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Thursday, March 12, 2015

New walking tours of Macau - self-guided


Macau is on the right path when it comes to showcasing its fascinating and friendly neighbourhoods.

So much so that the Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO) has doubled its successful "Step Out, Experience Macau's Communities" self-guided walking tour routes to eight.

In adding to the original routes released in 2013, the MGTO has brought into line suggested walks in Taipa village and on the island of Coloane as well as through the historic peninsula.

Each walk encourages visitors to explore different neighbourhoods at their own leisure and balances visitor trends around Macau to "foster community tourism".

The routes cover different parishes on Macau peninsula, Taipa and Coloane. The parishes include Cathedral Parish, St. Lazarus Parish, St. Lawrence Parish, Our Lady of Fatima Parish and St. Anthony Parish on Macau Peninsula as well as Our Lady of Carmel Parish on Taipa and St. Francis Xavier Parish on Coloane.

The eight suggested themed routes are as follow:

·         Footsteps into the Historic Centre;
·         An Experiment of Creativity;
·         Crossroads of China and Portugal;
·         A Legacy of Arts and Culture;
·         Enchanting Stories of Our Lady of Fatima Parish;
·         The Marriage of East and West in St. Anthony's Parish;
·         Bygone Days of Taipa Village;
·         Nostalgia in Coloane.

A free themed "Step Out, Experience Macau's Communities" guidebook presents the eight routes and relevant information including sightseeing attractions, dining options, transportation, shopping, performance activities and public facilities.

It is available at the various hotels or MGTO's Tourist Information counters, while an electronic version is available for download on MGTO's website:

Visitors can also check out the routes and relevant information on the mobile App downloaded by Smart Phone users.

Details: Macau Government Tourist Office Australia and NZ, phone (02) 9264 1488 or check out

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