Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Macau, where Money is Made and Lost

 Macau is one of the two Special Administrative Regions  of China. Macau was under Portuguese rule until 1999, when it was transferred back to China.The photo above is the Fishermen's Wharf, a theme park.  The picture below is that of the Tower.
 Unlike Hong Kong, the other Special Administrative Region, Macau has no forests, pastures or woods. The drab and boring landscape is now made immensely attractive by the casinos, which are an epitome of luxury. 
 Bungee jumping is done from the top of the Tower.
 The Venetian Macau is the largest casino in the world, they claim. Te ambience is like Venice, coplete with canals and Gondolas. The computer controlled artificial blue sky is always suggesting late afternoon.
 Macau is the world's fourth richest region. Wealthy Chinese flock to the casinos to try their luck.Great fortunes are made and lost in the 35 luxurious casinos of Macau.
This ancient temple is dedicated to the Chinese goddess Matsu, who is the protector of fishermen and seafarers.This place has a small wooded path up a hill, overlooking the sea.

My thanks to Mrs.Nesbitt, who started ABCWednesday, and to Roger and his team who manage it so well.


  1. Quite a fascinating place.
    I have been to the Venetian Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. It is really very oppulant .
    Perfect choice for the letter M.

  2. Portuguese food is aplenty there I hear, did you try?


  3. interesting.
    casinos just aren't my thing.


  4. Very interesting post !

    ABC Team

  5. What an interesting post this one is. I haven't been to a casino but I love the idea of Venetian Macau.I'd love to check it out only for it's ambience. Computer controlled skies sound a bit strange. Wonder what they'll come up with next.

  6. Interesting post but like Roger, gambling just isn't my thing,
    I like the themed idea but surely shouldn't it reflect the Chinese Culture?
    Just a thought!

    best wishes.
    ABCW team.