Macau Trip Journal Day 5

It was the last day of our trip at Macau and with it, we went around to explore the various attractions within the various casino-hotel itself. If anyone has been to Vegas before, they would have enjoyed the Pirate Ship Battle at Treasure Island, the Fire-Spewing Volcano of The Mirage, the Dancing Fountains of The Bellagio and the numerous faux sculptures of the other resorts. Macau’s newest resorts have such attractions too!

MGM Grand has a nice indoor courtyard garden with mediterranean tiles and fountains, while Grand Lisboa has a collection of fine Chinese art, sculptures and the world’s largest flawless cushion diamond that was purchased by Stanley Ho, the tycoon celebrity of Macau. But the best attraction of all has got to be from the Wynn! The Wynn Macau has a musical fountain with different music and fountains every 15 minutes to half an hour and some of the music is accompanied by flame torches, which makes for an amazing sight at night! In addition, 2 further attractions lie within the lobby level of the Wynn, a half an hourly display titled the “Dragon of Fortune” and the “Tree of Life. A sculpture will rise up under a display of smoke and light to celebrate the mythical Chinese Dragon which symbolises heaven, might and prosperity as well as the universe which brings life.

The Gardens at MGM Grand Courtyard
The Gardens at MGM Grand Courtyard
Dragon of Fortune at the Wynn
Dragon of Fortune at the Wynn

While the attractions form one of the highlights of the day, there are also lots of window shopping one could do in the Wynn, like the Ferrari Store, and the usual brands of LV, Gucci, Prada lining the walkways around the casino. Its just as if they are welcoming winners to come and spend money! Automobile enthusiasts could also spot the numerous luxury automobiles in Macau, from spanking new Bentley Flying Spurs at the Grand Lisboa to Rolls Royce Phantoms at the Wynn. And since we were only planning to take the night ferry to Hong Kong, I also got a nice set of photographs using my tripod of the city at sunset hour, possibly the best time for photography shots of the city skyline.

Rolls Royce Phantoms at the Wynn VIP Area
Rolls Royce Phantoms at the Wynn VIP Area
Dusk at Macau. Macau Tower on the right!
Dusk at Macau. Macau Tower on the right!

For our trip to Hong Kong, it was a mistake to take a ferry late at night as the ferry was full and it is advisable to book a timeslot during long weekends and public holidays in Hong Kong and Macau. It seems that due to the crowds travelling in Chinese New Year, the ferry service was nearly 24 hours. So with all that it wasn’t until 12 midnight until we arrived at our hotel in Hong Kong. Lucky for us, Hotel LKF, where we are staying is close by to the HK-Macau ferry terminal. We got a good deal of 3 nights for 2 promotion for this boutique hotel as well!

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