If ever a city was able to successfully mould old with new, east with west, it’s Macau. You only have to look at the ceramic street signs to realise this is a centre with a mixed personality. Each street and lane has a Portuguese and Chinese name.

Wander through the cobblestone squares of the compact old city centre with its UNESCO World Heritage listing and you’ll appreciate the way the majestic Portuguese-designed buildings, theatres and churches share the same address as quaint Chinese temples, homes and shopping stalls.

Shadowing old Macau – the world’s most densely populated city – is the surviving stone facade of St. Paul's. On the waterfront to the Inner Harbour, looking across to mainland China, is the A-Ma Temple, the birthplace of Macau. In between is an interesting blend of hotels, casinos and many more heritage sites.

Across the three bridges linking Macau peninsula to Taipa is an area of reclaimed land known as Cotai where you will see the rise of new Macau, a mix of neon-lit resorts, complete with ritzy indoor shopping boulevards, international restaurants, family attractions and some of the world’s largest-branded luxury hotels. Like the cityscape, the cuisine is uniquely Macanese, a fusion of recipes and ingredients – and food for thought. 



Northern Thailand feature

Lashings of culture, delectable food and laid-back charm - Thailand’s sleepy north and its capital of Chiang Mai are a traveller’s delight


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Great Wall of China

Travelling in China truly consumes all your senses, from the sights of centuries-old monuments, to the smell of temple incense, to the taste of roast Peking Duck.

Angkor Wat apsara

There are few places in the world that can match the majesty of Angkor Wat. It’s the globe’s largest religious monument; a collection of inimitable structures that are preserved in jaw-dropping detail to reveal insights into an ancient civilisation.

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