Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Dream Trip to Macau: Itinerary and Budget

Hey peeps!

Referring to my previous entry, yes I am one of the 3 lucky winners for the Dream Trip to Macau Blogging with Nuffnang contest. Woohoo! Thank you again and again to Nuffnang and Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO). I decided to go public with my plans coz I'm super duper excited to share with you. We received a 3 days 2 nights all expenses paid trip for one person but the details below will be for two person coz I wanted to bring my husband along. It will be our wedding anniversary trip as well as experiencing Chinese New Year ambiance. We also planned to extend one night coz we just can't get enough of Macau.


At the fort surrounding the museum will give you a gorgeous view of Grand Lisboa.


 Everything is ready!!! We booked additional hotel through Agoda.com


Gosh, didn't expect so much freebies thanks to MGTO.


I have downloaded Experience Macau mobile app from MGTO. Do visit their Interactive Corner to download useful apps which might come in handy when you are visiting Macau.


ITINERARY
We decided to go around Chinese New Year season coz we have never experience the celebration outside of Malaysia. We would also love to see their decorations. Trip to Macau will be our "anniversary-moon" since it's close to our 2nd wedding anniversary. Well, it might look like we are God of Gamblers in the itinerary but we are just hotel-hopping because most hotels offer free shows for visitors.

Day 1
11:20pm PEN to KUL



Day 2 
 Let's start a fresh day with Arts and Culture. Idea taken from my sponsor, MGTO.
 
12:30am Arrive KLIA2
1:00am Rest somewhere
6:30am KUL to MFM
10:15am Arrive Macau International Airport
11:00am Check in Golden Crown
11:30am Shuttle to Galaxy
12:30pm Taipa Village food hunting
2:00pm Grand Prix museum
2:30pm Lotus Square
2:50pm Fisherman's Wharf
3:20pm Macau Science Center
5:00pm Kun Iam Ecumenical
5:30pm MGM
7:00pm Portuguese Dinner - Escada Restaurante
8:30pm Grand Lisboa
9:40pm Wynn
10:40pm Back hotel 




Day 3
 We will start another fresh day with East Meets West. Idea taken from my sponsor, MGTO.

6:00am Wake up
7:00am Breakfast
9:00am Check out
10:00am Drop luggage at Sheraton
10:30am Shuttle to Grand Lisboa 
11:30am Walk to Senado then St. Dominic then Ruins of St. Paul
1:00pm Lunch at Senado Square
* Shrimp roe noodles & crab congee
* Milk pudding & sawdust pudding
2:50pm Heritage walking tour
Sir Robert Ho Tung library >St. Augustine church > Dom Pedro V theater > St. Joseph's church> St. Lawrence's church> Lilau Sq> Mandarin's House> Moorish Barracks> A-Ma Temple> Maritime Museum
5:45pmWalk to Macau Tower
6:00pm Observatory and perhaps bungee jump @.@"
7:00pm Buffet dinner at Macau Tower 360
 9:00pm Nam Van lake show
10:30pm Back hotel


Day4
7:00am Wake up
8:00am Breakfast
9:00am Take bus to Coloane
9:30am Lord Stow's famous eggtart
9:50am Walk to Church of St. Francis Xavier
10:20am Take bus to Hac Sa beach
11:00am Take bus back to Sheraton
12:30pm Lunch at Bene Italian Restaurant
2:00pm Shopping at Venetian
6:00pm Dinner (Anything to recommend?)
7:30pm Shopping at City of Dreams
10:30pm Walk back to hotel


Day5
6:00am Wake up
7:00am Check out from hotel
8:00am Must reach airport
10:15am MFM to KUL
7:05pm KUL to PEN



TEMPERATURE
The temperature in February will be an average of 17°C - 20°C so a sweater or thin jacket will do.

 EXCHANGE RATE
 MOP1 = RM0.44

BUDGET
I was given MOP600 shopping dollars in total for 2 days thanks to MGTO


Air Asia 
PEN - KUL 
Flight & baggage 20kg + tax & fuel = RM138 
KUL - MFM 
Flight & baggage 20kg (Sponsored) + tax & fuel = RM195

Accommodation

Golden Crown x 1 night =RM407.46

Sheraton Grand Macau x 2 nights = Sponsored. Review here.
Bring extra cash around MOP1000 for deposit. Will be returned upon check out if no damage in your room.

Transportation

Free Shuttle to hotels with casino.
Must show booking form to hotels with no casino.

Food
Buffet dinner at Macau Tower = Sponsored. Review here.


Lunch at Bene Italian Restaurant = Sponsored. Review here.
 
Dinner at Shetter, City of Dreams around RM100+ I forgot.

Food you can to try in Macau
I might miss out some but here are all the goodies my stomach could fill. We spent around MOP1500 per person for food and souvenirs for 4D3N





Lastly here's one of the many Portuguese + Macanese dishes recommended by my sponsor to try. It's called Bacalhau which is dried codfish slices with tossed parsley and potatoes.

Entrance Fee
 Grand Prix Museum = Free
Wine Museum = Free
Fisherman's Wharf = Free
Museum of Sacred Art = Free
Museum of Taipa and Coloane History = MOP5
Macao Science Center =
Exhibition - MOP25, Planetarium: 2D – MOP50, 3D – MOP65
Macao Museum = MOP15 
Maritime Museum = MOP10

Enjoy the video below and Happy Chinese New Year!


5 comments:

  1. wow! interesting plan! i also extended an additional day :) Looking forward to your post after the trip...If we are the at the same time, perhaps can take a group pic too! :)

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    1. Sure sure! Reli hope to meet up. I will be there 2-5 Feb. Also got to know the other winner will go on same date coz Veron accidentally emailed me his tickets

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  2. Alamak...u both should have told me earlier laaa..lolz...I will be there this weekend...nvm la...we meet up in Malaysia la :) have a great trip!! God bless...

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    1. U hv a great trip too Melvin. If u encounter anytg worth recommending u can let us know haha be our lab rat first

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