Category: Heritage

St Miguel Arcanjo Cemetery

When speaking of St. Miguel’s Cemetery, not a lot of people might know about such place. However, after recalling the name “The old cemetery”, majority locals would then know about the spot right away. The name “St Michael” came from one of the archangels named Michael (Portuguese translation: St Miguel Arcanjo). According to the Catholic bible that recorded, Archangel Michael...

Ching Ming Ancestor’s Food Deliveries

Tomb sweeping during Ching Ming Festival and returning hometown worship family’s ancestor; Is one of the most important customs and traditional activities for most Chinese in Macau. Since majority of Macau resident’s ancestors originate from Mainland China mainly; thus most seniors and young generations need to go back their hometown for worships during Ching Ming Festivals each year. Ching Ming...

Portuguese Bakery

Portuguese Bakery is located in one of the hidden street corners; A very well known street named Beco do Sal “Salt Lane”. Yet which, that already existed from the 1950s onwards, a closeby alleyway directing to Rua da Praia do Manduco, a main street focusing on food tradings. When you see the street named “Salt”, everyone might aware already the...

The return of today’s Mandarin House

This year we’re lucky enough randomly selected in the “Cultural Guided Tour” organised by the Museum of Macau. The entire historic site tour last for three and a half hours, in which on site itineraries included the return of the Mandarin House. Unexpectedly would like to revisit again the ever every corner and detail of this heritage place. The Mandarin...

There’s a true and fake Lilau fountain?

Referring back in the ancient times (the Ming Dynasty presumably); It was fairly difficult for residents near Lilao area reaching up the mountain acquiring drinking water; An old lady witnessed such desparate situation, thus spent some money sending someone build a reservoir facilitating water collections. In odrer to commemorate the good deeds of this old lady, the well renamed till...

Rua da Ribeira do Patane Seafood

As soon as picking up the call from Milene, god knows she spot on new food choice again. We all meet up in the neighboring Pantane market store (Mercado Municipal do Patane); Whilst meantime, introducing the restaurant’s mosts respectful owner, Mr. Wong. Apart from looking up just for the sake of enjoying a quick seafood meal; the boss also brought...

Former Chong Sai Pharmacy

Located at No. 80 in Rua das Estalagens, built prior 1890s. It is one of the classic residential location point sitting on the ground floor. It was also the place where Dr. Sun Yat-sen opened his first pharmacy. It also known as the first Chinese Western Doctor, established a western pharmacy store. Acting an important role bewtween the outpatients and...

Horta da Mitra Seng Kei Rice Rolls

Every time revisiting Horta da Mitra, it always immerse with a kind of simple, easy to find location looking for great food. They never appeared as one of the most busiest tourist attraction point; What they try to promote themselves was the true human touches of Macau’s neighborhood area and captured over hunderd years of homy-hearted ambience; that’s why their...

Fai Chi Kei Tea Restaurant Cheung Kong

For most Macau local communities, yum cha is part of their lives. From the past called “the tea house stairs”, till today’s “chinese restaurants” or even the famous “Cha Chaan Teng”, made chinese dim sums; It has entirely transformed to its current eating habits. In the past, the traditional flavor of “one cup two dim sims” traditional dining habit almost...

Lai Wah Coloane

Located on the street behind Keu Kei (known as Rua do Caetano), operating a new, macanese-style restaurant. I believe it is not a spot that people are familiar with; this shop has been in business since the 1980s. The location is just around the corner of red houses; opposite comes a chicky, five-story high houses; having beautiful trees and vines...