Monday, 27 December 2010

NBT's Christmas Decor 2010

As usual, one of the highlights for the month of December is the Christmas decorations at NBT Sdn Bhd. It is continuously trying to outdo the previous year's decorations and judging by the large number of people gathered there every night since the decorations were put up, it has been very successful in drawing crowds to their showroom (hopefully to buy their cars as well!). Maybe, they should stay open at night during these festive season! 

Sunday, 26 December 2010

Christmas @ The Empire Hotel

It seems all roads lead to The Empire Hotel and Country Club this Christmas! The car parks were full to the brim and a lot of people were taking pictures of the Christmas decorations and checking into the Empire Hotel as well. I tried the Christmas buffet at The Atrium Cafe which costs B$55.00 per person plus a 10% service charge. Coffee or tea were not included and I can't help feeling that I'm paying for the ambience rather than the food! I would have enjoyed the food more if I didn't have a late tea break at 5.30pm before joining my friends at the Empire at 7.00pm!

Saturday, 25 December 2010

X'mas Eve @ Rizqun Coffee House

This was how I spent my Christmas Eve, having dinner at Rizqun Coffee House with my friends from China. Besides setting up the tables with a Christmas theme, there were Christmas logs, puddings, ginger bread, pastries but no turkeys! Price of the buffet was B$35.00 per person and I had a staff discount of 20%, courtesy of my good friend, Jacob who works at the Rizqun International Hotel. After dinner I wanted to go to NBT (Lexus and Toyota showroom) to take a few pictures of the Christmas decorations but there were so many cars parked along the roadside and there were so many people there that I gave up on the idea and went straight home! Anyway, Merry Christmas and I hope you had a more enjoyable Christmas than I did!

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Casino Hopping @ Macau

On the ferry from Fuyong Terminal to Macau
My room at the Casa Real Hotel
City of Dreams Casino
Grand Lisbao in the background
At Wynn Casino
Venetian Macau
Tried Portuguese food @ Food Paradise, City of Dreams
That was exactly what we did in Macau, casino hopping! We rushed to Fuyong Terminal in Shenzhen to catch the 11.30am ferry to Macau which unfortunately has been cancelled! However, we managed to catch the 1.30pm ferry (a one hour and ten minutes ferry ride) to Macau and while waiting, had lunch at a small Chinese restaurant just outside the terminal. This is a side trip, merely for pleasure as we have no business in Macau. The ride itself was uneventful but once we reached Macau, it's a different story! We stayed at the Casa Real Hotel as it is cheaper @ HK$700.00 per night (B$125.00) and it's also within walking distance from the Macau ferry terminal. The rooms have been renovated and there's even a small casino in the lobby. Internet access in the room is also free (very convenient for people like us). In one single night (29 November 2010), we played (noticed I used the word "played" not "gambled" as we were placing small bets just for the fun of it) in four casinos and visited the "City of Dreams", the "Venetian Macau", the "MGM Grand", the "Caesar's Casino" and the "Wynn Casino". Macau is spectacular at night with all the neon lights splashing across the Macau landscape. I'll be back as there's still a lot of casinos I haven't visited due to the lack of time. Next time I will stay for two nights so that I can go for sightseeing as well!