Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Win a 3D2N trip to Macau Blogging Contest!

I am in the midst of planning our vacation for next year and one of the places I would love to visit is the beautiful and vibrant Macau. 

Throwback to our lovely Scotland trip - we really loved chillaxing at the gorgeous Balmedie Beach. And I just read that Macau has a really unique natural beach, famous for its black sand. Would definitely love to go there someday :)

Macau is located on the western bank of the Pearl River Delta in southern Guangdong Province, China.In the mid 16th century, the Portuguese arrived and settled in Macau, hence the city's architecture, art, religion, traditions, food and community reflect the integration of Chinese, Western and Portuguese cultures.

Macau is easily accessible from Malaysia - you can fly direct from Kuala Lumpur to Macau, with up to 17 flights weekly to choose from. Malaysians also do not need to obtain a visa when visiting Macau.

Photo credit: Wikipedia - Mimihitam

There is just so much to see, do and experience in Macau..... here are a few reasons why we would love to visit Macau!

1. The sights
In 2005, the Historic Centre of Macau was listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List as a result of its unique historical and cultural landscape. The historic district comprises of over 20 ancient monuments and urban squares such as Ruins of St. Paul's, Senado Square, St. Dominic's Church and Guia Fortress. There are also a heap of museums to visit to gain more knowledge and insight into the history of this city.

The statue of Goddess of kun lam (Goddess of Mercy) located on the outer Harbour is another popular attraction in Macau. It is 20 metres tall and made of special bronze with a dome-shaped lotus base.

2. The Food
During our travels, we love trying the cuisine a city has to offer. In Macau, one can find Macanese cuisine with over 450 years of history, is a special combination of Portuguese and Chinese cuisine, with ingredients and seasonings assembled from Europe, Africa and South East Asia. A few signature items include Galinha à Africana' (African chicken), minchi and Macanese Chilli Shrimps. Not to be missed are local snacks such as Portuguese egg tarts, pork chop bun and ginger milk. You can also find high-quality Chinese and International cuisine here - sounds like a real foodie heaven to me!

3. Exciting Events &Festivals
Macau has a wide selection of events and entertainment all-year-round. The biggest event of the year is the Macau Grand Prix in November, and other popular annual events include the Macau Arts Festival in March, Macau Lotus Flower Festival in June, Macau International Fireworks Display Contest in September and Macau Food Festival in November.

4. Shopping
There are shops to suit every budget, from designer, top-of-the-range items which you can find at Wynn Esplanade, Shoppes Grand Canal, Shoppes at Four Seasons, Shoppes Cotai Central, The Boulevard in City of Dreams, One Central Macau and Galaxy Macau to bargains and knick knacks at Taipa Flea Market. Rua de Tercena near St. Paul's is the place to go to find art, antique items and pottery.

5. Fun for all / Entertainment
When in Macau, you can catch various spectacular shows including the extravagant production "The House of Dancing Water" by Franco Dragone - a brilliant water-based show which showcases the Asian culture on stage. Macau is also a family-friendly destination - I know my kids will absolutely love to visit the Macau Science Centre for some educational fun.

There are also two beaches in Macau - Cheoc Van Beach and Hác-Sá Beach – located in the idyllic southern and eastern part of Coloane Island, for some outdoor fun. The latter, which translates as "Black Sand Bay" is Macau's largest natural beach and is famous for its black sand.

And now, you have the chance to win a 3D2N trip to Macau, thanks to a blogging contest hosted by the Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO). To enter the contest, simply follow these 3 steps:

1. Write up a blog post with the title – Dream Trip to Macau.

2. Blog about three most amazing things that makes you want to visit Macau and why you think you should be sent for this awesome opportunity.

3. Drop your blog post’s URL to the comment section of Nuffnang’s Official Blog Post by 23rd November 2014 (Sunday) 11:59PM.

Visit Nuffnang’s Official Blog Post for detailed information regarding the contest.

For more info about Macau, please visit their official website or their Facebook page.

Good luck in the contest!

Photo credit: Macau Government Tourist Office official website, unless stated otherwise.

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  1. I've never been to Macau but I'd love to visit one day. It's crazy because I've been to HK so many times!

  2. Wow, happy planning for your next holidays! Macau has everything from cheap to expensive! Food is nice, hotels are so beautiful! We took the children to catch a ferry from HK to Macau b4, 1 hr each trip, I think. Fun!

  3. vacation-planning is fun! looking forward to reading about your family's escapades in macau next year :D

  4. Nice blog! Makes Macau look good! :)
    Good luck!


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