Heads up: the weekend’s almost here! It’s going to be sunny outside, so plan a day (or two) by the pool enjoying the Summer Chill by the Pool promotion at Grand Hyatt Macau. Caffé B Macau has launched their Italian Aperitivo, happening every Thursday, so don’t miss out on this fun social gathering happening weekly! Tap Siac Market started last weekend and we loved visiting it and it’s something we highly recommend everyone to do, especially for all the beautiful handmade crafts, but also the food and live music performances. It takes place these next few days, so plan ahead. Also, Shake Shack is already opened and we’re sure you won’t want to miss their legendary burgers, fries, and drinks. Check out all there’s to do this weekend in Macau and have a great one!
Tap Siac Craft Market 2021
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Since 2008, the Tap Siac Craft Market is held twice every year in Spring and Autumn. It attracts both local and overseas creative talents to showcase their creativity and is now a major cultural and creative event featuring handicrafts in Macau and throughout Asia. This year, the first edition takes place on two April weekends, when the weather is great to take the whole family out and enjoy the breeze while shopping the latest trends in artworks or listen to a live performance by local Macau talents.
When: Weekends, April 16–18 and 23–25, 2021
Where: Tap Seac Square, Avenida do Conselheiro Ferreira de Almeida, Macau
How much: Free admission
For more information, check their Facebook page
Summer Chill by the Pool at Grand Hyatt Macau
It’s starting to get warm outside, just the perfect excuse to gear up, message some friends, and fully enjoy the good weather at Grand Hyatt Macau! If splashing and swimming in the pool are the things you love best, you can’t miss their incredible Summer Chill by the Pool* promotion. Lasting for four hours, it includes a summer lunch dish, beverage, and seasonal fruits for all to freshen up between dives.
If you’re taking your best friends along, why don’t you book one of Grand Hyatt Macau’s outdoor cabanas^ right by the pool? Ideal for up to six people, it also includes food and beverage credits, and additional spa credits to relax at the spa^^^, and 50% discount on a hotel swimming pool and fitness center day pass. With so many amenities, how can one miss the chance of fully enjoying the outdoors?
When: Daily, 10:00am–6:30pm, April 1, 2021 onwards
Where: Swimming Pool, Grand Hyatt Macau, City of Dreams, Estrada do Istmo, Cotai
How much: MOP $288* per adult
Cabana – MOP $1,000*^ (plus MOP $288* per person), inclusive of MOP $600 on food and beverage credits^^ MOP $400 spa credits^^ and 50% discount for pool and fitness center day pass.
For more information and bookings, call +853 8868 1193, or check their Facebook page
Thai Spa Journey at The Spa
Indulge in The Spa’s Thai massages and leave feeling relaxed and blissed-out. You’ll start with an in-house blended coconut body scrub, followed by a traditional Thai massage with coconut oil. This is surely the guaranteed recipe to relax and revitalize both body and mind. Start the week right or wait for the end of a workday to just unwind and clear your head of stress.
When: From now till May 31, 2021
Where: The Spa, Mandarin Oriental, Macau, 945 Avenida Dr. Sun Yat Sen, NAPE, Macau
How much: MOP $1,980 per person for a 120-minute treatment (with 10% service charge)
For more information and bookings, call +853 8805 8588 or send an email to [email protected]
Italian Aperitivo at Caffé B Macau
Thinking of a fun way to socialize with your friends or perhaps meet new ones over cocktails and nibbles? Pay only for your drinks with a choice of beer, wine and spritzes while enjoying finger food, snacks, and sparkling conversations. How fun!
When: 6:30pm–8:00pm, Thursdays, from April 15, 2021
Where: Caffé B Macau, Lake View Mansion Block 1, 744G-H Avenida Panorâmica do Lago Nam Van, Macau
How much: Depends on your drink
For bookings, call +853 2838 6886 or follow their Facebook page
Try out the newly opened Macau’s Own Shake Shack
Initially, on a soft-opening basis, New York’s legendary shack is ready to dazzle the Macau crowd from mid-April onwards
Embodying a modern-day roadside burger stand, the Shack is famous for its deliciously fresh and simple high-end fare at a great value. Shake Shack’s classic cheeseburger dubbed ShackBurger is made with a 100% Angus beef patty (without added hormones and antibiotics) nestled in between the softest potato bun If you’ve never had Shake Shack before, we recommend you to start with this killer burger.
Macau Shack’s menu features all well-loved eats: Chick’n Bites, Chick’n Shack, Flat-top dogs, the meat-free ‘Shroom Burger (made with a crisp-fried portobello mushroom and the addictive crinkle-cut fries topped with a melting cheese sauce But that’s not all There’s a selection of bites exclusive to Macau Be sure to try out the Ginger Crush hand-spun milkshake, the freshly made concretes Olá, Serradura and Queen of Tart for an elevated taste of home at the Shack!
Where: Shake Shack, Shop 2200, Level 2, Shoppes at Londoner, The Londoner Macao, Cotai, Macau
Trapped x Escape – An Eternal Theme: Narrative Stills by Tracy Choi & Simmy Cheong
Taipa Village Cultural Association presents the second exhibition of the year–Trapped x Escape – An Eternal Theme: Narrative Stills by Tracy Choi & Simmy Cheong. Created by award-winning movie director Tracy Choi and cinematographer Simmy Cheong, the exhibition showcases a short film that is compiled by a unique set of narrative still images, uncovering the essence of a story in a different form.
