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Day 5. Since we missed out on Macau Tower the day before, we woke up pretty early on our last day of travel.
After checking out and left our luggages, we walked to Senado Square (議事亭前地), which is just few hundreds meter away from our hotel. It was barely 7.45am and it looked pretty deserted except some local students walking past on their way to the school. We made a quick visit around the square, taking photos while waiting for our breakfast place to open at 8am.
St. John’s Cathedral
Wong Chi Kei (黄枝記), located at the ever popular Senado Square, is an eatery full of history and nolstagia. The founder of this shop, Wong Wun Chi, learnt the skill from a famous Hua-yuan master in 1940 in Canton and opened the first shop in SheLung in 1946 with immediate success. He then opened the first shop in Canton in 1951 and later moved to Macau in 1959 to the premises in Rua de Cinco de Outubro. During 40 years of stable environment in Macau, he was not satisfied with the traditional skill so, enhanced it to the higher level by carefully selecting quality ingredients. This famous shop was twice selected to perform their unique skill of noodle making with a bamboo stick for the Portuguese President in his official visits to Macau.
More delicious food
After our yet satisfying breakfast, we headed to Ruins of St. Paul’s (大三巴牌坊), located at the end of Senado Square. (Duh, just follow signboards.. they’re aplenty).
Cam-whored and walked around the ruins aimlessly.
Ruins of St. Paul’s
Next stop, we walked back to the square and hauled few taxis which brought us to Macau Tower (澳門旅遊塔).
Grabbed this on our way to Senado Square
What made us so eager to visit this tower although it’s not the tallest in the world?
Simple. That’s because we could try something which is not available elsewhere.. AJ Hackett‘s SkyWalk X.
SkyWalk X is fun if you do it together with a bunch of friends.
As we walked, some curious visitors stared at us from the observation deck, probably wanted to try but weak knees gave in. 😛
SkyWalk X is fun, not extreme. On a thrill factor scale from 1 to 10, with 1 being least thrill and 10 otherwise, I’d give it 2 out of 10. 🙂
We spent more than an hour there, and we boarded taxi which brought us to Macau Fisherman’s Wharf (澳門漁人碼頭).
We did a quick stroll around snapping photos before headed back to Ruins of St. Paul’s to get some famous almond cookies from Koi Kei Bakery (鉅記餅家). By that time, the whole area was jam packed with visitors. It was almost impossible to walk around freely, as visitors packed almost every bakery to get themselves some local delicacies to be brought back. We did buy a lot too. 😛
After a quick lunch at Senado Square, we walked back to hotel and prepared to get to the airport.
By the time we got to airport, we were already so tired but glad as the trip finally came to the end. After months of preparation which includes intensive research, our hard work paid off almost quite handsomely. I think most of us got the things we wanted (but not needed).
I’m not sure when I’ll be making my way back to HK, but I will overlook Macau for the time being. The people of Macau, based on my experience, are truly different from HK in terms of politeness.
Thank you a gazillion times to Ivy, Kitty and PC for your help in researching those areas like food. Without them, we wouldn’t be having so much delicious food.
Thank you Kenny and Doris for time spent on preparing the budget although I still unsure how much I’ve spent. Haha. But I’m sure others utilize it pretty well. Thanks!
Thanks JZ for booking the accommodation in Macau. I wouldn’t recommend East Asia Hotel to anyone because it looks pretty bad (especially the lifts) but if you wanna save cost, this is the right hotel. It’s very near to major places like Senado Square.
Organizing a trip for 11 person is a mundane and tiring job because you can’t make everyone happy. There were plenty of dramas in the process and this made me tired thinking about it.
In the end, I’m just glad to be able to see the world with a bunch of crazy friends.
Til then, thanks for catching up with my travelogue. END.
You might want to view…
Day 1 – A Tiring Day!
Day 2 – Shop n’ Eat
Day 3 – Walk, Walk and More Walk!
Day 4 – Leaving HK for Macau
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