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This is the view out of our hotel room window (16th floor) day and night – Hard Rock, Crown and Grand Hyatt – the City of Dreams – all on the Cotai Strip – the reclaimed land located between the islands of Taipa and Coloane.  The pool belongs to our neighboring hotel complex – the Venetian.  The facades of the four hotel buildings across the Strip act as a giant message board where big Chinese or English characters scroll from one building to the other.

Every hotel in Macau has some attractions at the reception area.  One of the entrance of the City of Dreams casino hotel complex is a bigger than life mermaid swimming au naturel in an imaginary waterscape.

As you can see, as a scale – the lady with the mop shows how big the projection surface is.  The mermaid is about 6-foot tall in 20-foot deep water while the jellyfish is about 2.5-foot tall.

The Wynn casino hotels has two buildings, an entrance to Wynn Encore is much more subdue than the main, but behind the reception is a wall of 100’s of fluorescent jellyfish, gracefully swaying, rising and falling against a wall of metallic tiles.

They are interestingly not animated.  I have seen such a display before in a zoo-aquarium under natural light. Wonder what the ultraviolet light will do to them, mutant jellyfish ?  But the whole thing is ever so mesmerizing to watch – wish I made a video of this wall of jellyfish.

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