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Top Things to Do in Macau for First-Time Visitors - Must Experience Activities in Magnificent Macao

As Asia's favourite playground Macau is a lot more than Asia's incarnation of Las Vegas or Monaco. Littered with exciting activities the must- do highlights for those touring Macau are as follows.

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Indulge in a Las Vegas-style Hotel Stay

Whether one is in Macau for a day or a week staying in a luxurious Las Vegas-style resort haven is a must for all first-time visitors. Home to more casino resorts than found anywhere else in Asia visitors can experience the high rolling lifestyle of tycoons if only for a day. Home to world-class entertainment options top-picks includes Ascott Macau where luxury takes on an entirely new meaning. Suites in Macau serviced apartments are a world unto itself and visitors would be wise to experience the top-notch facilities when vacationing in Asia's Monaco.

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Wine and Dine

Home to some of the trendiest gourmet restaurants in Asia food lovers should not pass on an opportunity to sample fine cuisine in Macau. Top pick eateries include the Military Club and O'Manel while Restaurante Fernando is known for serving Portuguese inspired dishes in its rustic setting in Coloane Island. Foodies should also head down to Lord Stow to experience authentic Portuguese egg tarts from the best vendor in town.

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Shop for Edible Keepsakes

Seasoned visitors know that Macau's best souvenirs are not made of wood or bronze but fresh ingredients. From regional specialities such as almond cookies to egg tarts find the city's most popular snacks down Taipa Village and the snack vendors down Avenida de Almeida Ribeiro or San Ma Lo.

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Experience Macau Fisherman's Wharf

Often dubbed Macau's own incarnation of Singapore's Sentosa Island the Fisherman's Wharf is an all-encompassing recreational hub where food, fun and retail therapy combine to offer locals and visitors an unforgettable time. Also home to its own amusement park other highlights includes a volcano and Aladdin's Fort while the city's best boutiques are also found here.

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Explore Senado Square

Tipped to be Macau's most European attraction Senado Square resembles a quaint town square in the heart of Europe with its mosaic stoned paths and iconic Portuguese structures. With a fountain as its centrepiece, the square's other attributes include the St. Dominic's Church which dates back to the 17th-century.

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Uncover Macau Tower

As the city's favourite observation deck Macau Tower is also home to the world's tallest bungee experience as well as a revolving restaurant. Towering above the city at a height of over 233 meters visitors can try the "sky Walk" and take in the captivating sights of the city by night from this unique vantage point.

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Casino Fun

Renowned as Asia's gambling heartland a trip to Macau would truly be amiss without a night of gaming in the glittering casinos littering its confines. Home to nearly 38 world class casinos guests can have their pick of roulette tables and blackjack tables at establishments such as The Palms, MGM, The Venetian, Sands Cotai Central and The City of Dreams.

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Explore the Iconic Ruins of St. Paul

Revered as one of Macau's most photographed landmarks the ruins of St. Paul are what remains of a stunning church destroyed by fire in the early 1830s. Featuring inscriptions from the Bible in Chinese and other Asian motifs this breathtaking site is a must visit highlight for all.