Macau 2016 Day 2 – Ruins of St. Paul Cathedral, historical town and Macau Tower

Woken up at 9am after a night where baby K had woken up twice to have milk. He must have felt more thirsty than hungry as the air in the room was dry and cold, the aircon not warming the room up enough.

View from our room.

View from our room.

We then started the day with the feeding of milk for his breakfast and his carrying out his lunch preparation. The gloomy view outside the window corresponded to the week full of rainy weather forecast, only saving grace was that it was not yet raining. After all was done, we left the room at around 11am and made our way to Ruins of St. Paul’s.

It was quite a easy walk there with the cooling weather, just some 15 mins of walking. Took some pictures and bought ourselves some Portuguese egg tarts to eat. Of the many times I have visited Macau, I had never visited this famous landmark and it was just great that I managed finally given the bad weather report we saw before the trip.

Portuguese egg tarts.

Portuguese egg tarts.

Ruins of St. Paul's upclose.

Ruins of St. Paul’s upclose.

View of the town from St. Paul's.

View of the town from St. Paul’s.

Behind this standing wall was an area of little left and further behind was a tiny little crypt and a museum. Took a very short walk around and came out.

Crypt in Ruins of St. Paul's.

Crypt in Ruins of St. Paul’s.

In the crypt.

In the crypt.

Statue inside the crypt.

Statue inside the crypt.

View of Ruins of St. Paul's.

View of Ruins of St. Paul’s.

We were hungry and went to get lunch at a place called 全球居茶餐厅 and ordered the popular pork chop burger while my wife had a plain tasting luncheon meat and fried eggs rice. Fed baby K the porridge cooked just before we left hotel at the restaurant itself. It was very challenging to feed this toddler as he kept moving around constantly.

Lunch at the cafe.

Lunch at the cafe.

Rice with egg and luncheon meat.

Rice with egg and luncheon meat.

Pork chop burger.

Pork chop burger.

Chrysanthemum and Milk tea.

Chrysanthemum and Milk tea.

There was a (Royal) supermarket just opposite of the road but we wanted to go sight seeing first without the food baggage and proceeded to the Fortaleza do Monte (also known as Mount Fortress). Baby K fell asleep and we had to climb the a couple of flights of steps to reach the top with him sleeping in my arms and on the hip seat.

Graffiti.

Graffiti we saw along the way.

Macau street.

Macau street.

Old buildings near St. Paul's.

Old buildings near St. Paul’s.

Mount Fortress.

Mount Fortress.

While on top, I had to remove my jacket as sweat broke while having him in my arms. As he continued to snooze after transferring him to mommy, I went around the nice vantage points of this fort to shoot some photos and enjoy some of the views.

Cannons on Mount Fortress.

Cannons on Mount Fortress.

Museum at the fort.

Museum at the fort.

Ficus tree.

Old Ficus tree.

Statue in the fort.

Statue in the fort.

View from the fort.

View from the fort.

Statue of priest.

Statue of priest.

Took over the duty from my wife and she too went around and it was only after a while did baby K awoke and we went down the tiny hill.

From the fort we followed the path where the crowd was and eventually ended up at Senado Square, where large monkey exhibits for Chinese New Year could be seen.

Shopping in the historical town.

Shopping in the historical town.

St. Dominic's church.

St. Dominic’s church.

Holy House of Mercy.

Holy House of Mercy.

Lunar new year decoration.

Lunar new year decoration near Senado Square.

Senado Square.

Senado Square.

Continued walking south east and we saw the New Yaohan (reminisced the good old days of Yaohan in Singapore). This nine storey building had the kids section where we changed our baby K diapers in a modern design baby care room and a supermarket on the 7th floor. Bought sashimi salmon and some packets of milk and walked back to our hotel, exhausted after the (20mins) walk.

New Yaohan.

New Yaohan.

Diaper changing room in New Yaohan.

Diaper changing room in New Yaohan.

Back at the hotel, we gave baby K a bath, and got him changed within the toilet itself as it was warmer. Thereafter cooked for baby K dinner with the sashimi salmon in the portable cooker. Then we left the room to go to Macau Tower.

As we waited for taxi at the taxi stand, we were informed by the staff, after 10mins of waiting that we would have more luck getting on the public bus as it was peak period and he was unable get a taxi for us. Taking the plunge, we crossed the road and got onto small public bus 26 as advised by that staff and paid 10hkd for the 2 of us. Seeing that I had a sleeping baby in my arms, someone gave up his seat for me to sit. The granny next to me was kind enough to support baby K overhanging legs. Mommy had to stand and move behind as more and more people boarded the small public bus.

On public bus 26.

On public bus 26.

We got off at the stop Torre which was about 15 mins ride, and it was difficult to move through the crowd. Along the way, baby K lost his gloves and I almost couldn’t get off when the door closed before the crowd helped me call out to the driver to let me down.

Macau tower.

Macau tower.

Macau tower sign board.

Macau tower sign board.

Inside Macau tower.

Inside Macau tower.

We went up to the observation deck, paid 135hkd each and took a lift that climbed rather quickly. Once at the deck, I took the limited photos as it was quite blurry outside and it was difficult to do so with baby K asleep in my arms. We took a seat and rested while admiring whatever view there was before taking the lift down. Didn’t choose to do the outdoor observatory as it must have been freezing with this cold weather.

Ticketing counter to the observatory.

Ticketing counter to the observatory.

Tickets to the observatory.

Tickets to the observatory.

At the observatory.

At the observatory.

Night view from the Macau Tower.

Night view from the Macau Tower.

Baby K awoke while the lift went down and we made our way to the Mocha Cafe, cafe that was operated by the casino of that name. Wife ordered fried rice, meat and veg and soup and we were filled, for 330HKD. Baby K had some fun at the Toys R Us there and he cried when he had to leave. Pains of managing a growing baby who knew how to show his emotions now.

Lift that climbed quickly.

Lift that climbed quickly.

Fried rice.

Fried rice.

Soup.

Soup.

Sweet and sour pork.

Sweet and sour pork.

Vegetables with cheese.

Vegetables with cheese.

Inside Mocha cafe.

Inside Mocha cafe.

We waited for quite a while for taxi at the taxi stand and luckily the queue shortened as the passengers left to board the bus. We considered the bus but didn’t know the direction nor the road to stop. Eventually we managed to get a taxi and arrived at the hotel for about 50Hkd, short 10 mins away.

Back at the room it was all about chasing the little boy around as he walked/crawled all over the place and opening and closing drawers and throwing stuff that he could get his hands on. Managed to only get him to bed at 1030pm after downing a bottle of milk and then it was cleaning up the utensils and cookery.

Blogged till 12plus before going to bed, the necessary additional energy required when traveling with a toddler.

ziyi

About ziyi

A travel addict from the little red dot otherwise known as Singapore. Started blogging during travel to help the aging forgetful mind remember the experience of each destination.

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