Four Seasons Macao Concierge Tweets His Secrets
Four Seasons Hotel Macao Concierge Lawrence Lu shares what he believes to be the best of his city.
A Chinese city with an expressly European flair, Macau has the unique distinction of being both the first and last European colony in China. (Sovereignty was transferred back from Portugal in 1999.) So where do you go to find the best traditional cuisine? How about the best way to explore the UNESCO-certified historic centre of Macau, or the glitzy casinos of the Cotai Strip? On September 26, Concierge Lawrence Lu from Four Seasons Hotel Macao, Cotai Strip® answered all of your questions (and more!) during another @FourSeasons‘ live #bestofcity Twitter chats. Read on to find out some of Macau’s best-kept secrets, plus tips for how to enjoy this year’s Mid-Autumn Festival.
Macau Travel Tips
Lawrence’s favourite time to visit Macau: The best time to visit Macau is from April to September. The weather is beautiful!
Lawrence’s favourite thing to do that only Macau has to offer: Experience the historic centre—its unique mix of Chinese and Portuguese culture is UNESCO protected.
Lawrence’s favourite view of the city: The best view of Macau is from the Observation Deck of the Macau Tower.
Lawrence’s favourite places for a photo op: A great place to take pictures is at Senado Square, especially with its festival decorations! The festival lanterns are exquisite.
Lawrence’s favourite hidden gems in Macau: The Taipa Houses-Museum and Coloane Village are really worth a visit.
Lawrence’s favourite golf course: Caesars Golf is only a 10-minute car ride from our hotel, complete with 18 holes and a driving range!
Lawrence’s favourite thing visitors must do before leaving Macau: Visitors shouldn’t leave Macau without heritage sightseeing or trying the widest range of casino games in the world!
Lawrence’s favourite thing that might surprise visitors about Macau: Dog racing is a popular event, and The House of Dancing Water at City of Dreams is something you don’t want to miss!
Lawrence’s favourite romantic place in Macau: Penha Hill is especially magical at night.
Lawrence’s favourite places for jogging: Joggers will love Guia Hill and Alto de Coloane because of their nice views.
Lawrence’s favourite neighborhood for a stroll: Old Taipa Village has lots of narrow alleys and heritage buildings to explore.
Lawrence’s favourite day trip out of the city: Zhuhai on mainland China is only an hour or so away from Macau and has great shopping, seafood and historic sites. I recommend going at 9:00 am and returning around 5:00 pm to avoid heavy traffic at border crossings. Keep in mind that you do need a visa to cross the border.
Lawrence’s favourite weekend trip out of Macau: Hong Kong.
Lawrence’s favourite place for families and children: The Macau Giant Panda Pavilion is just minutes from the Hotel and is very popular with kids.
Lawrence’s favourite celebrations in Macau: Every Saturday in September at 9:00 pm, there is an international fireworks display contest that is exciting to watch. The Macao International Music Festival is celebrated throughout October, and we’re celebrating Mid-Autumn, too!
Lawrence’s preferred route of travel to Macau: Although there are no direct flights from America, you can fly to Hong Kong and take a ferry straight to Macau without even leaving the airport!