Photoblog: Macau undergoes radical transition

Today, I took the ferry from Hong Kong to Macau, and spent a few hours taking photos –one of my favorite pastimes.

The new, looming over the old

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Macau/Hong Kong Ferry

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Portuegese/Chinese Garden

Unsung heroes

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The individual

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Tower of Macau

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Ready for growth

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Lunch break

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The prideful duck

Lots of Casinos being built
The birth of many casinos

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Macau’s Venetian Hotel: Vegas copies Venice, Macau copies Vegas

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The climb

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Symbols in the sky

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Pedicab offers green transportation

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Beverly Plaza

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Macau’s famous tiled streets

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Golden Tower

This post has nothing to do with web strategy, but I’m on vacation until Oct 1st. Today, I did one of my favorite activities: exploring and photographing a foreign city.

Macau is radically transitioning, there are construction cranes on every corner, it’s aiming to be the next Las Vegas (The Venetian is just like the one in Vegas), with the amount of casinos being built (over a dozen, I’m told) it will certainly be a major destination for global travelers.

Macau is one hour west of Hong Kong via hydrofoil, you can walk most of the island by foot (I walked at least for 6 hours), and only took a taxi twice –to change islands.

I use $300 dollar Canon camera, and some of the images get processed in photoshop, I have a shotgun type of photo strategy, I take a lot of photos, and a few turn out pretty decent. Storage is so cheap, that I’d rather take a lot of photos, and capture my experiences.

If you like these photos, see my posts from my China and Japan trips last year:

China Photos
Photoblog from Guangzhou
Visiting the family village
Kyoto’s beauty
Okayama and Tokyo

Update: I found a summary article from NYT on Macau’s Vegas aspirations.