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Opened in 1995, Macau International Airport has fast evolved into a busy airport that handles upwards of five million passengers a year. It serves airlines flying from Southeast Asian cities including Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok and Manila as well as numerous airports in mainland China. Macau International Airport sits right beside the Zhujiang River and passengers get great views all the way across to Hong Kong when they land here.Don’t Miss
Macau International Airport is on the Taipa Island sector of this Special Administrative Region of China. Taipa is home to several of Macau’s premium draws. Taipa Houses Museum is made up of 100-year-old houses painted green and containing exhibits connected to Portuguese history. A lake with attractive gardens, colourful statues plus Our Lady Of Carmel Church are beside the museum.
The Coloane and Taipa History Museum is another great visitor destination and home to religious items, old tools and pieces unearthed from archaeological sites on the southern Macao islands. The Taoist Pak Tai God Temple is a highlight of the old Chinese religious buildings on Taipa.
The Macau Jockey Club track at Taipa is one of the top racing venues in this part of the world. Macau Olympic Complex is the home ground of the local football team and also the setting for any major sports events staged in Macau. Casino Greek Mythology is in Taipa, while the Cotai Strip is south and home to, among others, the Las Vegas Sands Venetian Casino.Restaurants and Bars
Eating options are pretty good in Taipa. Restaurants serve both Portuguese and Chinese food with popular menu items duck-rice, dim sum and salted fish all available. There are also ethnic establishments serving other foods such as Indian. The Old Taipa Tavern is a nice spot to spend an evening with a cold beer and tasty snacks. The casinos also have bars so that gamblers do not get too thirsty.Shopping
Shopping opportunities are limited on Taipa. Rua do Cunha is the main street through the old village. It is narrow and no cars are allowed. It is a popular destination for souvenir hunters as the shops that line it sell peanut candy-bars, egg rolls and almond cakes. Cunha Bazaar is at the top end of the street and stocks lots of unique gifts. Other Rua do Cunha stores sell handbags, clothes and most of the items that holidaymakers need.