The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one’s own country as a foreign land.” – G.K. Chesterton

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Sights around Macau

Here are some shots of what we saw around Macau.

A shop selling many types of cookies/biscuits. Many of them were very similar to the ones I used to see in Malaysian sweet shops, yet I don't know for certain if the similarities are due to Portuguese or Chinese influence (my mother's hometown of Malacca was a Portuguese settlement, and her Nonya heritage has traces of Portuguese - as well as Dutch, British, Malay and Indonesian - influences):

The Grand Lisboa sticking out like a sore thumb near Macau's historic centre. It is the tallest building in Macau:

Senado Square, the centre of the former Portuguese colony of Macau:


A rare moment when there was no one in this alleyway (near Senado Square) getting their photo taken. The moment didn't last very long:

Taking the tourist route from Senado Square to the Ruins of St. Paul's, which was teeming with tourists and shops selling bakkwa (sweet meat) and other foodie goodies:

At the Ruins of St. Paul's. There is no escaping the tourist crowd here:

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