Macau 2008: Part I

11.15.2008 2:00 PM: We boarded the Tiger Airways flight TR 903–the very last flight of their Clark-Macau route. Based on reports, Tiger Airways have decided to cancel this route which started last November 16, 2008 to give way to the newly opened routes within East Malaysia. 


4:30 PM: We arrived at the Macau International Airport.  After passing through the immigration and getting our luggage, we headed to the forex counter to exchange some notes. We also took some maps from the tourist information booth then headed outside and waited at the bus stop.

AP1 Bus (3.3 MOP)

We got off at the last stop which is in front of Lisboa. The trip took 15 minutes. It was the weekend of the Macau F3 Grand Prix when we were there. Most of the main roads are blocked due to the race being held that afternoon. Sounds of the roaring engines can be heard are all over the place.

We were supposed to take the bus to the hotel but we opted to walk to avoid the traffic. (But the real reason is that I’m not sure which bus stop should we get off to reach Macau Masters) So after a tiring 15 minute walk (with bags in tow) we finally arrived at the hotel.

macau masters

I booked two twin rooms via and paid 1300 HKD for an overnight stay. The hotel rates all over Macau are doubled up during the Grand Prix season.We had no choice as it was one of the cheapest and the other better hotels are fully booked. Location wise, this 2-star hotel is just a 10 minute walk from Senado Square. There's a bus stop in front and for those planning to travel to Zhuhai, the Kee Kwan bus station is located beside the hotel.

kee kwan bus station

 macau masters beds
Twin Beds

macau masters TB
Toilet & Bath

We were given harbour view rooms overlooking Zhuhai.