U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > World Forums > Asia
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 04-18-2016, 05:00 AM
 
Location: San Francisco
317 posts, read 235,927 times
Reputation: 218

Advertisements

We will be going to Macau in 10 days for long weekend end of April/beginning of May. Wondering if there is any "night market" shopping there like there are in Hong Kong. Wife is interested in knicknacks, costume jewelry, shoes, hand bags - that you can't get so easily in mainland China. We would take the ferry for the day to HK but we have been to HK 2x in past 6 months and personally I would rather spend more time in Macau if we could do shopping there. Suggestions?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 04-18-2016, 08:50 AM
 
Location: Macao
15,945 posts, read 36,144,182 times
Reputation: 9478
Quote:
Originally Posted by dmlandis View Post
We will be going to Macau in 10 days for long weekend end of April/beginning of May. Wondering if there is any "night market" shopping there like there are in Hong Kong. Wife is interested in knicknacks, costume jewelry, shoes, hand bags - that you can't get so easily in mainland China. We would take the ferry for the day to HK but we have been to HK 2x in past 6 months and personally I would rather spend more time in Macau if we could do shopping there. Suggestions?
"Night Market"? Is that like the kind you'd see in Chiang Mai, Thailand? Like local-made goods?

I live in Macau, and I'm not too familiar with anything like that. I usually think of 'cheap goods' when I think of Night Market, and I think of tourist goods? I'm just trying to define 'night market' for myself. But, if it is cheap goods, then most of those actually come from Mainland China. If it if tourist goods, then Macau has those in some of the tourist areas, but not a congregated area of them, for cheap, all in one central place.

However, since you defined it as shopping that you "can't find on the mainland"? Than, there is a lot of high end goods in a lot of the casinos, that many mainlanders come and buy all the time. There are also a lot of japanese products in Macau, that a lot of mainlanders come and buy as well.

There are also tons and tons of gold shops absolutely everywhere, catering to mainlanders. I dont know the purpose though, but I think I've heard something about Mainland not being able to sell/buy gold, and I've also heard of money laundering purposes, as a way to move around a lot of money without a trail. Not sure, but anyways, tons of those shops everywhere, catering almost entirely to Mainlanders.

For the most part, almost all of the casinos have a ton of high end brand stuff. I'm not sure why mainlanders come and buy it though, but that is everywhere.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-18-2016, 08:57 AM
 
Location: Macao
15,945 posts, read 36,144,182 times
Reputation: 9478
Quote:
Originally Posted by carmenng View Post
Hi Willy702

your post are interesting. i would like to find out more about cost of living in Macau i heard it expensive for accommodation what about just a single room it cost rm2k , can give me some advise . like in malaysia a master room is about rm600-800 you can get a very comfort place. for a nice condo is rm 1500-2000 with 3 room 2 bathroom. and food is cheap in Malaysia like a meal is rm5- 6:50 let say mcdonald is rm10. how about the renting a room in macau ? and meal ..can give some advise?
I'm in Macau.

I'll put everything into RM prices, since you are using that.

Macau prices converted into Malaysian Ringgits:
One bedroom is probably looking at 3,000RM.
2-3 bedroom is probably looking at 5,000 RM
McDonalds meal is going to run you about 17rm.
Meals, if you eat only Chinese, you can get meals for about 15-20rm.
Western meals..Mexican, etc....would be more like 50RM.

In short, I'd say housing is 2-5 times more expensive. Macau is just short of Hong Kong for very expensive rents. McDonalds is about 1.5 times more expensive. Food is maybe 2-3 times as well.

Malaysia generally feels quite cheap when I visit, with Macau Patacas.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-20-2016, 12:19 PM
 
448 posts, read 499,151 times
Reputation: 170
Macau people, many of them take expensive ferries to HK or walk to Zhuhai just for shopping, for more variety or cheaper prices. HK people do not goto Macau for shopping.

Everything in Macau is comparable to HK in costs.

Tourism or gambling revenues in Macau is falling sharply over the years.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-08-2016, 12:31 AM
 
6,056 posts, read 10,839,435 times
Reputation: 3063
Macau is a golden hidden treasure. Often enough Portuguese colonial buildings around rarely found elsewhere in all of China. Unbelievably the wealthiest sovereign entity in the entire World outside of Qatar where people of Macau somehow make an average of $139,767. Naive or ignorant to ever say Macau is only gambling. Entire total polar opposite of the truth.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-08-2016, 12:59 PM
 
Location: Miami-Jax
6,312 posts, read 6,962,789 times
Reputation: 3502
Quote:
Originally Posted by Thepastpresentandfuture View Post
Naive or ignorant to ever say Macau is only gambling. Entire total polar opposite of the truth.
What are the other large industries in Macau?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > World Forums > Asia
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top