Sunday, March 18, 2012

CIty of Dreams, Macau (December 26, 2011)

The lake performance at the Wynn Hotel was spectacular but our tummies were now grumbling from hunger. So we took a shuttle bus to "the City of Dreams". This huge complex is located in the Cotai strip. It is a big podium with four towers namely the Hard Rock Hotel, Crown Towers Hotel, and the Grand Hyatt Macau with its 2 towers. Its 3 floors includes a mega-casino, 200 high end shopping outlets, a food court, restaurants and bars and hotel guest facilities.

This is the Virtual Aquarium. It combines live action with CG animation to create a illusion like show that blurs the line between reality and fantasy. Using two enormous custom designed screens, it shows a rare glimpse into a mystical world under the sea. Larger than life mermaids swim onscreen and into the distance at the end of the short show.

Located in front of the City of Dreams complex is the majestic The Venetian Macao. It was the first casino/hotel built in the Cotai strip of Macau. We had our dinner, spent a few minutes at the slot machines (yet again), and took loads of pictures outside with The Venetian in the background.

We took the shuttle bus to the ferry terminal to catch the last ferry back to Hong Kong. But upon reaching the counters, we find out that all of the seats were already booked. The next ferry was at 6AM! Suddenly, one of the counters announced a special trip at 2:10 AM with limited seats. Luckily, we were in the correct counter so we snapped up 5 seats. Since it was only around 10:45PM, we decided to hop over to the MGM Grand!

We returned to Hong Kong at the unholy hour of 4 in the morning of December 27, 2011. We were exhausted from the very long day, and also very sleepy. But we had so much fun, took tons of pictures and truly cherish our wonderful Macau experience. I hope I can go back so I can watch those spectacular shows like the Cirque du Soleil and the House of Dancing Water extravaganza. So until then, I humbly remain a big fan of M-A-C-A-U!


Photo Cache said...

yap i am a fan of macau too after reading your posts. just the food scene alone is worth going there.

Daphn3 LaurA said...

Yes definitely Photo Cache it is worth a visit. I'm glad I was able to convert you hehe Now go explore it for yourself :D