sojourneys


St. John’s Cathedral – Hong Kong
January 24, 2008, 3:12 pm
Filed under: cathedral, Central Hong Kong, church, Hong Kong, St. John's Cathedral

St. John’s Cathedral, located on Hong Kong Island, is the oldest Anglican Church in East Asia.  Completed in 1849 and conforming to the shape of a cross, the tree-lined premise offers a serene green lung and pristine respite amidst the towering urban jungle that is Central Hong Kong.

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Macau – The Integrated Resorts Capital of Asia
January 10, 2008, 3:09 pm
Filed under: Integrated Resorts, Macau, MGM Grand Macau, Venetian Macau, Wynn Macau Resort.

Macau (澳門) is without dispute the integrated resort capital of Asia. The gaming, hospitality, and tourism industry reputedly accounts for more than 50% of the country’s GDP and 70% of government revenue. At the paragon of the chain are its three newest arrivals: The Venetian Macau, MGM Grand Macau, and Wynn Macau Resort. I’ll let the pictures do the talking.

The Venetian Macau


The MGM Grand

The Wynn Macau Resort

The new Macau integrated resorts are monuments of luxury and the most acute manifestations of conspicuous consumption. Gamblers will mostly head to the casino halls, quite oblivious to anything else, but those with an interest in architecture, design, photography, and consumer psychology would find much fodder for thought.

Other Macau lights and sights