Dyanie asked in one of my previous posts how the ferry looked like. Here are some of the photos that I took while in the turbo jet. I could say that the almost 40-minute ride from Hong Kong Terminal was a smooth one.
Although I wanted to invest on nap I did not because I enjoyed peeking in and taking snaps during the ride. On board in turbo jet, we already caught a glimpse of Sands Macau. A strong cue that Macau’s economy is mainly dependent on gambling industry among other things.
The tour guide earmarked our lunch to be spent in Macau Fisherman’s Wharf. While in the bus, we were oriented about the things that we will be seeing, a visit to Casino Babylon included.
Casino Babylon is the oldest casino boutique in Macau. We never really got to play inside because you will never find it as part of any day or night tour package. Especially in our group wherein there were Singaporean, Indian and Filipino who are not yet of legal age. While the guard was busy making a big deal on why our group went in despite of these underage charming fellows, I managed to take only one photo while inside the casino.
After our guide made the necessary explanation to the casino personnel, i.e. that our group was just passing by as part of the tour, we proceeded to the Macanese buffet waiting for us.
Honestly, I didn’t like the food at all that I didn’t care to take photos of it. I bet they are not the finest Macau dishes. The consequence of being in a package tour is you have to go with the flow, normally lunch or dinner is more than economically considered. But the dining area is interesting enough to counter this flaw. I enjoyed the fancy car-dining set-up and the sight of shoe store as I did look down.
After lunch, we were given almost sufficient time (I realized later on that there’s so much to check here). Our group dispersed and we started appreciating the different corners of Fisherman’s Wharf.
I didn’t know that this is actually a theme park. The first ever in Macau. It became glaring only when I started to see structures inspired by different theme buildings: Italian, Spanish, etc.
It was like walking through the different eras or quasi world tour, whichever way you’ll feel.
If I’d get a chance, I want to revisit this at night time. I can just imagine how livelier the whole place will be once it is all lighted up fancifully. They are also holding shows in that late afternoon which we did not catch because of time limits.
One of the finest attractions here is Vulcania.
It is a replica volcano that will instantly get your attention even if you’re outside the Fisherman’s Wharf.
The best spot to rest your tired feet and senses is here. It was breeze.
Our meeting place was in front of Casino Babylon. The woman waving the flag (read as: hurry!) is our guide. I was late for our call time. Ako na lang pala ang hinihintay (blushes). I almost forgot that I was not in a DIY tour. Enough said, nakakalibang yung place. 😉