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Old Posted Nov 3, 2018, 4:37 AM
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hkskyline's 2018 in Macau

Macau just got a bit easier to reach with a new bridge connecting it to Hong Kong opening last month. With some advanced planning to beat the crowds, it is a cheaper option than taking the otherwise frequent ferries. Initial patronage figures look good, with the first weekend seeing massive crowds and long lines.





Being the weekend, the historic centre was bursting with tourists, which made walking around quite difficult. However, they tend to stay on the main shopping streets, so it gets back to serenity again just a block out.







This grand building is the city's main post office. Typical of government workers' typical complacency, the worker on duty did not have the key to open the glass cases for a purchase. Apparently, the previous shift's staff didn't leave it behind as he should have, so we were suggested to come back Monday.



Seems the other tourists forgot there is a pawn shop that has been converted into a museum nearby.

























































More of my Macau photos : https://www.globalphotos.org/macau.htm
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Old Posted Nov 5, 2018, 12:18 AM
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Nice pics! Is there anything interesting to see there for people who don't like casinos?
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I'm intrigued by this, do you remember what is intended to be housed within?
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Old Posted Nov 14, 2018, 12:19 AM
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I realize Macau is one of the richest cities in the world but...it is shabby and whole city looks like slum except casinos areas.

Maybe the residents have huge fortune in their pockets or under thier beds.
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I realize Macau is one of the richest cities in the world but...it is shabby and whole city looks like slum except casinos areas.

Maybe the residents have huge fortune in their pockets or under thier beds.
It is distorted due to the casino earnings, which don't trickle down much to the people. Casino jobs are low-paying, and there is no other major industry in the city besides tourism. So people are generally poorer than HK although the GDP figures say otherwise.
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