Saturday, 28 May 2016

Friday 27, Saturday 28 May, 2016

Today we decided to take the ferry to Macau, a peninsula 60 k west of Hong Kong with a population of  550,000, known for its casinos. When we got to the ferry departure there was a girl asking if we were going to Macau and we said yes and she pointed us to an area to buy tickets. So we bought return tickets and off we went. The ride was a bit choppy but we didn't take any notice until we got to Macau and someone said there was a Level one Typhoon alert.

This is what the waves looked like against the ferry.

In Macau we took a hotel bus to Wynn's hotel and Casino. They certainly put on a spectacular show in their rotunda.
The ceiling has all the signs of the zodiac and looks like it was bronze.
As it opens there is a laser show..lovely designs!
Then a chandelier stars to defend from the ceiling!
This is at least 8 meters wide and a drop of 3 metres. Just beautiful!
When the chandelier has finished descending a Tree of Prosperity starts to ascend! Such an amazing show and it is on every half hour!
We looked through the casino area and then headed to the MGM. Such a beautiful atrium with 38 glass butterflies and an amazing fish tank.

The lion I'd the MGM hallmark and this one was a gift from France.

We had a coffee break and then headed through the foyer...

Off to the Landmark Hotel..certainly not as elaborate!

Headed back to the ferry terminal and show our tickets...only to be told they leave from one of the islands off Macau. We didn't even think to ask at Kawloon if return meant to and from the same terminal!! So 40 minutes later after we found the correct bus to take us to the other island we departed on the ferry to another less than smooth trip! As we were ready to dock, I looked at Rob and said this is not is Hong Kong Island!! So now we had to find the correct underground to take us back to Kowloon! Getting very good at the underground! What a day!
Went to the night markets but couldn't find anything that we couldn't do without!

Saturday we headed off to the ladies least we ended up with 2 tee shirts! Headed back to the hotel to pack.
Our trip has come to an end...heading to the airport soon, what an adventure! Loved it all!

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