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    Hey, i havnt been to Macau before and i need some advice.

    1. Is it a bad time to visit Macau in June, cos i heard that is the start of their typhoon season? Is early June a bad time?

    2. Are there any good photography locations there? More architecture than scenery?

    3. I am going free and easy, so are the food and entertainment (admission tickets) expenses very high?

    4. If i am staying 4 days at Macau, do i need special visa or anything of that sort to make a trip to Hongkong before returning at night to Macau again?

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    To answer your first and last question, typhoons are possible but highly unlikely to hit Hong Kong or Macau in early June. Late July to September are the most likely times.

    If you hold a Singapore passport you won't need any visa or anything to enter Hong Kong for such a short period.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zhiliang View Post
    2. Are there any good photography locations there? More architecture than scenery?

    3. I am going free and easy, so are the food and entertainment (admission tickets) expenses very high?
    scenery, when i explored, not really but i wasn't exactly adventurous.

    you have a lot of very rustic churches which look very good in ir though

    when i went in jun last year the skies were perpetually blue

    we had a touch of rain on one day out of the two or three days i was there

    for food, if you are walking around it is quite affordable, i remember 3-5 sgd per meal with drink when i was walking around all the back lanes myself.. and don't worry it is quite safe

    not sure about admission, the only expenses you might need is if you ride cable car at the mountain thing they have there to get to the lighthouse at the top

    but yes, there seems to be more architecture than rustic rugged landscapes that i like, but if given further chance i don't mind going there again to explore, it is a beautiful place that is unfortunately, left out because of the (in my opinion) silly casinos

    i didn't get many shots that i kept from that trip, but you can view them here for some rough idea.

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    Thanks for all the advice. I have made up my mind and have booked the tickets. I would be going to Hong Kong instead and maybe 1 of the days will be allocated to Macau.

    Would a circular polarizer be necessary for such a trip? Or any other filters?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zhiliang View Post
    Thanks for all the advice. I have made up my mind and have booked the tickets. I would be going to Hong Kong instead and maybe 1 of the days will be allocated to Macau.

    Would a circular polarizer be necessary for such a trip? Or any other filters?
    depends on your usual shooting style, i think generally you can bring one cpl if you like bluer skies, gnd is also good.

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    I'm currently working in Macau, and it's been winter grey skies for the last 3 months... June onwards is the beginning of Summer, so hopefully the sun will be back and we can have blue skies.

    Honestly, besides the casinos, night clubs, 'special' saunas, Macau has very little to offer to tourists. Although it is being regarded as one of the 'Heritage Site', but you'll be disappointed when you see the site itself.

    I would say you did the right thing by booking for Hong Kong and then going over to Macau for a day trip. Here's the few places that I can suggest for your visit;

    1. St. Paul's ruins
    2. Guia Fort & Lighthouse
    3. Macau Tower
    4. Senado Square (San Ma Lo)
    5. Venetian Macau (in Taipa Cotai area)

    That should take you the whole day. It is almost impossible to flag down a taxi on the street, so the easiest way to get a taxi is to take one from the taxi stand at the hotel/casino.

    There are lots of websites and info on Macau on the Internet, but feel free to let me know if you need more info about travelling to Macau.
    Last edited by Hitman; 27th March 2008 at 04:16 PM.
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    Been to Macau on a day trip before. Wasn't really impressed.

    I'm looking forward to my next visit though, where we'll be spending a night over before heading to Hong Kong. I kind of think Macau's full of life in the evening.. what with all the neon lights, billboards, casinos etc.

    :Later,

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    some of my macau photos for your reference.
    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showthread.php?t=320904
    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showthread.php?t=323786

    personally, i only likes venetian @ macau.

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    Just wondering if any of you guys have been to Fisherman's Wharf in Macau? How was/is it? Is it worth visiting? If so, roughly how much time should be alloted for it?

    :Later,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pinoy View Post
    Just wondering if any of you guys have been to Fisherman's Wharf in Macau? How was/is it? Is it worth visiting? If so, roughly how much time should be alloted for it?

    :Later,
    it's the one in front of the water body with the view of the bridge isit, with a lot of shops?

    if you're talking about photography, not too bad

    if you're talking about shopping, it depends from person to person

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    Sorry chief... not really sure where in Macau Fisherman's Wharf is.

    Since we're a mix of adults and kids, we're likely gonna do both. Some shopping, "sight" seeing, some photography (mostly for me) and yeah, maybe some rides for the kids... since it seems they're billing it as a "theme park".

    :Later,

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    Fisherman's Wharf is next to the ferry terminal, opposite New Yaohan, opposite Sands Casino... very easy to find. But there's nothing much there...
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    if u still have time, cross the border to Zhu Hai (China)...great for shopping and food..cheap
    and nice !!

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