Sunday, April 28, 2019

Hongkong Macau Shenzhen Trip 2019 - Day 2 - Hotel Breakfast at Grand Orbit Holiday Inn Cotai Macau

Day 2, we began our day with a sumptous morning buffet breakfast that was included in our hotel package. The amazing breakfast was at Grand Orbit for hotel guests from the group of hotels under Sands Cotai.

It was cheaper to book the breakfast together with the room reservation.

There's a whole lot of variety of food and different ethnic food too. From portuguese tarts to honey baked ham, chinese breakfast, western, indian, etc , just too many for me to describe. I really enjoyed the morning breakfast for the two days I was there, wish I could be there longer.

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Hongkong Macau Shenzhen Trip 2019 - Day 1 - Taking free shuttle bus from City of dream to Emperor Hotel and Senado Square

After checking into the hotel and resting, we decided to head to the city for dinner and shopping. We walked over to City Of Dream Hotel which is just next to Holiday Inn Hotel Cotai. There's free shuttle bus from here to city.

Lots of directions to direct to the shuttle bus terminal located at the basement.

The drop off point in the city is at Emperor's Hotel which is a short walk to Senado Square. The drop off point is also the pick up point back to City of Dream.

The guards at the entrance of Emperor Hotel looked as if I was in London. They looked Like the British Guards. Walked into the lobby, the floor really glittered with real gold bars.


As I had been to Macau several times, I know my way around, so it's really a short walk to Senado Square. We had dinner here and of course shopping and also not to forget the famous landmark of St. Paul Ruins.

Monday, April 22, 2019

Hongkong Macau Shenzhen Trip 2019 - Day 1 - Holiday Inn at The Cotai Macau

Took taxi from the HZMB to Holiday Inn, there's a slight traffic jam, the taxi had to pass through the city to Cotai Strip where our hotel is located. The fare was about MOP113. Holiday Inn was a nice hotel and cozy, what I liked best was the twin room comes with two queen size bed, wow so comfortable. I like everything about this hotel. We were asked to join as member of the Holiday Inn group and were given free welcome drink at the lobby. Was surprised we could choose any drink from their list, soft drink even coffee or beer. And we get to earn points each them we booked rooms from Holiday Inn. Read more about the Loyalty Program from their website.

Two queen size beds

Complimentary toiletries

Two bottles of complimentary mineral water, need pay MOP20 for extra bottle. There's so many hotels along Cotai Strip and every hotel sure comes with a Casino, can get free bottle of mineral water from the casino.

Electric flask, cups, spoons and complimentary packets of coffee and tea

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Hongkong Macau Shenzhen Trip 2019 - Day 1 - Going to Macau from Hongkong International Airport via the HZMB (Hongkong Zhuhai Macau Bridge)

After landing and going through immigration and collecting our luggages, we left the airport and head to the bus terminal outside the airport. It is easy to find, if not, just ask the airport staff where to take the Bus B4 to HZMB. Our destination was to go to Macau via the new bridge called HZMB (Hong Kong Zhuhai Macau Bridge) which was only opened last year. We need to take shuttle bus B4 from the Hong Kong International Airport to the HZMB Hongkong Port. It was only a ten minutes ride and costs HK$6. There's luggage rack for huge luggages inside the bus.

Many will alight at this HZMB so just follow the crowd, lots of signs to direct the way. We enter and goes through immigration to leave Hong Kong. Singapore passport holder can use the E channel, just scan the passport like what we did back home at Changi Airport. After immigration, head to buy HZMB bus ticket via the machine or at the manned counter. It costs HK$65 for the bus ticket and 50% discount for senior citizen above 65 years of age. The bus journey from HZMB Hong Kong Port to Macau is only 30 minutes ride.

Follow the sign that direct to board the bus to Macau. Best to sit on the right side of the bus, good view of the bridge.

After 30 minutes ride, we arrived on the HZMB Macau side, we clear immigration and head to board the bus or taxi. As we were staying in Cotai Strip, there's no direct bus to our hotel in Cotai Strip. For those staying in Macau City(Bus 101) or heading to Ferry terminal(bus 102) , there's buses there. Need to pay bus fare for these two buses.

As the HZMB was newly opened, at present there's no free hotel buses from HZMB to respective hotels. So we took taxi from HZMB (Macau side) to our hotel in Cotai Strip, It costs us MOP113 (can use HK$)

You can find out more details on how to use the HZMB Bridge to Macau from this website