It all happens in Macao

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Senado Square where one part of the lego exhibition can be seen.

Senado Square where one part of the Lego exhibition can be seen.


For a small place – it is under twelve square miles – a lot happens in Macao. It is also one of the most vibrant places to visit in the Far East and, despite a downturn in those visitors who came for the casinos, there is a lot to see over the next few months.

Not content with hosting a grand prix, the 62nd, next month in formula 3, Macao will also host the 49th Suncity Group Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix and the “Suncity Group Macau Guia Race 2.0T”, an end-of-season showstopper for international touring cars and one of the Grand Prix’s most popular fixtures.

If you can’t visit all of Macao, stop off at the Ritz Building at Senado Square and you can see many of Macau’s main landmarks in miniature made of hundreds of Lego® bricks. More of Macao can also be seen at the Science Center where more Lego® bricks have been used to highlight to highlight other UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

I’ve seen Oktoberfest’s in Australia and the US as well the original in Munich. For the 7th year, the MGM Macau for its seventh year has its version which runs from the 15th until the 25th of this month.

Throughout November there are two very good reasons to make it that it is that month when you should visit Macao rather than any other. For the first fifteen days of the month is the fringe which is a diverse and culturally-rich programme including exhibitions, workshops, dance and music performances and theatre functions. It to an end after two weeks with a lively parade and is quite different in delivery from our Edinburgh Fringe but that is obviously where the inspiration came from.

From the 13th of November until the end of the month is the 15th Macau Food Festival. During 17 consecutive days, the festival celebrates food from around the world, including delicious Asian, European and Macanese flavours – one of the world’s first fusion cuisines – with exciting entertainment and fun for everyone at Sai Van Lake Square. But this wouldn’t be Macao unless the food festival was accompanied by live music, games, competitions and fireworks displays.

All these events attract tens of thousands of overseas visitors and proof – if it was needed – that Macao is growing is the fact that seven new hotels opened this year enabling more of us to visit.

For more about Macao, click here.

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