Macau the most cloudy city in the world

This is the chronology of my Macau-Hong Kong vacation from 27th until 31st May 2010, Day 1

The much-anticipated trip for this year I would say. When my company announces that they are going to be organizing a vacation trip this year I immediately sign in, I really need a vacation. At first we were told that we would be going to Macau for a few days. My colleague and I were thinking off going to Hong Kong ourselves from Macau since we are not gambling there. Who wouldn’t want to go to Hong Kong? Everybody knows it is the place to get good food, good shopping bargain; I was told so, and DISNEYLAND! Later on it was changed, we would spend 2 days in Macau and 3 Days in Hong Kong. And a lot of us sign in to visit Disneyland, only a few opt to do their own thing. Shopping I guess.

So here we are, all ready at the airport, with smiling face, a half empty luggage and myself with one bag pack. We were told to be at the airport as early as 8:30am, to check-in our luggage early, to avoid complication I guess since our departure time is at 11:35am. So we waited together at Mc Donald and have our breakfast there. This would be also the first time I’m keeping a travel book for myself, together with my brand new Fuji Instax camera.

Breakfast at Mc. Donalds

My little travel scrap book
My little travel scrap book

We boarded our craft together with a few Hongkies who are I think returning from their vacation here in KK. There was a seat mixed up on board and the Hongkies thought the nice old couple had taken their seats. It turns out their boarding pass had a hand written seat allocation whereas all of us is printed on it. I was on seat 23B but gladly gave up my seat so I could sit next to the windows. I know it’s just a bunch of clouds on the way there but I just have to see what’s Hong Kong looked like from the air. Our craft is Boeing 737-400, I was hoping for Airbus.

Does all flight attendant required to talk funny? It’s like whenever they put on their uniform, their accent cortex also changed or something. This particular flight has that, that funny accent. But I guess it would be even funnier if he speaks like Captain Kirk on board The Enterprise. We arrived at Kong Kong International Airport at about 2:30pm, thirsty. We waited at the arrival hall for our Ferry ticket to Macau. There were a lot of travelers there, I think waiting for the same ferry transfer to Macau. We saw a group from Indonesia while we sipping water from water dispenser there. Their tour guide calling for them was a dead giveaway. Oh I found an Apple Reseller there and quickly went there to check iPad price. There’s only one there on sale and it was bought by this gentlemen. Didn’t dare to ask the price though, fearing that I might want to get it. They say its coming out this month. I think I’ll just wait for it back in KK.

Airport Bus
Arrived safely, going to arrival hall on bus

colleagues

with me on it

I'm lost
"yeah but where's the toilet?"

With Ainee

Waiting with other travelers

Apple Store

Coca Cola
That's roughly RM4 per can!

Waiting

At about 4:00pm we got our ticket and proceed to take the train to the Ferry Terminal. I think there is another Malaysian group going to Macau, sensing from the way they talk, I think from KL, plus their looks. But I know they are Malaysia because they say “hei main tipu lah” when we reached Macau and someone jumped queue, I think. The ferry that going to board looked like a spaceship, red colour some more! We should have this type of ferry here in KK, much safer and comfortable.

Ferry ticket
Our ferry ticket to Macau

Waiting for the train

Nelly and I

Red coloured spaceship

In the ferry
Inside the ferry.

my scrap book

chinese character on my phone

We arrived Macau at about 6:00 pm and were brought straight away to Rock Hotel for our dinner. I noticed that the building was beautiful, trying to figure out their building influence. Later I was told that Macau was under Portuguese occupation. According to Danny, our tour guide, most of VIPs have their lunch at where we are going, so he says. After our dinner, we were taken on a night tour of Macau, passing a few hotels and casinos there. Some of the picture I took was a bit blurry because we were on the tour bus, we didn’t stop to take picture, we were heading to our hotel at Taipa Island.

On the bus going to dinner

The cube
Looked like Olympic's Cube
Istana Takeshi? HAHAHAHA

Jacky Chan is one of the owner of this place.
This is where we will have our lunch tomorrow

During our ride to our hotel, Danny explained to us that Macau is the most cloudy city in the world. I figured he was referring to the weather because when we reached there, it was a bit hazy. Not until he mentioned per square kilometre, which I thought to myself, how does hazy and per area related? Then I realize he was referring to Macau population. The most crowded city in the world! OK so his English pronunciation was a bit off.

