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Our itinerary in Hong Kong included a four-day trip to Macau.  We left Hong Kong from one of Ocean Terminal’s pier on a Cotaijet 金光飛航 – a high-speed catamaran which made the crossing of Pearl River to Macau in an hour.

In this picture taken from the departure lounge, the tall gray building on the left is Hong Kong’s International Commerce Center, 4th tallest building in the world. The other buildings with curved facades and the arch are luxury residential apartment buildings.  They all sit on top of – Elements – one of the newer malls in HK – where the restaurant Nahm is located.

Macau Tower 澳門旅遊塔 Torre Panorâmica – its bungee jump height (233 m) is only second to that of the Stratosphere in Las Vegas.

Macau is connected with its two islands – Coloane 路環 and Taipa 氹仔 – by several bridges – recently a landfill was created bridging the two islands.  The landfill is now known as the Cotai Strip 路氹 – an imitation of the Vegas Strip.  Our hotel is on the Cotai Strip.

Looking back towards Macau’s downtown – the building with the irregular outline is the Grand Lisboa casino hotel – it is spectacular (or garish) at night.

This is the massive Venetian Macau which is next to our hotel and all the hotels/shopping arcades/casinos are connected.Same view at night. It looks just like Vegas.

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