Travel Diary: A day in Macau, China

September 22nd, 2015

Macau Sands

Macau is a 1 hour and 30 minutes ferry ride from Hong Kong. We decided to have a short trip and see the beauty of Macau. I prepared our itinerary for that day but I suggest if you have time, you do an overnight trip to Macau to enjoy the place (here is the detailed Macau itinerary). Upon arrival, there are a lot of hotel staffs that welcomes you. One thing I like about Macau transportation is free. Each hotel offers a free shuttle service to the hotel and around city.

Macau Streets

Galaxy Hotel

Galaxy Hotel was our first stop.

Macau - Galaxy

Macau - Galaxy 1

Look at these criptonites, it reminds me of the movie Superman.

Macau - Bus to San Man Lo

From Galaxy Hotel you can ride the bus going to San Man Lo (Senado Square).

Macau Street

Macau - Senado Square Streets

Macau - Senado Square

Senado Square

Macau - Santa Casa

Macau - Senado Square shopping

Macau - Boys over flowers milk tea shop shooting

I found the shop where they shot the scene of Boys over flowers.

Macau - Boys over flowers milk tea shop

Guem Jandi and Jihoo were buying egg tarts in this shop.

Macau - Egg Tart

Tea Plus egg tarts were okay but I like Koi Kei Bakery egg tarts more!

Macau - Eggtarts

St paul ruins

The famous St. Paul Ruins

Macau Stores

You can buy some souvenir items around the area. They do accept HKD, but make sure to check the change is HKD not MOP.

Macau - Venetian

Our second hotel destination was Venetian.

Macau Venetian

Macau - Venetian gondola

Am I in Venice? I love everything about this place. Would you believe that its already 8 p.m. when I took this photo.

Macau - Venetian Bridge

Do you remember this bridge? It is where they shot the breakup scene of Gu Junpyo and Guem Jandi of Boys over flowers. *Kdrama fan mode*

Macau Alyssa

It was a short trip to Macau but my family and I enjoyed the city. Stay tuned for more Hong Kong post! Thanks for reading. ♥

6 Comments on Travel Diary: A day in Macau, China

  1. maye
    October 12, 2015 at 8:34 PM

    Hi Alyssa, what a great post you have here – very informative!

    We are going to HK next month and planning a one-day side trip to Macau. I have a few questions though, I hope you could be of help. 🙂

    – What time do you suggest for us to leave HK for Macau?
    – How much does a round trip ferry ticket cost for adults and kids?
    – What restaurant can you recommend that serve good food for lunch/dinner that is also affordable?
    – We are planning to leave Macau at 8PM, are there still ferries that could take us back to HK during this hour?

    Sorry if the questions are a bit overwhelming for you. I’ve been reading a lot of blogs but most of them, if not detailed, are not current. Thank you so much in advance! 🙂


    • Alyssa
      October 12, 2015 at 9:44 PM

      Hi Maye!
      Here’s my answer to your questions:
      1. I suggest you leave around 8 A.M. You’ll arrive in Macau around 9 A.M.
      2. Ferry ticket cost 164HKD (day sailing) 200HKD (night sailing). You can check the time and rates in the Turbojet website.
      3. I haven’t tried much restaurants around Macau but there are restaurants around St. Paul Ruins if your planning to have your lunch there. We had our dinner at the Venetian food court and it cost around 50-80HKD per meal. Don’t worry there are variations of food there.
      4. Yes! They are still ferry rides until 11pm.

      Hope this helps. Thanks for dropping by. =)

      • maye
        October 12, 2015 at 9:57 PM

        Thank you so much for the quick and detailed response! 🙂 Thank you for your time. 🙂

        • Alyssa
          October 12, 2015 at 10:14 PM

          You’re welcome! =)

  2. Pau Bisares
    October 5, 2016 at 9:46 PM

    Hi Alyssa! Thank you for this blogpost 🙂 This will be a lot of help for me in creating our itinerary in HK.
    Just wanted to ask what hotel you have stayed in HK? Or maybe you wanted to recommend some. Thank you!

    • Alyssa
      October 8, 2016 at 11:08 PM

      Hello Pau! I’m glad that my blog post helped you. You can check or for hotels. If your looking for an affordable hotel in Hong Kong, I recommend you stay near Yau Ma Tei or Jordan area. 🙂


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