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The Best Off-the-beaten-track Museums in Macao

Macao is home to more than 30 museums. Here are the most unique off-the-beaten-track offerings that give visitors something a little different.

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Monkey business

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Start me up

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Fortress Macao

Whether still here to visit or lost completely to time, the forts of Macau are the strongholds of many stories. These vital defences once protected the city and its people over more than 400 years.

The young and the selfless

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Heritage Exhibition of a Traditional Pawnshop Business

The restored Tak Seng On Pawnshop gives visitors a glimpse of what life was like at the start of the last century. It also serves as a reminder of how important pawn businesses once were for Macao’s economic growth. Local merchant Kou Ho Ning established the shop in 1917, only a few years after the … Continue reading "Heritage Exhibition of a Traditional Pawnshop Business"

Exhibition Room of Master Lu Ban’s Woodcraft Works

Opened in July 2015, this museum sits in the Carpenters Guildhall, which was built in 1840 and quickly became one of Macao’s earliest professional association bases. Restored in 2013 and 2014, it now pays homage to China’s historical master artisan Lu Ban, who is credited with inventing such major tools as the saw and the … Continue reading "Exhibition Room of Master Lu Ban’s Woodcraft Works"

Sound of the Century

If you’re into old sound machines, you might want to check this two-storey private emporium out. You’ve just got to book ahead for a viewing. Tai Peng Electronics and Appliances founder Henry Chan took more than 20 years to create this collection of vintage sound pieces from all over the world. In total, there are … Continue reading "Sound of the Century"

Former Chong Sai Pharmacy

Philosopher, physician, politician and the man credited as the ‘father of the Chinese republic’, Dr Sun Yat-sen, once used this medical base some time before 1892. Acquired by the government in 2011, its antiquated features and furniture were restored and preserved to look the way they would have done in the 1890s, while modern amenities … Continue reading "Former Chong Sai Pharmacy"

The Na Tcha Exhibition Room

Behind Macao’s famous Ruins of St Paul’s is another attraction that may not be as iconic or grand but is certainly well worth a visit. The Na Tcha Exhibition Room is fairly small and in the shadow of the great ruins during certain hours of the day but don’t let that put you off visiting. … Continue reading "The Na Tcha Exhibition Room"

Treasure of Sacred Art of St Joseph’s Seminary

St Joseph’s Seminary and Church is a beautiful classic Baroque-style building that was constructed in 1758 and has become quite a rare find in Asia. While a piece of bone from a popular Catholic missionary’s arm that’s displayed inside the church gathers flocks of religious tourists from across the globe, a gem lies just outside … Continue reading "Treasure of Sacred Art of St Joseph’s Seminary"

Lou Kau Mansion

This two-storey UNESCO World Heritage site was built in 1889 and provides a great escape for those wanting to avoid the crowds at the Ruins of St Paul’s. Once owned by the city’s wealthiest man in the late 19th century, this mansion fuses European elements – like neo-classical balustrades and perforated wooden ceilings – with … Continue reading "Lou Kau Mansion"

Macau Timepiece Museum

A ticking emporium that stands as a symbol of Macao’s important role in China’s horological history, which spans nearly 400 years and dates back to the 17th century. At this museum, visitors can enjoy the more than 100 timepieces and chronometres on display. Not only limited to antiques, there are also watches from luxury Italian … Continue reading "Macau Timepiece Museum"

Is tap water in macau safe

Is tap water in Macau safe to drink?

Water samples at some 90 sampling points across the supply network are randomly selected by Macao Water and the Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau (IACM) lab on a daily basis.

Where does Macau's water come from?

Where does your water come from?

In end-2016, Macau’s total population was 644,900 and annual water consumption hit 86.70 million cubic meters. The number had been steadily rising. “Over the past decade, Macau’s population has increased by nearly 26 percent and water consumption has increased by 44 percent, with the [Taipa and Coloane] islands seeing the most significant growth in water consumption."

Red pandas in Macau

Red panda day out

Most Macau visitors know that in the heart of Coloane live two giant pandas and their offspring. But many are not aware that two red pandas have recently taken up residence alongside the bigger animals at the Seac Pai Van Park.

Carlos Couto

Two pieces of a great life

Couto is the founder of CC Atelier de Arquitectura, the largest private architecture firm in the city. Since its establishment in June 1989, it has designed many of Macao’s most famous structures, including the Macao Government Headquarters, The Landmark Macau, the new Court of First Instance building in Macao, Macau Fisherman’s Wharf leisure complex as well as seven stations of the new Macao Light Rapid Transit system in Taipa.

Macau fashion designers

Macau’s fashion designers exhibit in Shanghai for the first time

Since its debut in 1993, the China International Fashion Fair (CHIC) has been one of the biggest and most influential fashion exhibitions in Asia. It is organised by China Fashion Association and Beijing Fashion Expo International Exhibition Co. Ltd; it brings together buyers, entrepreneurs, professional merchandisers and fashion designers from all corners of the globe to discuss business.

gender equality in Macau

Founded on equality

Historically, Macau has been a safe haven for men, women and children fleeing conflict and persecution in neighbouring countries. Within this small community, mutual respect has always been fundamental.