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Fisherman’s Wharf in Macau

23 August 2009


macau-fishermans-wharfThe Macau Fisherman’s Wharf, the first theme park in Macau, is a place you should never miss in your stay in Macau. What more, entrance is free. And for this reason you may want to come back.

The HK$ 2 billion Fisherman’s Wharf offers nightly explosions of the complex’s 40-meter-high volcano, daily jet-ski stunt shows and shopping and eating. Macau Fisherman’s Wharf complex includes over 150 stores and restaurants in buildings built of different world seaports such as Cape Town, Amsterdam and Venice, six rides, a slots hall, a 72-room hotel, and a casino.

The Macau Fisherman’s Wharf is located in the Macau Peninsula, near the Hong Kong-Macau Ferry Pier. You will not miss it when you come via the Jetfoils or the helicopter. Moreover, it sits right beside the huge Sands Casino. If you have your own yatch, you may want to berth here. The staff of Fisherman’s Wharf will help you will all the immigration procedures.
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If you get confused with all the pastiches and colors just remember that there are actually three major themes:
Dynasty Wharf, which encapsulates Chinese history and culture in the form of traditional items sold on the streets, handicrafts in the exhibition halls, and sampan and ‘jumbo’ seafood restaurants, will be built first.

East Meets West, the second themed ‘wharf’, is constructed on mainly reclaimed land and includes a 40-meter tall man-made volcano complete with waterfalls, volcanic ‘eruptions’ and night-time laser shows plus large ceramic crucibles and mine carts to ride in inside for that Indiana Jones experience. An African Fort houses a large variety of amusements, fun fair and playground for kids and teenagers; and the Greek Square serves as a leisure park and performance area with banqueting facilities and ice-skating rink attached.

Legend Wharf, features the leaning tower of Pisa, a 16th century Portuguese restaurant, 18th century French inns and galleon museum, disco, 21st century high-tech games centre and a pool area complete with dolphins.

“We would like to introduce a new concept of family entertainment by bringing in new technologies in the form of theme entertainment attraction,” said Dr. Stanley Ho, one of the owner developer. “Investing large amounts of money in expertise and manpower in the development of the Macau Fisherman’s Wharf, Macau Tower and in the redevelopment of the Inner Harbour districts to reconstruct the old city of Macau (we are) contributing our part in the upgrading of tourism in Macau both in terms of quality and quantity.” The other owner developer and CEO is David Chow. The total investment for the wharf is estimated at more than 900 million patacas (112.5 million US dollars).

If you want to see the updated list of shops, restaurants and events, go to the Macau Fisherman’s Wharf official website.

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