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Macau: The Las Vegas of Asia

Sep 07 2018

The rich and affluent can travel anywhere they desire. It is a privilege they enjoy with all the wealth they have. For the most part, the wealthy take pleasure in travelling around the world for two reasons: business or pleasure, and one of their favorite destinations in Asia is Macau.

Known famously as the Vegas of China or the Las Vegas of the East, Macau is a Special Administrative Region (SAR) of the People’s Republic of China located just an hour’s ferry ride from Hong Kong. Once a Portuguese colony, this little place houses an interesting mix of the old and the new—from shiny, towering casinos to old streets paved with beautiful Portuguese tiles and houses.

Macau has a subtropical climate with hot, humid summers and generally mild winters. The best time to visit Macau is between October and June when many of Macau’s vibrant festivals, such as the Grand Prix and Dragon Boat festival, take place.

However, with at least 29 casinos and a gaming culture to rival Monte Carlo, there is no doubt that gambling is one of Macau’s biggest draws for the Chinese, Hong Kongers and international visitors alike. Yet Macau isn’t solely for gamblers. Luxury travellers will be pleased to hear that many of the casinos have accommodation to match the elegance and scale of the gaming rooms below.

Macau’s food scene matches the opulence of the towering casinos. Its repertoire includes everything from highbrow French cuisine to inventive Nikkei cuisine (a mash-up between Japanese and Peruvian) and haute Cantonese. The over-the-top Grand Lisboa Hotel alone houses seven Michelin stars under its roof.

There is no denying that Macau is one of the most popular destinations in Asia. But for well-off people, this nation is more than just a vacation destination. It offers tons of business opportunities and unparalleled activities for pleasure making Macau a hot spot for high-profile people and potential investors.

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