Taipa Village is lined with shops, stalls and vendors offering a plethora of delicious snacks and dishes, many freshly made on the premises.

From traditional Chinese pastries to Portuguese delicacies, the culinary offerings here are diverse and mouth-watering.

Iconic treats include almond cookies, egg rolls and, of course, the famous Portuguese egg tarts. The vibrant atmosphere and tantalising aromas make Rua do Cunha a must-visit.

Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge

Marvel at the engineering feat that is the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge. Spanning 55km, it is the world’s longest sea bridge and connects Macao with Hong Kong and Zhuhai.

This colossal structure not only facilitates easy travel between the three regions but also stands as a symbol of modern ingenuity.

Driving across the bridge offers breathtaking views of the South China Sea and the surrounding islands, making it a memorable experience.

Portuguese egg tart

No trip to Macao is complete without indulging in a Portuguese egg tart.

This iconic pastry, known as "Pastel de Nata," features a flaky, buttery crust filled with creamy custard and caramelised on top.

Originating from Portugal, the egg tart has become a beloved treat in Macao, reflecting the city's colonial past. Whether enjoyed with a cup of coffee or savoured on its own, this delectable pastry is a must-try for every visitor.

The 5D/4N Encounter the Greater Bay Area tour has dates in September, October and November and starts at RM5,999.

Alternatively, travellers interested only in the sights, history and food culture can opt for the ‘no shopping stop’ option - the 3D/2N Macao Flexi Tour.

This tour package requires a minimum of eight travellers per group. Departing from Sunday to Wednesday, this tour package starts at RM4,099.

Experience Macao Malaysia Roadshow

Find out more information on this captivating destination package at the upcoming Experience Macao Malaysia Roadshow.

The roadshow will take place at Sunway Pyramid from July 5-8, 12pm-10pm.

Macao is a destination that promises unforgettable experiences, blending history, culture and modern attractions.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to your gateway to an unforgettable adventure in Macao.

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