From Bon Jovi concert to ‘Kung Fu Panda’ academy: the best September deals and events in Macau
Catch one of France’s pioneering video artists in Macau. “Traverse: Video installation by Robert Cahen” runs at the Macau Museum of Art. The exhibition presents installations and video works by the renowned videographer. A graduate of the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris, Cahen studied music and developed a strong interest in images and videos, becoming a pioneer in pairing music and visuals. The result is a journey between reality and illusion that creates an artistic delight.
Until September 20
Tuesday to Sunday, 10am - 7pm, no admission after 6.30pm
Macau Museum of Art, Avenida Xian Xing Hai
Admission 5 patacas.
Science for the kids
Printing technology has come a long way and a “Printing Impressions - Exhibition on Printing Technology” at the Macau Science Centre gives children a better understanding of the history, development and principles of printing technology. Also, at the centre’s Planetarium, “The Life of Trees” showcases the story of ladybug Dolores and her firefly friend Mike who explore the world in an exciting animated journey.
Macau Science Centre, Avenida Dr Sun Yat-sen
10am - 6pm daily (Closed on Thursday)
Admission for Exhibition Centre 25 patacas
Admission for Planetarium 60 - 80 patacas
Time to get fired up
The 27th Macau International Fireworks Display Contest takes place on Septmeber 5, 12, 19 and 27, and October 1. The competition sees teams from Australia, Austria, China, Finland, France, Italy, South Korea, Malaysia, Portugal and Taiwan face off for top spot on the pyrotechnic pantheon.
Sea area in front of Macau Tower
Start times 9pm and 9.40pm
Rock with Bon Jovi
If bringing the noise is your thing, legendary rock band Bon Jovi perform at Cotai Arena on September 25 and 26. Get ready to dance along to “Livin' On A Prayer”, “You Give Love A Bad Name”, and “It's My Life” to your heart’s content. Iconic front man Jon Bon Jovi has helped the group sell 130 million records and perform in close to 3,000 concerts, so fans are in for a treat.
September 25 and 26
The Venetian Macau, Cotai Arena
Admission is 580 to 3,580 patacas
Family fun time
Macau has a wide range of accommodation, but a top pick in September is the Family Fun and Friends Getaway deals at the Mandrain Oriental Macau. Starting from 4,588 patacas, the Family Fun deal includes one night’s accommodation, one complimentary deluxe room, while the Friends Getaway package starts from 3,732 patacas and includes one night’s accommodation in a deluxe room, with a second deluxe room at half price.
Tying in with the One Central Macau mall, home to 60 luxury brands, the Mandarin Oriental is also running a One Fantastic Experience package that starts from 2,888 patacas and includes one night’s accommodation in a guestroom or suite, with buffet breakfast for two at Vida Rica Restaurant, a One Central Macau shopping voucher valued at 1,000 patacas, and hotel credit of 1,000 patacas for dining or spa.
Family Fun and Friends Getaway until September 28
One Fantastic Experience runs throughout September
Avenida Dr Sun Yat-sen
2,888 to 4,588 patacas and up
Barbecue action heats up
At the Sheraton Macao Hotel, Cotai Central, a Portuguese style weekend poolside promotion is serving up delectable local delights with a summer vibe. Dishes available include the Bairrada-style suckling pig, roasted for 12 hours, paired with a Soalheiro Alvarinho, Vinho Verde 2013.
Also on offer are grilled chorizo sausages flambéed with Portuguese brandy and Pata Negra (cured ham). The hotel is also serving up Spanish rib-eye steaks served with Portuguese piri piri sauce, spiked with brandy and honey for a distinctive taste. These dishes are then paired with a Portuguese Quinta da Romaneira Liceiras Tinto red wine from the Douro region.
6pm - 10pm (Every Friday and Saturday)
Sala Pool, Sheraton Macao Hotel, Cotai Central
Adults 458 patacas and children 229 patacas
Kung Fu children
The Sheraton Macao Hotel Cotai Central is also holding a Kung Fu Panda Academy for children. Partnering with DreamWorks to tie in with the children’s movie, the academy is a five-zone interactive obstacle course that tests children’s physical abilities and problem-solving skills.
Until September 30
11am - 12.30pm and 2 - 3.30pm
Caspian Ballroom Level 4, Sheraton Macao Hotel, Cotai Central
200 patacas per child (includes one accompanying adult or 100 patacas per adult)
The So SPA with L'Occitane at the Sofitel Macau At Ponte 16 presents a “So Autumn Indulgence Package”. The spa, which combines French beauty expertise with Asian style therapies, hosts a 120 minute package. The offer includes a 30 minute customised scrub and 90 minutes massage. Guests also receive a 200-pataca voucher for their next à la carte treatment.
Open 10am - 11pm daily
Sofitel Macau at Ponte 16, Rua do Visconde Paco de Arcos