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Macau Shopping Guide, Shopping around The Casinos Belt

Shopping around "The Casinos Belt"

Macau peninsula's southeast section comprises of the city's newest areas. Alongside flashy casinos and glittering glass-clad skyscrapers, this area houses plenty of modern shops that sell a variety of high-end products, from brand-name fashions to electronics, cameras, cosmetics and toys...

 

Our starting point will be at the Golden Dragon hotel & casino, on Avenida de Amizade (on the corner of Rua de Malaca). Getting there by bus is easy: the bus stop next to the Immigration (a minute from the hotel) is serviced by the following routes: 1A, 3, 3A, 8, 10, 10A, 10B, 12, 17, 23, 28A, 28B, 28BX, 28C and 32.

 

From the bus stop, walk northward for a couple of minutes (towards the ferry terminal) and you will arrive at the New Yaohan Department Store, Macau's largest and, arguably, most prestigious department store. This modern, bright, four-floored shopping Mecca, is modeled after the large Japanese department stores and you can find here almost everything... Cosmetics, perfumes and ladies' fashion on the ground floor, Men's fashion and kids' wear on the first floor (as well as a toys department), household goods and electrical appliances on the second floor and a food court at the top.  The extensive variety includes both international and Asian designers and the place is open daily, 11 am - 10:30 pm

 

 

Opposite the Golden Dragon, on the other side of Avenida de Amizade, is Macau's new and exciting themed park, the Fisherman's Wharf.  Opened in 2005 after five years of construction and a total investment of roughly MOP$ 2 billion, the Fisherman's Wharf complex occupies an area of more than 110,000 mand includes over 150 shops and restaurants, various family rides, a slots hall, a hotel and a casino.

 

The Legend Wharf section of the Fisherman's Wharf features a collection of European and coastal towns architectures, replicating streets and suburbs from cities all over the world...  you can have a cup of coffee at a French Riviera café , eat seafood in Cape Town or New Orleans and have your dessert in Amsterdam or Lisbon... Most of the shops here specialize in international brands but you can also find fine jewelry shops, galleries and gift shops.

 

From the Fisherman's Wharf, walk down along Avenida de Amizade, pass the Lotus flower statue and you will see the famous Mandarin Oriental on your left. The luxurious hotel has its own shopping arcade, comprising of a few swanky shops.

 

Macau's hotel arcades are usually a good place to shop for high-class goods: The Landmark, on No. 555 Avenida de Amizade (near the corner of Alameda Dr. Carlos d'Assumpcao) has its own prestigious, three floored mall, boasting a variety of classy shops and boutiques.  The Esplanade shopping arcade at the Wynn has its fare share of extravagant shops, with names like Prada, Louis Vuitton, Dior, Piaget and the likes... and the world-known Lisboa, on the other side of Avenida de Amizade, also has a number of plush shops.

 

 

 

Along Avenida do Infante D. Henrique, between the Lisboa and Senado Square, you can find a good number of reputable jewelry shops that specialize, mainly, in gold.  The Macau Square, on the corner of Avenida do Infante D. Henrique and Rua do Dr. Pedro Jose' Lobo, is another excellent shopping mall, housing quite a few outlets of various international fashion brands, as well as some other shops.

 

Another shopping center, worth visiting, is the Centro Comercial "Iat Teng Hou", on the corner of Avenida de D. Joao IV and Avenida da Praia Grande (a few minutes walk from Avenida do Infante D. Henrique). 

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