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Top ChoiceTheatre in Cotai

House of Dancing Water

The House of Dancing Water, Macau’s most expensively made show, is a breathtaking melange of stunts, acrobatics and theatre designed by Franco Dragone, the former director of Cirque du Soleil. The magic revolves...

Top ChoiceLive Music in Macau Peninsula

Live Music Association

The go-to place for indie music in Macau, this excellent dive inside an industrial building hosts live acts from Macau and overseas. There are two or three bands a week, with past performers including Cold Cave,...

Casino in Cotai

City of Dreams

In addition to a sprawling gaming floor, this colossal hotel-casino-mall complex is home to four sleek hotels, several restaurants (that include award-winning kitchens), kilometres of malls, and theatres large...

Casino in Cotai


Said to be one of the 10 largest buildings in the world, the Venetian is 980,000 sq metres of what might be described as Casino Gothic architecture, packed to the gills with busloads of goggle-eyed tourists....

Casino in Cotai

Galaxy Macau

Towering over Cotai like a sci-fi palace out of Star Wars, the ginormous gold-and-white Galaxy is one of the most extravagant megacasinos in the city (and that's saying something). It contains six hotels, more...

Casino in Macau Peninsula

Wynn Macau Casino

Despite the outdoor Performance Lake, which gives a fountain show every 15 minutes to the tune of 'Money Makes the World Go Round' or Chinese tunes, the Wynn is one of Macau's more tranquil casino complexes. The...

Cinema in Macau Peninsula

Cinematheque Passion

An attractive yellow house shelters Macau's art-house cinema and film archive. There are regular screenings of Macanese movies and films about the city; most films come with English subtitles. Even if you're not...

Casino in Macau Peninsula

MGM Grand Macau

With softly lit casino floors and a bland upmarket shopping mall, you might think the MGM is less flashy than its brethren. But then you walk into the Grande Praça, a vast domed indoor plaza based on the streets...

Dance in Macau Peninsula

Comuna de Pedra

This edgy but elusive contemporary-dance company has performed everywhere – in parks, on rooftops, in factories, and on stage in Macau and overseas. See its website for updates.

Casino in Cotai

Wynn Palace

Wynn Palace has upped the game by having its own cable-car system take visitors around a huge fountain with dragon-topped pillars, dancing spouts and music. The free ride affords a bird's-eye view of the hotel...

Casino in Cotai


Family-friendly and reasonably priced (for Cotai), Parisian offers 3000 rooms ('famille' rooms have adorable children's furniture), and a huge play area for all ages from toddlers to tweens. The pool entertains...

Live Performance in Cotai

Monkey King - China Show

This extravaganza of Chinese mythology, acrobatics, song and dance is based loosely on the Chinese classic Journey to the West whose central character was the mischievous Monkey King. The 70-minute,...

Casino in Cotai

Studio City

You can recognise Studio City from afar by the figure-eight-shaped 'Golden Reel' at its centre, a double Ferris wheel with views across Cotai. This Hollywood-themed complex is one of Macau's most family-friendly,...

Casino in Macau Peninsula

Grand Lisboa Casino

Grand Lisboa Casino

A golden lotus-shaped tower, the delightfully tacky Grand Lisboa has become the landmark by which people navigate the peninsula's streets. Its four gaming floors are always jam-packed with serious gamblers. Less...

Arts Centre in Macau Peninsula

Rui Cunha Foundation

From its airy venue in the heart of the peninsula, this foundation promotes the Macau identity through a carefully curated series of art exhibitions, literary readings and recitals. These are held alongside...

Casino in Macau Peninsula

Sands Casino

One of the peninsula's older international casinos, the Sands' gaming floors have a somewhat dated, midrange-hotel-lobby vibe. Within walking distance of the ferry dock, it has fewer entertainment and dining...

Live Music in Macau Peninsula

Sun Never Left – Public Art Performance

Every weekend, artists at St Lazarus Church District set up shop on the picturesque Rua de Sao Roque, selling art and handicrafts. Buy coffee from a nearby cafe and sip it as you browse and enjoy the live music.