Why Macau should be on your Bucket List

November 6, 2015

 

Many people overlook Macau when looking for exciting places to visit in Asia. They normally visit the bustling metropolis of Hong Kong and discount the beautiful little city of Macau, only a one-hour ferry ride across the harbor away. Macau is a city of a wonderfully unique blend of both Chinese and Portuguese culture, providing a mix of cathedrals and paved streets similar to those found in Southern Europe, amongst the odd ancient Chinese Temple. The city is probably most well-known for his lavish and decadent Casinos and hotels (such as the Hotel Royal Macau) which line the Cotai Strip (rivaling even Las Vegas in extravagance). So, the next time you are planning to visit Asia, make sure you visit Macau first, as you will not be disappointed.

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Hotel Royal Macau is the place to stay in Macau

 

Hotel Royal Macau is located near the centre of Macau, just at the base of the Colina da Guia, a 174-metre-high legendary landmark in the city, and at the base of the Guia Fortress, which was the first lighthouse on the Chinese coast. Hotel Royal Macau is perfect for both business and personal travelers, providing brilliance and decadence in the centre of one of Asia’s most amazing cities. The comfort and serenity that you will experience will rival those experiences of some of the most highly-regarded hotels in the world.

 

Hotel Royal Macau has everything that you need

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The Hotel Royal Macau is situated across 19 floors, with 380 rooms and suites to choose from. Each room and suite is equipped with the finest furniture to ensure the highest standard of contemporary luxury.  The hotel also has a fitness centre, swimming pool, and first-class dining to ensure that its guests are always well-catered for. From Portuguese to authentic Shanghai cuisine, food is delivered by award-winning chefs. If you are a business traveler, Hotel Royal Macau is able to host up to 200 people for business meetings and functions. The level of service that you and your guests will receive whilst hosting these business functions, set amongst the opulence and graceful furnishings, will always be first-class. Every detail and need will be catered for.

 

Whether it is to visit the extravagance of a Casino strip bigger than Las Vegas, to catch a wave on the rooftop of the Galaxy Macau resort, visit one of twenty-five World Heritage-listed sites, celebrate the Chinese New Year in style, jump from the highest bungy-jump in the world (233 meters above ground), or to simply take in the historical sites and treat yourself to authentic Chinese and Portuguese cuisine, Macau has everything that you could ever need and should be on the top of your Bucket List. Consider staying at the Hotel Royal Macau where all of your dreams will come true.

 

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HIV Advocates Founder Talks about LGBTI Issues

November 5, 2015

 

Laurindo Garcia has always been promoting the rights of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex community. He founded the HIV Advocates as a global initiative that will bolster the human rights movements in fighting HIV/AIDS. While LGBT health is not limited to HIV, addressing the discrimination and stigma that the LGBT community is facing is important in order to improve HIV prevention, treatment, and overall health of the members of the community.

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The HIV Advocates founder shared that being diagnosed HIV positive in 2004 was a vital moment in his life. He has experienced the discrimination and stigma that HIV positive patients had to endure, especially those who are part of the LGBT community. Because of what he has experienced, his perspective in life changed. He felt that there’s a need for someone within the community to stand up and take action against the inequalities. He didn’t want to be a bystander anymore, and that’s why he created the HIV Advocates.

 

Aside from HIV Advocates, Laurindo also created the B-Change. It is an international social enterprise organization that promotes change through social media and the Internet. He said that young members of the LGBTI community are more active online. That’s why social, health, and legal services must try to become more technology-savvy to engage with the younger demographic.

 

At present, most of the reproductive health and sexual services are delivered through the public health system. The problem is that young members of the LGBTI community would face discrimination or stigma when they seek help. This is usually the case in emerging and developing countries.

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By the year 2018, Laurindo is confident that his organization will be able to identify several methods to connect the youth with support and care that they need through the Internet and social media. These methods will help improve LGBTI health as a whole, and not just those suffering from HIV/AIDS.

 

As for HIV Advocates, Laurindo wants health providers to do their job without any discrimination or prejudice. This is the top priority of HIV Advocates. The AIDS epidemic has been around for more than 30 years, and yet a lot of people are still losing their lives to HIV because they can’t receive proper treatment. Aside from the young members of the LGBTI, other groups that face discrimination and prejudice include sex workers, drug users, migrants, and prisoners.

 

The goal of HIV Advocates is to unite everyone in the fight against HIV/AIDS. People should open their minds and realize that the AIDS epidemic is not just a LGBTI problem. It is a human problem, and people should consider that everything’s possible if everyone is working together. There is no us and them in the fight, but only we.

 

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Magical Night at Hotel Royal Macau

November 5, 2015

 

To be held at the Hotel Royal Macau, the Magical Night is presented to you by Great Time Limited in conjunction with the hotel. The exclusive event will feature a Lagoalva wine pairing dinner at FADO restaurant. Guests will be treated to a sumptuous five-course menu prepared by the renowned chef, Luis Americo, who is the executive chef at the restaurant. To ensure that guests have an amazing dining experience at the Hotel Royal Macau, a five-course meal will be fittingly paired with a had picked selection of the renowned Portuguese wines, Quinta da Lagoalva; expect a magical dining experience.

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Quinta da Lagoalva wines were first showcased at the Portuguese Industry Exhibition back in 1888. Since then, the brand has grown into a world-renowned name with a huge selection of both red and white wines. Their vineyards are located in the Tejo region in Portugal. Here, the best wine growing soils are found giving them their distinct taste and appeal. Their collection features a collection of some of the best local and international grape varieties to be used in producing various wines including Sauvignon Blanc, Verdelho and Chardonnay among others as their whites; the reds include Alfrocheiro, Cabernet Sauvignon and Castelao among others.

 

The executive chef at FADO in the Hotel Royal Macau, Luis Americo will be preparing the Portuguese delicacies to be enjoyed at this wine pairing dinner. Guests can expect him to showcase his culinary skills by preparing a mouthwatering five-course meal paired with Portugal’s best wines for their enjoyment. Renowned in his knowledge and skills in preparation of Portuguese dishes, Chef Luis Americo has made a name for himself both locally, his home country of Portugal and internationally. He brings his amazing skill and the best of Portuguese delicacies for the Magic Night at the Hotel Royal Macau.

 

Dining Highlights

 

Just to give you a snippet of what to expect at the Hotel Royal Macau, the chef will be serving slow cooked Tiger shrimp in cataplana alongside roasted chorizo; this will be paired with Lagoalva de CimaArinto Chardonnay from 2012. Portuguese black pudding ravioli with mushrooms and caramelized apple with roasted pine nuts; this will be paired with Quinta da LagoalvaReserva Tinto from 2012. The final highlight of the dinner is the Wagyu oxtail tornedo, green asparagus together with some dried plum risotto and Azorian old cheese; this is to be paired with Quinta da Lagoalva de Cima Syrah Tinto from 2010.

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Guests looking to take part in this one of a kind experience will have to part with a MOP 680 per person admission fee. This includes the five-course meal, a 10% service charge as well as a pre-dinner cocktail. Book your seat now to avoid missing this one of a king dining experience at the Hotel Royal Macau.

 

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