Middle section includes interview with Sheldon Adelson – posted on YouTube August 27, 2007. Mr. Adelson talks about Macau and the new Cotai Strip developments.
Thoughts from Macau (SAR) China: “11,000 To Lose Casino Jobs in Macau” – front page featured news at CNN.com today. They are referring specifically to the Sands Venetian. Well now, not the best news for us working at the Venetian in Macau – but insiders have known it was coming. The dream to make Macau [...]
Here’s how to call Hong Kong from Macau (and vice-versa) Area Code – The international telephone country code for Macau is 853. From Hong Kong, dial 001/853 before the number. When dialing an international number from Macau, you must first dial 00, followed by the country code. However, when calling Hong Kong from Macau, you [...]
Thought I’d share a little practical info on the usage of Macau Patacas (MOP) and Hong Kong Dollars (HKD). Both rates fluctuate a bit – but currently in 09/08 the Macau Pataca (MOP) is aboutÂ 774 to 100 US dollars. Most of us just figure 8 to 1 and leave it at that. 100 HKD [...]
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Check out the Zaia Taxi – one of the great marketing ideas for the Cirque show ZAIA in Macau (Venetian Casino). For a month up to the soft opening and up to the grand opening of the show – I would say that one out of every four taxis in Macau have the ZAIA advertisement. [...]
Â Kobe Bryant of the U.S. looks on during their friendly basketball game against Lithuania as part of their training for the Beijing Olympics, at the Venetian Macao-Resort-Hotel in Macau August 1, 2008. We’ve got some crazy crowds here at the Venetian in Macau for the USA Basketball International Challenge. I’ve never seen so many [...]
Just to give you an idea of the amount of construction going on near the Venetian Casino on the Cotai Strip by Macau, China. This pic only shows part of the construction on the Cotai Strip. Also more construction further to the left off the pictureÂ and an entire casino off to the right of [...]
If you visit Macau be sure to check out Hac Sa Beach on Coloane. It’s a favorite with locals and tourists. Not quite as nice Huntington Beach, CA but it sure is relaxing. Many of my friends live on Coloane Island and have great views with daily access to Hac Sa. I went there the [...]
Here is info on purchasing tickets for Cirque Du Soleil’s show ZAIA at the Sands Venetian, Macau, China as of July 2008. Tickets are available for ZAIA online – Click Here to Purchase ZAIA Tickets
Hancock starts playing July 2, 2008. Starring Will Smith – The story of a super hero that has some personal issues. Looks very funny. Check out trailers and the official Hancock movie site at http://www.sonypictures.com/movies/hancock/ For locals in Macau – it will start playing at the Macau Tower on July 3, 2008. Update – Oops [...]
Macau (SAR) China listing of popular clubs and bars for Westerners (farangs and gwilos). Please add comments to add to the list or submit your own comments about the best clubs in Macau, Taipa and the Cotai Strip. Macau island is located off mainland China south of Hong Kong. *UPDATE* – Please read comments for [...]
06/08/08 Update – Just got back from the Air Supply concert at the Sands Macau. It was really great if you like Air Supply (and I do!). They did a couple covers including “Can’t Live Without You” and “The Power of Love”. Their piano player did a great solo piano Etude and the drummer was [...]
I am getting a little taste of Chinese culture. The people in Macau (SAR) China are, I think, some of the nicest people in the world. At least the nicest I have met, and I’ve traveled a fair amount. But I’m getting a little taste of the culture gap now.
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Here’s the top ten commandments for Asian bargirls. I remember those “juice girls” outside the US military bases in South Korea – same rules apply. If you’re a single guy visiting any major city in Asia – you WILL run into them. So read this and keep your guard up. It seems funny now, but [...]
Some photos of the Sands Venetian in Macau (Macao) China where I am working with Cirque Du Soleil. I think this is currently the second largest building in the world and it’s truly massive. You can easily get lost roaming the shops on the upper floors.
Friends back home were asking what my living conditions are like in China so here are pictures of my apartment on the island of Taipa in Macau, China (SAR). These are pictures of the place before I moved in. This is the view from my living room windows. Just over the river there you can [...]