Macau might be Hong Kong‘s neighbor but remnants of its time as a Portuguese colony have left the city with a unique flavor, one that has both European and Chinese influences. As a former trading capital, Macau has been a haven for itinerant populations, leading gambling dens ti become as much a part of the local culture as the Catholic churches dotting the hillsides. By now, those old gambling dens have been replaced with mega casinos and high-end resorts, as the world’s buses developers have made their mark on the waterfront city.
But it’s not all casinos in Macau—the waterfront city has bustling city markets, world-class restaurants and high-end retailers along with the booming luxury resorts. Check out our picks for the hottest restaurants, hotels and entertainment venues opening on the peninsula this year on Forbes.com.
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