Shop­ping

LUXE City Guides - Hong Kong - - Bars -

Ma­cau retail is all about big names in big casi­nos, but this sweetie gives you a glimpse of lo­cal life plus ‘an­tiques’. Start at the white In­sti­tuto Para Os As­sun­tos Cívi­cos e Mu­nic­i­pas or Leal Se­nado / Ave. de A. Ribeiro. Cross the street and walk through the square, past the yel­low church on your left, turn left at The Body Shop into Rua da Palha and take the left fork by the tree for busy Rua de São Paulo, heav­ing with lo­cal snacks, an­tiques n’ re­pro, try Old House Gallery at #19a. Pause for pics on the steps of São Paulo façade (no need to trek up). Take the left fork for a stroll along a cob­bled street lined with shops full of gew­gaws and heir­looms, but first, note Ma­cau­soul (see Bars) on the right, then Tong Yuk Tong’s an­ces­tral print shop on the cnr with Pá­tio Fu Van. The street be­comes Rua de Santo An­tónio and at #6c/6d on the right is Ip Hong Kei / 6686 9527 / an­tique furny. Am­ble on to the round­about, zip left into Calçada do Botelho, which be­comes Rua do Tar­rafeiro, then left into Rua dos Faitiões, which be­comes Rua da Tercena. Pot­ter down, take the right fork into Rua Dos Er­va­narios and at the end, walk on, then turn left at Rua Dos Mer­cadores to find your­self back in the Leal Se­nado. Di­ag­o­nally left across the square is Mcdon­ald’s, turn right here into Travessa Sao Domin­gos, for Platão / 2833 1818 / closed Mon / with OK lo­cal fare; and Caffé Toscana / 2837 0354 / Wed-mon / for pizza and pasta.

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