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Jakarta Post

Macau charming mix of landmarks, lights

  • Vela Andapita

    The Jakarta Post

Macau   /   Sat, April 20 2019   /  02:55 am

Landmark: Built in the 1600s, St. Paul’s Church was damaged during a typhoon in 1835, leaving only the beautiful granite facade and 68-stone step staircase. The Ruins of St. Paul’s, as it is known today, is one of Macau’s best-known landmarks.You can revisit Macau’s past by exploring its century-old temples and churches, or feel the adrenaline kick in as you brave the world’s highest bungy jump at the Macau Tower.It was a fine day back in the early 1500s when the first Portuguese sailors landed near A-Ma temple on the southern shoreline of China.They asked the name of the place, and the locals answered “A ma gao”, which means the place of A Ma the Goddess of Seafarers. The Portuguese adopted the name and later, under the authority of the Chinese emperor, used the area as a port and established a city there.The name gradually changed to Macau or Macao, as it is now know...