1. Take a dip
Grand Resort Deck at the Galaxy Macau
Cool off and have fun in the sun at the 75,000 sqm Grand Resort Deck at the Galaxy Macau featuring the world’s longest Skytop Aquatic Adventure River Ride. The resort also boasts the world’s largest Skytop Wave Pool, a 350-tonne white sand beach, as well as waterslides, whitewater rapids, geysers, waterfalls and a kids zone. While the kids get wet, parents can kick back with alfresco refreshments at the poolside restaurants and lounges, including Surf Bar, Breeze Café, Pool Bar at JW Marriott, and Cabana at Banyan Tree Macau.
Galaxy Resort Deck, Galaxy Macau, Estrada da Baia de Nossa Senhora, Da Esperanca, Cotai, galaxymacau.com
2. Shop till you drop
Shoppes at Parisian
The average mall may simply be a place to do some shopping and have a snack, but the malls in Macau are anything but average. And perhaps none more so than The Parisian Macao’s Gallic-inspired retail mecca, Shoppes at Parisian, which evokes luxurious avenues such as Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré. Offering the latest in French fashion from brands such as Repetto and Isabel Marant and the culinary aromas of the City of Light’s bistros (stop for lunch at Le Sourire French-Vietnamese, Shop 559, Place Vendome, Level 5), this mall presents the essence of Paris under one roof—minus the jet lag.
The Parisian Macao, Estrada do Istmo, Lote 3, Cotai Strip,
+853 2882 8833, parisianmacao.com
3. Dine in style
Yamazato Japanese Fine Dining
The signature restaurant of Hotel Okura Macau, Yamazato Japanese Fine Dining, offers guests a marriage of minimalistic and traditional design style with modern aesthetic, sweeping views of Macau, and a very appetising menu featuring a number of gozen sets, kaiseki sets and a la carte options. The seasonal kaiseki set dinner, entitled Gion Kaiseki and available until June 20, is a feast for the stomach and the eyes. The dishes are too numerous to list here, but a sampling includes lightly seared octopus, clear soup with pike conger and spring vegetable, three kinds of seasonal sashimi, grilled Hokkaido masu trout with white asparagus, sea urchin tofu with wasabi flower jelly, Osaka aubergine with white miso, congee with spring vegetable and dessert.
Yamazota, Hotel Okura Macau, 28/F, Galaxy Macau,
+853 8883 5127, hotelokuramacua.com
4. Catch a show
The 28th Macao Arts Festival presents Lady Anguo, one of the highlights of the 7th China Peking Opera Art Festival, bringing together some of Peking opera’s stellar artists, including Guo Xiao of the China National Peking Opera Company, national first-class performers Zhang Jianguo and Tian Lei, as well as renowned Peking opera director Gao Mukun. It was highly praised by the audience and critics alike during its performances in Beijing and Shanghai for its multi-dimensional and character building, fast-paced story-telling, and the delightful style of stage performance. Performed in Hubei and Beijing dialects, with subtitles in Chinese, Portuguese and English
Macao Cultural Centre Grand Auditorium, Avenida Xian Xing Hai, Nape
+853 2855 5555, macauticket.com
5. Get down tonight
Brillz at Club Cubic
Partying will be on the agenda this weekend, when Brillz brings his trapped-out fusion of electronic dance music and hip-hop to Club Cubic on May 20. Brillz was a founding member of dance crew Liquid Pop Collective before producing and DJing. After a string of hit singles, in 2013 he unleashed his first full-length album Twonk, a collection of tracks that launched something of a subculture. He’s since released a number of remixes, a 16-track compilation from various artists, and this month, a three-song EP with a full album to follow. At Cubic, expect a hard-hitting, abrasive concoction of hip-hop, bass music, grime and electro and other genres.
Club Cubic, City of Dreams, Level 2, The Shops at The Boulevard, City of Dreams, Estrada do Istmo, Cotai,
+853 6638 4999, facebook.com/CubicCOD/