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Macau 2012

A turbojet boat is convenient to travel to Macau from Hong Kong.

(L) A turbojet ticket for Macau and from Macau (R) A turbojet pier at Kowloon pier: There is a boat service between Kowloon and Macau.

(L) International Commerce Centre building at Kowloon viewed from a turbojet boat
(M) A complimentary meal served in a boat: You can ask for 'Demae-Icho' ( a cup noodle ) instead of breads.
(R) Ponte de Amizade at Macau seen from a turbojet

(L) Interior of the turbojet boat ( economy class ) (M) Immigration check entering to Macau (R) A local bus directing for the city

Macau is one of the two special administrative regions of the People's Republic of China, together with Hong Kong. The territory's
economy is heavily dependent on gambling and tourism. A former Portuguese colony, Macau was administered by Portugal
from the mid-16th century until 1999, when it was the last remaining European colony in China. In 1557, Macau was rented
to Portugal by the Chinese Empire as a trading port.

The HongKong-Zhuhan-Macau Bridge is a 55-km long bridge-tunnel system, the worlds' longest. It is consisting of a serious
of three cable-stayed bridge, undersea tunnel, and four artificial islands.



(L) St Paul's Ruins from below, Macau (M) Macau in c.1870 (R) The land is connecting by three bridges, the Peninsula de Macau with Cotai.

The Portuguese administered the city under the Chinese Authority and sovereignty until 1887, when Macau became a colony
of the Portuguese empire. Sovereignty over Macau was transferred back to China in 1999. The Basic Law of Macau stipulates
that Macau operate with a high degree of autonomy until at least 2049, fifty years after the transfer.

(L) This photo shows the Ruins of St. Paul's cathedral, which was built in 1602.
(R) A painting of St Francis Xavier that is held in the Kobe City Museum, Japan.
He was a pioneering Roman Catholic missionary influenced Japan and other countries in Asia.

Ruins of St. Paul's cathedral, the historic centre of Macao

(L) St.Dominic's Church
(R) Many signs and establishments make use of Chinese and Portuguese names with English becoming commonplace as well.

(L) A Christmas decoration at the Senado Square (R) Rua dos Mercadores

(L) Portuguese egg tart and a sweet shop (R) Rua dos Mercadores
(L) A fruit's shop at Macau
(R) Security personals of Macau put on a beret act as a guide the way at the Rua dos Mercadores.

Catedral de Macau
All above pictures were taken in December 2012.


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禁煙席ネット主宰 医学博士 宮本順伯
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Photographs were taken in December 2012, and article was written in January 2013,
by Junhaku Miyamoto, M.D., PhD.
An information was added in December 2018.

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