Seemingly, there is always an interwoven relationship between urban development and the seacoast. In the case of Macao, after the Portuguese set foot on the city in mid-16th century and began its seafaring trading in the Far East, Macao turned out to be an entrepot through coastal trade. Important business activities first concentrated along the coastline and gradually spread to the inland areas. Over the past century, land reclamation took place along the city’s coastal line to cope with the need of urban development and turned the littorals into a variety of districts. The “Accidental Encounter • Seacoast” Series - Seafront of Macao in the Old Days walks participants through a well-organized tour of districts, characteristic architecture and traditional shops seated along the seafront of Macao, to show them the unique charms of the city. With the thoughtful itinerary, they can take an insider look at the hidden historical gems of the old downtown and feel the local touch of their residents.
Total walking time: 20 minutes
Work of “Taking a Walk through the Streets of Macao - Contest on Cultural Walk Itinerary Design”
Author: Lei Wai Kit, Mak Kit Ian, Leong Keng Hou, Fung Si Hang