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Old 10-10-2008, 07:18 PM   #3931
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Sands, Lisboa, Wynn and MGM are next to each other near to town area...Venetian is away from them, need to take their shuttle bus there..

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1) From Macau jetty, take the Lisboa shuttle bus to Grand Lisboa (nearest to town center)...visit town center (Ruins wall, Portugese egg tarts, a few churches, shopping, lunch...) and casinos till about 3pm...

2) Walk to MGM to take shuttle bus back to jetty...from jetty take bus to Venetian (Lisboa requires u to gamble to take their shuttle back)

3) Dinner at Venetian then catch last ferry back to HK at 8pm or 8.30pm (have to leave ard 7pm, bus journey to jetty abt 30 mins)

It will be a rushed day...but I feel Macau is worth to visit...not just for the casinos (Vegas is much much nicer)...but also to visit and walk ard the town center...
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Old 11-10-2008, 11:10 AM   #3932
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However, feel unsafe leh, bring kids along.... My intention is to bring my MIL to see also loh, since already come all the way to HK. I wanna see the difference of this Venetian, compared to the Vegas one.
Hi juuzbe

Macau is very safe after 1999 when China took over. If you been to Vegas, Macau is still way behind except gambling. Sands & co. bring some glamour to Macau.

Ferry is 24 hrs, so if ur kids can stay late and don't whine, then going there no problem loh.

Ur MIL might like it as Macau has heritage status ie rustic past, old building and a lot slower pace than hk.

Bus, cab, food also a lot cheaper than hk or sg.
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Old 11-10-2008, 11:27 AM   #3933
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Hi travmufc & Jataro,
thank you so much for the guidance and advice. If ferry is 24hr at least will not worry for missing the ferry. Ya me been to macau once in year 1996 Nov from HK, had a bad experience. That time we kana pesterd by someone to take their transport service, and also almost kana con by him at the medical hall for some tonic goods.... hence is always skeptical about this place.

Ya me been to Vegas once for biz purpose 4yrs ago, and love Venetian & Caesars there. The places are beautiful. Did not have a chance to visit MGM or Lynnx that time. But if don't gamble there's nothing much to do there. Shopping and makans are so expensive.

I believe Venetian in Macau is as beautiful except smaller nia.... Going to find out more about this Macau, if miss this time, maybe will keep it for next trip if there's chance then. Once again thanks for all the valuable advice.
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Old 11-10-2008, 04:58 PM   #3934
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Hi travmufc & Jataro,
thank you so much for the guidance and advice. If ferry is 24hr at least will not worry for missing the ferry. Ya me been to macau once in year 1996 Nov from HK, had a bad experience. That time we kana pesterd by someone to take their transport service, and also almost kana con by him at the medical hall for some tonic goods.... hence is always skeptical about this place.

Ya me been to Vegas once for biz purpose 4yrs ago, and love Venetian & Caesars there. The places are beautiful.
Even my relatives in HK don't trust these small medical halls. Shopping can be cheap but is it good? My advice is always to buy only if you know the product well.

Heard that Venetian is the biggest casino and second biggest building in the world. Wasn't open/TOP when I was there.
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Old 11-10-2008, 05:09 PM   #3935
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Even my relatives in HK don't trust these small medical halls. Shopping can be cheap but is it good? My advice is always to buy only if you know the product well.

Heard that Venetian is the biggest casino and second biggest building in the world. Wasn't open/TOP when I was there.

Shop for what?

Venetian is big but out of the way. Asides from the casino, the shops there are high end. There's a food court which is interesting but not cheap.

If time is limited go to the new Lisboa, MGM Grand and Sands which are near each other. Also nearer to Senado Square. Suggest take a walk there and explore the side streets. There's lots of interest food. Can get the famous pork bun everywhere. There's a street filled with souvenir shops selling the portuguese egg tart which are delicious, almond biscuits and bak kwa. IMHO this is the most interesting part of Macau.
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Old 11-10-2008, 07:57 PM   #3936
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Shop for what?
Sorry I mean shopping in general be it in Hong Kong or .....
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Old 12-10-2008, 12:42 AM   #3937
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that time the driver wanna ask to help buy some tonics, say for his mum or what... say only tourists can have discount price, wanna use our passport to prove. When there, he choose his items, then suddenly say not enough cash wor, wanna us to help use credit card to pay then he go withdraw and pay us... of course we didn't fall into the trap lah... so lucky. Also remember went into one of their casino, forgotten what name liao... wow! so smoky and sleezy feel.. since then thought all their casinos is as such! think Genting's better than them. Maybe after their 1997 return they could have improved alot bah...