The exhibition unveils the tacit understanding between Tracy and Simmy, who have been working together for more than ten years, and sometimes this makes their ideas too consistent. Through this short film production, they hope to return to the original point to tell a simple story with still images, so as to experiment together, return to the origin and regain their original intentions.
When: April 14–June 2, 2021
Where: Taipa Village Art Space, 10 Rua Dos Clérigos, Taipa
How much: Free admission
For more information, check here
Wanderlust Staycation at Sheraton Grand Macao
Mariana de Oliveira Dias and Andreea Apostol in partnership with Sheraton Grand Macao are launching Macau’s first Wanderlust Staycation, from the community to the planet as a new and never-seen-before experience coming to the community. With the objective of offering to the Macau Community an opportunity to reconnect with yourself in a complete destination-like retreat and in the comfort of your own city, the hosts are involving the local wellness communities and businesses as much as possible in order to give them the chance to showcase what they know and do best. They are working with local learned experts and brands deeply respected in their fields and committed to eco-sustainability.
Committed to bring you the perfect holiday spirit and to give you the power of time and choice Mariana and Andreea have created a unique and detailed program destined to support the Reconnection with yourself and/or with your partner. A carefully curated list of selected physical, mindful, and creative nature-based activities, healthy plant-based menus, workshops and classes, outdoor cinema, night market, music, dance, and more are put together in order to give every guest the opportunity to travel, explore, slow down, relax and reconnect “at home”.
When: Friday–Sunday, April 23–25, 2021
Where: Sheraton Grand Macao, The Londoner Macao, Estrada do Istmo, s/n, Cotai
How much: MOP $5,388 (Single Deluxe Room package) including taxes, two nights, all meals, and the reconnect program for one person; MOP $9,688 (Double Deluxe Room Package), including taxes, two nights, all meals, and the Reconnect program for two people
For bookings, send an email to [email protected] or register here
Also read: Mariana de Oliveira Dias: Empowerment Through Encouragement & Education
Macao Chinese Orchestra: The Future Conductor
The concert The Future Conductor, led by the music director of the Macao Chinese Orchestra Liu Sha, counts with the cooperation of students from the Conducting Department of the Shanghai Conservatory of Music.
Founded in 1927, the Shanghai Conservatory of Music is regarded as the cradle of Chinese musicians. The Department of Conducting was established in 1956, becoming one of the first educational bases for cultivating professional conductors in China. Postgraduate students from the Department of Conducting of the Conservatory, Niu Jiran and Guo Pan, as well as current students Yuan Xin and Zhuo Xiao were invited to collaborate with the OCHM and conduct each one of the pieces of the concert alongside the Music Director of the Macao Chinese Orchestra, Liu Sha, allowing the audience to have a glimpse of the country’s future conductors and to appreciate varied performance styles of the OCHM under the baton of different conductors.
When: Friday, 8:00pm, April 23, 2021
Where: Dom Pedro V Theatre, Largo de Santo Agostinho, Macau
How much: MOP $100–MOP $120 per person
For more information, check here
“Stay, Dine and See Macao” Tours
The “Stay, Dine and See Macao” project’s new phase starts in April, 2021 and its highlights features helicopter rides across the city’s skies, as well as yacht experiences as well. Due to the rising number of applications for helicopter trips, the government has created a system of drawing, where applicants are chosen through a lucky draw. The project offers a wide range of different city tours for both residents and non-residents to enjoy. Interested residents can sign up at travel agencies under the umbrella of the project which not only covers a range of local tours but also introduces experiences at local hotels.
Every permanent and non-permanent resident of the Macao Special Administrative Region is entitled to a one-time subsidy for each of both categories–local tour and hotel staycation. The project is tailored to support travel industry professionals by creating job opportunities as a form of relief, while joining industry operators to invest resources in launching remarkable local tour itineraries, spurring new rises in domestic demand and spending in local communities.
When: Local tours – April 25–June, 2021 and September to December, 2021 (Weekends and public holidays), July and August, 2021 (daily)
Staycation promotions – April 23–December 31, 2021
Where: Local tours – Departing from the Outer Harbour Ferry Terminal, Porto Exterior, Macau
Staycations – Check-in at the selected hotel
How much: For each of the six city tours – Subsidy up to MOP $280 per resident (tours cost between MOP $28 and $518 per resident)
Staycation promotions – Subsidy up to MOP $200 per resident
For more information, bookings and payments, call +853 8396 3052, send an email to [email protected] or click here. To check the full list and contact numbers of the travel agencies offering these services, click here. For full info on the tour itineraries, check here
A Room with a View – Baptiste Rabichon Photography Exhibition
Baptiste Rabichon is an emerging contemporary French photographic artist. He creates his works with a technique that combines traditional and innovative elements including analog photography, digital images, and projections of various objects from daily life.
Rabichon’s works are abundant with realistic, hallucinatory, amazing, and experimental context and embody his ingenious ideas of breaking the boundaries of photography. The exhibition, featuring 41 pieces (sets) of Rabichon’s creations that introduce the contemporary expressions of photography, will be a feast of molecular gastronomy to the eyes of the photographic circle, art aficionados and the general public of Macau, and invite viewers to explore further possibilities in artistic creation.
When: April 17–June 24, 2021
Where: Tap Seac Gallery, Praça do Tap Seac, Macau
How much: Free admission
For more information, check here