We stayed at Best Western Hotel Taipa, my roommate is Mahathir and we stayed in Room 720. We made a quick stroll around our hotel after checking in, together with Asmawi and Veronica. As I was browsing through the city maps, I noticed there are a lot of Portuguese remnants. I just noticed, after years of leaving school, the word Gereja derived from Portuguese, Igreja. Should have paid more attention during history class. We went to the supermarket to get some supply and I noticed a few Nazarene, a familiar face that we find in Melaka. Pandai-pandai saja saya label orang begitu HAHAHAHA

Night stroll near our hotel

So that’s Day 1 of my Macau-Hong Kong vacation.

 

The Geek

A so called geek who resides at North Borneo, in a not so little city anymore, formerly known as Api-Api to the locals, Jesselton to the colonialist. This geek is a Civil Engineer by profession, who have lots of ideas popping up while traveling, who will write whatever popped up in his mind and hopping the reader would not be so judgmental toward his writings. This geek is also a computer & internet junkie who love outdoor, which is pretty much contradicting to each other doesn’t it? This geek is good at almost everything but a master of none (read about this somewhere). People may perceive him as a very quiet, describe as phlegmatic person, yet he is quite a chatterbox to those whom he is really close or comfortable with. This geek thinks anime chicks are way cooler than a real chick hence why he also likes to watch it (not the chicks, but the anime). Not to be mistaken as watching a cartoon, anime to this geek and to most of anime follower are animation that are created and produce by the Japanese.

17 thoughts on “Macau the most cloudy city in the world

  • 2nd June 2010 at 11:09 am
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    Maybe nkt destination….Singapore’s Universal Studio ? Hahaa~

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    • 2nd June 2010 at 11:23 am
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      my next destination would be Korea with my friends, then maube Universal Studio, Singapore.

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  • 2nd June 2010 at 11:14 am
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    Wonderful city, wonderful pix! I totally love your travel scrapbook!!!

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    • 2nd June 2010 at 11:28 am
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      thanks. stay tuned for another 3 post :p

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  • 2nd June 2010 at 7:29 pm
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    i would love to go back to HK…for the Disneyland of course. That’s the nearest Disneyland one can go from our place. Dulu sa pigi teda blm ada Disneyland bah…

    Hahaha…I thought you’re gonna talk about the clouds in Macau. Tus dlm fikiran sa, tiada ka Macau pernah ada clear sky. Hahaha!

    And yeap, love the travel scrap book u have there. Sa mau tiru ok? 😀

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    • 2nd June 2010 at 10:00 pm
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      the scrap book idea i copy from a friend, so fell free to tiru hahaha

      after Disneyland Hong Kong, then Disneyland Tokyo!

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  • 2nd June 2010 at 9:31 pm
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    Nice….i should learn English from you 😉
    Or i might end up saying ‘Cloudy’ like ur ‘Danny’ friend 😀 Any pix of that Nazarene? Just wondering….

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    • 2nd June 2010 at 10:02 pm
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      my “london” not that good, but we can learn together. didn’t took any photo of them, would looked weird if I did that. i just smiled at them.

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      • 3rd June 2010 at 8:43 am
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        Ur London ahhh…ngam la dat. We learn together gether Hahahaha! Well, u can ‘invite’ the Nazarene to take pic with u ba…. LOL!

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        • 3rd June 2010 at 1:20 pm
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          i’ll go to Melaka to take picture with them then said they are from Macau. if i was a foreigner and ask you to take picture with me, would you do so?

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          • 3rd June 2010 at 7:03 pm
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            If u look like my Dean…sure, y not? 😀

  • 3rd June 2010 at 12:11 pm
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    I was scrolling down so fast hoping to see the part of your post on Disneyland, rupa2 belum lagi hahahah! Oh, I find it funny also when the guide mispronounced the word crowded with “clouded” 🙂

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    • 3rd June 2010 at 1:21 pm
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      the fourth post would be about disneyland, photos and videos.

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  • 5th June 2010 at 3:09 am
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    i lurveee the little scrap book too…

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