Macau 2012

A turbojet boat is convenient to travel to Macau from Hong Kong.

(L) A turbojet ticket for Macau and from Macau
(R) A turbojet pier at Kowloon pier: There is a boat service between Kowloon and Macau.

(L) International Commerce Centre building at Kowloon viewed from a turbojet boat
(M) A complimentary meal served in a boat: You can ask for 'Demae-Icho' ( a cup noodle ) instead of breads.
(R) Ponte de Amizade at Macau seen from a turbojet

(L) Interior of the turbojet boat ( economy class ) (M) Immigration check entering to Macau
(R) A local bus directing for the city

Macau is one of the two special administrative regions of the People's Republic of China, together with Hong Kong.
The territory's economy is heavily dependent on gambling and tourism. A former Portuguese colony, Macau was
administered by Portugal from the mid-16th century until 1999, when it was the last remaining European colony
in China. In 1557, Macau was rented to Portugal by the Chinese Empire as a trading port.

The HongKong-Zhuhan-Macau Bridge is a 55-km long bridge-tunnel system, the worlds' longest. It is consisting
of a serious of three cable-stayed bridge, undersea tunnel, and four artificial islands.


The driving distance between Hong Kong to Macau is 82 km. It takes approximately 1h 1m to drive from Hong Kong to Macau.


(L) St Paul's Ruins from below, Macau (M) Macau in c.1870 (R) The land is connecting by three bridges, the Peninsula de Macau with Cotai.

The Portuguese administered the city under the Chinese Authority and sovereignty until 1887, when Macau became
a colony of the Portuguese empire. Sovereignty over Macau was transferred back to China in 1999. The Basic Law
of Macau stipulates that Macau operate with a high degree of autonomy until at least 2049, fifty years after the

(L) This photo shows the Ruins of St. Paul's cathedral, which was built in 1602.
(R) A painting of St Francis Xavier that is held in the Kobe City Museum, Japan.
He was a pioneering Roman Catholic missionary influenced Japan and other countries in Asia.

Ruins of St. Paul's cathedral, the historic centre of Macao

(L) St.Dominic's Church
(R) Many signs and establishments make use of Chinese and Portuguese names with English becoming commonplace as well.

(L) A Christmas decoration at the Senado Square (R) Rua dos Mercadores

(L) Portuguese egg tart and a sweet shop (R) Rua dos Mercadores
(L) A fruit's shop at Macau
(R) Security personals of Macau put on a beret act as a guide the way at the Rua dos Mercadores.

Catedral de Macau
All above pictures were taken in December 2012.


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Photographs were taken in December 2012, and article was written in January 2013,
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