Ya walking along their streets the feel is different. Seems simpler and nice... especially looking at those street shops... not as 'rowdy' as HK's.
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Old 12-10-2008, 12:54 AM   #3938
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Hi travmufc & Jataro,
thank you so much for the guidance and advice. If ferry is 24hr at least will not worry for missing the ferry. Ya me been to macau once in year 1996 Nov from HK, had a bad experience. That time we kana pesterd by someone to take their transport service, and also almost kana con by him at the medical hall for some tonic goods.... hence is always skeptical about this place.

Ya me been to Vegas once for biz purpose 4yrs ago, and love Venetian & Caesars there. The places are beautiful. Did not have a chance to visit MGM or Lynnx that time. But if don't gamble there's nothing much to do there. Shopping and makans are so expensive.

I believe Venetian in Macau is as beautiful except smaller nia.... Going to find out more about this Macau, if miss this time, maybe will keep it for next trip if there's chance then. Once again thanks for all the valuable advice.
No prob at all...I really enjoyed my recent HK-Macau F&E trip so its a pleasure to recount my experiences...

If I am not wrong, the ferry for later departures after 8.30pm is only available on weekends and public holidays. I know for sure when I was there on a weekday the last departure was 8.30pm. Maybe there are other services...Best is to confirm when at the terminal buying your tics.

Must know exactly where and how u are planning to travel in Macau so that u can basically ignore all the touters outside the ferry terminal.

I've been to Vegas and Macau on holiday trips...Vegas hotels and casinos are more impressive...Macau's Venetian is almost a carbon copy of the Vegas except maybe bigger in size...

By shopping, I also mean the food stuffs at the town center area (stalls are near the Ruins of St Paul's - Macau's most famous landmark and a must visit)...can buy back some stuff back home for friends and family...
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Old 12-10-2008, 09:25 AM   #3939
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No prob at all...I really enjoyed my recent HK-Macau F&E trip so its a pleasure to recount my experiences...

If I am not wrong, the ferry for later departures after 8.30pm is only available on weekends and public holidays. I know for sure when I was there on a weekday the last departure was 8.30pm.
Just check their website again, Turborjet still has 24 hr service:
http://www.turbojet.com.hk/eng/schedule/prd.html

Which terminal you took from, Kowloon side or HK island side. Wedsite also didn't mention the 2 terminals.

I think after certain time, the ferry only travel to Hk side at Shun Tak bldg only. Frequency also lesser.

There is a new ferry service offer by Sands co which does not exist while I was there.
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Old 12-10-2008, 11:24 AM   #3940
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Just check their website again, Turborjet still has 24 hr service:
http://www.turbojet.com.hk/eng/schedule/prd.html

Which terminal you took from, Kowloon side or HK island side. Wedsite also didn't mention the 2 terminals.

I think after certain time, the ferry only travel to Hk side at Shun Tak bldg only. Frequency also lesser.

There is a new ferry service offer by Sands co which does not exist while I was there.
Took from TST, Kowloon.
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Old 12-10-2008, 01:11 PM   #3941
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Took from TST, Kowloon.
Correct then, 24 hrs is for HK-Macau Terminal at Shun Tak, HK island. TST terminal is called China Ferry Terminal which is not the main terminal for Macau. That's why only weekends then have 24 hr service.

Now remember my last trip back to HK from Macau. Reached Shun Tak and have to take mtr back to TST side.

One thing they don't tell us the timing and schedule for the HK 2 terminals.
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Old 12-10-2008, 02:59 PM   #3942
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Hi may i know the macau age limit for casinos? i'm 20 now planning a trip with my gf to HK around december. if cannot go in the casinos i might as well skip the place altogether.

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Old 14-10-2008, 01:13 AM   #3943
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Hi may i know the macau age limit for casinos? i'm 20 now planning a trip with my gf to HK around december. if cannot go in the casinos i might as well skip the place altogether.

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I think 21? They do not check as u enter...just random spot checks if u are young looking and walking ard the casinos...anway, the casinos are not closed concept...can have a good look from outside or higher levels one...
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Old 14-10-2008, 09:56 AM   #3944
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Hi, without entering the casinos to play, are we still allowed to roam around the shopping malls? because I'm bring kids along, definitely cannot enter into the casinos leh.
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Old 14-10-2008, 12:00 PM   #3945
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Hi, without entering the casinos to play, are we still allowed to roam around the shopping malls? because I'm bring kids along, definitely cannot enter into the casinos leh.
Yes of course allowed...think of the casino like a Giant supermarket outlet in the shopping malls...
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