February 2018. For unparalleled three hundred and sixty degree views across Macau Peninsula, Taipa Island and Hong Kong, head over to Macau Tower, a cloud-piercing 338-meter needle created by Moller Architects.
February 2018. You can enter Macau Tower through the attached convention and entertainment center, which is little more than a shopping mall full of restaurants, cafes and fancy clothing stores. There’s also a chic French bakery with an amazing deli counter.
As you wander around the convention center, keep an eye open for this grand painting made to commemorate Macau’s handover back to China in 1999.
February 2018. Wonderboy and I took the elevator up to Macau Tower’s 58th floor observation deck. It took just sixty seconds, during which we couldn’t help but giggle at the ridiculous safety message that pretty much said: “In case of fire, die in fire!”
Happily there were no flames of any description as we strolled around the deck taking in the views through the tinted glass panels.
February 2018. Macau Tower’s dizzying peak is up on the 61st floor adventure deck. The views go up an extra notch and, if you’re so inclined, you can bungee off the building. I was not so inclined.
February 2018. If the bungee option sounds less than enticing, there’s also Macau Tower’s Skywalk that lets you mooch around the deck’s outer ledge. Fear not though, you’ll be attached to the beams by a harness. In recent years the tower has popped up in TV shows like An Idiot Abroad and Jack Osbourne: Adrenaline Junkie. Macau Tower is open daily from 10:00-22:00 (weekdays) & 09:00-22:00 (weekends and public holidays). Access to both observation decks go for 145MOP (£13 €14.50 $18). Check out Macau Tower’s official website here.
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