1. Eat hearty
With chefs from Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, and Indonesia, dressed in traditional costume from their respective countries, Mistral is serving a Southeast Asian dinner buffet that boasts plenty of colour, flavour and authenticity. First, cool off with a with a chilled cincau (grass jelly) soya bean drink, or the custom-made Malaysian teh tarik—the celebrated Malaysian hand-pulled milk tea. Then indulge in a wide range of seafood, including Singapore Hainan chicken rice, Malaysian asam laksa (sour, fish-based soup with noodles), Thai Tom Yum prawn soup, or Indonesian kambing guling (grilled mutton). For dessert, there's an equally attractive range of dishes on offer, ranging from Indonesian pancakes to Thai mango sticky rice.
Mistral, 6/F, Sofitel Macau At Ponte 16, Rua do Visconde Paco de Arcos,
+853 8861 7210, sofitelmacau.com
2. Light up your life
Little Match Girl
Celebrated director and choreographer Arthur Pita brings his magical dance theatre show The Little Match Girl to Macau this weekend. Based on Hans Christian Andersen's classic story, it tells the story of a little match girl selling her matches on the street on Christmas Eve. Lighting her last match to keep herself warm, she has a vision of her beloved grandmother, who takes her on a fantastic journey to the moon where they meet a stranded astronaut. With dance, songs and original music, Pita brings warmth, merriment and a happy ending to the originally sad story.
Ages 5 and above
Small Auditorium, Macao Cultural Centre, Av. Xian Xing Hai, Nape
+853 2870 0699/+ 853 2840 0555, ccm.gov.mo
3. Relive Canto-pop classics
Jacky Cheung World Tour Macao
Dubbed the God of Songs, Jacky Cheung has enjoyed a career of superlatives. With record sales surpassing 25 million, he is regarded as one of the Four Heavenly Kings of the music industry. Five years since his groundbreaking ½ Century Tour in 2012, which broke the Guinness World Record for most tickets sold, the Hong Kong troubadour is back on road embracing a classic theme. That means an evening chart-topping ballads from his more than 30-year career, including, we hope, So Far So Close, Love Is Eternal, The Rest of Time and Heart Cut By A Knife.
August 11-13 and 18-20
Sun City Group Presents A Classic Tour Jacky Cheung World Tour Macao
Cotai Arena, The Venetian Macao, Estrada da Baia de N. Senhora da Esperanca
+853 2882 8818, cotaiticketing.com
4. Journey to the west
Monkey King – China Show
First introduced in 16th century China in the novel Journey to the West, The Monkey King has appeared in countless forms, from opera to TV to film. The journey continues with Monkey King – China Show, a resident stage spectacular at Sands Cotai’s purpose-built theatre. The show features the most advanced 3D effects, LED screen projections, video mapping and surround sound, together with creative lighting effects, choreography and music, as well as hundreds of colourful costumes designed by Ah Kuan. All of these elements are complemented by a team of artists, acrobats, ballet dancers and martial arts masters that include stars from the National Peking Opera, as well former cast members of Cirque du Soleil.
Monkey King – China Show
Sands Cotai Theatre, Sands Cotai Central, Estrada do Istmo, Cotai
+853 8118 3643, sandscotaicentral.com
5. Hip hop till you drop
Kid Ink, Club Cubic
Los Angeles rapper, producer, and performer can seamlessly slip from an irresistible hook into an impeccable verse, effortlessly bobbing and weaving between the club and the streets. There’s absolutely nobody quite like the tattooed from head-to-toe impresario, who’s been grinding as a producer since the age of 16. Since then his production collaborations include everybody from Sean “Diddy” Combs, Sean Kingston, Nipsey Hu$$le, and more. This year has been a busy one for Ink, with the release of his 7 Series EP, a slew of videos, including F With U featuring Ty Dolla $ign and No Strings with Starrah, as well as embarking on his 7 Series Asia Mini Tour, which lands in Macau this Saturday.
Kid Ink, Club Cubic, City of Dreams, Level 2, The Boulevard, City of Dreams, Estrada Do Istmo, Cotai,
+853 6638 4999, email@example.com
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