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Monday, March 2, 2009

Thank you series: Shopping at Macau

Last Saturday, I was in Macau with my hubby and his female colleagues. We never intended this to be a shopping day but that's what happened; afterall, 4 out of 5 people on this trip were female. :)

We started the day with breakfast in McDonalds, then by 11:00am we were at the Esprit outlet. We were there until 1pm and we left with the biggest smiles.

Tip: If you are visiting Macau soon, I suggest you drop by the Esprit Outlet. I think it's along the "Praca das Portas do Cerco" street. That's immediately after you exit the immigration and the Portas do Cerco Barrier Gate.

We took the 'free' Grand Emperor Shuttle bus and took the opportunity to snap a few photos.

Our next stop was the Ruins of St. Paul; however, before we got there we had our hands full of shopping bags. :P Hehe!

Tip: Not all shops in Macau are cheap. For example Levis and The Body Shop items are a lot cheaper in Manila. In addition, I suggest that if you have time, look around first. Some street vendors may sell the same items but may have different prices.

Tip: Chocolate prices in Watsons (Senado Square) is good.

My husband was not exempt from the shopping madness. He also found the pair of Nikes he wanted. They were on sale and he got a great deal!

I was also able to buy a few shirts for my parents.

Tip: Save you cash for food and street vendors. Credit cards are accepted in most shops.

Tip: Stores and Vendors accept Hong Kong Dollar and Yuan, but I suggest that you have your money changed into Macau Pataca, specially since Yuan has a higher value.

Tip: Visit Venetian if you want branded stuff like Chanel, LV, Florsheim etc. If you're lucky they may have a sale. I got my Florsheim boots a few months ago at such a great price.

PS. I want to thank my hubby for taking us on this trip - for his patience with 4 shopping girls and for taking the photos.

1 comment:

HF said...

Great post!
Macau is such a wonderful place. Like they say in Portuguese, “não há outra mais leal” (there is no other more loyal).
Helder Fraguas