Macau, (also spelled as Macao) is Republic of China’s special administrative region that lies on the west of Pearl River Delta and faces South China Sea. It was a Portuguese colony and currently has the “one country, two systems” policy. It consists of the Macau Peninsula, Taipa and Coloane islands. Taipa and Coloane are connected with landfill that now forms the Cotai Strip.The Venetian Hotel where IMG held convention is in Cotai Strip; and it was the first time for the company to hold a convention in Macau.
We went to Macau via Hongkong where we stayed for a day then transferred to Macau by a one-hour-ferry ride and stayed for 2 days.
We stayed in the Macau Peninsula. During the first night, there was a fireworks contest in the place nearby wherein the Philippines was one of the contestants. So, the boys went there to watch.
This is that part of the Venetian where boutiques line up on the sides and at the middle is a lake where anyone can take a ride on a gondola and someone will serenade them (mostly Filipinos do the serenade). This has been featured in one of the scenes of Korean drama Boys Over Flowers.
On our way to the boarding house, we passed by the Grand Emperor Hotel for forex which is just a walking distance to the boarding house.